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Jalapenos May 4, 2015
May 3, 2011    A little break from the car photos today.  This is a shot of some Hackberry Emperor Butterflies on some shrubs outside our house.  We are just covered with these little butterflies and they love the blooms on this shrub.  Papa, help me out with the name of this shrub.      These lovely little butterflies are not the only bugs in our yard, we have "June Bugs" everywhere (not sure that's their real name) but they are like little brown, kamokazi bugs that throw themselves violently into the doors & windows of the house.  The June Bugs dive into the doors & windows every night for the last 2 nights.  They are everywhere & nasty little buggers.    I'd like more of these pretty little butterflies please - no more nasty June bugs.    Best viewed in X2.    PP is Topaz spicify filter - it's fast becoming one of my favorites.      Hope you enjoy these pretty little butterflies!    Best Regards,  Linda
Blog about this portrait coming soon http://blog.paulbellinger.com
Saturday, December 20, 2014  "FINAL DAY OF AUTUMN/FALL" 2014  "In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, save perhaps in daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November." ~ Rose G. Kingsley  SOOC, uncropped, no flash  Christmas countdown...........5 days away! My youngest sister and her family arrived safely from Georgia last night - woo hoo!  The first day of winter is tomorrow, so I thought I'd post a final photo depicting the beauty of autumn/fall - my favorite time of year.  And yes, the leaves were really that vivid.  I always say that Mother Nature is amazing and she sure knows how to put on a show!  I am appreciative of your comments yesterday pertaining to  my "Down By The Riverfront" photo. There are always phenomenal photos posted in this community from so many talented and meticulously discerning photographers; and as you can tell, I enjoy viewing and commenting on as many of them as time permits.   Have a safe weekend!  Kangaroo Express #3445 574 Hwy 61 N Vicksburg, MS 39183 Phone: (601)638-9354 Official website: http://kangarooexpress.com/StoreReview/3445  ***#10 photo of the day***  (photo taken 11/29/2014)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
After dark. May 5, 2015
05-05-2015 - Moab, UT - S on 191 to Wilson Arch       Link to Photo  Without Frame              Thank You for Making this Daily Photo the #1 Pick on 05-05-2015
May 6, 2015  Waterfall in Waterton  Waterton National Park, Alberta
05.06.15  Snail  It rained last night. When I went outside to get Champ out of her kennel (where she stayed warm and dry and safe from the thunder and lightning) her food dish was upside down and this snail was hiding inside. I set it up on the rock border around the terrace and ran inside for the camera. The snail was waiting there ready to pose.
05.02.15  Water color  El Jay is feeling better. I need to get out and take new pictures soon.
ART-Prismatic Fish     Link to Photo Without Frame
11/23/10 - Tree in the Fog  I have been watching and studying this tree for a couple of years now.  Whenever there is fog, it seems to stand out from the backdrop...a solitary, lonely figure.  I finally made up  my mind yesterday to figure out where to park the car to get out to take a picture...not a small feat.  I do try to stay safe, but this location is more precarious than some.  Most days I am joyful as I spend time with the kids.  My life is full of laughter and color; it's vibrant and full of life like many of my pictures.  But some days at least deep inside it is like this too.  I guess a bit of that side is slipping through today.  I stopped to think about my mother for a few minutes when I took this.  She was involved in a horrible traffic accident with a tractor trailer on a foggy morning in November just before Thanksgiving in 1985.  For me, the fog will always be more than just the fog.  Back to bright and cheery tomorrow I promise...  Thanks for your comments on Johnny and the Jon boat.  It was as serene out there as you thought.  Little wind, warm sun on our skin, very few boats out on the lake...a calming hour without the chaos of life.  HAGD, Maryann
05.05.15  Saturday we were told there was another park just up the road from the park we were at. We went there Sunday and it has a great playground (Yes, the Boy says we can return) and a big soccer field. There were a lot of people there playing soccer. I have to say, because this is part of the story, that I may have been the only non-hispanic there.......  These two girls came over and wanted to pet Champ. Then they wanted to walk her. I said OK. The older girl said, "My name is Stephanie and my sister is Ashley."  I said, "My son's name is Logan Julio" (El Jay. LJ.)  She gave me an odd look. Then looked at El Jay and said, "But Julio is an Hispanic name."  I wanted to say, well, Ashley and Stephanie aren't Hispanic names and you are Hispanic, but I said, "He is part Mexican and part Apache."  She looked me up and down and replied, "What are you?" (Scottish and Swedish and Welsh and Spanish and Swiss and....a melting pot.)  "I'm American."  A few minutes later, she went over to EL Jay and said, "Hi, I'm Stephanie."  He said, "Hola, I am Logan Julio Reyes."  She said, "¿Cómo estás?"  He answered, "Bien."
May 5, 2015  Here's the backstory of this shot:  After having been on a business trip all last week, I landed at Love Field Friday afternoon around 3:30.  Friday afternoon traffic is ALWAYS bad, but this past Friday it was hideous!  There were to protest rallies downtown and the sky was filled with news helicopters, I-35 was just inching along.  So as a way to get around the freeway, I took a route that I normally don't travel.  This took me under the fantastic Margaret Hunt Hill bridge which I think is stunning in it's design.  As I was slowly creeping under the bridge, I pulled out my point & shoot that stays in the car all the time, and just held it up through the windshield.  I didn't really know what kind of shot I would get, but I liked several of them.  This is the one that I liked best.  Rather than a "drive by" shot, it's a "drive under" shot.  "Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us." ~ Bruce Jackson  Thank you for your comments and critiques.  I'm off again this morning for another week away from home (sigh), but will comment as much as I can.  Have a great week friends!  Linda http://www.smugmug.com
Not the best but i love the clouds.  Maui 5 4 2015
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