Monday, August 31, 2009

My World # 47

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive.

I have spent some time with my youngest grandson, Soccer Boy, this last week. We went to the driving range and hit some golf balls. He has a good swing for an 8 year old.
We went to the Potage County Fair and he got to pet the animals.
I went to his soccer game, he is their goalie in green and they beat the other team 1-0. He had just made a stop.
We had a picnic for my wifes 2013 Excel class and he helped out with the games.
I hope you visit some other great sites around the world.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Today's Flowers # 55

My friend Luiz from Brazil does the Today's Flowers Meme, check it out. Come and join with your flower photos. Sunday at 4 GMT is the post time.

I decided this year for my accent flowers were to be Dahlias. I planted them to accent the Calla Lilies and Rose bushes. Here is the results of the planting. There is this neat red and white one with a bumble bee and a little bug.
The orange and yellow one put on quite the show. It was late in life but the bee still check it out.
Just check out the red colorful one.
The purple and white one is very special combination.
Since it was a mixture of plants I have many more combinatios to show next week.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Camera Critters # 73

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

My critter today are my local Rabbits. They always have friends near when under the bird (animal) feeders. Here is a Mourning Dove close by.
Here is a Cardinal sharing the feeder.
The Black Squirrels tolerate the rabbits as long as they don't get too close.
Here is a Starling and a Chipmunk feeding along with the rabbit.
If you want to share and be friendly there is nothing like part of the family along side.
You can see my tribute to my dog Jake who passed yesterday.

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Goodbye to Jake

Jake had to be put to sleep today. It is a sad passing of our family pet. Jake was a 15 years old Pomeranian. His kidneys started to fail in the past week. He was suffering very much when I took him to the vets. He helped me through my recovery from my heart problems. He was always ready to head out around the neighborhood until this last week.

Here is Jake last month standing up to one of the neighborhood bullies while we were on one of our morning walks. That was one mean cat. The pig was the referee. That pig did a poor job. That cat attacked before the bell rang. Jake had lost his left eye as a pup and could only see out the right side. He never let that slow him down.
He was always ready for a treat because he was a good boy.
Goodbye Jake, you were a proud dog. All the kids in the neighborhood wanted to pet the puppy.
In memory of Jake, he was a good dog: The Pirates of the Mississippi sing "Feed Jake".

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sky Watch Friday # 59

Sky Watch Friday with the new format. Please check out the site and link in if you wish to participate. There were a lot of people with beautiful Sky photos last week. You can link in from my side bar or at the start of this post.

I don't always have blue skies when on the lake but as long as there is no lightning I'm game to be out there. Click on the photo and see the Cormorants setting on the big orange buoys and a seagull on the aerator platform.
Have fun seeing some great skies.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday Potpourri - Critter Gifts

Sometimes you are given a gift of photography. I looked out the back window and saw a deer. I ran for my camera to get a few photos. As I took the photos I saw a Black Squirrel on the trike feeder. As I closed in on the deer I saw that it was a young one that still had it spots. When I clicked on the photo I saw it was a young buck with its horns just starting.
The Black Squirrel was eating the corn and I caught him with a kernel in his hand as he feed.
A Chickadee was on the rail so I took a few snaps of the little guy.
I then looked at my near feeder and what to my surprise was sitting there but a Hummingbird.
What a day and I'm happy to share a few shots.

What Is It # XXIX - Answers

My World answers. What a fun game with a lot of great comments.
#1 is glass candle with a diamond pattern on the outside. Darla did a first guess and got it. Congrats to her. She always has great flowers on her Florida site.
#2 Is a empty candy dish with two foot shaped shoes on the bottom. I have to say that Craig came the closest again this week. He is on a real run of guesses. He has a great site from Florida. Joan, to think you had to pick on the foot guess, how funny. There sure was a lot of fun this week.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What Is It XXIX

The My World Post is below.

What Is It for today:
#1 may be a little tricky. #2 Put on your thinking caps.
Have fun, these are special ones.

Monday, August 24, 2009

My World # 46

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive.

