Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Day 71 of 365, Happy Birthday to Granny! This is my mom. After the grandbabies came along, she wanted to be called Granny. She is very proud to be Granny to four wonderful grandaughters. My two, Kayla and Karmyn and my brother's two, Shelbie and Brandilyn. We used to have so much fun when the girls were little. Granny's house was, and still is, filled with something fun and exciting to do. Summers were spent everyday in her pool. The girls had their 'cinderella princess' dresses, which were actually long satin night gowns. I remember many summer days when the girls would get out of the pool, hair still wet from swimming, and change into their fairy tale dresses. They played in them until they were in shreds. I bet if you ask them what they remember about their childhood, playing dress up at Granny's would be on top of the list.
Go Granny, Go! Great Wii Bowling form for a Strike!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Day 70 of 365, Boy, we had a busy day of fun, laughter and pretty pics in New Orleans City Park with Maria & Andy's family. We did an engagement/family & bridal photo session, all in one day! So, here is Maria checking out one of the family pics. My wedding photog partner, Gaylon snapped this pic of me showing Maria an image on my view finder. I think this is where I was showing a pic of sweet, little Isabella to her Mommy. Isabella is Maria and Andy's beautiful baby girl. Hopefully, soon, I will show off some of their pics. First, I have lots to process.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Day 69 of 365, I was quite busy today. I revisited some images that I had taken last spring. When I saw these orange slices on a string, I thought about how thoughtful and fun it is to feed the little birds. I found this website and copy/pasted their ideas for bird feeders & simple perch projects. It is called Kidz Korner by Kim Gray. If you go to their website, they also provide a chart of different varieties of birds and their feeding preferences. If you would like to draw certain birds into your surroundings, you might want to check out that chart.
"You don't need to buy fancy bird feeders to feed your backyard friends.
Set a pie tin on a stool or flat topped tree trunk or hang it in a hanging plant hanger; dump it out after a rain, or punch drainage holes in it, and elevate it a little by placing small rocks or twigs beneath it. (All birds, specially Juncos, Cardinals, Jays, Sparrows)
Punch holes on either side of a plastic pop bottle, stick a twig all the way through with its ends sticking out for perches and poking more holes nearby for the birds to pull the seeds out. Then hang the bottle by tying a string around its neck. (Finches really like these!)
Coat a pine cone with peanut butter, roll it in birdseed, and hang it from a tree branch;
Use a rectangle of old window = screening. Wear heavy cotton gloves and use needle-nosed pliers to crimp the loose wire edges back (so they won't poke the birds nor snag their feathers), fold it in half, run two string hangers through the corners on each side, and hanging it. Slide in a suet/birdseed cake from the grocery store, or make a "cake" of oatmeal, birdseed, and peanut butter. (Cardinals, Jays, Robins, = Sparrows)
Stick a piece of bread, a doughnut, or half of an orange, on a twiggy branch of the tree (the Orioles will LOVE the orange!)
Tie a string around the neck of a baby food jar and fill with orange juice. Hang it from a tree. (It will hang tilted, but Orioles will perch on the rim and take dainty sips).
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
On a lighter note, I want to go to the Grand Canyon, 1325 miles.
***these pics were NOT taken with the lens that I think is defective.
Monday, March 15, 2010
An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away! I can't help but think of that sing song chant. Today's photo challenge Subject: Something that is weighed at the store. I actually went to the grocery store today and bought these apples without thinking about the challenge. I'm glad that I did because the next thing I knew, it was 11:30 pm and I had not done my photo challenge or blog post. So, I set the basket of apples under my kitchen bar light and snapped this pic. Easy breezy! I like apples. I like them better with caramel dip! scrumptilli-ishous!
I had a nice long conversation with another photographer friend today. His name is Gaylon and he has made me very happy. He agreed to be a second shooter for my upcoming commissioned wedding on the 26th of this month. On Saturday, I sent an e-mail request to him. I asked him to consider working with me. I had my fingers crossed that he would respond. Well, this morning I got the call. He said yes! I am so very pleased. Gaylon is a talented photographer who has the ability to capture the smallest gestures that tell so much. Oh, I am so excited. Thanks Gaylon, for saying yes!
The Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples
smiled down at me
I shook that tree
as hard as I could
Down came the apples
M-m-m-m they were good.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
This was taken at the Krewe of Mutts Parade, January 31, 2010. The I Heart Faces photo challenge subject for this week is 'Bundle Up'. I thought these two cool dudes look like they are trying to keep warm in the sun.
To see other bundle up pics, go to http://iheartfaces.blogspot.com/2010/03/week-11-bundled-up-photo-challenge.html.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I had to go return some books at the Goodwood Branch Library today. So, I decided to visit the BREC Botanical Gardens today. This is a volunteer worked garden project. I could tell that they are beginning to re-work the gardens after the winter season. There were a few flowering plants that I thought were pretty as a picture. So, here they are.
Friday, March 12, 2010
These are our book selections for the month of March. Brandie suggests "A Bargain for Frances" and my featured reading selection is "Amerlia Bedelia". :)
Brandie and I went to Barnes & Nobles tonight. Terry went to watch a baseball game and I wanted to go to the book store. I knew just who to call to ask if she would accompany me, my niece Brandilyn. Isn't that the prettiest name? I love it. Anyway, I knew that she would jump at the chance to go to Barnes & Nobles. She is a very, well read 10th grader. When, she picked up an interest in reading somewhere around the 4th grade, I believe, she became an avid little reader. I am quite impressed with the breadth of literature that she is familiar with. And, her acquintance with these works are not necessarily from required reading. Brandie and I have a common love for books.
As customary and reasonable, one must slide over to the in-house Starbucks to sip a little indulgence, all the while, perusing their new reading material. Oh, yeah...! We did a snooty little 'cheers' clink with the bottom edge of our drink cups then slurped it up! She ordered a Venti Mocha Frappa and I had Pomegranate Cherry Juice. We sat at a table by the window and put our heads together as we read through the 225 Baton Rouge circular. I noticed the dates are listed for Sunday in the Park beginning April 11. yay! I am planning to go to some of those concerts in the park.
We finished our drinks and decided to make one last swing through the store. Then, I remembered that I had my little Panasonic Lumix point & shoot in my purse. Of course, immediate ideas popped in my head, I would say,..."hey Brandie, go over here.. go over there..." She is such a good sport! Instead of Where's Waldo? We can play Where's Brandie?
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Actually, it is not as bad as I had feared. I'm just being dramatic. But, honestly, the amount that is taken out of everybody's payroll checks is out of sight! Something's gotta give. I think it is time for a Tea Party!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
O' well, this vid/slideshow looks absolutely beautiful in the High Definition format which I was able to view on computer. Even though it doesn't look as good here, I still wanted to post it to my blog. I enjoyed a beautiful sun shining day of photography yesterday. This is what I captured...here you go!