Monthly Archives: October 2011

Boo!

Here’s looking (not quite) at you!

Eye want to wish you all a . . . .

A ghost and a pumpkin all a-glow

Happy Halloween!

Surprise Visitors

Hello, cutie!

When I walked past my front door this morning on the way into my office, something hanging on the bricks outside caught my eye. I took a closer look . . . and ran for my Nikon dSLR. It was a big, green dragonfly!

Such a poser!

I think because it’s windy and chilly (believe it or not!) this morning, the dragonfly wanted to get out of the elements and rest for awhile. I’m so glad he chose the brick by my front door!

I believe that dragonflies are lucky, so I’m always glad to see them around me.

A second green dragonfly clings to the wall close to his buddy.

Especially when there are two of them! Happy double-lucky Friday, y’all!!

Sprinkler Beauty

A water droplet rests on a rose bush’s leaf.

Take our sprinkler system.

Droplets form a lovely pattern.

Add the re-emergence of our front-yard Knock Out roses after being dormant all summer.

Droplets caress a rose.

What does that equal?

Roses can never have too many water drops!

A macro photographer’s dream!

(Technical details: Nikon D700 and Nikon 105mm lens)

One-Word Wednesday

A Christmas tree decorates the entrance of my local mall. What happened to waiting until after Halloween?

Early!

I snapped my self-portrait with my iPhone 4S in a large ornament.

Disc Golf Glow

The setting sun backlights a disc golf basket.

Every time my guys are playing disc golf at our local park, I hope that I’m able to snap a sensational silhouette shot of them as the sun sets in the distance. But I’ve always been stymied.

My younger son putts in the gloaming.

Until last week. Finally got it!!

Irony

What were they thinking?

Do you really need the dictionary to give you the meaning of “irony?” I think this photo I snapped with my iPhone 4S last weekend does a better job!

It also gave me my laugh for the day. Merry Monday!

Photo Leftovers

A big mushroom up close and personal

I thought I’d end the week with more pix from my recent photo walkabout.

Love how the red pops amid all that green.

Jan, my college roommate, made a wonderful comment on Facebook after reading yesterday’s blog:

A sprinkler refreshes the parched grass.

“Imagine how happy everyone would be if they started their day with a walk and focused on observing all the beauty everywhere . . . just waiting for you to look around.”

Moving sluggishly along

I agree, Jan. Even the slugs seem to glow in the early-morning light!