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.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Header Challenge - Clocks

My header is the clock in the the center of Thurmont, a small town near us. The clocks below are in our house and in the City of Frederick.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Header Challenge - Sepia

All this were taken recently and converted to sepia with my camera editing feature.

 A touch of Spring as Dogwood buds appear

 Hungry squirrel

 After the rains

First blooms of Spring