Today class, we will study the word G…we will use “G” words to describe my friend George…ahem…
George is Giant…
George is Gorgeous…
George is Gleeful…
George is Grand…
George is Great…
George is Gregarious…
George’s friend has run out of “G’s”
UPDATE: Last night, May 20th, the body of Nichole Kristine Cable was found just miles from her home. Continue to keep Nichole and her family in your hearts, pray even if you've never prayed before.
The perpetrator is still out there somewhere. As more information becomes available, I will update you all accordingly.
Thank you so much for your support.
Be patient with me….you may have to put up with a few more sunsets than you’d care to see…Once again, no tripod….I’ll never learn….just adjusted the exposure and removed some dust…otherwise….what you see is what you get, Zannyro doing everything in too big of a hurry.
Here’s a close-up of those “pretend” lightning bolts…
For those of you who are trying to vote for my image in the fineartamerica contest..I am posting the link again and I hope that it will work…..If I receive enough votes, and it takes a lot…250 approx….The image of Bob and Joe will be considered for a commercial…..I’ve never done this before and so far it’s been kind of fun…forgive me for jumping onto the “vote for me” wagon….I think it would be fun for Melvin, who owns the horses….it will at least be fun for him to know that people voted for his horses, no matter how many votes it gets! Underneath the words VOTE COUNT you will see a vote for this image area, just click on those words.
Why my fascination with the behavior of Blue Jays? Well actually, I think ALL birds are fascinating, but I really do have the most fun photographing the Jays….and now I know why. My Mother was cleaning out her attic a while back…she collected up a few things that she thought I’d like to have since they were mine as a child or teenager. She put everything in an old suitcase that I had told her I wanted long long ago. The suitcase had been hers at one time. So we went through the treasures…sometime I’ll show you the dolls that I had…very interesting and disturbing. But back to the birds…guess what used to hang over my crib when I was a baby? It now hangs in a place of honor in my studio. Obviously, this was imprinted in my brain…I’m starting to wonder what else was hanging over my crib…chocolate bars?…a pink tutu?…
A Montana river, what’s not to like? This river flows under the bridge….such a beautiful area…it flows down from Blue Mountain…I love this shade of blue.
In February I took this photo of a bridge near Blue Mountain outside of Missoula Montana. I don’t know why I like it…
Yes…there was a post called “Are you kidding me?”. I had to take it down…I threatened to make someone wear a pink tutu for a month in that post…but on the chance that I might hurt their feelings, I took the post down…
I will grieve the loss of my apple tree in private.
Another one of my “I don’t know why I like it, but I do” images….
I’ve been in Florida this past few days and now I’m home again…I wanted to post these images from a few years ago. I was driving down the highway and the sky was getting darker and darker and I almost stopped. I wasn’t sure if it was a tornado or just what it was. I soon found out. We spotted a helicopter in the air hauling water as it turns out…and then we saw the fire. Just after we passed along side of this, they closed the highway…they could have done that sooner if you ask me.
Yes I did, I called this a blimp…..We saw it, we followed it, we waved goodbye to it…
Barbed wire and dewdrops….
Barbed wire and dewdrops an unlikely pair
But that’s what you get mixing water and air
This may not be factual, it may not be right
But I still think it’s kind of a really cool sight.
Ahem…my apologies for the poem…
Not a horse, nor a squirrel, nor a chipmunk…IT’S A HUMAN!!! What is happening to my blog?? I’ve liked this image for a long time and decided that today I would do something VERY different…I need to keep you all on your toes.
Yes, it’s true…..I found chocolate covered bacon for sale at the local grocery store…so I bought a piece…one piece…we tried it….now we can say we tried it.
Yes, it’s true…..We’re supposed to get more snow…possibly 8-12 inches….last year it was 80 degrees at this time….I need more chocolate covered bacon.
Yes, it’s true…..I folded up the tripod, put it away, stowed the camera….I think it may have been a result of eating the chocolate covered bacon.
FIRST…I Didn’t take these photos…they were emailed to me this morning from my friend…These were taken in Venice Florida (where we vacation!!) next-door to a relatives house…..I don’t know WHAT the girl with the fishing pole thought she was doing……don’t worry, the gator wasn’t hurt…(I don’t think you CAN hurt them with a rope)…AND they release the gators in a location less populated….EVERYBODY’S happy at that point….except the girl with the fishing pole.
ARE YOU SEEING THIS http://adinparadise.wordpress.com/ ?????? YIPES ( It wasn’t her place…no one panic!! )
This is Reba….I know this isn’t the best shot, but it’s Reba…our Grand-dog…I grabbed it really quick when I visited my son and daughter-in-law in Montana just a month ago.
We had the chance to see our Montana kids yesterday….they had flown to Michigan, possibly to set down roots a WHOLE lot closer to home…only TWO hours away…instead of on the other side of the country……they called Saturday night and asked us to drive up to see them…we learned right away that the move wasn’t going to turn out, but it was SO GOOD just to lay eyes on them….
Later in the afternoon I learned that they had gotten a call the night before and Reba had run away from home. It had been a day and a half and she hadn’t returned …She has run away before, but always comes back…some dogs are just “runners”.
We left at the end of the afternoon and no call had come with word on Reba at that point…we got the call when we were almost back home….
Reba won’t be coming home, she was hit by a car.
Son and daughter-in-law won’t be home until two tomorrow morning…they will have waited since Friday to get back to reach Reba….
Reba was supposed to “retire” with us in the next few years….she was the sweetest thing….
Tears today, tears yesterday…I know there will be more…..Do you think people can feel virtual hugs??
The strangest thing….when I got out of the car, just after hanging up from talking with my son….church bells were ringing off in the distance.
So we mourn the loss of life ….the loss of love.
I know that a lot of you photographers out there have similar gear to this…but for me, it would be a dream!!!
I went and took my camera and stood far, far away from them……down with the other photographers who were also pretending that they weren’t drooling all over themselves….
After being gone for five weeks…I was anxious to visit Melvin, Bob and the rest of “The Boys”…For those of you who haven’t met Melvin and “The Boys”..Melvin is the most wonderful man, he is 85 and still gets out every day to let the horses out in the morning…and back into the barn every evening…I wrote my book “Being Bob”, about Bob and the herd…had to do something with all of the pictures I’ve taken of them.
I decided to stop over early yesterday before the snow storm came..(it brought us 9 inches)…
When I first walked up to the fence Bob was the first one to come to the barn door…but, he took
awhile to size me up…
Slowly he left the barn and stood and stared at me, as if to say, “Is that you?”
I think he finally got me figured out, because over he came to see me!
He let me pet him and say hello and then the rest of the boys came out of the barn..circled me a bit and then, single file, they walked over to the adjoining pasture…so of course I followed “the muddy men”…
I don’t know if they were glad to see me or what..but Bob and Mac started to play..they went zooming past me back to the other pasture and they played and played…then they raced back to the other pasture and got so rowdy that Mac FELL DOWN!!…before I could move he was back up and they were playing again..such a treat for me! ( Now don’t worry, they don’t hurt each other…it’s just play).
Is it just me?, or does Mac look a little like a camel in the image above??
Before I knew it, I needed to head home and as I started to walk away, the herd left what they were doing and followed me back to the barn…Bob came over to be petted one more time and as I did, he reached down and nuzzled the camera and gave my scarf a little nip.
As I left the yard and chained the gate behind me, Bob stood and watched me…….and of course I got a little emotional…what am I going to do?…I love this horse…
A very kind blogger from Istanbul http://photographyofnia.com/ knitted hats for Baldy, the little bald headed squirrel…he must have decided to share with his friends!!