Monday, May 31, 2010

Macro Monday: Hummingbird

Last week one day, a Hummingbird hit our window ( even though I have lots of pretty crap hanging up in the windows).  My husband rescued the bird and held it until it recovered enough to fly off by itself.
The feathers on his throat were beautiful. 
It was a wonderful experience to see him up close and personal.
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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Stills: Logos

This weeks Sunday Stills Challenge was Company or Corporation Logos.  How about this one..have you seen it before?
This is just one of the logos on a 1954 Hudson Superwasp.

Here is another logo..look familiar?  Have a great week everyone! :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Macro Monday: Roses

These are Knock Out Roses..they were inside the garden department at Menards.  I took some photos in there last Saturday after the Airshow. Some of the sales associates looked at me really weird but they didn't tell me I had to stop taking photos.   Perhaps they viewed me as a potential customer..not!  I could not believe the junk that they were selling..most of it was buggy and overgrown or had been sprayed with insecticide and had burned edges.  I was disgusted..not only at Menards for buying plants that look like crap..but at the public for buying them. End of rant.  Check out more Macros here.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Stills: Landscapes

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was landscapes..I shoot lots of them..but they usually have a dog in them.
 Chance waiting patiently at the end of our driveway while we were planting trees..being a black dog on warm days he seeks the shade to rest.  The Burr Oaks are not totally leafed out yet.
Long Lake one day this week. 
Buffalo in a field one day this week on the way to town, this one was taking on the fly..out the passenger window..I was not driving. Have a good week everyone:) 

Monday, May 17, 2010

Macro Monday: Bee Butt

The bees are here, it is finally warm enough for them to survive. There are more of these sunny little flowers for them to intoxicate themselves with every day.  Check out more macros here.:)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Stills: Flowers or Wildflowers

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was flowers or wildflowers.  I chose wildflowers. This is a tiny little wild violet that is in our yard, it always blooms in May.
 This is a Wild Iris, this one just happens to be in someones garden.  The thing in the background is a bird cage..part of the fancy smancy art in gardens movement..please just give me plain ole flowers any day of the week.  Have a good week everyone..we had five days of rain last week and two days of sunshine:)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Macro Monday: Dicentra exima

My Dicentra exima is blooming, the common name is Fern Leafed Bleeding Heart.  She re-seeds herself all over the yard and blooms off and on all summer long.  Check out more macros here:)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday Stills: The Letter B

Boys who just happen to be brothers balancing on the boat.  I am basking in the sunshine!

Brand new pontoon boat brought over on May 08, 2010.   Nope not ours, it belongs to our youngest daughter and her husband! We have lots of room for it in our parking lot.
Boating..Brrr..she is only partially frozen in the brisk 40 degree weather. Bring on summer!  Check out more B's at Sunday Stills   
Happy Mother's Day! :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Macro Monday: Oak Catkins

Well the Oak Trees are finally doing something, it takes them forever to put on their leaves.  We have Burr Oaks here..these are their catkins and their leaves just emerging.  Check out more macros here.:)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Stills: Controls

This weeks Sunday Still Challenge was controls.  OK.. here are some..
These are the controls for Far Guy's train set..a Lionel that he had as a kid.

This is a control that perhaps you have never seen. Almost a one of a kind.  My Nephew has a 1954 Hudson SuperWasp..this is the control that is under the dash:)