Friday, August 27, 2010

Taxi!

We want to share a really great video with you. One of Cindi Lou Who's BFF (Bestest Furry Friends) is Madi. The other day Madi & her Mom send us this video from WRAL news in North Carolina. A woman whose cat caught a squirrel was so worried for the animal that she called a cab to deliver it to Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation.




Thank you Madi & Mom. Click on Madi's photo to visit our favorite Diva Kitty.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Slow down, you move too fast.

You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.

Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da...Feelin' Groovy.


Hello lamp-post,
What cha knowin'?
I've come to watch your flowers growin'.
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in' doo-doo,
Feelin' groovy.


I've got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all it's petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.

The 59th Street Bridge Song
Simon & Garfunkel



For more musical photo journeys visit Hootin' Anni's Thursday Theme Song And if streets, roads and such are your thing be sure to check out Freda's ThisWay Thursday.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Heart in the Clouds


Shapes in the clouds are always open to interpretation but I see hearts in the skies above! Do you? Click on the photos to enlarge.

Visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday to see more found hearts.

Defying Gravity in Idaho



Click on any photo to enlarge. Words are not always necessary. For more photos visit Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer on Canvas

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
James Dent

I saw this painting at our local farmers' market last weekend.

For more photos visit Freda at Tuesday Takes.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Unique Tires



The theme for this week's Photo Time is Unique Tires. This was a tough one but after much thought I found these tires and wheels. The top photo is a sign at one of our local bicycle shops, when the wind blows the wheel spins. The last two photos are of a toy I picked up at a yard sale. I use it as a little plant stand. For more photos visit Freda at Photo Time.

I am still having internet connection problems. Our service was down Friday evening and all that night. We were not home most of yesterday and when we got home our service was down again. I am so far behind on my visits to your blogs but I am going to try and catch up with everyone later today.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wooden Heart


There's no strings upon this love of mine
It was always you from the start
Treat me nice
Treat me good
Treat me like you really should
'Cause I'm not made of wood
And I don't have a wooden heart

Muss i denn, muss i denn
Zum Stadtele hinaus
Stadtele hinaus
Und du, mein schat, bleibst hier?

Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn)
Fred Wise, Ben Weisman, Kay Twomey and Bert Kaempfert





Hearts are everywhere! Visit Clytie at Guest Heart Thursday and see what I mean.

And while we are on the subject of music check out Hootin' Anni's new Thursday Theme Song!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Splash!

It is hot here today (at the moment it is 100F/38C) so the thought of splashing water sounds so good right now. This was taken at a fountain. I really got caught up in the way the water from the fountain was hitting the surrounding pool.

For more photos visit TUESDAY TAKES.

Do you like your fun watery too? Visit WATERY WEDNESDAY.

Monday, August 16, 2010

To Bee or Not to Bee - Is That the Question?

Some of you were asking about the Bee Fly in yesterday's post. So what is a Bee Fly?

Bee flies are members of a large family of flies called Bombyliidae. It is believed that their superficial resemblance to bees offers them some protection from predators. This Bee Fly is somewhat smaller than the honey bees in my yard.

No, they don't sting.

They feed on the nectar and pollen of flowers. The Bee Fly in my photos is one of several different varieties of bee fly. You can click on the photos to enlarge.

Bee flies are on every continent except Antarctica but most folks don't notice them because they look like another bee on the flowers.

To see more of our world in tiny detail please take a look at Macro Monday.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Delicate Purple

Cranesbill

Bee Fly on Cranesbill

Flowers, flowers everywhere on Today's Flowers. The theme for this week's Photo Time is purple flowers. Visit both or better yet, join in on the fun.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

DIRT

Dirt? We have dirt! We live in a large agricultural area and when the fields are not planted there is Dirt.

When we go on vacation we like to go to desert races where there is sand and lots of Dirt. What looks like a writing in the dust is actually a banner that was reflecting on the motorhome window where I was standing. I really didn't want to scratch the lens on my camera.

And then there is just plain old Dirt which isn't all that plain when you look at it up close.

The theme for this month's Brenda Photo Challenge is Dirt! Be sure to visit the other challenge participants or better yet join us in the challenge.

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Perfect Summer Day

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

Reflections are every where, for more visit James at Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Meet the Parents

If you saw yesterday's post you will remember I asked what kind of chicks these were, what will they be when they go up? Now it's time to meet their parents. First look THISway!

Mama Peahen.

She is teaching her little ones how to find food. I wonder which WAY they will go next.

And the proud papa of the six little chicks. The family of peafowl live at our local aviary. The photo quality is not the best, I had to stick my camera lens through a chain link fence.

Visit THISway/ThursWAY for more photos.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Everywhere a Chick Chick!

Almost Wordless!

Do you know what these will chicks will be when they grow up?  Answer tomorrow.

Words are not always necessary, let your photos do the talking. Visit Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Little Green Apples

Do you remember the song?

Visit Freda at Tuesday Takes to see more photos and join in the fun.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sun Shower


Just after I had watered my flower the sun hit these Strawflowers. Notice how the sun is reflection off some of the rain drops.

Yellow is mellow and yellow flowers are the mellowest of all. The theme for this week's Photo Time is mellow yellow flowers. Also check out all sorts of yellows at Mellow Yellow Monday.
And if flowers are your favorite thing be sure to visit Today's Flowers.

My Internet connection has been off and on all week (mostly off). Looks like it is back to normal now, I hope. I will be catching up with all of your blogs today.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Searching for a Heart of Gold

This is one of my Sundaze Golden Yellow (bracteantha bracteata) also called Strawflower. I let one of the blooms go to seed for photographic purposes but imagine my surprise when I looked throught the viewfinder and saw a heart.

There are hearts everywhere. If you don't believe visit Clytie's Guest Heart Thursday at Random Hearts.

Sun and Shade

It was about 95 degrees (F) at the time I took this photo. This little shady area seemed like a good place to take a break during my walk in our downtown area.

For more photos visit THISway/ThursWAY.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Single Drop ..............Or Two!


This was one of those times that I couldn't decide which photo to show you so you get both. Also consider yourselves warned my dear blogging friends, I may be getting a little carried away with water droplets. There will be more!

For more watery photos visit Watery Wednesday. To see a variety of photos visit Tuesday Takes. I know today is Wednesday but my Internet connection was either down or super slow all day yesterday. It's still acting up so hopefully this will post!!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunflower


Want to see more photos? Visit Photo Time and Mellow Yellow Monday.