My Friends

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Farewell to Egypt Hall

In the wee hours of July 26th, lightening struck Egypt Hall and destroyed it. According to residents, the hall opened in 1989 and was built by community volunteers in conjunction with town officials. The community vows to once again rebuild the hall by Christmas this yr, if not shortly after. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

After The Rain

We have had hardly any rain all season and from yesterday into today, I think we made up for it. Today was incredible. The amount of rain that fell was unbelievable. When it ended, this is what the street looked like - the ditches so full they were up to the road on one side

This is a friend of ours down at the corner .. they are under water and it's flowing super fast through the culverts, but still dangerous when you have 3 children, 2 of which are quite young

Here's the culverts in their ditch - before I got my camera, the water was right up over the top of them

This is their yard, unbelievable. She's put a call into the town to see what can be done

front yard .. flooded

the culverts lead to the park, which normally is a small waterway - you can see what is normally a walking bridge, here it looks like a piece of wood or something!

One last shot - this is from the road and shows that both homes are flooded because the water just had nowhere to go

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hard At Work

Good morning!! Out and about in my front yard in Sunday and caught this little guy busy doing what bee's do! I had fun following him around as he did his business .. it really is cool what they do and how they do it. In some of the photo's you can see the pollen.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Bee In Flight

Good morning!! I had a wonderful wknd and a nice, relaxing Mother's Day. I was even able to get out and play with my camera in our yard and I followed a bee as he was pollinating our tree's and flowers. I have more to post once I edit them, but for today - I love how I was able to catch this little guy in action and you can even see his wings! Sometimes I even amaze myself. Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bloomin' Crab Apple

You know those times that you take a photo and you don't even realize that you've caught something in that moment? Check out the first photo and look closely - see him? I thought it was something on my screen while I was playing with the photo on PSE9 and then when I enlarged it, it's a gnat!! How neat is that, that I caught a tiny little bug on a bloom. I had some fun with these in PSE9 - playing with exposures etc and love the way they turned out. Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Blooms Before Apples

Blooms before apples, right? Couldn't resist getting a photo of these gorgeous blooms, especially the water droplet. Again, they smell so good, you wish they bloomed all season! Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tip Toe Through The Tulips ...

This is one of the tulips in my front garden. For some reason this yr, we don't seem to have as many as normal? Anyone else dealing with this? Anyway, I took this from the ground and then played with it in PSE9. I think it looks pretty cool!! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Our Sand Cherry Tree

Out and about in my front yard yesterday afternoon and starting snapping some pics of our sand cherry tree. I love this tree, so much so that we now have 4 in our front yard and 2 in the back. I just wish they shared these gorgeous smelling blooms all season!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ducks In A TREE???

Yes, this is my front yard. The other day I was playing toys with the daycare kid's and I noticed something that didn't quite look right in the front tree. Imagine my surprise when I saw these 2!!! Can't say I have ever seen ducks in a tree!!!

Out & About In My Front Yard

I was sitting out the front with my camera and just started snapping off some photo's, trying to remember some of the techniques I learned last yr at the Henry's course I took. Here's just a couple pics from my front yard.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Valentine's Flowers

Good morning friends!! I just wanted to share some photo's with you that I took of my Valentine's flowers. I edited in PSE9. Enjoy your day!

Friday, January 27, 2012

It Just Keeps Comin'!!

I tell ya, we either get nothing or everything!! What a weird winter season we've had. This morning we woke to freezing rain and now snow. We went from green, mucky and blah to completely white in a matter of hours. I don't have time to get out and play right now, but I couldn't resist these shots just outside my front door .. enjoy!!