Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday Words: Smile

Ha! An archived photo today, from last Summer.  I needed a bloom that wasn't brown, or frozen or had frost on it.  Thanks Muddy Boot Dreams for Wednesday Words:)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Macro Monday: Frosty Rudbeckia

I took this one frosty morning, last Friday I believe.   If you click on the can really enjoy the frost up close and personal. This flower head is a  Black-eyed Susan or Rudbeckia  Check out more Macros at Sunday Stills Macro Mondays:)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday Stills: Landscapes ( Fall Foliage)

The Tamarack or Larix laricina are peak this week here in Minnesota.  They are a deciduous evergreen.  They like the northern climate.  Their needles turn gold and fall off, so they look dead all winter, but next spring they will turn green again with a whole new set of needles.  Check out more Fall Landscapes at Sunday Stills:)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday Words : Fall Color

I love the green of the Alfalfa fields in the Fall.   A feast for your eyes.  I took this photo on October 05, 2009.  Thanks to Jen at Muddy Boot Dreams for Wednesday Words:)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Macro Monday : Milkweed

The Milkweed pods are opening..the seeds are heading on out!  Check out more Macros at Sunday Stills,  It has been so cold and rainy here it is a struggle to get out and photograph..but I will try to get out more this week. Last weeks macro pickins really sucked..and I refuse to go to the archives yet: :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday Stills : C is for..

Chance!  Our Border Collie..he is cute, curious, and sometimes cuddly, especially if you have cookies!

C is also for a Chipmunk that I captured with my camera.  Check out more "C's" at Sunday Stills.  Both of these photos were taken on Monday, October 12, 2009 at Duluth, Minnesota.    In the bottom photo you may notice white spots..that would be cold SNOW:)  

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday Words: Long Walks

This was taken last week, before it snowed!  All our snow has now melted!! It looks like Fall again instead of Winter.  I would like to tell Winter to take a hike!  Thanks Jen at Muddy Boot Dreams for hosting Wednesday Words:)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Macro Monday: Goat's Beard

This is Tragopogon dubius  or Goat's Beard, or Johnny -go-to-bed-at-noon.   This wildflower only opens on sunny mornings and closes by noon.  What we have here is a seed head, ready to disperse and an old seed head devoid of seeds.  Thanks Ed for hosting Sunday Stills Macro Monday:)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday Stills : Photoshop

OK, this is something I am not very familiar with..this is my original photo.
This is the photoshop version of colored pencil. OK..I might use it sometime..

Alrighty then, this is something I have always wanted to learn how to do, and THANKS! to Nivin at My Winks on Life 'n' light Reflections and his instructions I finally did it! I managed a layer, my very first!! I have a very old edition of Photoshop Elements 2, so not everything is exactly like Nivin explains it..but close enough for me to finally figure it out! Check out Sunday Stills for more Photoshop experiences ! Nivin you are a doll, I hope you continue to have more tutorials! :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wednesday Words : Fall

Fall is not my favorite season..but it is way better than winter! So Happy Fall Y'all!!
Check out more Wednesday Words at Muddy Boot Dreams :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday Stills : Happiness is ...

A warm summer evening at sunset, in the company of my wonderful husband and his dog, Chance. Check out more happiness at Sunday Stills:)