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Bouquet and Bee (Gaillardia) – Photography

07/03/2015

Went out yesterday looking for my Blue Heron which walked on water.  Didn’t find him, but found these pretty flowers shot from 19 feet away with a 300mm lens (that’s all I had with me).   Added the vignette through GIMP which was so painful (probably would’ve been just as painful for me in any editing software) I had to stop in the middle, go out, climb a ladder and clean my rain gutters.  Some day I’ll learn the software and happily watch the rain overflow my gutters.

The flower?  My best guess is some sort of Gaillardia (Joe Bell Flower), also known in Sweden as Flower Thingy.

Bouquet and Bee

Bouquet and Bee

Turtle Thursday? – Baby Turtles (5 photos) – Photography

07/02/2015
Baby Turtle Spy Hopping

Baby Turtle Spy Hopping

Turtle Thursday?  Why not?  And what can be cuter on Turtle Thursday than baby turtles?  So here are five photos of them in situ.  As these are little guys at best, you may want to click on the images to get a better view.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Cloudscape – Sky – Muse – Photography

06/27/2015

A muse?  Hmmm…  Seldom do I think that deeply.  In fact, to generalize the last sentence, seldom do I think.  But to go along with the challenge, the sky could be my muse.  Most light comes from the sky.  Light is something that inspires photographers.  In its own right, the sky is notable as the canvas for sunrises, sunsets, weather, clouds, sun, moon and stars.  To celebrate the sky, here’s a cloudscape.

To see what inspires others, click here.

Cloudscape

Cloudscape

Weekly Photo Challenge – Roy G. Biv – Sunset – Photography

06/20/2015

I cheated.  Again.  Sorry.  In order to come close to the challenge I included the histogram for photo in the challenge (and a little bit of my desktop wallpaper).  So here’s the cheat and the final photo.

For more about Mr. Roy G. Biv, click here.

Sunset with Histogram

Sunset with Histogram

Sunset

Sunset

Weekly Photo Challenge – Off-Season – Picnic – Photography

06/17/2015

With summer officially only a few days away, it’s usually time to go down to the river for a picnic.  Except when the creek rises and then, it’s the off-season.

For other things off-season, click here.

When The Creek Rises

When The Creek Rises

Savoritz Baked Woven Wheat Crackers – Food Review – ALDI

06/16/2015
ALDI - Savoritz Baked Woven Wheat Crackers

ALDI – Savoritz Baked Woven Wheat Crackers

Have some crackers with your salt?

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Sauvignon de Seguin Bordeaux – 2014 – Trader Joe’s – Wine Review

06/16/2015
Sauvignon de Seguin - 2014 - AOC Bordeaux

Sauvignon de Seguin – 2014 – AOC Bordeaux

Today’s review is a white Bordeaux.

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Trader Joe’s Goat Milk Brie – Food Review

06/16/2015
Trader Joe's Goat Milk Brie

Trader Joe’s Goat Milk Brie

Cheese, crackers and wine – what’s not to like?  Plenty.

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Great Blue Heron – Walking On Water – Photography

06/12/2015

I’m not sure if this heron did this for fun or was just aborting his dive for a fish?  Maybe, some day, I’ll go back and watch him again.

Great Blue Heron - Walking On Water

Great Blue Heron – Walking On Water

 

Cattleya Orchid (?) – Photography

06/12/2015

No real clue what this is, except pretty.  But my best guess is a Cattleya orchid.

Cattleya_Orchid

 


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