Monday, April 27, 2009
Patience paid off here, got two in one shot!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
You got it, the shark tank! Like I said not for a million bucks! Hope Mr. Shark had a BIG breakfast.
The shark tanks was a very nice set up. We were able to walk thru a tunnel of beautiful blue water with sharks swimming on either side. Then, we got to the end & this worker was scrubbing away. YIKES!!!!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The squirrels provide lots of entertainment. There is a group of 4 smaller (young ?) ones hanging out doing all kinds of stunts. I laughed this evening......we had a quick thunderstorm which must have blown the lid off the feeder shown just below this guy. He ran all over the feeder as usual trying to force food thru the small openings. Suddenly he stepped into the open area. You could almost see his surprise & delight as he dug in!
Another non bird visitor. This feeder will only open for smaller birds. Usually the finches feed here. He must be the correct weight cause he sure was enjoying his feast.
This tells me why the other birds flee when he & his troops land.
Notice the point on the woodpecker beak. I'd give him plenty of room too!
Monday, April 20, 2009
The cardinal is as lovely with a green background as he was in the snow.
A crowd gathers under the feeder. The clean up crew?
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The way every young athlete ends any game. Good game!
I forgot to mention her team won. I needed to clone on some of the shots. A process which can be tedious. If ya gota clone a grass field is wonderful!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I am fascinated by church steeples, courthouse bell towers, any of those lovely bits of architecture that reach into the sky. This one is a beauty! I have long admired it on trips thru the small town of Mercersburg PA, procrastinating about stopping to capture some images. On the trip home after the Good Friday shopping trip I noticed my timing looked just about perfect for a sunset background. Amazingly enough I made it just in time to get set up & shoot. Above you see a few of the results. My biggest problem was the steeple was crooked on a lot of the images.....I did ask Andy why such a beautiful structure would have been built so crooked! (he didn't believe me). Thankfully post processing contains the magic needed to make everything OK. I plan to stop again for more shots, maybe with a blue sky or some lovely fall colors, but will try hard to remember to keep that Canon straight.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Levi was hunting Easter eggs! Ummm, not quite it Levi! Pretty color though.
Trinity is examining Easter basket treasures. Those freckles sure are cute. In about 10 years she won't agree!
Mady wanted to help Granny cook. She came seriously equipped with her own Winnie the Pooh apron. We enjoyed 10 family members at our Easter celebration this year. Nolan was sick, so he & Josh didn't make it. Daughters-in-law Jerri & Marti had to work. Andy's daughter, Molly, was not able to join us. Trinity is responsible for table setting. Levi & Mady got a bit ahead of the game & was at the table eating before everyone else & probably have alot to do with the following story. No one seem to have the correct eating utensils at their place! We had lots of spoons over on one side & none on the other! Kimberly had several sets! Mass confusion 'til everyone got what they needed. Until then the 2 little ones were satisfied & ready to go about their business. I reminded them I grew up in a family of 12 with 11 of us at the table nearly every evening & we NEVER lost our tools!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Flowers are some of my favorite subjects to photograph. I am so looking foreword to all that spring & summer have to offer.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
It has been so nice recently to look up & see brilliant blue skies! Today even featured some puffy white clouds. My only complaint is I can't drive, look at the sky, & take pictures at the same time! The above shots were taken on Sunday's trip to Pittsburg. Hope each & everyone of my Skywatch friends are heading into a long weekend. Enjoy & see ya next week. New friends, be sure to visit http://www.skyley.blogspot.com to enjoy worldwiwe skies & to share yours.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I don't remember what this bird is, but he is from Africa & is housed with the flamingos. Not the best looking fellow in the zoo. Gorgeous Peacock! The head & neck color glowed! It doesn't show well in this shot but peacocks have a cute little head dress. I would have loved it if he would have showed his tail feathers. This guy was able to roam at will, but it made me sad to see a child allowed to chase him into some bushes. What's not to like about beautiful pink birds!