Monday, November 30, 2009

Macro Monday: Indian Corn

Indian is edible but it is mainly used for decorations in the Autumn of the year.  It is a variety of flint corn that is very hard..kinda like popcorn, but Indian  Corn can be ground into flour.  Check out more macros at Sunday Stills Macro Monday :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Stills: T

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was things that start with T.  I chose a place..Tamarac Lake.  We visited there recently.. it is on Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge.  Ya, Border Collies are pretty smart..I do believe that Chance can read!

A tree on Tamarac was late in the day..sometimes you just have to work with what presents itself:)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Macro Monday: Rudbeckia

We have had some very frosty mornings..this is Rudbeckia 'Indian Summer'  all dressed up in frost.  Check out more macros at Sunday Stills Macro Monday!  Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Stills: Horses

This is "Sandy", she is a stable/pasture mate of "M".

This is "M" she is a Akhal-Teke.  Photo taken August 17, 2008.

I enjoy horses, we had horses when our daughters were teenagers. Only one was a "horse nut".  I enjoy watching horses, I used to ride a long time ago. Chance and I sometimes go up the road a piece and just watch the neighbors horses.  One day..

They all lined up..just for us!  It was an amazing experience. I had to take two photos to capture them all.

There they were all fourteen of them all lined up.  I took these photos on October 07, 2009

I took this photo in November for my granddaughter..she lives, eats and breathes horses..but doesn't have one of her own yet.  This is the one that she would buy if she had enough money, if she had a barn and a pasture, if she could afford hay and feed..she is just eleven.  Maybe someday her dream will come true. In the meantime, I encourage her to read and learn all about horses.  Check out more Horse flesh at Sunday there are some real horse people in that group of Photographers so the photos should knock your socks off.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!:)  

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday Words: Run!

Run!  Run for your life!  Check out more Wednesday Words at Muddy Boot Dreams:)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Macro Monday: Dead Brown Ferns

Nothing like a photo of dead brown ferns to start the week off on the right foot.  Check out more Macros at Sunday Stills:)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Stills : Fin, Feathers and Fur

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week had me thinking a little.  The Fur and the Feathers were no problem..but the Fins?  I finally found some..great challenge ED!

This fish advertised as "The World's Largest Northern"  was found in Erskine, Minnesota on Friday.

Certainly these Trumpeter Swans have feathers,  we saw them on Wednesday on a little side trip through a Wildlife Refuge.

This is one of our furry Grandkittys..this is Chaucer..he belongs to our daughter who teaches English.  I am sure you all were expecting a photograph of Chance..I took this one on Friday just to prove I am an equal opportunity photographer:)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday Words: Traveling Wall

Patriotism is easy to understand in America - it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.  ~Calvin Coolidge

The Vietnam Traveling Wall visited our area last summer.  58, 260 names are on this 80% replica of The Vietnam Memorial.   I hope someday to visit the real one, it must be very impressive.  Thank you seems like so little to say, yet it means so much to our Veterans.   More Wednesday Words can be found at Muddy Boot Dreams:

Monday, November 9, 2009

Macro Monday: Frozen Crabapples

I took this photograph yesterday, at my oldest daughters house.  Her crabapple tree is full of fruit in various frozen, decaying, fermenting stages.  Check out more macros at Sunday Stills:)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday Words: Shades of Brown

Shades of Brown

"The gloomy months of November, when the people of England hang and drown themselves."-   Joseph Addison 

This quote made me laugh today..I am sure glad to have dreary, drab, no sunshine October behind me.  I hope November is better!  It already looks more promising..the sun is shining today!  This photo was taken in October.. when everything turned different shades of brown.  Check out more Wednesday Words at Muddy Boot Dreams:)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Stills : Halloween

TRICK                                            October 30, 2009


TREAT ?                                 October 31, 2009

Chance was pretty bored with me, he knew that he wasn't getting any of that chocolate.  We had only five little Trick or Treaters.. it snowed.  Check out more Halloween Scenes at Sunday Stills:)