I am someone who enjoys taking photos, my subjects are random, from bugs to babies. Photography is therapy for me, I have no real knowledge of the art, I am learning a bit here and there. I use an inexpensive camera.I simply love taking shots of interesting or beautiful things I see. I love the adventure of attempting to get the perfect shot. Please enjoy these photos and share them with your friends. For me the ultimate success is knowing someone may be amazed or made to smile.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Walk Around the Block

It was getting dark in this direction.

The birdies were still up though!

Lots of trucks on this end of the street.

I lightened this one up a bit.  I just like the look of bare trees nest to evergreens for some reason.

A unique tree.

Same tree.

An abandoned little dwelling. 

Same tree different angle.

Tumultuous sky.

Same building different angle.

Lots more trucks.

Smoke and a cherry tree, (my back yard.)

Cherry tree.

Small piece of the sun going down.

Taken with a flashlight, (my front yard.)

More flashlight work.

Marigold in the spotlight.

My favorite a daisy, this also taken with a flashlight. I am amazed that I still have these blossoms  at the end of November.
My house was full of tension and angst this evening, I went for a walk in an attempt to not be involved and brought down by it. Here are the shots I got.

Monday, November 28, 2011

I Will Tell A Story- Reintroducing Lewis

Beautiful sunshiny morning. The boy loves the outdoors.

Has so much fun just running back and forth, kicking leaves as he goes.

Loves the swing, decided against it today...

Wanted to just run and run.

Then a catastrophe, face meets concrete. 

He was tired of doing the crawling on the steps I presume.

Thought he could make the trip standing up.

As you can see, he was not slowed down a bit. 

He loves the pool, right side up or upside down.

Wonder if it will hold water next year?

Look how pink his little fingers are from the cold. time to come in.

Yona was so sad that play time was over.
Lew went up and down those stairs probably 6 or 7 times before the fall. I was standing right there when it happened, he slid down the stairs hit the pavement and skidded across for a few inches he scared me to death. He didn't cry until I reacted, just laid there, which was even more frightening. He pushed himself up as I reached for him, turning his little cherub face to me, covered in blood. This gramma nearly had a heart attack. Going through my brain were all kinds of frightful thoughts, get his mommy and daddy on the phone . Where do I take him? I thought his nose was broke, couldn't tell where the blood originated, as he buried his face in my shoulder when I picked him up. I took him into the kitchen, washed his face, which he didn't mind a bit, it didn't look so bad after all. As I went to give him a hug s
to further console him, he pushed me back and said "out". He was soon tackling the steps again and running with the dog. I sat there and watched , the biggest grin on my face. The stubbornness, and tenacity shown in this child is an absolute inspiration to me. Stand up, wipe it off and get going....

I'll admit his high pain tolerance is a concern for his parents, but with the wonderful love and guidance they give him he will be just fine, of that I have no doubt. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Photos, Wildlife in my Yard


tasting again


cleaning his face and off to get another.



They all seem to be quite talented

seemed more curious than hungry


More acrobatics

Ready for flight
I was able to snap these photos just minutes before the sky opened up, it has been raining and raining hard since then. I am so glad i got these. Right now I am stalking a couple raccoon that make a nightly pass by our home. They are huge and a bit scary, ( I make sure all my kitties are in at night, and the dogs won't go out in the rain anyway,) I think though that I can get a few shots of them strolling by, They turn our security light on as they stroll through so it would be perfect. Fingers crossed.