Monday, April 29, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Nibbler

A cottontail in my yard today!
A cute little bunny BUT, I am planting my veggie garden in May, so I'm going to have to block the entrance holes in the fence!

sharing with...

Monday, April 22, 2013

In Mid Squawk

 Common Grackle (Male)
Common Grackles make a variety of squeaks, whistles, and croaks. The typical song, made by both males and females, is a guttural readle-eak accompanied by high-pitched, clear whistles. It lasts just less than a second and is often described as sounding like a rusty gate.

sharing with...

~ ~ ~ ~ ~


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Note Card Party - April 17

 I rarely edit my photos, some cropping and sharpening is usually all I do. I recently started dabbling with some of the many editing buttons in photo editors, and found it's a lot of fun. Although I am truly a purist when it comes to my photos, I like some of the effects.

I found a great meme  - VEE'S NOTE CARD PARTY
You search for four photographs from your own blog that would make a nice set of note cards, and post them on your blog once a month. I thought it would be a fun place to share my altered photos.

Here's my choices, all from April of 2012
 sharing with...
The originals

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Monday, April 8, 2013

Show Offs

click the pics to enlarge

It's still a bit chilly in my world
but Spring is in the air...

Male Canada Geese showing off for the ladies

Friday, April 5, 2013

Merfy, The Dragon Slayer

click the pics to enlarge
Wrestling with the nasty dragon
 Got him just where I want him
I think he's almost done in
He certainly is!
sharing with...
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Guest Post By My Granddaughter- Hollow Log

A guest post by my granddaughter.
click the pics to enlarge
My granddaughter and I went for a walk together by the river last week. I was searching for geese to shoot with my T2i, and she was a bit bored, so I handed her my little Canon PowerShot, (she was thrilled) I said "take pictures of anything you want". This is a click from her pics. When we got home, she viewed her captures on the computer, and decided this was the "best" one. She edited it in Photoshop herself, (she has watched me so many times). She loved the "texturizer". I think she did a great job!
The photographer...she is 8 years old.
She is saving up for her own camera. I told her I will match every 20 dollars she saves. I now owe her 40 bucks!  She is a determined kid, I expect we will be going camera shopping very soon!

linking to...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Finally- Spring...Sort Of

Our World Tuesday, Barn Charm, Rurality, can be found by clicking here

click the pic to enlarge

 I took these pics on Saturday morning. We had a beautiful mild weekend, with temps near 50F. Today we are having a mini blizzard! It's not nice to fool us Mother Nature!
sharing with...
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Big Blue Sky

click the pic to enlarge
Quilt barn
A typical Southern Ontario working barn.
sharing with...