Friday, January 28, 2011

A Snow-filled Skywatch Friday Triple Play

Yet another storm pummeled the east coast this week. 
Take a walk with me, 
viewing the sunset while braving the cold temperatures, 
icy roads, and sharp winds. 

Sunset on a Snowy Beach
(Please click on any of the photos to see them bigger.)

Waves of snow

Drapes of ice

For more Skywatch Friday photos from around the globe, 

Wishing you warm thoughts,

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Calm before the next storm

So the weather reports have wicked weather 
headed our direction, yet again. 
I took the opportunity to photo a cranberry bog today 
while the getting was good,  so to speak.
(Be sure to click on the images to see them better.)

I liked the contrast of the bare trees, the evergreens,
sliver of blue water,
and cranberry bog in this photo above.

Real or reflection?  

Focal point - blade of grass.

Sooo, on a totally different, random topic...
I was out picking up my dry-cleaning and
a car pulled into the spot next to me. 
I was taken aback when the car jumped the curb
while straddling 2 parking spaces. 

Stay safe out there, everyone!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

GGW Picture This Photo Contest

I did it for the first time. I've thrown my hat, or rather one of my photographs, into the ring for the Gardening Gone Wild blog 'Picture This Photo Contest'. Check out the rules, and great tutorial on creating interesting macro shots with your point-and-shoot camera, by clicking here.

Below is my photo entry, "The Red Planet Invaded by Spiders". 
Click on the image and you can see it close up.

It was meant to evoke a visceral response from the viewer - 
cool or creepy, you decide.

What is it exactly? 
Well, spiders, obviously, inside a green glass vase. 
I set it on the Formica countertop and used a flashlight 
to play with lighting as I snapped photos. 

Below is another photo of the same family, in the same vase, 
on the same countertop, but with the light playing differently.

I look forward to seeing other photo contest entries, 
maybe yours?


P.S. Click here for a great little article on spiders. 
They are beneficial in the garden and even the home, 
so don't be afraid!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - The Red Planet Invaded by Spiders


For more Wordless Wednesday photos, please click here.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The New Year

 The sun has set on 2010.
It was a tough year, 
having to say final goodbyes to 
dear friends, 
a young nephew, 
a close-as-my-sister aunt, 
and a treasured Mom.
Goodbye Year of the Tiger.

Hello 2011.
Year of the Rabbit begins Feb 3, 2011.
And we're off and running...
wishing you and yours all the best!