Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring...sorta...

The trees are finally starting to bloom...but it's supposed to turn cold tomorrow and I heard a chance of snow flurries Monday morning. So since someone didn't want to go hiking today, I went in search of something to shoot. Didn't have to go far as the tree outside our bedroom is blooming and the bees have taken over.




Tried the macro setting on my 70-300mm lens...small crop and it's a pretty good photo.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rainbow wishes...

The boys came in and said "Mom, get your camera, there's a rainbow...
I was in no hurry, I'd seen them before.
Until I got out there...W.O.W.


Amazing!


I have never seen a rainbow (much less 2)
so bright!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

SPRING...Finally!!!

Come take a hike with us...


The horses were wondering what the heck Ellie Mae was grumbling about!
(Wish you could hear her grumbling!)



Looking for the "peepers" that were making wonderous sounds...SPRING!!



Pictures of the dogs romping in the pond!



Donkey's couldn't figure out what Ellie Mae was grumbling about!



Pictures of weeds, of course...with the silo in the background...



Heading back to the cutover...



The HILL we're going up/over!!



Heading up...give me a dog to help pull me up it!



Looking back...gosh how I love this state and it's beauty!



Heading back down the other side...Ellie Mae's already down there!
(You have to click on the picture to make it larger
to actually see her!)



Chloe showing off!



More pond play...can anyone say Stinky Dogs?!



Looking back to where we just came from...



Daddy showing boys where Chloe saved him from the rattlesnake!



Back down to the 'hood...we're all beat!

Thanks for hiking with us!


Friday, March 5, 2010

He or she?

No post yesterday...toasted my fingers in some grease and they were a bit tender (read HOT)...,
 so I kept ice on them all night.
 So, since I posted about my hummers,
I thought I would post one of my other favorite critter/bug photos...


...not sure if this is a dragon fly or a damsal fly???

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Raining snow...

and I put up my hummingbird feeders today!
My first little buddy returned the first week of March last year,
during a cold rain,
so I went ahead and did it today...
Positive thoughts on spring being around the corner...
and I'm prepared this year!
Welcome home little buddy!


Not the greatest picture, but I love the hummer dance
that they do, daring one another to "go first"!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Still working on thoughts...

Woke up today thinking about all the wonderful pictures I've taken in the past year...
so much I've learned in the last year...
mostly by trial/error...
but how much in life isn't trial and error?


Took this last summer at sunset...
this is undoctored and all I did was crop it a little.
Pretty wild, huh...
Now, see what a few words does to this picture...
Thanks Dad for suggesting it!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Time...

No time to post yesterday or today...why is it
so hard to take time to smell the flowers?