Now I am a "soccer granny". Trinity has only practiced two times, but played goalie for a time this evening. She even saved the other team from making a goal. Good job, TT.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Each spring, starting with a tiny bit of color, I anxiously await the blooming of the redbuds. To me, there is no more beautiful spring blossom. If you can find several growing together they remind me of a mauve cloud. This evening the Fuji & I spent some time capturing enough blooms to hopefully keep me happy til next spring. Please enjoy.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The Fulton County Courthouse, nearly 200 years old, is a favorite spot for me to photograph. Tried to capture it this evening highlighted by tree blossoms in the McConnell Park. Not really happy with this pic. I really need to use the tripod to get clear, crisp photos.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Mady is demonstrating her alpha baby status to Levi. She seems to think she spends more time at Granny's house, so the toys have got to be hers. Please note the pink behind her shoulder is a pair of wings! She is holding on to her cup so he can't drink it (she already emptied his). Thus the more part of "Nature & More".
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Violets have long been my favorite spring wildflower. I can remember, one spring, when I was a child, my Dad was in the part of our property that we called "up in the back". This was the area that was next to the "woods" and actually was up a slight grade. (I must say the grade seemed a lot larger then & was a good place to come flying down on a bike or sled!) Anyhow, my Dad was up there for quite a while. When he came down he had picked a very large bouquet of violets for Mom. The time & patience that took! What a loving gesture. As spring progresses, I know a place near my home that harbors large violets, both white & violet in color. I will explore that area in the near future, to see what I can capture & share.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Pansys always make me smile. They are one of my favorite flowers, especially the blues & purples. The flowers in front of the county courthouse are yellow at this time of the year, a mixture of daffodils & pansys. I took a few pics after work yesterday. I like this this side view which I made black & white, then added a touch of the yellow for a focal point with Picasa. Enjoy.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
At least that's what I remember my Mom calling these beautiful flowers that are growing in a wooded area near my house. It looks like several different varieties of daffodils were dug up, seperated, thrown out, then grew in that spot. Nice touch to the view out my window. Frames were added in PhotoFiltre.
Monday, April 7, 2008
This is another shot from Trough Creek State Park. I liked the look of the very tall tree. My orginal showed a leaning tree, but through the magic of Picasa I was able to make to make it stand straight & tall. Then I ran it though a couple steps in PhotoFiltre to make it look old. Can't you "see" a cowboy riding his horse across the creek!
Sunday, April 6, 2008
We took a road trip yesterday($3+ for a gallon of gas - yikes). Lake Raystown has always been a favorite destination. Trough Creek State Park is right next door. Actually we went to see the if the walleye were spawning - no luck there, but enjoyed taking some nature pix. As I looked at photos Andy took & mine I can't help comparing the difference in what our eyes see & camera catches. Amazing. Same spot, totally different look. Scariest part of the day was crossing the suspension (foot) bridge to reach Rainbow Falls. I really think the sway was making me seasick. But worth the effort after you cross it. Rainbow Falls is small, but beautiful. Rhodendron Trail is in the same area, provided some wonderfully fresh green, & should be breathtaking come June. Found it interesting ice remained in pockets in the rocks. The photo is one of Rainbow Falls. Enjoy. 'til next time......