Saturday, March 31, 2012

Reflecting on Self

During a light shower the other day, I stepped outside, sure I would get to see a rainbow, because the sun was still shining.  I didn't see the rainbow, but I managed to capture the rain drops and I did get this reflection !  As a bonus, there was a little flying insect on the gazing ball.

 Linking to Weekend Reflections.

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Skies of Florida

May 4, 2009, 7:16am, Sebring, Florida

February 21, 2009, 6:54pm, Sebring, Florida

January 27, 2012, 6:40pm, Sebring, Florida

Linking to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Story of a Sunrise

November 8, 2011, Daytona Beach, Florida





 Linking to This or That Thursday.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Do the Hokey Pokey

You put your whole self in....

You put your whole self out...
You put your whole self in...
 And then you shake it all about....

You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself about...

And that, my sons, is what drives the ladies wild!

Linking to World Bird Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Last weekend I had the pleasure of working the booth for our photo club at the American Camellia Winter Festival.  One of the perks was the ability to slip into the room where the blooms were displayed and photograph them.  I didn't know there were so many different kinds of camellias!  I didn't try to edit out the cards that were in front of and behind the blooms...I think the beauty of the blooms carries the day!

Linking to Ruby Tuesday 2.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Quotography - Friendship

"The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
...Author Unknown

Our Sweetie Dog, piloting the boat...very serious, she is!

Linking to Quotography.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


This concept of SOOC - Straight out of the Camera - I like it!  I like my photos to reflect what I really saw when I lifted the camera to my eye...

Who wouldn't love that face?  Playing peek-a-boo with Grandmom.

Linking to SOOC.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Reflections Worth Stopping For!

I see this same set of trees every month, at least once...they aren't always this eye-stopping...

If you look closely, the trees just to the right of center are loaded with egrets...

The evening light was also beautifully reflected in the still water, along with some contrails...

Linking to Weekend Reflections.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Skywatch Friday

The clouds parted, and for just a moment, I was transported!

Later that same day, while traveling through the mountains, we saw these clouds...
Layers of clouds...

Linking to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

This or That...or the Other!

Dewy mornings...perfect for capturing droplets of water on my rosebush leaves...

Even plants that no one loves are more beautiful in the dew...

And then there are those delightful feathery fronds...

Water drops on Lamb's Ear
And finally, my personal favorites...spider webs!

Nature is so beautiful, viewed close-up!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


This little finch was enjoying a meal at our feeder last summer.

These two were spotted on Sanibel Island, Florida.  This one was in the J.L.Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge.  He is a juvenile Yellow-Crowned Night Heron.  Very intent on lunch at this moment!

This pelican was waiting for the fisherman who belonged to this rod...just waiting for him to catch something!  They are very quick and you have to watch them closely.  They will grab the fish you catch before you can get it off the hook!  When we were fishing in Key West, we encountered several of these birds st the local fishing spot.  They know they can probably snatch lunch there!

This little bird was perched on top of the flagpole one morning in Florida.  It was singing and chirping for over 30 minutes from that lofty perch!

I am not sure of the type of bird - I suspected some type of sparrow because of the song, but I couldn't get close enough and she refused to give me a full front view!  Every time I walked around the pole to try to get a better look, she turned too.  

Linking to World Bird Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ruby Tuesday

Stark white against a vivid red- a dahlia for my table.

Linking to Ruby Tuesday.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Quotography - Spring

 Nothing says Spring like yellow flowers!

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

Linking to Quotography.