I LOVE Spring!

May 29, 2012

We are badly in need of rain right now, but I have to admit that I’ve really enjoyed the warm, dry Spring we’ve had.

Everything that makes plants flourish and bloom must have happened at just the right times this year, because all the flowers and bushes are beautiful.

Here are some pictures I took out across the lake last month.  It always intrigues me when the beauty of the colors is doubled by their reflection in the water.

I love …

Love …

LOVE … Spring!

A “young” view

May 3, 2012

Can you guess what these people are doing?  Why they are lying on the ground?

They are getting the right angle for a photo like this one I used in my post about kites.

For just a second I thought maybe I too should lay down on the ground and take that photo, but then I came to my senses and just asked one of them to take the shot with my camera for me.

Age has its perks.


a painted sky

January 23, 2012

As we headed home from Tula early in the morning, I tried some shots of the sunrise.  As sometimes happens, I didn’t get the pictures I thought I wanted, but I got some different ones that I liked.  I liked the way the blurred trees in the foreground suggest brushstrokes.

a hot spot and rivers on a far off planet?

January 21, 2012

No, just some color adjustment and cropping of a picture of my eye that was taken when I last got glasses.

By the way, Hubby asked me how in the world I ended up with a copy of the picture the technician took of my eye.  My answer — once again, an interesting photo opportunity captured because of having a camera in my purse.


Clouds Up!

November 17, 2011

The title of my last post, Sun Up!, reminded me of the following pictures which I had taken during some tumultuous weather several months ago.  I was fascinated that the stormy clouds had the appearance of growing up from the ground, or being shadows of the trees in front of them!

The sky is a continuing showcase of nature’s beauty.  Fascinating.

Sun Up!

November 14, 2011

Sunrises are like fingerprints — always different.

What a surprise — the sun does come up other places besides from our deck!  This was taken on a hot, muggy summer morning in front of our house, looking east down our street, through the neighbor’s tree.

Beautiful colors painted by the hand of God.

Morning Glory!

September 16, 2011


What a beautiful view to greet a day that is predicted to be a high of 64 degrees and sunny.

Happy Friday!  Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Urban Sand Castles

July 12, 2011

I have always marveled at beautiful sand castles that have required alot of creativity and work, yet are soon erased by the tide.

I am reminded of those sand castles when I go to the chalk art show at a local festival.  Last year was the first time I “discovered” this interesting event and I’m so glad I did!  It s fun to get to see people actually creating the art, as well as see the finished product.  But last year, the next day when that street had been reopened and I happened to drive down it, I was amazed at how quickly the art was disappearing as cars drove over it.  I give the artists so much credit for being able to create such lovely art, always knowing that it is only temporary.

























































When I was looking at this one, I happened to notice







… that her sketch that she was referencing was laying near-by.  It was interesting to see what she was working toward.

















I happened to notice after I had downloaded these pictures that this one was done by a young lady whom we have known most of her life.  She is a very talented artist, and even better, a really nice person!




















































































Just a box of inanimate objects until they’re in the hands of an artist.









Because the art itself is temporary, I especially like it that photos, mine and others, keep it from ever being entirely gone.

early Fourth of July fireworks …

July 6, 2011

…  compliments of God’s creation!

These are straight out of the camera from early morning on the Fourth.  I hope your fireworks were  as beautiful and you had a safe, fun day.

June Sunrise

June 13, 2011

I tell myself, “No more sky photos.”  Then I see one I really love and I tell myself, “Just one more!”  (“We”  disagree like that occasionally.)

Happy Monday!