Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Small Critters

The theme this week is "Small Critters" is 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. Sorry I'm late this week.

I decided to use the smallest critter I could find. This is a small bug on the Ohio buckeye Tree.

Here is a closer shot of it.
You can see it in the background of the Bee Fly.
Here is a Bumblebee gathering nectar.
The Honey Bees work right along side.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

"Water"

The theme this week is "Water" 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. Sorry I'm late this week.

This is what I planned on posting this week. scenes from the boat on the water. Here is a Cormorant trying to get airborne by running on the water.
  This is what we saw on Sunday as we drove up near Shaker Heights, Ohio. There was a wreck on the highway from the road conditions.
These buildings found a new covering of water (snow) in the middle of May.
I thought I might show some turtles sunning.
The Lily pads are starting to grow on the water.
Nature at it's finest in action on the water.
Maybe a flock of ducks on the water.
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

"Memory"

The theme this week is "Memory" by Kathy.  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. Sorry I'm late this week.

The  memory from a trip to Venice back in 2009 came to mind. It was the start of a trip across the Alps. We headed in to the straight between through Venice headed to the island of Lido. The lighting was perfection on the buildings and every photo came out special. So I stayed on the deck of the ferry and kept shooting. Here are some gondolas in front of beautiful architecture. See if you agree.
 Beautiful churches.
Great waterside scenes.
Closer to the church.
Outstanding tops of buildings.
Amazing colors coming into Lido.
What a structure. It was an amazing trip.
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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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