Friday, April 8, 2011

Dogwood Blooms

For some reason this year my dogwood blooms seem so small to me.  They look mini-sized.  I think they were bigger in years past.  Maybe is was all the extra snow and coldness we had this past winter and first of spring.  I'll never know.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I took this photo of the crocus popping up in my backyard in early March.  Instead of shooting down at it as one would normally do, I got down low and shot it from underneath.  This did two things:  1. eliminated the ugly brown mulch and 2. provided a new perspective for the viewer that they don't ordinarily see.
Why not take your camera out today and find a little bit of spring and shoot it from different angles and see things from a whole new perspective! enhanced with Velvet Cream action and Web painted borders action from The Coffee Shop Blog.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Photos from my Phone

I have been reading a friends blog for some time now, hello Katie J.  Anywho, I see her taking a lot of photos from her phone and posting them on her blog.  I realized that I hardly ever take photos with my phone and I really should start doing that more often.  I always have it handy, so why not.
So here's a post entitled "Photos from my Phone"

About a month ago, Dennis totaled his SUV (see post here).  We finally got the insurance go ahead to purchase another vehicle.  After much looking and sitting in cars, trucks and SUV's Dennis surprised me when he settled on this.  (mainly because he fit in it (which is very hard for my tall, broad man) and it gets better gas mileage than his Expedition).

Friday I was driving to the school to pick Logan up from football conditioning and had to pull over onto the side of the road to take this photo.  I love the blue skies and white Bradford Pear trees in full bloom as well as  the fence and horses. 

Last fall we lost one of the Blue Spruce trees that flanked the entry of the house.
Saturday, we pulled the remaining healthy one out and replanted it in a new bed out back.
Here's the before and after:

Sunday, my son Logan asked me if he could chop down a dead tree in the yard with an ax.  I said, sure, why not.  Here is my son...a.k.a. Paul Bunyan

With todays technology we pretty much all have camera's on our phone.  Why not move those photos from the phone to the computer, blog them, print them, scrapbook them and enjoy them.

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