Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More From the Birdfeeder

A common grackle, googly eyes & pretty colors

and a chipmunk with his own little underground network to bring him out directly under the feeder.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

At The Birdfeeder

I have noticed an increase in activity at the birdfeeder over the past couple weeks by our feathered friends and.............

our furry ones!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tiny Pink Bouquets

Took this shot yesterday. I don't know what kind of tree this is, but it reminds me of tiny bouquets of pink flowers. I am at training in State College for 3 days this week. Unfortunately I cannot find much to capture around the conference center. Don't know if I'll feel braver tomarrow & venture out into the area or not.

Monday, April 19, 2010

More of Spring's Sweet Scents

Lilies of the Valley......a favorite of my Mom's.

Wisteria, one of my favorites. The chapel where Andy & I got married was decorated with this bloom (artificial, of course).

Friday, April 16, 2010


Nothing says spring like the intoxicating scent of lilacs.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


We found lots of this beautiful wildflower on Sundays outing.

Monday, April 12, 2010

More Blossoms

More of the spring blossoms we found on yesterday's journey.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Big Cove Tannery's Redbud

I anxiously await, every spring, for the redbud to blossom. The trees start with a bit of mauve tint on the branches. Then shortly thereafter the blossoms follow. A recent article in Pennsylvania Game News reported that Big Cove Tannery, very near my house, has one of the highest concentrations of redbud in Pennsylvania. This morning Andy & I took a drive through the area this morning. Lovely clouds of color line the roadway & dot the forest. Of course the Rebels went along, but for once I wanted to look more than click!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring Blossoms & Allergies

Not sure what type of flower this is. I just thought it was pretty. A serious attack of spring allergies is keeping me from some gorgeous blossom & budding tree shots. My favorite, the redbud is just beginning to bloom, I sure don't want to miss those!

Monday, April 5, 2010


Just a quick post this evening showing a bit of scenery from City Park. Post processed with Topaz Adjust.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Balanced Duck

I watched this duck for quite awhile to be sure he didn't have another leg tucked under there! Excellent balance!

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I love to see the swans gracefully floating on the lake at Hagerstown City Park. I watched this one for quite some time to get a couple shots of him resting ont his tiny island. A bit of blown white, but other wise I find both pleasing.

Hope you have a lovely Easter however you celebrate.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Magnolia Blooms

Yesterday I spent much of the day finding Easter basket goodies. My treat after finishing was a trip to Hagerstown City Park. Hopes were that the magnolia tree would be blooming, swans would be swimming, ducks & geese a plenty, all waiting for a photo session. I was not disappointed. The magnolia tree was in bud with a full bloom every here & there. Breathtaking! A lovely ending to a busy day.
The waterfowl images didn't go so well on such a bright day, but that's a story for another day.