Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Best of 2009 - The Brenda Photo Challenge

The theme for this month's Brenda Photo Challenge is the Best of 2009. I would like to share some of my photos from the past year.

The title of this blog is Through Squirrel Eyes so I want to show you one of my furry little friends. Not the best photo of a squirrel but I think she is one of the cutest.

Most of my long time followers know I am on an eternal quest for the perfect photo of a bee. A good photographer knows they can always do a little better than their best. This photo is one of my favorites so far because of the bee-u-tiful eyes. Isn't she pretty.

My other favorite subject to photograph is flowers. All the elements came together for this photo, sometimes we just get lucky.

This is a monthly meme with a different theme each month. For more information and to join the fun visit Donna at The Brenda Photo Challenge.

Friday, January 29, 2010

In the Trees - SkyWatch Friday

I love looking at the bare tree branches in the winter, the lines and shapes are so interesting. But as I look at the trees I sometimes get the feeling I'm being watched. Click on any photo to enlarge.

To see more skies from around the world visit SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Got Music? - THISway/ThursWAY

In our little town if you are looking for electronics and the hottest music from current artists or maybe a blast from the past in vinyl there is only one place to go. The place to see and be seen.

Hot Poop, the music and electronics store.

Looking for a sign? Visit Tink at THISway/ThursWAY.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Quiet Day - Watery/Outdoor Wednesday

A nice quiet day at the lake. Most of the ducks and geese were content to just float around.

Occasionally someone just had to stretch and flap a little but it would get quiet again.

Some decided it was a good time for a nap.

Be sure to visit Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday for more photos.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Remember When? - Ruby Tuesday

I was walking down Main street a few days ago when I passed one of our bike shops. With all the larger bikes in the window and one the sidewalk I almost missed the little red bike with training wheels. Isn't it cute? Does it bring back memories? Do you remember when you learned to ride a bike? Or do you remember teaching a child to ride?

I still remember the day my dad took the training wheels off my bike. He held onto the bike to keep it from falling over as he walked behind me. The real thrill was when I realized he wasn't holding it any more! What do you remember?

Our world is filled with beautiful reds, to see more visit Ruby Tuesday.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Bright Promise - Mellow Yellow Monday

Dahlia buds from this past summer.
Let the power of yellow mellow out your Monday, visit Mellow Yellow Monday.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Nap Time - Camera Critters

A soft patch of grass and the warmth of the sun make a fella sleepy. It's really hard to keep your eyes open.

Maybe a short nap for the Canada Goose. Click on any photo to enlarge.

It must be contagious, the Emperor Goose is getting sleepy too.

Shh, we will let them sleep.

To see more critters from around the world visit Camera Critters.

Friday, January 22, 2010

King of the Hill

Or maybe rooftop? The last of my pre scheduled post. See you this weekend.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Colors Bright

Blanket Flower

The is a pre scheduled post which I hope gets published. It should appear in the early morning hours of Wednesday the 20th. I'll be back soon.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Summer's Gold - Mellow Yellow Monday

Just a pretty little summer flower to keep us warm until Spring. In case you are wondering this photo has not been altered in any way, it is straight from the camera. The effect is from the lighting created by the late afternoon sun.

I'm taking a little time off to get caught up on a few things but I will be back soon. For more lovely yellows to mellow out your Monday visit Mellow Yellow Monday.

Friday, January 15, 2010

A Week of Skies - SkyWatch Friday

Our skies this week have been a widely varied mix. Monday was very foggy and overcast.

Sunsets were sometimes dark and gloomy and sometimes pretty with pinks.

A day or two gave us a very brief glimpse of the sun.

But today was the best of all.

To see more skies from around the world visit SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Quick Change - THISway/ThursWAY

I was headed home from the grocery story yesterday still looking for photo ops. It had been raining most of the afternoon but finally stopped. As I got closer to home I saw a pale rainbow and some signs, perfect for today's post I thought. I was parked along side the road for three minutes or less and in that short time the sky darkened.

And this is what I saw. Not the best of photos, the light was poor. To see more signs of the times visit Tink at THISway/ThursWAY.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Evening Light - Outdoor/Watery Wednesday

Once again I reached back in time to show you a few photos from late Autumn. For more watery outdoor photos visit Outdoor Wednesday and Watery Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Romantic Dinner? - Ruby Tuesday

Oh sweetheart, I'm am so excited that you wanted to go out for dinner tonight.

You have a feather out of place, could you smooth it out before we start. No, not that one, the other one. Never mind.

Maybe we should have come on a different night, it's so crowded. These little ducks seem like rowdy types.

Shoo! Get away! We were in line first, wait your turn. How rude. Did you see that dear? The nerve of some ducks!

And what is that? Sweetheart, there's someone over there with a camera. She's taking pictures of us. She didn't even ask us. I told you we should have come on a different night but you never listen. Aren't you going to say something.

Just forget it, I'm going home. Are you coming?

These are Coscoroba swans at our local aviary. I know, they do look more like a duck or maybe a goose. There is a discussion on one website I found about how they should be classified. But for now they are considered the smallest member of the swan family.

If you would like more information I did a post about them on my other blog a while back, you can see it HERE. The other post has photos of them swimming, they are far more graceful looking in the water.

To see more reds visit Ruby Tuesday.