Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

365/152 ~ Crazy Apes

Don't ask...but if you REALLY need to know, go HERE and read about our GoApe experience (there's a "must see" video clip at the bottom of the post...


Sorry this is so grainy, it was shot as a still with my video camera... :)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

365/143 through 151 ~ D.C.

We are back from our trip to the D.C. area to visit our son.  I have a ton of photos that I would love to share, but I'll just pick a few to make it a little less painful for you! :)  We were suppose to have internet at our hotel, but it was 'lost' the first night and didn't come back till the night before we left...sigh.  SO, I must play catch up here...

Our first day was a LONG day, and this bed was just what I needed.  If you care to read about that day, go HERE

365/143 ~ May 22, 2010
~Slumber ~


If you care to read about Day 2...go HERE.

365/144 ~ May 23, 2010 ~ People ~

~ Cris ~


~ My Love ~

~ Alone ~

365/145 ~ May 24, 2010 ~ Monuments

~ National Treasures ~

~ Different View ~

~ Stand Firm ~

~ Hustle N' Bustle ~

365/146 ~ May 25, 2010 ~ Buildings

~ Red Door ~

~ Window to the Sky ~

~As Far as the Eye can See ~

~ Curious ~

~ Do Not Enter ~

~ Smithsonian Castle ~

365/147 ~ May 26, 2010 ~ Memorials

~ For Steve ~ Law Enforcement Memorial ~

~ Past, Present, Future ~

~ Reflection ~

~ Honor ~

365/148 ~ May 27, 2010

~ Self Portrait ~

365/149 ~ May 28, 2010 ~ Food

~ Heartburn Wagon ~

~ What We Chose Instead ~

~ Temptations ~

365/150 ~ May 29, 2010 ~ Street Scenes

~ Travelling Garden ~

~ Movie Set ~

~ Pretty ~

~ More Walking ~

Friday, May 21, 2010

365/142 ~ Good Story & Out of Town ~

We are out of town, not sure if I'll be able to post while we're gone, so I did a little pre-posting for your viewing pleasure, LOLOL...there IS a story behind this, go HERE to get a giggle.



When we return, I hope to have some great shots from D.C. to share! :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

365/141 ~ New Life ~

Butterfly Weed is a lovely plant that many species of butterflies lay their eggs on.  It has such pretty yellow flowers and forms seed pods that dry and pop open.  Once they are open, the little seeds take "wing" and fly in the breeze until they find a place to grow...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

365/140 ~ Sweet ~ Macro

This is part of the honeycomb that was found in the hive under our Gazebo floor...




Tuesday, May 18, 2010

365/139 ~ Quite a Find ~

We finally got to the hive under our Gazebo...it was VERY large considering it had only been there a couple of weeks...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

365/137 ~ Light n' Tasty ~

When you REALLY want mexican food, but are watching your fat/carb/calorie/grease/lard, etc... intake, try making these!  They are YUMMY and low in fat.  Go HERE for the recipe for these...

 Taco Rolls

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

365/135 ~ Growing ~

A few more months and I'll dive into succulant "vine" ripened sweet delicious juiciness!!!!  There is no comparison in taste to the store boughts....it's amazing!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

365/134 ~ Aloha ~


This is a Plumeria, some call them Frangipani.  These are the flowers they use to make Lei's in Hawaii.  They come in over 50 colors, but in my little garden I only have 4 colors....about 20 plants, but 4 colors, LOL.

These yellow ones grow the hardiest and largest as far as I can tell, and their fragrance is almost identical to Coppertone suntan lotion...Mmmmm.  Nothing says summer like that smell! :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

365/133 ~ Sweet Gift ~


My oldest sister sent me a gift for Mother's Day.  She knows my passion for gardening and sent me the cutest garden tools that are metal, wrapped with a pretty bright floral design...not sure if I want to use them,  or frame them! :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

365/132 ~ Taking A Break ~

Caught this little guy in my backyard...

Original


Edited


I edited this photo on Picnik, using the "Vibrance" tool to enhance the color a bit, and the "Lomo-ish" tool for effect.  I always like to frame a photo too, as it kinda makes it stand out.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

365/129 ~ Beautiful Bouganvilla ~

The Bouganvilla is native to South America, and does very well in tropical locations.  The beautiful bright colors on this plant are NOT the flowers, they are the bracts that surround the flower which is the little white thing in the middle.  The stems are covered in SHARP long thick thorns.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

365/127 ~ Pollen Head ~

This is a Bumble Bee, they are gentle, live in very small hives and are extremely shy to sting people.  I garden around them all the time and they don't mind at all (unlike their finicky cousins the honeybees).  I love the last picture, because he literally has his whole face stuffed inside the flower...SO cute! LOL

He Saw


He Came


He Hugged Conquered

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

365/125 ~ Smile ~

This fountain is just outside my front door.  Not everyone that comes to my door notices my little rubber ducky, but when they do it's sure to make them smile...it makes me smile.  :)