Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Photo journaling

Some photos from the last month or so:
This is an eastern bluebird.  My husband put out a birdhouse that we'd had in storage for years and they have built a nest in one section of it.  So I've seen a lot of these pretty birds lately.  I also finally bought a tripod and I think that will help me capture these beauties from a distance.

Wet wheat 

Evening graze

I found a chipping sparrow's nest in my dogwood tree.   It's been fun checking in on it.  I have to step up on a ladder to see in it though.  The nest is tiny and so are the eggs.  I can't wait to see the babies!

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

It's hummingbird season!  Love watching these little guys.

This is a woodpecker that was at my parent's house.  I don't get to see them often.  Sadly, yesterday I found one dead behind our house.  It must have flew into our window.  Poor thing.

Roadside blackberries-I can't wait until these are ripe, cause I'm gonna pick them!

Purple rain-the underneath of my rhododendron bush earlier this month.

A perfectly imperfect daisy

A chipping sparrow in my dogwood tree

That's all for now-have a great day!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Photo journaling-all the amazing animals

A carpenter bee, covered with sawdust, after chewing a hole in our house!

A bunny-at my sister's house.

One evening I found a salamander crossing our driveway.

Another evening I found a crab crossing my driveway.  I never know what I'll find!

A bald eagle and an eaglet.  (Eaglet on right.)  I was thrilled to be able to see these two-about a 30 minute drive from my house!


My doggie nephews-Bear and Diesel.

All of my doggie nephews-Diesel, Checkers, and Bear.

This is Diesel-he's growing up so fast!

Indigo bunting in my driveway-this photo was taken through the kitchen window from pretty far away.

Sophie,the grumpy cat-my kittie niece.

Boogz-my grandkittie.

Winky face Boogz.

Lidl Gurl-my other grandkittie.

Lidl Gurl again.

The only amazing animal missing is Rocco!  I need to get some new pics of that handsome boy!

Photo journaling-all the lovely leaves

Leaf of the tulip tree/poplar tree.  It reminds me of a butterfly.

The new and tender leaves of my crimson maple that I planted 21 years ago.  

Brand new and see through-I'm fascinated with spring's new beginnings.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Photo journaling-all the pretty posies

Voila in my yard.

Dandelions in my yard.  I happen to love dandelions and so does my mom.  (Very nutritious, by the way.)

A trio of violas in my yard.

Lilacs!

Apple blossoms!

Gone to seed.

Lilac season was way too short.

A made a little dandelion bouquet on Mother's Day.

What's up, buttercup? 

My sister's bleeding hearts.

It's rhododendron season right now!

My sister's dalia.

May all your weeds be wildflowers.  :)

Photo journaling-all the yummy food

What I've been having for breakfast-shredded wheat on the bottom, a handful of old fashioned oats, puffed wheat, ground flax seeds, and pumpkins seeds with almond milk.  Yummy!

What I took to Easter dinner.

Sweet potatoes-ready for the oven.  I've tried to take pics of my cooked food before-it looks gross-so I stick to uncooked food photography.

Banana strawberry 'nice' cream with mini dark chocolate chips-that's frozen bananas and frozen strawberries blended with a bit of almond milk.  It's delish!

This is plain banana 'nice'cream.  That's frozen bananas blended with almond milk. (Also-you can see I love using my heart bowls that I got from Goodwill!)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Photo journaling, ahhhhhhhhhh-SPRING!!!

Some nature photos from the last month or so-going backwards:
This was a lovely tree branch at Trader Joe's!  Just 50 miles south of where I live all the trees are in bloom.  I think we are a week or so behind up here in the north!

A fuzzy wuzzy cattail-this was taken yesterday.

Busy as a fuzzy wuzzy bee-this was yesterday too.

I found these sweet little grape hyacinths in a field when I was at an anniversary party on Sunday.

This is what woodpeckers do.  I wish I could catch them in action!

April 21st was a good cloud/sky day!

A perfectly placed cloud-April 21st.

I never get tired of rainbows!!!  April 21st

The buds are budding

Mossy green-what a beautiful shade!

This was a good day!  See that white speck-this was the last of the winter's snow.  :)  April 6th

I also found yellow and honey bees on April 6th.  

What a beautiful day it was.

I have more pics that I may upload later today.  Have a great day!