Sunday, February 28, 2010

The day after the full moon

Forgot this yesterday. The silhouette of the trees over the moon.

And today I found another of these trees. Makes my nose itchy just looking at it. Allergy season!

And when you can't do anything else, mash and twist and distort and otherwise mangle and call it art.

Day 81 of 365

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Full Moon

The full moon


The Rock

Day 80 of 365

Friday, February 26, 2010

After The Storm

We take a break from our Spring floral arrangements to bring you this weather report.

Day 79 of 365

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Color Yellow

This is the second time I've tried to take photos of these blooms. They are tiny. The macro lens' shallow depth of field is real handicap here. OK. I'm just making excuses for why I'm not happy with the result.

And when I'm not happy I paint.

These, on the other hand, are all drama. They're gorgeous and they know it.

Day 78 of 365

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sunset On A Red Bush

If I had more time, I might try to work a little more with the color. The top two images are closer than bottom two. But the way the light shown from behind is nicely illustrated in the bottom image.

Day 77 of 365

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tree of inspiration

This tree is down the street from my home. It's the only one of its kind in the neighborhood as far as I know. It has a fern-like leaf and these spiky blooms.

And then there's this polar coordinate of the blooms that resembles (in my mind's eye) porcelain and stone with walnut inlay.

Day 76 of 365

Monday, February 22, 2010

Daffodil Daze

You can never have too many daffodil photos. The first places that bloomed are now naked. In a week, these too will be gone.

When you have three cats and a large squirrel population, you don't get many birds to stick around long enough for me to get my camera and step outside to the porch. As it was, I had to filter this with a little dry brush to make up for a less-than-perfect focus.

Day 75 of 365

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Other Flowers

Yesterday's gnomes were growing more than daffodils. Here are a couple of the others.

Some cousin of snapdragons, I suppose.

And these purple flowers were very unusual, big and sassy.

They make even better paintings.

Day 73 of 365

Friday, February 19, 2010

Gnome, I'll Ask A ...

I'm a sucker for garden gnomes.

Although this guy looks more like he belongs in a Disney movie with dwarfs and a White chick.

Getting his arms dirty in the garden.

And apropos of nothing I toss in this ball.

Day 72 of 365

Thursday, February 18, 2010

For Whom The Belles Toil

Found these in a neighbor's yard. When I lived closer to Town and Country Village, these were everywhere. These are the only ones I've found so far this year.

And these . . . Well, they look like someone cut strips of tissue paper and stuck it together on a plant. It's the oddest flower. It reminds me of the time a month ago that I spent five minutes taking photos of a plant I found fascinating. It was only when I was looking at the shots later that I realized the plant was plastic.

As you can tell from the datestamp and the rushed nature of this post, I haven't been putting much effort into these posts. Get something up. Meet the deadline. I'm not happy about it, but the alternative - not posting - wouldn't make me any happier.

So it's a photo a day. The blogging not so often.

Day 71 of 365

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

Went to Old Fair Oaks to watch the famed chickens strut their stuff.

On your mark, get set . . .

Who turned out the lights?

The comb over . . .

The body builder's pose . . .

Day 69 of 365