Saturday, September 09, 2017

Pre-Irma






Went to Florida for Labor  Day, to visit family. When we planed thee trip,, we had no idea about Irma.
We came  home on Wednesday, ahead of the evacuees. I think my nieces and nephews may be spared the worst of the storm. Hopefully. 

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Solar Eclipse

I did not have the eclipse safety glasses. For someone who usually plans and plans and plans, this was bizarre. My excuse was that I thought my backup was some AstroSolar film I had purchased years ago to make a solar filter for my telescope. I still have that filter, I sold the telescope. 

Anyway, the fine print: The film is only good for cameras, telescopes, binoculars... not naked eyes. By the time I read the fine print, the chance of finding the glasses anywhere was nil.. 

So, I made a filter for my camera and ONLY looked at  the LCD in order to find the moon/sun. 

It is what it is...





The crescent-shaped shadows surprised me. At first I wondered if they were always like that and I never noticed. They were everywhere... so surreal. 

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Hiatus Hydrangea


Been here before, out of photographic practice. It's going to be difficult to compile enough new photos for a 2018 calendar. 

Monday, March 06, 2017

Gulf Coast of Florida



My late husband and I had often vacationed on the Florida Gulf Coast. I prefer the calm gulf waters to the ocean side of the southern US. Since his death, I had longed to return to that area for a stay. Occasionally, I even considered going alone.

But things never worked out until recently. My niece and I booked a few days in Panama City Beach. Even with a day (all day!) of rain, I still enjoyed my stay and I'd go back in a minute.





Friday, February 03, 2017

Two


Longing for some floral color to offset the grey of winter, I brought a bouquet of hyacinths home from the market. 

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Perfection


Perfection

Right out of the gate, the photo idea for February 1 is "Perfection". sigh. Nothing is perfect. No one is perfect. There are fleeting moments of perfection. Like happiness and beauty, perfection is in the eye of the beholder. 

I know I have commented on other's photos - "Perfection" because I felt that everything came together... at that moment. But to capture it today? I just don't know. 
A sunny, warm day in mid-winter is probably as close as I'll get.

* Intentionally out of focus.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Plan


Well,  my photo-a-day project has gone off the rails but I found something online that might help me get back on course. Photoblog.com posted a year's worth of daily photo topics/subjects, available for download. I'm hoping this will spur my creativity.