Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday Stills: Halloween

The challenge this week was Halloween.  I knew who I wanted to visit. My daughter..because she always has really cool decorations..she loves to decorate for Halloween.


It only got better…last night.


A Pumpkin Snake..who woulda thunk it?


Happy Halloween everyone. Tonight we will get about eight trick or treaters I have my witches hat all ready:)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Macro Monday: Painted Lady

Painted Lady Butterfly on a White Zinnia

This beautiful Painted Lady Butterfly was perching on some White Profusion Zinnias.  They are fantastic bloomers and bloom till frost..lucky for the Lady!

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Stills: Fall Foliage

This weeks challenge was Fall Foliage.  I have missed the last couple of challenges..just not enough time in the day to keep up!
This year our fall foliage lasted just about ten was short and sweet.  I did manage a few outings.. but not nearly what I had hoped for.
A peek into the fall that is happening across a local water hole on  September 22, 2010.
Just a hint of the color to come on September 22, 2010.
Chance September 28 2010
September 28, 2010 Chance has found some fall color.
Classic Minnesota color across a small lake in North Central Minnesota on September 28, 2010.

Happy Fall Yall!  My leaves are now safely tucked into the woods for the winter where they are breaking down and  composting instead of killing my sparse grass.  It was a heck of a battle but after many skirmishes I can declare victory:)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday Stills: Red and Green

The challenge this week was red and green together in the same photo.

Northern Pin Oak  October 01 2010

These are leaves from a Northern Pin Oak. They turn red slowly..lucky for me..the red veins must signal the rest of the leaf to turn color.  We are past peak for viewing leaves here in our yard.  The Northern Pin Oaks are slow.  The Burr Oaks have turned brown and fallen off.

IMG_8165 On the left is a Northern Red Oak Leaf, on the right a Northern Pin Oak Leaf.  They are in the same family and are just like sisters..both a little different..unique in their own way.   Have a good week everyone:)