Wednesday, May 4, 2016

"Springtime"

The theme this week is "Springtime" by Lew.  Mac, Kathy, Lew, Christine and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT on Wednesdays and voting begins after that.

What a show my Ohio Buckeye tree is starting to make. It will be soon covered with blooming flowers. The bees will very soon come to visit and pollinate all the blooms.
The leaves will soon become full to bring in the nutriants.
This is the small tree that I misidentified without leaves. It is a Japanese Weeping Maple.
This fiery red bush in front of the house is showing signs of Spring. It is only red in the Spring.
The trees in Kent are in full bloom.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Textures

The theme this week is "Textures" by Christine.  Mac, Kathy, Lew, Christine and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT on Wednesdays and voting begins after that.

I used to play a game of what is it, so comment as to what this texture is.
 Wicker texture.
Wall paper texture.
# 1   The next four are wood texture, are they real or fake? 
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

"Tell a Tale in Pic's"

The theme this week is "Tell a Tale in Pic's" by Mac.  Mac, Kathy, Lew, Christine and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT on Wednesdays and voting begins after that.

So I took a walk around the bog. It was quite wet and to early for most plants. The bog was starting to put on a show. The birds were singing but stayed far away from the camera. It is intersting to see how the bog takes back it's area.
They have renamed the Kent Bog to honor a prestigious professor from Kent State University. His work in Botany is well known.
Take your choice to walk either path because it all leads back to the beginning.
Do not step off the boardwalk or this fate could await you.
This is the Tamarack Tree as it starts to rebuild its needle type leaves.
The Tamarack Tree forest could be seen above the bog. They have to be dominate to grow so they thrive in the bog.
I could hear something rustling the leaves in the undergrowth, it was a Garter Snake. So my little tale comes to an end with more trips to the bog in the later Spring.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

"Spanish Design"

The theme this week is "Spanish Design" a general theme.  Mac, Kathy, Lew, Christine and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT on Wednesdays and voting begins after that.

Sure, I picked this general theme. I knew I would be back with a lot of Spanish design. This is from Toledo, Spain. Nothing like this in Toledo, Ohio. It is called Alcazar De Toledo.
You saw a lot of churches in Spain.
The castles were magnificent.
A view of a church from the top of the castle.
The cities were so nice but the colors that I saw in Mexico was not there.
Here is a neat view through a tree.
The Spanish design was outstanding.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

"Looking Down"

The theme this week is "Looking Down" by me.  Mac, Kathy, Lew, Christine and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT on Wednesdays and voting begins after that.

I just returned from a trip to Spain. We visited Barcelona and I captured these photos from the mountain above the city. This is a view of the Mediterranean Seaport at the city.
 You can see part of the city in the background.
Here is anther view through the trees. You can see they are having a warm Spring.
Here is a look at more of the city.
It is a large city of 1.6 million with 4.7 in the greater area It is quuite spread out.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

"Spring?"

The theme this week is "Spring?" by Lew.  Mac, Kathy, Lew, Christine and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT on Wednesdays and voting begins after that.  Kathy is off this week.

I must say Spring arrived on the 20th and the Hyacinth said what is happening.
The crocus bed went to sleep under a bed of snow.
The one lone daffodill drooped to the ground.
My leafless Ohio Buckeye tree got a coasting of white.
So did my car. Where is Spring, just around the bend.
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