Monday, August 30, 2010

Macro Monday : Sunflower


Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers to photograph, I anxiously wait every year to find a whole field of the beauties.  Check out more Macros here:)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Stills: Sculptures

The challenge this week was sculptures. 


Sometimes beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  In this case I thought perhaps they were out standing in the corn field too long in the summer sun.


At least this guy or gal had a sense of humor.  These sculptures are in a small town in Minnesota called New York Mills:)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Macro Monday: A Rose


This is one of my climbing roses, William Baffin (if I recall correctly) a Canadian fuss no muss ones..I give them no care what so ever..they do well all on their own. I have old metal wagon wheels for them to climb..they do not like the heat of the metal. So they grow more out than up.  Check out more macros here:)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Stills: Metal

This weeks challenge was metal..and Ed suggested we come up with something that no one else would think of.  HA!  How about Razor Wire it is made of steel !


There are a few cars in the background..oh wait most cars are pretty much plastic any more…How about those fence posts!

Wildflowers and Razor wire

How about some little False Sunflowers to perk up the razor wire a tad?  Now I suppose you are thinking where in the world did I find razor wire?  In Minnesota of course.  The Bunker Hill Vietnam Memorial has added razor wire to their hillside.  Yesterday was the changing of the husband and I try to attend every year..we are reminded that freedom is not free.  More about this Vietnam Memorial can be found on my main blog.

I wonder how many other razor wire entries there will be in the Sunday Stills Challenge? :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Macro Monday: Birth of a Sunflower

Birth of a Sunflower
I took this photo on Friday in a local sunflower field.  I looked at it and thought that the perfect caption for this one is “Birth of a Sunflower” with three or four anxious Aunts looking on.  Check out more macros here:)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday Stills: Fire or Smoke

This week my photos are from the archives.   The Sunday Stills Challenge was fire or smoke. 

Hunter teaching a new recruit This is the scene of an abandoned building that was on fire.  It was arson.  My nieces husband,  Hunter is showing a new recruit how to safely handle a fire hose.  I didn’t have time to grab my tripod, but the photos still turned out pretty good.

Ponsford Fire Little House with no roof

My husband is on the local Volunteer Fire Department.  I used to be a Volunteer Fireman/EMT too, I put in my time a long time is very hard work and dirty and very cold in the winter, I do not like house/building fires.  I don’t like forest or brush fires either, or vehicle fires..I just don’t like fires.  Camp fires maybe, but I make sure they are completely out with a couple of gallons of water. 

Windmil and smoke This is a plume of smoke that was about to move over and obscure the windmill at a control burn ( practice for firefighters) in our area. Have a good week everyone:)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Macro Monday : Walking Stick

Walking Stick One

This is a Walking Stick, it was on my dining room screen one day..peeking in.  If he would have stayed a long time I would have named him “Tom” as in peeping tom, but after an hour or so he moved on.

Walking Stick Two

His little eye shows up so well!  Check out more macros here:)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Stills:Clouds

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was clouds.  I like clouds and I have lots of photos of them.
I took this one at the neighbors this past week.
This one I took last June, the clouds were really weird.  It was like they were all full of holes..I have never seen anything quite like it. There was no wind or rain, just these strange looking clouds.  Have you ever seen  clouds like this before?  Have a great week everyone! :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Macro Monday:Bellflower

This is a Creeping Bellflower or Campanula rapunculoides that showed up here at the edge of the woods a few years ago.  It is a non native Minnesota plant..but it is very pretty. These perennial plants are about three feet tall and the blooms are found only on one side of the stalk.  More macros can be found here:)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday Stills: Graffiti or Street Art

The Sunday Stills Challenge was Graffiti or Street Art.  We rarely have any graffiti around here, we have no train tracks or trains..and not many old the art is limited.
Some people did paint this in town. 
I photographed this in Duluth last fall. 

Far Guy and I went scouting all the ramshackle places we could think of where graffiti would be present..with no luck so these photos will have to do.  If I ever get to the big city I will have to take some photos of  graffiti:)