Saturday, July 4, 2020

Hummingbirds on the Fourth

I took my camera outside this morning.

I needed to fill the cistern which waters my geraniums.

My camera will not focus on this feeder when I'm standing next to the geraniums.

I am not an engineer, so I don't always try to solve the problem.

A workaround is acceptable.

Shooting from below seems to work just fine.

I love these little zingers.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Flowers on a Wednesday Evening

Sometimes the mundane can lead to the glorious.

I rolled the garbage bin out to the curb.

My lucky day -- it was the golden hour!

Monday, June 15, 2020

Two Starfish on a Snail

My husband loves his aquarium.  He took this picture of two tiny starfish on a snail this afternoon.  The waving fingers are part of the rose anemone.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Creatures in the Tank

The aquarium is loads of fun.

There is always something new to see.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Pink on a Pretty Morning

My camera and I were waiting for the sun to come over the mountain this morning.

New flowers in my hanging baskets are beautiful.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Orange is the New Spring

I was weeding this evening, and all of a sudden, the golden hour showed up!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Focusing on the Starfish

Ben pointed out several of these tiny starfish this morning in our new tank.  I snapped two with my cell phone and was certain I'd bet a better photo with my Canon.  I took 30 pictures and none were in focus, so I looked at the two from my camera.  This is the first, the other is just as good.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Spring Flowers

I worked in my garden this afternoon.  I am quite enamored with my volunteer Columbine.

I actually have a lot of pretty flowers.

These are new.  I can't remember their names.

While I was working, neighbors stopped to talk.  Everyone is a little hungry for conversation these days.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Tiny Mint Leaves

A houseguest in very early March asked if we could prepare a new recipe with mint, so I bought a plant.  The recipe didn't happen, and over the next few weeks the plant developed some kind of fungus.  I tried to save some cuttings, but that didn't work.  I have not yet returned the pot to the garage, and this week I've been watching these little tiny leaves react to the morning sunlight.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Blossoms on a Cloudy Day

The day is overcast, but enough sun leaked into my kitchen to lighten the blossoms on my counter.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Spring Supermoon

This spring supermoon accompanied me on my walk this morning.  It was super.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Cherry Blossoms in the Dark

I see beautiful things on my morning walks, sometimes even before the sun rises.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Spring Day -- 32 Degrees

I have basil growing inside my house instead of outside.  There's a reason, but it's not important right now.  I love having this plant on my counter, but to be honest, sometimes it smells a little bit like a litter box.  Just an fyi.

I found geraniums yesterday afternoon while on a quest for peanut butter.  (Interesting days we are living in.)

I couldn't wait to get home and plant them.  I managed to collect several new doodads for my geranium garden this winter.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

March Snowfall

The entire street is peaceful and quiet, except for birds chirping.  It is spring, after all.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Starfish in the Tank

This little starfish appeared this afternoon on the front wall of the tank.  My camera couldn't focus on him, but my cell phone could.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Walking Companion

This beautiful full moon accompanied me on my walk this morning.  My flashlight stayed in my coat pocket.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Teeny Tiny Starfish

The tank has living things in it. This little starfish came in with the live rock.  He's so tiny that it was very difficult to get any camera to focus.  Ben's cell phone finally captured this image.

He is so small that three of him would fit on my pinky fingernail.

Sunday, February 9, 2020


My husband is building a reef tank in our house. This is what water looks like that is absorbing salt.