Wednesday, July 29, 2009

293 Solitary
A Blue Heron had staked out the small area of land by some cypress trees. I no longer have my fish pond; in reality it was a heron feeder so I don't have one visiting my backyard anymore. I do miss him.

Monday, July 27, 2009

313 Swim
Since the lovely creature takes a swim in Lake Monroe along with quite a few of his relatives it is not considered a real safe place for us mere mortals to swim.
340 Turkey or Fowl
Seeing this turkey buzzard sitting in this park grill struck me funny. Not that I would really want to eat this turkey.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

123 Go Fish!
Managed to get one shot of the osprey in flight. He was out of view when he got his fish.
269 Sculpture
This eagle sculpture is atop a plain granite column with the names of servicemen and women that are from Sanford. This is at Sanford's Veteran's Memorial Park.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

209 On The Water
I don't think this boat has moved in a couple of weeks. There are some sailboats out on the lake that are creating problems as they are under the water. Played around with this one, added one of my textures.

Monday, July 20, 2009

196 Navigational Aids
They have one of these compass style areas on either end of the Sanford River Walk.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

72 Curvy
The curvy neck of the American Anhinga aka the snake bird. Sitting, drying his wings by the side of pond. Often see them with the winds spread wide. They are a southeastern bird. They dive into the water for their food.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

49 Chores
My least favorite yard work chore. Next year I think this one will be sold and I will invest in a battery operated. Getting tired of the cord, but I do love how easy it starts.

Friday, July 17, 2009

87 Exercise
Taking Jessica Sprague's Frame Ups and Special Effects Class. I don't usually do a lot of processing on the photos for this challenge but this was an exercise in some different techniques. I started with Jeff Perry's faux HDR, then added a frame and texture from House of (courtesy J. Sprague) and a texture from Skeletal Mess. Messed around with blend modes.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

29 Bodies of Water
Lake Monroe along the Sanford River Walk. We are planning to drive up there on Sunday to do the "morning walk" along the lake for a change of pace..

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

8 Adolescence (Morning Walk)
We've been watching this group of young ibis make their way around the neighborhood. They have always had an adult (all white) with them until this morning when we saw them without their chaperone.

Monday, July 13, 2009

296 Song Lyrics
"Ooo, I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time "
1967 classic co-written by Otis Redding & Steve Cropper, recorded by Otis shortly before he died in a plane crash. One of my all time favorites.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

227 Past It's Prime
Exposure to the elements over a few years has reduced this work bench top to mush.
6 Abstract
A close up of gladiolus that I applied a couple of filters and blend modes.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

127 Grass, Turf, Lawn
I like the red and purple fountain grasses. Just cut them back in late winter and it's not long before they are waving again.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

40 Candy
Ok, this is a little stretch. This is my Peppermint crepe myrtle. After all our traveling we are staying far away from any candy, of course DH is diabetic so it is doubly verboten in our house.
246 Purple
A porterweed flower that the butterflies and bumblebees love. Another tough plant, freezes back but comes back and does reseed alot!

Monday, July 6, 2009

91 Fairs or Amusement Parks
Part of a model railroad display. Love all the detail they do in these displays.
57 Clown
I am not a clown person, I'm afraid I find them very creepy. These clowns have a friendlier appearance than most.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

103 Flowers
African Iris, a favorite in my garden. It is a tough plant, doesn't freeze or melt in our summer saunas.
169 Leaves
I love magnolia leaves. The glossy green with the copper backs. And of course the creamy white flowers with their glorious fragrance.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

101 Flags and Banners
I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day. And for our friends who reside elsewhere I hope you have a safe and enjoyable July 4th!

Friday, July 3, 2009

203 Numbers (Morning Walk)
On the electrical power poles.
349 Vine (Morning walk)
I was afraid that the freezes might have killed the morning glory vines that grow in some of the trees along our walk. But they have started blooming again.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

69 Crossroads
I just really like the fonts on this sign.