Tuesday, January 27, 2004

PhotoTime..... Color...and LOTS of it!


We put skis on my little 4-wheel drive pickup truck and ...

...visited the library where i found this adorable dragon just begging to have his picture taken! clickSince i had the camera in the library and nobody was yelling at me for it i also photographed this beautiful window coming back up the stairs from choosing a couple of audio books for our next trip across state.

Just HAD to share my little red-haired doll... my constant companion while i'm computing! She adds a bit o' color to my life 'most every day!

Thursday, January 22, 2004

PhotoTime Tuesday..... Cabin Fever


Don't have to go anywhere to watch the wildlife.

This feeder is right outside my kitchen door and it's a load of entertainment for our cats. They enjoy the birds, yes, but they really get excited when this big rodent visits the feeder. Goober has tried to go through the window a couple of times and the youngest, AmyLou, wiggles her lower body like crazy... ready to pounce! Frank takes an occasional pot-shot at him with my little air-pistol. Me? I enjoy watching all of them! Come on Summertime! I need some exercise!
PhotoFriday..... Monkeying Around

big bananas!
Bananas were on sale...

...so we celebrated the beginning of The Year of The Monkey by buying a big bunch or bananas! Ooooo! oooooo! oooooooooo!

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Theme Thursday..... Funky

click it

...just a hole in a wall

...shot last week while photographing the winter bridges in Saginaw. Here's what i wanted to submit click herebut, i thought it might be digitally altered just a tad too much to fit the rules. Click on it to see a full-blown full-sized version! It really wasn't altered all that much as you can see here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

PhotoTime Tuesday..... Black & White

if you like this you MUST click to see the actual size version!

Cityscape from the Genesee Street Bridge

A special outing to photograph the 'Bridges of Saginaw Valley' ... The day was perfect for a winter day... no wind, lots of sunshine. Got more photos two days later but froze our buns so we couldn't stay out very long. Got loads of beautiful shots and will definitely create a gallery of them... in color and in black & white! This black & white thing has opened a whole new avenue of adventure for me. Thanks to any and all who have suggested it.

Friday, January 09, 2004

Photo Friday..... Woman


Old Bridge and Woman
Just had to make the time to meet this challenge at Photo Friday!

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Theme Thursday....... Eating

Tufted Titmouse...

...has to eat too! Got right down there to get this little fellow!

Chickadee just cracked a seed; the house finch stopped to see what's happening .....and then there's that pesky squirrel! I guess these rodents have to eat too, eh?

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

PhotoTime Tuesday..... Superficial

phototime tuesday... superficial

...a 'surface' thing at many levels!

Snow on the roof... from the inside - beautiful, isn't it? Had to have it! Did you ever wonder how one cleans those windows? Me too!

Saturday, January 03, 2004

Photo Friday

PhotoFriday..... Best of 2003

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Reflections in the Pond...

...Saginaw Children's Zoo... July 9, 2003. I've been remiss in meeting PhotoFriday challenges lately but just had to meet this challenge! It is definitely true that the most important element in a good photo is being in the right place at the right time. Conditions were perfect this time! I just used the automatic setting on my Olympus C700UZ. God i miss that camera!

Friday, January 02, 2004

PhotoTime Tuesday..... Macros

Saginaw Zoo Penguin

Penguin ornament...

...purchased at the Saginaw Children's Zoo where we spend many enjoyable hours every year.

Wasn't planning to extend the holidays further but this won 'best of show' in my personal endeavor to get good photos when i choose that little flower thingy on the digital camera! I just keep expecting i should be able to get even closer i guess. Oh well! This photo of ivy ran a close second. The ivy was salvaged, along with the geraniums, from my summer box of flowers at the lake. This is their second winter 'layover' and just keep growing bigger and better. Not only that, they brighten the dull days of winter.

Speaking of dull... have you visited my 'Day in the Life - New Year's Eve 2003' yet? It was a fairly ordinary day, but that's how we prefer to transition into the new year. Stoney, i'm with you on that crowd thing! It's almost a phobia with me.
Here's my transition into 2004... exciting, huh? Hey! I could've partied if i'd wanted to! Finding something worth photographing was a real challenge.