Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fungus Among Us

It's pretty rare to see mushrooms growing in our yard, so of course I had to take a few pics.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Fiery" Sunset

Just happened to have my camera out a few evenings ago and captured a beautiful sunset from the backyard. I didn't have time to set up a tripod so the hills look a little blurred. Anyway, the colors were fantastic. The cloud formation appeared to look like flames, making it seem that the hills were on fire.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

JPG Magazine

I recently subscribed to a newsletter put out by JPG Magazine. The magazine and newsletter focus on photography...either digital or analog...taken mostly by amateurs. You can enter your photos in weekly, and I think, monthly challenges or categories. If you like taking pictures, whether your a beginner (like me) or more experienced, you might enjoy checking out their site at

Flowering Succulents

My daughter bought a few succulents to plant around boarders of the yard. As of yet, I have not planted them in their permanent spot, but noticed that one of them (name unknown) bloomed with pretty little reddish-pink flowers in a cluster of about 5. Of course, out came the camera to take a shot. Although not the best photo (I'm still very much a beginner with a digital camera), I think you can see the beauty in these small flowers that bloom and hang upside down.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Delicate "Puffs"

Hello?? Anyone here?? Hmmm...looks likes it's been a while since I was here, judging by my last entry in October. October?? Jeez!! Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!! LOL Well......time to clear out the cobwebs, shake off the dust, and tidy things up a bit. Ahhh, much better. Let's see....where was I? Oh, yes! Time to get back to blogging, for the moment any way. Was sitting on the patio today and noticed some dandelions in the middle of the backyard that were ready to go to seed. They looked like tiny white balloons. First thought was to pluck them out. Then I took notice of their near-perfect shape, untouched by the breeze and still intact. So out came the camera to snap a few pics.