Sunday, July 31, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 15

This is Smokey... who you have seen before.

Best cat EVER!!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 14

This is one of three planters I put in on the pillars on the road side of the lot. LOVE these. Will do them again next year. Nothing special about this photo.... nothing interesting other than I am so pleased with the way they turned out.

Friday, July 29, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 13

This is Baxter.

Baxter belongs to my neighbours who shall remain unnamed.
Baxter is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Jack Russel terrier and is a wonderful little dog.  His mom/owner has trained him well.
Every day when I arrive home, if Baxter and his owner are outside, he tugs at his lead to be able to come over and say his hellos.
He did not want to stay still for the photo at this point however. Dinner was waiting inside

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 11

This is Smokey as seen through the old screen on the sunroom windows. Back before they were plastic the screens were made of some sort of metal. Therefore the picture is as you see it. He is peeking out at me standing up on his hind legs, paws on he window sill.
He loves that room as much as I do

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 10

There is a reason thay call this plant 'Bee' Balm. Just when you thought my photos were boring I post this one.

Hey, getting this close to a bee was an adventure.' Bee'lieve me, I was ready to jump back casue I had my face only the width of the camera and a couple inches away from this guy. OK  boring for you but not for me. He was actually quite sedate. I managed many photos as he moved in and out from 'bee'tween the petals.

Monday, July 25, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 9

Today Roger went fishing.. some people have to work.... not him.... at least not every he fishes. And he brought home some large mouth bass to filet up for dinner. We prepare it like fish and chips.
Love it.

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Whisk together the flour, milk, water, baking powder, and salt in a bowl until smooth.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 8

This is a glass, on the patio table catching the light from the evening sun.  It is out of focus.. intentionally.
Nothing special to be said about it beyond that.
I think I will take my camera to work tomrrow and see what I can catch.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 7

OK OK  boring again....
so I spiced it up with the use of a filter in PhotoShop.

Today was the local Garden Tour. We have done it for 4 or 5 years now. Some gardens were OK, some were very nice, some were not to our taste and one was spectacular. The photos I took of that one did not do it justice so I chose not to post it. But I liked the centre on this flower. And I liked how the filter punched up the colour and made it a bit more interesting. If I could find my manual for this camera I would read it and figure out how to use all the settings in a way that would make even the most boring photos more interesting.
My camera is a Canon OES 50D.

Friday, July 22, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 6

Wow!.. I made it to Day 6. BUT it's still boring. Seriously boring.
BUT as you see I have my book. I have a drink and have just finished a thin crust spinach pizza. My PJs are on and my legs are up as a recline stretched out on the day bed.. see previous photo... and I don't have to work tomorrow. Life is good.
I hope to find something a bit more interesting to post a photo of this weekend.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 5

This is Gooseneck Loosestrife

I fell in love with this flower when I saw it in a friends garden. I had never seen it before and a day or two later... there it was.. in the WalMart garden centre. I bought three.

Now, if the squirrels would stop using it to break their fall from the clothesline it might do OK.

Note:  Yes I know it's more flowers. My life is dull as all heck.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 4

This is Bandit. Sidekick to Smokey. But honestly, she's the one who rules the roost so to speak.  I initially brought Bandit home as a companion for Smokey because being alone all day Smokey got bored and got into stuff and made messes. Getting on shelves and on top of cabinets and dressers and knocking stuff onto the floor. I figured that would stop once he has someone to play with during day.

Ended up he taught her all his bad tricks and I was coming home to bigger messes.

Age and being fixed has mellowed them both.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 3

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have a collection of chimes in the maple tree outside the sunroom window. This is one of them. from below, up into the tree.

Monday, July 18, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 2

This is the Sunroom in my home.
It holds a cot piled high with cushions to sink into. (seen here) a small desk, a side table a lamp table and two chairs.
And books.
It is my favorite room in the house and if it was up to me, it would remain open all year. But it is uninsulated and has windows on 3 sides so at some point after Thanksgiving it gets closed up.
A Maple tree sits outside the front window and holds my collection of chimes. When the breezes blow the sound is .. I wish I could describe it but I can't other than to say it calms me when I am tense and lifts my spirits when I am down.
The dappled sunlight shines through the leaves on the trees amd streams in and casts a soothing light over everything and the windows open to let breezes through.
On days when I am fortunate enough to have the luxury, I curl up on the cot and read. When my eyes get heavy from taking in the words I nap, then sometimes I will wake and continue to read some more and sometimes drift off again.
I have a tough time keeping still as a rule but but when I set myself down on this cot it's like a switch... the response is automatic. And I relax and forget for a while the challenges life brings.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

30 day photo challenge - Day 1

We have gardens.. far too many of them and this year its almost an addiction. My son has taken to sheilding my eyes from them as we walk past plants at the stores, holding my elbow as he quides me past. "Mom, we have enough plants, don't look at them, you have no room for anymore". 

And he is right.

This is an African Daisy. I have always loved the daisy type flowers because of the simplicity of them but I am fond of this particular flower due to the variety of colours and unusual blends of colours on some of them. And some have a variation of the pettle shape that is unusual.

For more images click the link below

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My 30 Day Photo Challenge

Later today.. when I get up after a long day and a very late night I will post a photo.
It is my 30 day challenge.
For me.
Cause I want to.

Each day will be a photo I took on that day and will include a description.
So off to bed I go for now.
Stay tuned to this station.

P.S. The photos posted may NOT be used or reproduced without my written permission.

Not that I expect them to be good enough that anyone would WANT to. But you never know.