Friday, December 31, 2010

Best Shots: Part Two

July 14 2010

“Chance Playing In The Water”  July 14, 2010

August 04 2010

“Sunflowers”  August 04, 2010


“Fall Colors”  September 22, 2010


“Olivia’s Fish Face”  October 09, 2010

Eagles Nov 28

“Eagles In The Field”  November 28, 2010

Chance waiting

“Waiting”  December 30, 2010

Well I think that these twelve photos pretty much showcase the things I like to photograph.  Now to pick my favorite one for Sunday Stills:)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Best Shots Part One

The Sunday Stills Challenge next Sunday is your best shot of 2010.  To help me get to the challenge I have been going through all my photo archives and picking my favorite shot each is really hard to do.

IMG_9899“Getting The Mail”  January 30, 2010

Turkeys in the corn three

“Turkeys In The Corn”  February 06, 2010


“Spring Melt”  March 11, 2010

Fire in Ponsford Hunter April 2010

“Fireman”  April 06, 2010

May 30 2010

“Avenue of Flags”  May 30, 2010

Lady Slippers and Peeking Bug June 13 2010

“Minnesota’s State Flower, the Showy Ladys Slipper”  June 13, 2010

Stay tuned for part two:)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Macro Monday: Two Little Birds

I bought two little birds at a Flea Market.


What do suppose they were saying?  Do you suppose it was confidential from one ornament to another?  You can check out more macros here:)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday Stills: Hats

The challenge this week was hats..Noah was out playing in the snow.

IMG_0189 Typical shot for me..his eyes are closed..


Now his eyes are open but his hat is almost in the way.  He was climbing through a hole that he and his cousin Madison made through the snowbank.


IMG_0200 Madison hung her hat in a was a nice warm day to play in a snowbank. Have a great week everyone! :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Stills : Holiday Decorations

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was Holiday Decorations.  Here are a few some are old and some new. 

IMG_9287 Jesus is the reason for the season..

PoinsettaI am allergic to indoor plants..too many years in the Greenhouse..but I enjoy seeing them in the stores. 

Old ornament

One of my old Shiny Brite indents complete with an old string.


A retro Shiny Brite on the right..that I purchased last year.  Merry Christmas everyone:)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Macro Monday: Poinsettia

This is a macro of a beautiful poinsettia.  Did you know that the colorful parts are actually the bracts and the flowers are tiny and in the center of the bracts?  Check out more macros here:) 


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Stills : Pets

Well the challenge this week was best model is Chance our six year old Border Collie.  He is a wonderful dog..who is a great addition to our family.



Here he is with a snowball on his mouth.  December 04, 2010.

Chance and Miney Dec 09 2010

I was sitting in the dining room at our daughters home on December 09, 2010 and happened to catch Miney one of our grand dogs and Chaucer the grand kitty with Chance in the living room.

Miney December 09, 2010 

Later on I caught the beautiful Miney who is a Shetland Sheepdog or a Sheltie keeping watch in the foyer.  I am a “dog person” I have always had a dog or two or three or four ( four was the max) in my life, I like dogs better than some people:)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Macro Monday: Christmas Ornaments

I collect old Christmas Ornaments.  The kind that used to be on the tree when I was little.  They are called Shiny Brites and I have a bunch of them.  The tree is not up yet so this photo is from last week perhaps my really tall tree will be up and decorated.  That tree only gets decorated with Antique Ornaments it goes upstairs where the really tall ceiling can show it off proper.


Check out more macros here:)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday Stills : Potluck Photos

This weeks challenge was a potluck..I had a hard time choosing.

Pair of Eagles beak to beak

Eagles beak to beak last Sunday afternoon..November 28, 2010.  That would be a deer carcass, these eagles had been hanging around this carcass which is in the field across from our driveway..then they left..last weekend when the lake froze over they returned to feast.


Best deer Photo this week Dec 03 This is my best  Whitetail Deer photo this week.  I took this one through the windshield on Friday December 03, 2010 in our driveway.

Firetruck at night  Dec 04I took this one last night, Saturday December 04, 2010.  We attended a dinner to raise funds for a young couple that lost their home and all their belongings in a house fire this Fall.  He was a Fireman, as is my husband…I used to be a volunteer Fireperson it is best left for the younger generation as far as I am concerned. ( The cause for the fire might have been a brand new malfunctioning gas furnace in a newly built home..the fire followed all the ductwork throughout the home..luckily no one was hurt.)

I put my gloves on the hood of the car to steady my was snowing..I liked the reflection of the fire trucks lights in the hood of the car.  The fire truck was parked out near the road at the Fire Hall where the dinner was held:)