Friday, July 31, 2009

SkyWatch Friday


From fluffy white clouds on a summer afternoon
to a daylight moon
A sky on fire with the fading light of the sun
brings the evening to a close.

To see more beautiful skies from around the world go to SkyWatch Friday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Roadside Beauty


Through Squirrel Eyes is the Cats' Meow

Elaine Erig at Cats ... Meow has featured some of my photographs on her page. This is part of a series she is doing on female photographers.

Elaine, your blog has been a source of inspiration and you have introduced me to some truly great artists and writers from the past as well as the present. Thank you again for this honor.

I would like to invite all of my followers to visit Cats ..... Meow. While you are there go to Elaines's profile and take a look at her other blogs.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Geranium on Red




Sunday, July 26, 2009

Reflections on White





Click on any photo to enlarge

To see more beautiful flowers from around the world visit Today's Flowers.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Cindi's Flying Flowers


Hi, Miss Cindi Lou Who here to present Camera Critters. I picked out some really neat photos to show you today. I want to show you the Flying Flowers.

Mom calls them butterflies but that doesn't make sense. They don't smell like the butter in mom's kitchen so how can they be butter flies. I think they are flying flowers because they are so pretty. Look at the photos and tell me what you think, butter flies or flying flowers?
These are Skippers, they have characteristics of both the moth and butterfly. They have thick stocky bodies and large heads. The antennae are set far apart and end in a small hook. The source I used for information classifies them under butterflies.


The swallowtail butterfly. The photo above is the swallowtail on the bloom of a butterfly bush. The blooms are not small and give you an idea of the size of this butterfly, it is very large.
To see more great photos of critters from around the world go to Camera Critters.

Friday, July 24, 2009

SkyWatch Friday - The Skies of Walla Walla, Washington







These photos were taken last weekend during the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival. The Walla Walla Sweets are just one of the many crops grown in our valley.

For more photos of skies from all over the world visit SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Hardworking Beauty

Ohh, Shiny Things!



For more very distracting shiny things click HERE

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Angry Sky - Susan's Photo Challenge



Susan at Ripples of Kindness has challenged us for photos of the sky. Susan's challenge:

"Not unlike humans, the sky is often referred to as "angry, dark, blue, cloudy, happy, clear, etc.
If you have a photo showing the sky personified, please post your link. I’d be interested in seeing what emotion you caught with your camera when you looked up at the sky."

If you haven't visited Susan's blog you don't know what you are missing.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Not Perfect still Sweet

Monday, July 20, 2009

Earth Ball and a Photo Challenge

Kate at The Holdfast Seeker has issued a challenge.

Kate wrote: "What's your favorite photo in your collection? It can be new, old, digital, print film, black and white or color. Doesn't matter, it just needs to be your favorite. Post yours and send me a link in my comment section and I'll link back to them all in a later post." Visit The Holdfast Seeker for more details and to see the photo Kate posted.

The photo above is one of my first photos with an SLR, it is also one of my favorites. This was a print that I scanned so it is not the best quality. This was about the time I became a Camp Director and a member of the American Camping Association.

The ball about five feet in diameter and is called an Earth Ball. It was part of the New Games program. New Games are non-threatening games designed for all ages and most can be played by large groups. I attended several New Games Festivals to learn techniques and games to teach and play. One of the festivals had hundreds of people in attendance. Have you ever seen the exercise where a circle is formed and then everyone sits on the lap of the person behind them, imagine that with over three hundred laughing, giggling people!

In the New Games program everyone has a great time, no one is singled out, everyone wins and no one loses. I taught and played the games for several years at camps and events sometimes with a handful of children and/or adults, sometimes a hundred or more.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright






These lilies started blooming earlier this week. Some of the stalks are over five feet tall.

For more beautiful flowers from around the world go to Today's Flowers.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Beauty and Grace

This little honey bee's pose suggests a graceful dancer. At least that's how I see her.

Friday, July 17, 2009

SkyWatch Friday







From the sky above our house last weekend.
For more great views of skies from all over the world go to SkyWatch Friday.

Photo Challenges

Saturday July 25th, The Farmers' Market Challenge


Saturday, August 1st, The Brenda Photo Challenge


Hi Everyone, I may have a few followers on this blog that may not know about these upcoming challenges. These are both very interesting challenges for you photographic skills. For more information go the The Road to Here