Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

365/58 ~ Tasty Treat ~

~ Tasty Treat ~

Kettle Korn being made at the Valkaria Air Fest 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

365*57 ~ Pink ~

~ Cotton Candy ~

Valkaria Air Fest 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

365/55 ~ Helping Hands ~

I love that the neighbor kids enjoy visiting our home.  We have an "empty nest" now, and it's funny to me how their parents are always so concerned that they are 'intruding' or 'bothering' us.  When we want to be alone, it's easy enough to let them know that, but most times we just think they are a joy to have around.  I want so much to tell them to enjoy every moment with their children, because when they are gone, they will be missed.

The other day two of my young friends came over to help me plant some marigold in my veggie garden...they were so excited to be able to help with this simple task...

Monday, February 22, 2010

365/54 ~ Safety ~

I don't know the names of more than a handful of birds, so I'm not sure who this adorable little gray gal is, but she was singing  nicely and tucked safely away inside the brambles of my Bouganvilla Tree.

~ Safety ~

I took this one from the ground using a 300 zoom.

I took this one from the platform of my son's old tree house (300 zoom)...
I felt so "National Geographic"...LOL


Sunday, February 21, 2010

365/53 ~ Bouganvilla ~

After our freezes everything is SOOOOOO brown.  Down here in Tropical Florida,we are not use to everything being quite so ugly, LOL.  We don't snow that makes everything sparkle, just dead plants...sad.  However, it's always nice when something reminds us of where we live and that summer is just around the corner with her bright colors!

~ Bouganvilla ~

What are you looking forward to about Summer?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

365/52 ~ Get Cookin' ~ many uses...Meatball ingredient, topping for Chicken Francese, flavor for Homemade Broth, adorable in a small flower arrangement, lovely on a plate next to some fancy shmancy dish! :)

But equally as happy just soaking up the sun in my herb garden...

This one I amped up the color a bit in Picnik, as it was a little washed out...

~ Curly Que ~

This is the natural form of the photo, I like the shadows and blurred framing...

~ Mr. Flat Leaf ~

What do you do with Parsley?

Friday, February 19, 2010

365/51 ~ Refreshing ~

I took this with the camera I'm testing out.  I had brought down the exposure a little bit using Picnik, and I softened it a little as well.  Other than that, I thought it came out nicely.

Would UV filters help at all with the exposure?

~ Refreshing ~

Thursday, February 18, 2010

365/50 ~ New Camera??? ~

Well, I'm testing out a camera that is for sale.  The owner was kind enough to let us borrow the whole kit and caboodle to see what we think.  So far I'm not sure if I'm just really bad at taking photos or just don't know anything about cameras (I'm hoping it's this!). :)

I got home with it and took it outside to shoot around the seems to me it's brining too much light into the pictures (see below).

This first one is my daily entry as it was the best one I got, :(  .  Stormie is gorgeous, but these shots are all washed out.  Her coloring is bland...and in some (as you'll see below) it's as if a ton of light is coming into the photo.  The WB was on daylight, so I thought that would help???  Any thoughts?  Suggestions.

~ Stormie ~

Focus isn't all that great, and color is washed...

I actually like the softness in this shot,but not sure why it turned out this way...

Such a good model...

Same pose, only I moved in a little closer and the light totally changed???

She's done with modeling and would like to be rewarded now with a game of chase! :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

365/48 ~ Spring is Coming ~

I can feel it!  I spent some time in the garden, digging, painting (yup), transplanting, planning, and planting seeds... :)

~ Spring is Coming ~

Monday, February 15, 2010

365/47 ~ Tis The Season ~

Strawberries are in season....isn't healthy food just great?  :)

~ Tis The Season ~

Sunday, February 14, 2010

365/45and 46 ~ How Old? ~

Valentines day was my hubby's Birthday...I wanted to make sure to put ALL those candles on there, hee hee



Saturday, February 13, 2010

365/44 ~ Wounded ~

Because gardening is one of my passions, AND because we live in Tropical Florida, I have an abundance of tropical plants in my gardens.  These plants include 20+ pineapple plants which due to the fact that I only have "so many" sheets and towels, were not able to be covered during our freeze.  They are not dead, damaged, but not dead.  They are recovering with just a few wounds (the yellow spots)...

~ Wounded ~

Friday, February 12, 2010

365/43 ~ As The French Do ~

When you have day old French Bread, do...

~ As The French Do ~

Thursday, February 11, 2010

365*42 ~ View From My Window ~

I was having a seriuos creative block with finding a "reflection" that didn't use a mirror, lol...I looked at every puddle, fountain, and pond that I could find, but nothing was still enough, clear enough or pretty enough....

Then, as I was doing dishes, I looked down and there it was....

~ View From My Window ~

Not the best photo, but it was a fun reflection to just happen was in the faucet of my kitchen sink. :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

365/40 ~ Heat Wave ~

I was having fun playing with colors on Picnik...the original is below this one...

~ Heat Wave~

Monday, February 8, 2010

365/39 ~ Sweet Temptation ~

Sending off cookies to my son...

~ Sweet Temptation ~

Saturday, February 6, 2010

365/37 and 52 Weeks

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Friday, February 5, 2010

365/36 ~ Play? ~

My photo is down below this paragraph, but please read because I have a question for all you experts out there...or even if you don't consider yourself an expert but know something about cameras, LOL.

I need some advice on a possible camera purchase, so if you'd please leave your opinions/advice/warnings (lol) in my comments section, I'd really appreciated it.
Someone hubby knows slightly is selling the following: Canon Digital XTi (used, 1 yr old), 28-80 wide angle lens, promaster 70-300 telephoto lens, promaster macro lens w/1:1 matched adapter (I don't even know what that means), promaster 5550DX flash, UV filters for all lenses, ext. cord for remote flash, and carrying case. 
He's asking $500 OBO, and said I could take it for a bit to see if I like it.

Well?  Good?  Bad?  Opinons?  Thoughts??

Ok, now onto our regularly scheduled programming... :)

My little girlie wasn't too keen on posing for pictures, she'd much rather I chase her and try to get her spider, lol..

I tried to brighten up the colors in Photoshop, I'm still in the baby stages of learning, soooo, maybe to blue?

~ Play? ~



Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

365*33 ~ Heart ~

~ Broken Heart ~

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Monday, February 1, 2010

365/32 ~ Three Generations ~

This past Saturday I attended my Neice's baby shower.  This may seem an odd choice for my upload, but I loved this shot.  This is the back of my sisters head, that is her daughter making eye contact with her accross the crowd of guests as she opens gifts.  I just thought it showed a sweet connection...Mother, Daughter/New Mommy, Grandchild. :)

~ Three Generations ~

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