Monday, March 29, 2010

Macro Monday: Spring Ice

Yes, we have ice here in the spring.  Spring has not yet sprung for us here in central fact Winter could rear his ugly head at any moment.  Here is some ice on Lake Bemidji.. I took this photo on March 25, 2010. Check out more macros here:)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Stills: Day In The Life

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was a day in the life in four photos.  Easy, peasy..I lead a pretty easy life. I get up what ever time I want and do what ever I want to during the day..I enjoy retirement!  Almost everyday Chance and I take off..either on foot or in the car to enjoy the out of doors and see what we can find to photograph.  So here is just a little of our adventure yesterday March 27, 2010.  We had a nap late in the we went out after supper, which my husband so graciously cooked..because he likes to eat. The Moon was out in one direction, we drove out onto the prairie to enjoy the sunset..saw some deer, I caught Chance in the fading  light of the sunset and the sunset.  It was another good day in Minnesota:)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Macro Monday: Frost

Saturday morning it was a little was showcased on this board.  Check out more macros here:)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Stills: Orange

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was Orange. I love orange it is a cheerful color!
Here is the sunset that I missed last week, because of the rainy cloudy weather.  It is also very orange. I took this photo last night.
One of my favorite Orange the grocery store yesterday. I get lots of strange looks when I am in the produce department. 
And finally an Orange flower..I think that this is some kind of a Poppy. ( An Icelandic Poppy)   I took this photo last summer. 
Have a great week everyone:) 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Macro Monday: Poop on a Branch

Welcome to Macro Monday.  This is Black Knot or Apiosporina  morbosa.  Or Poop on a branch.   It is a common fungal disease on Prunus species..Wild Plums, and Cherries mainly.   Now is the time to prune it out of your shrubs..prune 6 to 8 inches away from the knot.  It will eventually kill your shrub.   So you learned something new today about poop on a branch:)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Stills : Sunsets or Sunrises

The Sunday Stills Challenge was Sunsets or Sunrises..well you have to be able to see the sun for it to rise or set. I did not see the sun last week, it rained, and was warm so much of our snow melted!

Here is the view in the direction that the sun would have been setting.  Watery and shades of grey and brown.
You will just have to imagine the sunset colors:)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Macro Monday: Going buggy!

I took this photo back in September..I am way tired of snow and Ice..I am going a bit buggy!
A grasshopper on some Globe Thistle.  Check out more Macros here.  Have a great week everyone:)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday Stills: Actual Numbers

The Sunday Stills challenge was to find some actual numbers.  Well I found some, I am not sure what Ed had in mind..but this is what was in my mind.  I took these photos in November..along a favorite fence line of mine about a mile from our house.  I happen by there often to watch the sun and the sunsets and the different colors on the prairie.
This old rotten fence post is my number one.  It was swaying in the breeze the day I took this photo..he lost his bottom.
This coil of barbed wire is my zero.
Put together they combine to make a ten:)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Macro Monday: Dandy

Well isn't this just dandy it is March..whilst I was gazing at the snow outside.. thinking of the lush green grass that is surely underneath all that white crap.. I thought about these guys and what a pain in the butt they are.    Check out more macros here:)