Monday, September 27, 2010

Macro Monday: Dahlia


There are still a few flowers blooming..but not many..and it was near freezing this morning.  I captured this Dahlia in the garden of a very kind gentleman who said I could photograph his flowers any old time I wanted to!  Check out more macros here:)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Stills: “S”

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was to photograph things that start with the letter “S”

Sandhill Cranes Sandhill Cranes in the neighbors field.


Have a good week everyone! :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Macro Monday: Fungi


The leaves are falling and fungi are sprouting! Check out more macros here:)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Stills: Flags

This weeks Sunday Still Challenge was Flags. is one flag.

Flag Sept 15

I have a flag pole just outside the door.  I have a number of flags and I change them throughout the year..whenever the mood strikes me.   That orange ball is just one of many that belong to Chance.  I took this photo on September 15, 2010. 


I took this photo last month at a local Pow Wow.  The Eagle Staffs and the Flags are always the first into the dancing area, the dancers then dance around them.


The flags are from left to right:

US Navy, US Marine Corps, KIA America Remembers, POW- MIA and  Native American Vietnam Vet.  Have a good week everyone:)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Macro Monday: Sneezeweed and a Friend

Pretty Little Bee
A pretty little bug ( bee?) on the Helenium autumnale  or sneezeweed.  Can you tell by its real name ..what time of year it blooms..LOL..gotta love the proper scientific names sometimes.  I made a mixed bouquet of wildflowers one day..and then I had a blast catching lots of little bugs for some cool macro shots.  Check out more macro here:)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday Stills : Glass

This weeks challenge was glass.
Glass Top gas pumps
This is an old gravity feed visible gas pump, you could see the gas (was it clean or dirty)  and what amount you were getting.  The glass cylinder would hold the gas that was hand pumped up from a tank in the ground.  These are out in front of an old country store at a local Pioneer Farmers Park.  I took this photo a few weeks ago.
So you don’t think that I am always out in left field..I did manage a photo of something else this week a glass garden decoration..a whatchamacallit!
Have a good week everyone:)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Macro Monday: Zinnia


A red zinnia, one of my favorite red flowers..the petals on this one are super stacked!  Have a great Labor Day everyone..check out more macros here:)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday Stills: Boots or Shoes

This weeks challenge was boots or shoes.  The photos I chose are empty boots..soldiers empty boots.


These were  at The Vietnam Traveling Wall Memorial  a year ago from my archives.

Saluting Empty Boots

I took this photo a few weeks ago at a local Vietnam Memorial Ceremony. 

This is the “battlefield cross” a fallen soldiers helmet, rifle, boots and bayonet which are no longer of use to him.   This is what replaced the flag covered caskets that we used to see on the nightly news.  Don’t kid yourself, the flag draped caskets are still coming back..we are just not permitted to see them:(