Monday, October 27, 2008

macro monday

these were taken this summer during an outing to one of our local parks.

macro monday can be found here.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

barn owls

here's one from my archives taken at reelfoot lake state park in nw tn....these 6 month old babies had been rescued from a chimney at the tender age of 3 months. they were being cared for at the wildlife reserve until old enough to be released back in the wild. they were housed in a large kennel and fed raw meat extended to them on a long stick to minimize human contact. they were swaying and hissing in unison as we looked on telling us menancingly to 'scram.'

this photography meme can be found here.

unconscious mutterings

i've been seeing this free association word game with martha and thought it might be fun to play along. 10 words are presented and you respond with the first thing that comes to mind. here are this weeks words:
contemplate: to think about
in the house: me
classical: greek
quest: to search
best friend: my hubby
1991: just another year
never will: be thin
fool: "and his money...."
unhappy: blue
best man: weddings
check out Unconscious Mutterings if you would like to play along.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

a to z photo challenge

it's time for martha's a to z photo challenge....and the letter is here we go....

 orange pumpkin!!

orangutan at the oklahoma city zoo

old...these cliff dwellings in mesa verde national park have been here over 700 years

o'neal bridge, florence, al

oak leaves

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Martha suggested our next Blogger's Community Photo Challenge be Spooky! Could be something to do with Halloween, or something dramatic, haunting, mysterious, mysteriously strange, or eerie.

see the alien hovering above the spacecraft??

here is the actual photo. this is a home in chattanooga. it sits in a curve of the road and i had to snap as we drove by.

macro monday

it's macro monday with Lisa's Chaos. click on link and join in! :)


Ellipsis: Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #8: Reflections We have a simple subject this week folks... Reflections. Grab your cameras, and show me a reflection of some sort. It could be in water, or in glass, or in any reflective surface.

huntsville botanical gardens

camera critters

i'm finding new photo challenges here at blogspot and loving it! :) this one is camera critters...some of my favorite things to photograph. though not as sharp as i would have liked, i really like how these two are eye to eye.


a big thanks to Lisa's Chaos for choosing me for the following award. if you are not familiar with her photography, click on the link and enjoy!

i would like to share it with:


the friendship award is also from Lisa's Chaos and i would like to extend it to all of you who follow my new blog. :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


it's been a long time since i've had little ones in the house 24/7, and i had forgotten just how demanding they could be. my lil 8 month old pup has reminded me. he has become my 3rd child. lol he tires of his toys quickly, loves to chew on what i don't wish him to, gets into what's forbidden, demands attention and affection. :) and he has brought much joy to our home.

we have been raising the windows some enjoying the cooler temps, and this has become one of quincy's favorite spots. i've wondered if it might be he's showing the 2 outside dogs who the real prince is. anyway....this pic reminds me of a song my mom use to sing to us as children...

how much is that doggy in the window,
the one with the long wagging tail.
how much is the doggy in the window,
i do hope that doggy's for sale.

and no...he's not. :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

macro monday

Lisa's Chaos brings us 'macro monday'. sounds like lotsa fun to me!! :) seeing some of the participants photos have inspired here are mine.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

a to z photo challenge - 'n'

there is a lot i like about blogger, but i'm not finding it easy to make entries or post gadgets that aren't on the blogger list. i haven't played with it like i would like due to a big test that i was studying for, and that was completed yesterday...yay!! :) i'm uploading my pix from my computer and they are small, which i don't really like. but anyway...

it's time for martha's a to z photo challenge and the letter is 'n'. i've chosen some of my photos from our trip last month....nature scenes from new mexico!

look how different the terrain is....

these wild cacti were growing in the area above

i know the stinger is on the end of the abdomen, but this proboscis sure looks like it could inflict some serious damage.

join in the on the link above before friday, 10/17/08!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


when i saw the subject for this Blogger's Community Photo Challenge-CHANGE, i immediately thought of our annual visit to the pumpkin patch. look how my precious 'lou' has changed over her few short years!

click on link above to play along! :)

Monday, October 6, 2008


Ellipsis: Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #6: Fences And What's Behind Them

a beautiful pasture with barn

a great chasm

an old windmill

more of the same

huge rock formations of new mexico

girrafes - denver zoo
click on link above to play along! :)