Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday Words : Grapes

"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do." Galileo

Far Guy grows grapes, for the birds and the rabbits and just because he can! Thanks Jen at Muddy Boot Dreams for Wednesday Words:)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Macro Monday: Caught

Ha! Not a flower! I found these seeds caught on a spiderweb last week. I believe they are weed seeds..whatever..they were worthy of a photo! Check out other Macros at Sunday Stills Macro Monday:)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday Stills : Signs of Fall

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was Signs of Fall. Minnesota is enjoying a very warm September, but some color is emerging. We are nowhere near peak color.
A local lake with some vines that have turned color.
Oak leaves along our driveway.
A pond just down the road, the Maple leaves are changing colors slowly. I hope everyone else is having a colorful warm fall in their neck of the woods:)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday Words:Trees

Trees..are earths endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. I like trees, I find them very photogenic and I take many photographs of them. Someday someone will say, why in the world did she take so many photos of trees? Then they will probably laugh and say "She was a strange old woman..who knows?" Thanks Jen! at Muddy Boot Dreams for Wednesday Words:)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Macro Monday: Hollyhock

My Mother grows really pretty Hollyhocks, I have never had much luck with them here in the woods. Hollyhocks are what I call "Old Fashioned " flowers..check out more macros at Sunday Stills Macro Monday:)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Stills: Purple

This weeks Sunday Stills Challenge was purple, the color of royalty.
These are Clematis that were at my Mothers last July.
This is my best purple shot this week. This is a relatively unknown and underused plant. It's common name is Painted Sage. It is Salvia horminium "Claryssa'. It really does not have a bloom, but very colorful bracts:)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday Words: Hendrix

Thanks to Jen at Muddy Boot Dreams for Wednesday Words. This is a photo of the weather vane that is on top of the grain bin that is out in our yard:)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Macro Monday: Gladiolus

Glads, at my Mom's ..up here in Minnesota you have to remember to plant Gladiola's in the spring to have blooms in late August and September. The corms must be lifted and dried and stored for the winter. Gladiolus or Gladiola's or just plain Glads..they are beautiful! Check out more Macro Mondays at Sunday Stills:)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Stills : Transportation

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was mechanical transportation. I would love to have this old truck. Photo taken at the Lake Itasca Pioneer Farmers Show in August of 2009.
This was a hi- tech people mover that made me smile:)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday Words : Aububon

"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children." John James Audubon
I would probably add that WOMEN also knew this.. possibly before a man realized it! Thanks Jen at Muddy Boot Dreams for Wednesday Words:)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Macro Monday: Cleome

Cleome is a very interesting flower close up..Thanks Ed for Macro Monday:)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday Stills: Rule of Thirds

Chance in the top third.
Sunset on September 03, 2009 which just happened to be all lined up on the bottom third.

Rules..I don't like them..but I guess IF it makes me a better photographer I can live with them. This week these were my best two shots for this Sunday Stills Challenge. I am so anal, I actually made some pieces of paper that are all lined off into nine equal sections and I can hold them up to my photos in my editing program and see if they are even close.. this must be truly sick. Anyone else out there that will admit to doing the same thing?? :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wednesday Words: Burbank

Achillea, I have many, in many colors, they seem to spread their seeds around..the common name is Yarrow. Some gardeners may think of Yarrow as being weedy..not me I can't wait to see what color they will morph to next! Thanks to Jen at Muddy Boot Dreams for Wednesday Words:)