Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sky Watch - Blue and white

 . . . and a little pink - all taken on April 28.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Header Challenge - Pink

Joining our family this summer is our first great granddaughter. Marianne is ensuring that she will be well dressed and entertained. (Her other great grandmothers and grandmothers are also busy.) My header is just a few of the items. 

But while we await the little ones appearance, Mother Nature (and the local garden center) is filling our yard with pink. 
Cherry tree in bloom

Pink geraniums to plant

And our azaleas are about to burst

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Our World - in our yard

 Lilacs are blooming

 and also the dogwood

And a small (1 inch) creature hopped by.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sky Watch - April clouds

A sampling of our skies April 20, 21 and 22
 - cool, windy, and a little rain.
But the leaves are showing and the blooms are opening.
Spring is here!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Header challenge - Spring yet?

Tom's question for this week's header challenge "Is Spring finally here?" Our answer is YES! Finally spring is here after a long winter and a cool first half of April.

Bleeding heart among the daffodils

Some flowers to plant on Mother's Day

The finches have turn bright yellow

Planting a new rhododendron

Cherry blossoms appeared

and so have the dogwood blossoms

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Our World - Blooming in our yard

Bleeding Heart
Cherry blossom
 Cherry blossom

Lilac coming soon

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sky Watch - Mostly blue

 April 2

 April 5
 April 5

 April 10

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Header Challenge - Found a Froe

Kathy's choice for theme this week is found object.  Among the "found" objects I have, are several old tools. They were "found" at farm auctions. The froe was used to split wood along the grain to make boards of shingles. All of the items pictured here were used in construction before the age of power tools.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Our World - Springing forward


 Early morning hot air balloon

 Clematis starts its climb

 Daffodil going strong

Lilac showing some color

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Header Challenge - Pictures from the past

My idea for this challenge was to post images over my years with a camera. I was given a brownie camera for Christmas when I was about 12. Dad had the darkroom equipment and taught me how to develop film and make prints. My header is a self portrait with my wife taken ten years ago. This is a small sample of about 60 years of photography.. 

1950's WW-II model

1950's Construction oops! 
Road construction next to my grandmother's house.

1986 College Graduation
 My eldest daughter with my Dad

1995 Arizona sunset
1996 Mom and Dad.
2005 Independence Hall from Liberty Bell.