Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Header Challenge - Textures around out side

Rough

Hard

Furry
 
Fuzzy
 
Light and feathery

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Header challenge - Tell a story in pictures


Four years ago, we remodeled the kitchen. First step was to call the contractor who had done some previous work for us. He made some recommendations . We selected cabinets, signed the contract, and work began. We cleared the kitchen of pots, pans, food, dishes, table and chairs  all of which went to spare bedroom and other parts of the house.

 The old cupboard is bare


 The crew then went to work  moving appliances and stripping the room bare.


On one wall some mold was found and the hazmat folks were called. Turns out the stuff was dead and not dangerous.

A few more weeks and new cabnets were in place along with appliances;
 
 a new microwave; the old kitchen table;

and the new cupboard was restocked.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Header Challenge Looking down (stream)

 
I have not recently scaled high mountains or buildings, so I have been pointing my camera down towards near items. My header and first image are looking down stream along Owens Creek.
 
 Looking down at a hint of spring.

 Looking down to see the top of the library.

Looking down at the duck, not bothered by the camera or me.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Header Challenge Animals


I have not been out among the wild animals recently, but I have enjoyed watching the neighborhood critters cope with this winter's snow. The squirrels seem not to mind a bit and can find their acorns under a foot or more. My header is a view of the black Angus calves across the field.


Caught this one scurrying across the snow in the yard (the pile is where I shoveled off our patio). Above image has increased brightness. Below the brightness was increased.


The neighbor's cat walked the top of fence to avoid the snow and then did not know what to do. (It usually walks along the back to the house on the other side of us. To see another visiting animal from sever years ago, go to  http://lewspics.blogspot.com/2010/07/small-visitor.html.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Header challenge Signs of Spring


I know Spring is coming when I see the flowers and bunnies in shop windows.

The rhododendron buds are out

Daffodils show their yellow even when it's still 30 F!


and the finches show their yellow!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Sky Watch - Bright skies

We had some very bright skies Wednesday and Thursday, with some clouds and contrails. All of these images were adjusted for brightness and contrast.




Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Header Challenge Leafless trees


The next image is from December 3 when only a few leaves were hanging on. The last image was taken about a week ago. We are now getting some warmer days and so the leaves should be showing soon.