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Friday, June 29, 2012

The Weekend in Black and White: Park Bench

I enjoy creative park benches.
I like the first shot the best but thought I'd include the one below to give a better idea of what the bench looks like.
Click for the home of the weekend in black and white.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

SkyWatch Friday: Blue Skies and Hot Hot Hot

It is getting to be so hot, I wish I could migrate.
I would definitely trade the blue skies for a return to cooler, rainy weather.
I've been working at the office some instead of from home like I usually do.
That's why there are more buildings in this week's skywatch.
The shot above is one I took at a long stop light when I was almost home. The others are all ones I took walking from the parking lot to the office.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ABC Wednesday: X is for 10

X is the roman numeral for 10 and below is a winter shot of X waxwings in a tree.
Click for the home of ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Our World Tuesday: Musical Baths

An American Robin was enjoying a leisurely bath.
After awhile a brown thrasher chased her out.
The American Robin wasn't too happy with the small bath, particularly since most of the water had been used and I was waiting for them to leave before refilling the baths.
She decided to go ahead and jump in and both birds had baths for a little while.
Next the American Robin went back to the larger bath and briefly got the Brown Thrasher out so they could discuss who got the large bath.
The Brown Thrasher won the debate.
The American Robin made do with the small bath.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

SkyWatch Friday: More of the same

Continuing to have mostly overcast days but the sun manages to break through briefly.
I am grateful that we are getting some pretty clouds with some blue in between the mostly gray.
It's getting to the point that I could almost insert new shots with last weeks text as this pattern has been going on so long.
I won't get bored though as long as we have some pretty clouds and it's not all gray.
Father's Day was particularly pretty with a lot more blue than usual.
Bill and I went out for brunch and naturally I took a few shots while we were out.
 I almost didn't bring my camera but it was such a pretty day I stuck it in my big purse in case I wanted it.
It's started to get very hot but I can't complain because temperature wise it was nice until the past day or so.
One last shot for this week's skywatch.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ABC Wednesday: W is for white water

The gushing fountain has white water and there are also white buildings and white clouds.
White caps are the ocean's white water and the gull is partially white too.
The white water in the ocean has salt which I guess is white.
When the salty white water gets into the whites of my eyeballs I try not to whine.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Our World Tuesday: mid June in the NC piedmont

I'm posting early again this week for Our World Tuesday. We had a pleasantly cool morning on Saturday, perfect walking weather.
Ample rainfall continues which is in large part the reason my world is so green.
Until I zoomed in, I thought I spotted an animal in the creek but it turned out to be a rock.
I like the way the light through the trees was dancing.
I couldn't have asked for a better morning to be out and about.
I like walking along the creeks on pretty weekend days because the lake they feed into tends to be crowded but we didn't encounter anyone on the creek pathways.
Even the water was green thanks to reflections.
At the end of the wooded walk I was amazed to see how far along this suburban vegetable garden was.
Thanks to a mild spring and lots of rain even vegetables are a good month or more ahead of normal schedules. Since the past few nights have been in the 50s F (10s C), I wonder if that will affect tomatoes that flower too soon as they prefer warmer nights. I'm guessing though that our blessedly cool evenings of late are about to end. There has been a 20 degree difference between night and day temperatures lately.
Lots of juvenile American Robins have been coming to my deck.
The next shot isn't that good but I spotted the robin on the roof when I was still in bed. My camera happened to be on my bedside table so I was able to photograph it through the door windows without even getting out of bed.
The juvenile robins look like they have longer legs than the adults.
I think they are very cute at this stage with their spotted chests.
The juvenile cardinal was pretty cute too.


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