Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers to photograph, I anxiously wait every year to find a whole field of the beauties. Check out more Macros here:)
Monday, August 30, 2010
Macro Monday : Sunflower
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Sunday Stills: Sculptures
The challenge this week was sculptures.
Sometimes beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this case I thought perhaps they were out standing in the corn field too long in the summer sun.
At least this guy or gal had a sense of humor. These sculptures are in a small town in Minnesota called New York Mills:)
Monday, August 23, 2010
Macro Monday: A Rose
This is one of my climbing roses, William Baffin (if I recall correctly) a Canadian Rose..no fuss no muss ones..I give them no care what so ever..they do well all on their own. I have old metal wagon wheels for them to climb..they do not like the heat of the metal. So they grow more out than up. Check out more macros here:)
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Sunday Stills: Metal
This weeks challenge was metal..and Ed suggested we come up with something that no one else would think of. HA! How about Razor Wire it is made of steel !
There are a few cars in the background..oh wait most cars are pretty much plastic any more…How about those fence posts!
How about some little False Sunflowers to perk up the razor wire a tad? Now I suppose you are thinking where in the world did I find razor wire? In Minnesota of course. The Bunker Hill Vietnam Memorial has added razor wire to their hillside. Yesterday was the changing of the flags..my husband and I try to attend every year..we are reminded that freedom is not free. More about this Vietnam Memorial can be found on my main blog.
I wonder how many other razor wire entries there will be in the Sunday Stills Challenge? :)
Monday, August 16, 2010
Macro Monday: Birth of a Sunflower
I took this photo on Friday in a local sunflower field. I looked at it and thought that the perfect caption for this one is “Birth of a Sunflower” with three or four anxious Aunts looking on. Check out more macros here:)
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Sunday Stills: Fire or Smoke
This week my photos are from the archives. The Sunday Stills Challenge was fire or smoke.
This is the scene of an abandoned building that was on fire. It was arson. My nieces husband, Hunter is showing a new recruit how to safely handle a fire hose. I didn’t have time to grab my tripod, but the photos still turned out pretty good.
My husband is on the local Volunteer Fire Department. I used to be a Volunteer Fireman/EMT too, I put in my time a long time ago..it is very hard work and dirty and very cold in the winter, I do not like house/building fires. I don’t like forest or brush fires either, or vehicle fires..I just don’t like fires. Camp fires maybe, but I make sure they are completely out with a couple of gallons of water.
This is a plume of smoke that was about to move over and obscure the windmill at a control burn ( practice for firefighters) in our area. Have a good week everyone:)
Monday, August 9, 2010
Macro Monday : Walking Stick
This is a Walking Stick, it was on my dining room screen one day..peeking in. If he would have stayed a long time I would have named him “Tom” as in peeping tom, but after an hour or so he moved on.
His little eye shows up so well! Check out more macros here:)
Sunday, August 8, 2010
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Sunday, August 1, 2010
Sunday Stills: Graffiti or Street Art
Far Guy and I went scouting all the ramshackle places we could think of where graffiti would be present..with no luck so these photos will have to do. If I ever get to the big city I will have to take some photos of graffiti:)