Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Afternoon Variety

After walking around the Res. and frustratingly taking no pictures because nothing seemed photo worthy, I returned home and took all these pictures from afternoon through late late afternoon.

All pictures in this post taken with my Olympus 75-300mm lens. For non-photographers, this is a telephoto zoom lens, not a macro lens; so I had to stand a short distance away to take the closeups. All handheld. All pictures are uploaded with a max dimension of 1000px.


Found at the Library.  Check it out!



Flower and Bee



Mom's Echinacea



Study in Green


Globe Thistle



After a Visit with a Garden Hose



Butterfly Plant Welcomes Bee



Enough Tart Cherries to Share



Dog Watches On



That's Enough Cherries, Dad!



Had to Go Back for the Camera for this Shot



And This One



And This One Too


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Monday, June 29, 2015

Meet the Neighborhood

Deb and I go for walks around the neighborhood pretty much every day, weather permitting. Our neighbors are wonderful. We often stop to chat and learn how everyone is doing. The children and pets are particularly photogenic in my/our view, and it is with great pleasure that I present to you several photos of the neighborhood children and pets, with an occasional adult thrown in for good measure.

I don't have photos of all the children. I may add more photos of neighborhood kids or pets to this post or another post in the future. I should add that there are a lot of babies and small children on the block. We think it's something in the water.

Dinner Time with Friends



I Promise I Won't Jump on You This Time... Ha!



Screen Window Cat Watching the Neighborhood



Handsome Dude



What Child Doesn't Love Ice Cream?



I'm Strong but I Play Ever So Nicely with Other Dogs



Ummm, Did You Just Take a Selfie in my Eye?



They Say a Good Grip is Important



I'm Fast



Okay Dad, Let's Go!



My Dog Expressing Some Love



Precious Baby with Mom



A Typical Family Stroll



No Boundaries for Happiness



A Very Wise Dog



Carefree Fun



Sweetness



Here's Looking at You Kid



Brother and Sister Practice



Dare Me to Get Wet?



It's Easy For Me to Drive This Thing



Pet Me



Mischief Maker



This is My Serious Side


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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pottery and Demo at the Farmer's Market

My wife, Deb, does pottery; today she demonstrated her throwing prowess at the local Ashland Farmer's Market, and also sold some of her wares.

Everyone loves to watch a potter!  There is something truly amazing how she crafts a beautiful bowl from a lump of clay.  As you can tell from the photos, children and adults are enthralled by watching this process.  Deb had some help from one of her students, Tonya, who also threw some pots.

If you'd like to learn and see more about Deb's pottery, go to Debra's pottery site: dagworks.com.

Practiced Hands Make It Look All too Easy


That's Really Neat How You Do That


A Dedicated Observer.  He followed the process closely from start to finish.


The Crowd Watches On;  And Deb Isn't Even Looking at her Pot


Tonya Shows Us Her Throwing Style


Art For Sale



A Proud New Owner of an Original Piece of Deb's Pottery



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Friday, June 26, 2015

Strange Bugs

We got some rain last night, so it seemed a good time to capture some water drops on flower petals.  While doing so, a strange bug decided to capture my interest in the viewfinder.

All Legs and Antenna


A Closer Look

This is more like what I had in mind:
Sans Bug

Since the sun was hitting the garden just right, I took a fresh look around.  I noticed a new tiny (less than one inch) flower that seemed very photo worthy.

Jumbled Inside


Though taken on another day, this photo of a strange bug seems worthy of including here, given today's blog title:
You Can See Right Through Me



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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Attacked by Sparrows

While attempting to get my camera wifi working - pretty sure it's broken, but that's another story - I heard all kinds of "scraping" noises nearby.  So I looked out the back window and there were *lot's* of sparrows gathered on or near our roof gutter.  Must have been some exciting food in there?

So I snapped a few pictures of these female house sparrows.  All photos are taken through the window glass.  The "in flight" photo shows how fast these birds move.  That's a 1/500 second shot.


This Gutter is so Comfy



I Have a Lot to Talk About



Outta Here





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