Thursday, June 30, 2022

Snaps for Thursday

 Various snapshots from today

Three years ago today,  I left my home in Georgia for the last time. I was so exhausted after packing up a four bedroom house in less than a month, I didn't have the time or strength to consider what a momentous occasion it was. I miss many things about my house, mostly the space - inside and out but there are many more things I do not miss; the maintenance of a forty-plus year old house. Anyway, it feels as though I've been gone longer than three years.

A little rose

 Waves of Rose.

And a note re: equipment. I am very satisfied with the results from the Zeiss 2.8/50mm. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Roses are

 Roses are delightful. They make a dull space more beautiful.

And some paint palettes

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Rose Red

 Not sure this is the color I wanted, but it's the color I had.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

If it's Saturday

 It must be pizza day!

In the oven

Friday, June 24, 2022

Pie à la Mode


Another foodie photo. My mom was as excellent cook, as I'm sure I've noted here before. She was a natural cook. I am not. I've been trying to improve my skills, with particular attention to pie crust. I haven't mastered it yet but I won't quit trying. This blackberry pie tastes delicious but I'm not completely satisfied with how it turned out.

Up next: Apple?

Just Opened

 A new hibiscus blossom.

Yesterdays sunrise

Sliding out of June
Summertime beats down on us
Thunderstorm relief

Thursday, June 23, 2022


 This might be the end of the sunflowers. I wasn't sure about this composition when I pressed the shutter but when I opened the file on my computer, I loved it. It could also have been titled 'Waves of Sunflower'.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022


 What's a better sign of summer than strawberries. Well, maybe watermelon but strawberries are much more photogenic.

I might have to make a shortcake for these beauties.

Monday, June 20, 2022


 More sunflowers, gotta shoot them before they fade.

It was another beautiful morning, coolish and clear. I spent a good amount of time watching the hummingbirds come and go.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Bromeliad and Hummer

 I edited a photo from April's visit to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, inside the orchid building.

As I enjoyed this morning on the balcony, the hummers were humming to-and-fro.

Note the blue, cloudless sky. :)

Father's Day

Grateful for this gorgeous day. This morning the temperature is in the low 60s, very little humidity. Ahhhh. I needed this respite from the searing heat wave we've been experiencing. The 90s will be back next week but for now, ahhh.

Thinking of my Dad on this Father's Day. He died when I was 16 so my memories of him are from my childhood and teen years. I wish I had known him as an adult. It's an idea so foreign I can barely imagine it. He took good care of us, I know that.  He was a photographer, I have his camera. Here is a self portrait he took - I don't know when it was taken but he looks pretty young. I have most of his slides.

Saturday, June 18, 2022


 Nineteen years ago today I started my first photo-a-day project. Yes, I started mid year. This was my first PAD photo, a floating leaf. This  was taken in a deck pond, where I photographed many things floating over the years.

I thought I'd try another PAD project. It could happen...

First, a trip through the car wash.

Friday, June 17, 2022

The Sunniest

 I love sunflowers but they are (for me) very difficult to paint. So I thought if a had some real ones, I might have better luck. We'll see.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Heat and humidity

We're having a heat wave and I'm grateful for not having to go out into that misery. Meanwhile,  morning treats.




Sunday, June 12, 2022


 Clouds, sunrises and hibiscus: some shots from the past week.

Saturday, June 04, 2022

Saturday visitor

 Sweet, tiny visitor to my morning. 

Wednesday, June 01, 2022


 It's the meteorological beginning of summer and the temps feel every bit of summer.

Another hibiscus blossom

"This is my cloud", bird on the window