Category Archives: Photography

It’s been a while

I haven’t had a lot of camera time lately so it’s been a while since I’ve had any postings.

Well, finally got to spend a day out. These are taken at the Botanical Garden in Naples Florida.

So many of my northern family and friends are very tired of snow and cold. Way too much of it. So I hope these colors, blooming plants and sunshine can bring some relief from my eye to them.

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Waiting for the Monarch

I found two catepillars in the field the other day and brought them to the back porch to observe.  Was able to watch one wander down and was able to direct to a spot to watch. 

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August 25, 2013 · 9:28 am

Bluebirds at the birdbath

Blue birds have been flocking to the bird bath around 5 – 6 pm. Can say with certainty that there is success with bringing the bluebird back to this environment with boxes for them to nest in. Have a couple of bluebird boxes made by the local bluebird society, but have several boxes made by my Dad hanging on fence posts and trees.

 

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Oriole

Moving the bird bath/ frog habitat to the end of the front porch and outside the dining room window allows perfect viewing for the birds coming to drink and refresh themselves.

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August 21, 2013 · 9:06 am

Hummer time

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August 19, 2013 · 1:10 pm

Iris

When i was young a neighbor hybredized iris’s.  I’m fortunate to have these. 

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May 24, 2013 · 3:07 pm

Time goes by fast

I can’t believe it’s been over two months since I have written and posted anything on this blog.  Sometimes life gets in the way.  With two minor surgeries and a flair-up of Fibromyalgia, a LOT of life has gotten in my way this late summer and fall.

Didn’t do a lot of camera time in but am going to share some shots taken on a walk around the property when I finally got outdoors again.

This being the month of Thanksgiving, many on Facebook, including myself, are posting a thankful post each day leading up to Thanksgiving.  This quote is my thankful post for today:  “I am thankful for the God given talents that I have.  My nursing career was beyond my expectations!
I never expected to plant over 1000 trees/shrubs to create a backyard wildlife habitat.  And witness the return of wildlife.
Through that path, my photography skills developed into art and has brought me to where I am today.
Gods plan isn’t static, let it evolve through you.”

Story…. In 2001 I found the Indiana Departmen of Forestries website and lottory for ordering trees from the nursery.  It was late in the year, way past the lottery time, and I figured they wouldn’t be able to fulfill a full order, so I ordered several options.  Well these options come in bundles of 100 trees.  I got them all.  My family was ready to certify me as substantially nuts when in March of 2002 UPS backed the truck up and unloaded eight bundles of trees.  You do the math.  That’s right I had over 800 trees.  They got “toed into a row of mulch and it took me, my hubby, and my parents helping, until June to get them planted.

2012 is the tenth anniversary of their growth.  These first few photos are a series I took from the road looking back toward the house.  As you can see, we have Green Ash lining the drive.  Now this was just when the discovery of the Emerald Ash Borer was doing major damage in Michigan and just begining to come into Northern Indiana.  So far so good, and I hold my breath as the pest has made it’s way to Marion and Hendricks County.

The antique tractor was the first flower bed I built after recovering from the initial onslaught of the Fibro.  Bought this and a manurer spreader at one of my uncles auctions and used it as a marker for where we live.  Both are prominent in some of my photography.

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It’s a foggy morning in Danville this morning

Labor Day weekend was a wet one here in central Indiana.  We soo needed the rain!  Got 2.5 inches here.  First time it’s been soggy in a good while.  So this morning the fog rolled in.

Now I’m not a morning person anymore (living better with chemistry, it takes a couple hours for the meds to settle in) but I decided there was too much potential outdoors.

So out the door in my nightgown, put on my boots with camera in hand.

Tha’ts the nice thing about living in the country and off the road, people can’t see me so well, and I can hide behind trees.

I hope you enjoy my foggy morning walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wine lovers must tour Indy Wine Trail

 Another posting from the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau Wine lovers must tour Indy Wine Trail.

But I have added some of my wine flavored photos to go with it.

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Photos Civil War Heritage Days 2012 Danville, IN

This past weekend was the second Civil War Heritage Days.  Hosted by the Danville Public Library and the Hendricks County Historical museum. Held in Historical Downtown Danville, the Home of Hendricks County Government.

There was lots to see and do.

This year was added a Grand Ball held in the Courthouse rotunda.  As a obeserver, I was on the second floor balcony looking down on the dance floor.  Thus giving me a very different perspective of the beautiful ball gowns and well dressed gentlemen.  With the adults was one little girl, who was most adorable, and held herself to the adults in her ability to dance and have fun.

For those local, please share this post with anyone you might recognize who might want to view.

I am going to put the full size resolution photos on my website if anyone is interested in purchasing.  Remember these photos are copy righted and the resolution has been reduced that render an awful print.

This posting has a higher number of photos than I usually post, so sit back, breathe, relax and enjoy.

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