Monday, July 28, 2003

Photo Friday I'm late but not absent. The theme was Mechanism...

Paddle Wheel

Ah such joy this little mechanism provides to us and most visitors to our really, really humble abode on our tiny little lake in Northwestern Michigan. With it we paddle about... investigating the wonders of nature on the lake... something you just can't do with a motor running. The critters do scatter when approached by anything with a motor!

Saturday, July 26, 2003

PhotoTime challenge of the week is..... Weather

We've had lots of rain but.....
it's the wind that bit us!

A beautiful sunny day but a bit windy..... i was enjoying an unexpected photo session with a gorgeous yellow butterfly flirting with my geraniums! I heard a 'crunch' and a 'crash' and at the same time a lack of sound coming from the house! A tree - one of the 'leaners' in the woods - had fallen and took out our electricity. Of course we walked into the woods for an investigatory photo session! Oh! yeah! We phoned the electric company first... thanks to the trusty cell... our only phone at the lake. The bad news? We had no power for about seven hours. The good news? Nobody and nothing was hurt and we went to the 'big lake' for an unplanned excursion!

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

My personal frustration was the 'no cable modem' fiasco from Charter, but not much to photograph, so here's my contribution to PhotoTime number 6..... Frustration:

'Haul 'er in, kids!'

Just an average weekend on the lake... watching the jetskis, water skiiers and power boats towing their kids behind. Then I heard 'Hey, what are you doing?' and the Dad's response, 'It's not my fault... the boat won't go!' Yup, had time to get my camera! By then there were a couple of kids in the water, swimming... pulling the boat back to the public access ramp! Kind of frustrating for one boating family, but kind of funny for the observer. All they had to do was swim a little closer toward shore, stand up and pull it in... quicker, easier and faster!

Friday, July 11, 2003

Okay, I've got my perfect photo for PhotoTime..... Reflections:

Wanna see it bigger?

One of my favorite places... okay... it's the zoo!

Thursday, July 10, 2003

...and the Thursday Theme this week is..... Ground Level.....

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Just about as 'ground level' as I'll get!

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Tuesday's PhotoTime for last week was..... Faces.....


Friday, July 04, 2003

It's Photo Friday... the theme is Solitude and since I won't be solitary on this July 4th, here's a photo I took last week...

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Just as a flower where it is not wanted is a weed, so is a weed in the perfect place... a flower!

Thursday, July 03, 2003

My photo for Theme Thursday where today's theme is Yellow...

A fantasyland sunflower
painted by me