Sunday, May 20, 2012

An Eclipse and A Mystery

 I was taking pictures of the solar eclipse ... I was having trouble with the tiny point-n-shoot camera I was using ... my tired old Canon had died rather spectacularly early in the day. (sniff, snort, bwwwaaaahhhh!!!)

But even though the pictures were coming out blurry, I still kept snapping away, hoping against hope that at least one of them would be okay.

Little did I realize I had caught something else on one of my shots ...

A cigar shaped streak across the frame!

It wasn't something on the lens - all of the pictures before and after were clear!

It wasn't a bird - several of the shots had birds (and you could TELL they were birds!)

So what was it?

I'll let YOU decide for yourself!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Flood Flotsom

Driving into town to do an errands, I stop at the park.  As the flood recedes, the playground gingerly reflects in the ruffled, displaced river.

The shadows of the trees trace along the soggy grass, once covered completely by the surging floodwater.

On my way home, I traveled along river road, only to discover it was closed due to flooding.  What a perfect day to take a walk with my camera.  I was transfixed by the lovely reflection I saw in the filbert orchards.

Captured by the rush of water sparkling in the rare afternoon sun...

And was totally taken aback and dumbfounded at this, er, bit of flood flotsam.


Friday, July 22, 2011

An Eye Full

This one's for you, Sissy!!!

My husband and I stopped at a local outlet mall along I-5. We were looking for a particular item to purchase. When I saw this storefront display, I did a double take.

Check out the models themselves--the girl has a guy's head--but not only that, they've both been pantsed. Remember when the kids would pant other kids in high school? Perhaps that is a term no one hears of anymore.

Have a lovely day!

An eye full, to be sure.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wizard Trains Dragons!

Look closely at this beautiful work of art.
Do you see the dragon?
And the wizard?
And his shadow?

Well ...
The artist responsible for this gorgeous creation -

is a BIRD!
Yes, this incredible 'wizard trains dragons' is actually bird bop on the windshield of my car. Can you believe it?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

So ... What Is It? Don't Answer That!

Something about this picture just isn't right ...
What do you suppose these danglies are???

If you said "oh it's a double zucchini" -

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Beautiful Sister

Here you see the artist at work--putting into the camera her own amazing and special blend of creative genius. Nature loves My Beautiful Sister and so do I. What a wonderful and amazing person she is!

We have been out of commission for some time--this having to do with our parents' injury and accident in early July. But now we're BACK!

We will announce the winners to our contest (which should have been announced about the time Dad and Mom were in the hospital) in a week or so.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


The view at the river had little appeal.
Too many people.
Too public and noisy.
Too much garbage.
Wrong place, wrong time.

As I headed back to my car,
I spied a gremlin!
Do you remember that movie series?
Loved the blender part ...