Jinx and Valerie

There’s an absolutely wonderful lady named Valerie who does some of my print processing.  She really knows how to make my photos look their best and I love her for that. Valerie is also a fellow dog lover who rescued a deaf Great Dane named Jinx, whom I got to meet today for the first…

Light Play

While out and about today, I parked next to some Oleander bushes and the morning light was playing with their pretty pink blooms.  I’ve heard that Oleander can be poisonous if ingested by animals.  Is it the same for people?  I’m not going to test it 🙂  I’ll stick to photographing it and then adding…

Shining Through

When I woke up this morning there was not a cloud that I could see.  Since about 10:30 a.m. we’ve had some pretty hefty thunderstorms.  I probably won’t complain about not having any rain for a while 🙂 WS loves bright blue skies and sunshine and I do, too, but some days I just like…

The Last of Them

Last week I bought a bouquet of flowers and this one is the last of the blooms.  I decided to make it black and white and I like the way it turned out.  We’re having another rain, thunder and lightning storm right now so I’ll be brief.  Might be shutting down my computer soon.  Namaste’

Meet WS

OK, by now you all know who WS is, right?  Wonderful Spouse of mine, of course.  Here he is in all the get-up he uses to trim this one particular tree.  It does look really nice but it’s so stinkin’ hot outside, I wish he would wait until it cools off.  But nooooooooo.  Is it…

Leaving My Mark

How many times have we heard a saying that stuck with us for a long, long time?  Some of my favorites are: Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results ~ Einstein You must be the change you want to see in the world ~ Gandhi The coldest winter I ever…

Mutant?

Today’s photo is of a barrel cactus (I think) that may have mutated.  Huh?  Anyway, here it is.  Actually it has some really cool textures.  Look but don’t touch!! Hope you all are having or have had a great day.  Namaste’

A River Runs Through Us

OK, well maybe it’s not a river but it looked like it was going to get there.  Another day of thunderstorms and some more glorious rain.  WS (Wonderful Spouse) doesn’t like the fact that when it has rained lately, it comes down so hard and so fast that it rearranges the landscape.  I encouraged him…

High-Drama Sunset Again

Just had to get out there with my camera after this evening’s storm.  Lots of thunder, lightning, and tons of rain, but just after it started clearing, I got this.  Straight from the camera.  All I did was add the frame. You can see the ribbon of water still standing on the lower left. Thank…

Cherry Monday

Does anyone like RAINIER CHERRIES as much as I do?  I think I could make myself sick eating these unless someone stops me.  I found these today for $3.99/lb.  I’ve seen them as high as $6.99/lb. so color me happy!  Life is just a bowl of cherries … Rainier cherries! I’ll try not to eat…

If You Were a Crayon …

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?  Feel free to comment below.  As for me, I would be Dandelion. Today’s photo is because I love crayons.  Always have.  School supplies are already in the stores and so I bought myself a new box of 24 crayons.  I have tons of colored pencils…

Reflections

I almost didn’t think we were going to get any rain today … promises, promises … from Mr. Weatherman.  But lo and behold, when I got home from visiting with Mom, there were the puddles.  I missed all the action (it wasn’t raining at all at Mom’s) but at least I got these.  Didn’t even…