Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Best of 2011: Part Two

Onward and forward with the best photos of 2011.

Dragonfly with wet wings  July 03 2011

A dragonfly with wet wings that was saved by my husband and the ever faithful Chance.  July 03, 2011 at Star Island in Cass Lake.

August 07 2011

A bumble bee on my Liatris.  August 07, 2011.

Adam Sept 24 2011 (2)

My ten year old grandson  Adam..who always makes me smile.  September 24, 2011

Clouds  and Moon October 02 2011

The moon and clouds on a stormy evening in October of 2011.

jennifer November 24 2011

My daughter Jennifer.  I took this photo on November 24 2011.

Chance December 2011 with a flash

Chance in December 2011.  I rarely take photos with a flash..but this one turned out quite well.  The Christmas tree in the background does not have any lights on it..what you see is the light reflecting off of the hundreds of Shiny Brite ornaments that I collect.

Well that is the twelve photos that I picked to represent the best of my photography for this to pick just one for tomorrows Sunday Stills:)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Best of 2011: Part One

Next Sunday on Sunday Stills we are supposed to pick out our best photo of 2011.  I will be picking one a month and then picking a final favorite on Sunday..input is welcome!

Chance January 21 2011

Chance in January 2011.

Shell River  Feb 03 2011

Shell River leaving Shell Lake in February 2011.

March 18, 2011 The new red bridge

The new Red Bridge on Fish Hook River in March of 2011.

A Mallard Duck April 01 2011

A Mallard Duck in April of 2011 in the Fish Hook River.

Baltimore Oriole May 18 2011

A Baltimore Oriole in May of 2011.

June 03, 2011 a Chippy

A Chippy ( Chipmunk) that entertained Chance and I for hours in June of 2011.

I will be back with the next six photos soon:)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday Stills: ‘Tis The Season

The challenge this week was to photograph what Christmas means to you.  If you love shopping and being a kitchen slave..perhaps you should stop reading now. Tree in town

This is the leaning tree on Main Street in town 14 miles from our home.  We check it every time we go to looks like it could go over in a strong wind.


I like Christmas ornaments..I collect them.  I scour antique shops for them. It is one of the only holiday activities I enjoy.

I like shopping in antique shops, flea markets and thrift stores.  Other places no so much.   Not many people appreciate gifts from my favorite shopping places.   I hate shopping in other stores with their piped in music and Christmas “stuff” that is out before Halloween.  I don’t like to cook or bake either..or wrap gifts or write cheery Christmas cards and letters.  Bah Humbug.. 

I do shop and bake and cook..but only because of peer pressure, it is not something I look forward to or enjoy. Bah Humbug..


Now if I could just sit quietly after a potluck dinner on paper plates while someone read the Christmas Story and I could exchange a small hand made gift with someone..I would be more than happy to say Merry Christmas:)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Stills: Pets

Congratulations to Sunday Stills on three great years!  The challenge this week is pets.  Of course I took a photo of Chance!



December 10, 2012    Chance was seven years old back in October.

He can show off that intense Border Collie stare while waiting for me to throw a ball!

One front foot is held up ready to go!

As you can see we don’t have very much snow.


Maddie and Chance

Chance and one of his favorite kids our Granddaughter Madison.  He is a much loved dog.

I took this photo Thanksgiving Day it was 50 degrees..I kinda like global warming:)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Stills: Backlit

The challenge this week was to take a photo of something backlit.

I went to my archives this week.  I found that I do not take photos that are backlit very often.

In some cases I am forced into it..wrong time of day..and in one of my favorite spots.

Sunflower Back lit 

or in a garden..

Fern Back Lit

Wanting to get a great shot of a fern.   Have a great week everyone:)