We went to the Water Street Tavern to hear a friend and musician Guy Pernetti. He did a neat set of songs. The venue has no cover charge to hear the talent performing. Guy lives up the street from us and is a very nice person. My wife and her friend picked the second set of songs he played.
I love his work on the steel guitar. Can you see the signs on the stage that we are in Kent?

This is a short video which shows his steel guitar work.
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Guy sings his version of "Blue Bayou".
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I hope you visit some other great sights around the world.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Today's Flowers # 54

My friend Luiz from Brazil does the Today's Flowers Meme, check it out. Come and join with your flower photos. Sunday at 4 GMT is the post time.

I do have a love for wild flowers. I took a walk to an island at Plum Creek in Kent and capture these great blooms. These were a small flower beside the pond. Some of the blooms were past their prime.
I like these yellow beauties. They were quite showy.
This vine was fairly large with lots of blooms. I went in to show the little delicate flower that was growing.

You can see a lot of great flowers from around the world at the above link.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sky Watch Friday # 58

Sky Watch Friday with the new format. Please check out the site and link in if you wish to participate. There were a lot of people with beautiful Sky photos last week. You can link in from my side bar or at the start of this post.

I always like back-lit clouds and enjoyed these over my Ohio Buckeye Tree. The Direct TV Blimp came over our back yard and I got this photo with my wife's camera. It must have been in the area for work or it was a brand new one out for a test ride. It looks like a study of blue on blue. I'm glad the green tree was there.
I saw this helicopter going over the neighborhood and had to capture a shot in the sky.
There are a lot of great skies for you to visit.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday Potpourri - Stumped

I was really stumped for a post for my Wednesday Potpourri so I went for a walk through a small Kent Park. All of a sudden I was no longer stumped for a post.

It was right before me. As the monster opened its mouth I turned and got one photo before running. How do you like the bite on this one? Can you see the eye and mouth? Everywhere I turned they were just popping into view.
Some were old.
Some were new.
Some were strange.
Some you knew they had seen better days. (Sorry this one turned on me.)
It was a fun trip back through the swampy area.

What Is It XXVIII - Answers

The answers today were in close proximity. #1 is the reflective block beside the railway leading to the Middlebury Bridge I showed in My World. You can see both objects on the original photo. #2 is the bolt that holds the rail to the upright supports.


I must say as usual we had so inventive answers but I must give one person special credit for being so observant. Craver VII not only got the identification he realized where I had taken the photos. A hearty WAY TO GO is in order. Craver has some neat shots with his camera set-ups.

Craig did beat Joan today by guessing a rivet on a galvanized part, SORRY JOAN. I wonder if he has one for this week. Probably, someday, someone other then his brother Scooter will win. Can you spell nepotism, I can.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What Is It XXVIII

The My World post is below.

I have two shots for What Is It this week. I wish you luck.

#1 one is pretty tough but let's see how you do.
#2 is not near a tough but is a little tricky.
Do have fun.

Monday, August 17, 2009

My World # 45

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive.

The Middlebury Avenue Bridge is open for business. It didn't open on time but it is a fine structure. I had shown it in March on this post. That post will lead you to the old bridge. It looks quite different now. The structure under the bridge is quite nice with two piers and rip-rap on the sides.
This is a view from the bridge looking up the Cuyahoga River (means the crooked river). This is where the river turns from coming South through Kent to going West toward Akron before it makes it final turn to the North toward Cleveland.
I hope you visit some other great sights around the world.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Today's Flowers # 53

My friend Luiz from Brazil does the Today's Flowers Meme, check it out. Come and join with your flower photos. Sunday at 4 GMT is the post time.

A field of Black-eyed Susan is a beautiful sight to see. You can click to see the detail. The single flower is even more outstanding.
Check out some of the great flower posts.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Camera Critters # 71

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

I was driving on some back roads with the grand kids as evening approached. I had just told them to keep their eyes open for White-tailed Deer when what should appear along side of the road. I saw one at first but soon realized there were two. I stopped the car and started to get some shots.
They stopped feeding and kept a close eye on me.
The one in the ditch could have disappeared just by feeding.
Another car started to approach our position and the deer decided it was too crowded for them. Take a close look at the one on the right as it makes its leap with its good bye flag up. It looks like it is sailing along.
The Ohio White-tailed Deer are well feed.