Mum’s the Word

The mums are showing off their Fall plumage right outside the entrance to our condo. So is it Mums, Mum’s, or Mums’ the word? This photo image makes a nice Fall background for computers. Feel free,  

The Hobbit House

My sister may be part Hobbit. Her house has a Hobbit look to it and her gardens (both floral and edible) occupy over 400 square feet. Due to a stroke when she was 50, my sister is unable to use power tools or even standing tools. She created and maintains her gardens with a spade on her hands and knees. She even turned over…

Textures

I found myself thinking of textures and computer backgrounds during Wednesday’s photo outing. These photos show various textures, but also make good photo backgrounds. Feel free to make any your own computer background.  

Wednesday

On Wednesday, Pat and I meandered along delightful gravel roads – including one Natural Beauty Road – on our way to Hidden Gardens and Tecumseh. The journey was even more fun than the destination. Here is some of what we saw:

Long Live the King

A couple of monarch butterflies graced our Wednesday photo outing. The size and color of this royal milkweed butterfly make it the most recognizable of all butterflies. Perhaps that it is why it is king. Here are some images of this winged monarch.  

The Spiders’ Lair

I wandered today in the spiders’ lair and found an awesome beauty there. On the way I saw monarchs in place and glimpses of the queen’s white lace. The field had snappings dragons and dragons flying. I even saw a dandy lion. Intricate crafting of spider webs caught my breath. A beautiful weaving designed for death. Poems are made by fools like me, but…

On the Road Again

After missing a few weeks because of travel and excessive heat, Pat and I hit the road yesterday and traveled the back roads. We saw three fawns, a juvenile (yearling), and two does. Here are some shots of other things we saw:

Butterflies Make Me Smile

Butterflies (of “flutterbys” when I speak with the grandkids) make me smile for many reasons. I enjoy their colorful beauty, their fluttering flight, and their strength despite their frail appearance. All these things make me smile. I stopped at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory near Niagara Falls, Ontario on the way home from a very nice visit with my mom for her 86th birthday. The conservatory houses…

Reflections

I find myself in a reflection time of life in two ways. First, I am drawn to memories of days gone by. Second, images of life and nature that are more abstract seem to now draw my eye. Pat and I traveled gravel roads for more than 3 hours on Thursday. We saw lots of turkeys (including a tom having his way with a…

Fine Feathered Friends

I have hundreds of pictures of feathered wildlife, taken from around the country. These are some of my favorites. I enjoy taking wildlife photos.  There is skill and thrill without the kill. There is also the luck of being in the right place at the right time. I was going to rank these, but struggled. I need your help. Which image is your favorite?…