Wednesday, July 28, 2010


So we are puppy-sitting for the neighbors who have been
displaced due to a fire/smoke damage. 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2
boys and 1 big boy...holy moly! But he's pretty good
overall and loves to play basketball! Got these today
while waiting for my hummers to make an appearance!

couldn't resist putting a face on the
ball since Maison's face was covered!

My favorite

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kinda gross, but cool too

Trying to get a good picture of my hummingbirds, I noticed this
little guy hanging on my patio table. Not a big fan, but it was a
cool distraction...

Now back to learning patience on the little hummer buggers!

Monday, July 26, 2010


Several pictures of the crazy dogs from the last few days.

The other day when I was hooking her out,
she noticed the deer before I did and about
took my arm off. Yesterday, I noticed the deer
as I clicked it to her collar! You would think I
would be smart enough to check for the deer
before I tie her up!!

Well, hello, deer!

Cesar would be proud!

Friday, July 23, 2010


Stopped by a friends house a few days ago and took a few
pictures of her granddaughter. What a baby doll. Here's a few...

My her hand on her hip!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


It was a long 12 days to be gone, but we got what we needed
done, so that's good. I'm slowly getting back into the swing of
things and FINALLY went and got my Mimosa flower picture!
They are fading fast and will probably be gone within the week.

My first one which was right after the rain.
They look much better dry!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Diego & Lauren

What sweet kiddos and they so made Grandpa smile. He
loved those kids like they were his own grandkids. We
cooked out one night and I sat and just snapped away.
I almost love taking pictures unobserved and catching kids
"in action" more than "posing" them. Lauren was a little harder
because she was closer to me most of the time and I was
using my longer lens, so I don't have as many of her. But Diego
and Hunter were playing baseball and Diego is animated, I was
able to get a lot of cute ones of him.

Friday, July 16, 2010


One more day before we close up and head home. Not sure
I'll ever be back, so I wanted to enjoy the lake and the
lighthouse again. The boys love the park and I've got many
memories here.

Heading home

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A couple more lighthouse conversions

I still like the version that includes the ducks. This is basically
the same picture without the ducks. But everyone's opinion is
is different. Same way with the b&white conversion. I like the
one below and others will like the lighter version at the bottom.
The darker one gives a "gloomy" feeling and makes me "see" the
fog over the lake. I will go before we leave and get a shot where
you can see into the lake.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Found a reason... smile at the end of the day...

So handsome!

This is Jack. Jack is a d.o.g. (Pssst, I don't think
he knows it.) Jack He's big, bad...and mellow
...but he's a cool d.o.g.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


R.I.P. Grandma...I pray you're finally at peace.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The lone fisherman

I was about 10 minutes too late on getting the foggy
lighthouse picture, so I converted it to black & white.
I do still like the original, but I think the black & white
is better overall.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Kaboom...a day late!

I think this is the last of my 4th photos. There's a few here/there that I will go back and putz with, but I am whittling it down. Last I checked I've got 275 in my album. And I know there are more I can delete once I have time to scroll through them.

Caught this guy just as he took off

Someone up the hill behind us was
lighting them off on the 5th...we had
front row (driveway) seats

When you're lure gets stuck...go get it!
Good thing he wore his swimming suit!

Courtner Mill

Since when does he worry about getting wet?!

Finally caught this little bugger!

The peacocks were out on the way to Bedford Lake

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 4th, 2010

Decided to take the "boys" down to Rutledge Falls...
basically because it was h.o.t. and the water is ice cold.
And as you climb down the rocks, the air temperature is
a lot cooler also. But as we headed further down the stream,
the temps went back up. Everyone (but me) was in/out of the
water most of the time, so THEY were still cool. I forgot my
water shoes, so I just walked the bank/path, which was fine.
No chance of slipping on the slick rocks with my camera!

Rutledge Falls 7/4/10

Cold water!

They make me nervous on the slick rocks...and
I C.A.N.T. hear you!

Hunter has a new buddy

Down stream

Love this picture

We came upon a herd of butterflies...herd? Flock?
Whatever, it was cool.

Down to their level. The one taking
off in the background was cool.

The "buddy" carries the bucket!

We enjoyed all of these neighborhood
fireworks from the comfort of the driveway!
(kids had to shoot a roman candle)

One of the couple the "boys" picked up
for the 4th


A few more pictures to come from the weekend. I have
wittled my 500+ pictures down to 200 or far. I love
my little delete button! But, I still have a few more to download
and I know I captured a cool butterfly taking off on Monday,
IF it looks as good as it did on my preview screen.