Monday, June 19, 2017

"Back to Basics"

The theme this week is "Back to Basics" 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 Mondays and voting begins after that.  Lew is still missing in action.

My daughter Tracy took me to the Akron RubberDucks minor league baseball game for Father's Day. She also bought dinner and got us tickets to see Rascal Flatts when they come to the stadium in August. The game is getting back to basics with the younger players still learning. Akron won 3-2  with a walk-off triple to bring in the winning run. Dinner at Luigi's to  follow. What a great day.
We got there early enough to see them finish the field.
Since it is minor league there are some special critters on the field.
Ready to start the game against the Portland (Maine) Sea Dogs. Akron General Hospital in the background.
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Monday, June 12, 2017

"Silhouette"

The theme this week is "Silhouette 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 Mondays and voting begins after that.  Lew is still missing in action.

I must say a hard word to spell silhouette, I found some things around the house in silhouette.
Here is a bird house in the house with a silhouette on it.
Why a fish in silhouette of course.
One of the neighborhood squirrels posed in silhouette.
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Something Old"

The theme this week is "Something Old" 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 Mondays and voting begins after that.  Lew is still missing in action.

I guess I could have used my self portrait for this one. I instead chose to use my 1994 GMC pick-up. It belonged to my Dad and I got it when he passed about 10 years ago. It had 84,000 miles and now has 91,000 miles. I use it to tow my boat to the lake and miscellaneous gardening projects. I am hauling some mulch for around the house today.
The main change I made to the truck is a used set of tires and rims. I also added a fishing themed seat cover and steering wheel cover. Notice I cleaned the wheels for the photo shoot. lol

I was out picking up mulch from our city mulch pile. You can take trees and yard waste to the site and they convert it to mulch for the city resident usage. Free if you load it yourself.

You can see the dome behind the mulch pile that they use to convert the mulch..

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"Memories"

The theme this week is "Memories" 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 Mondays and voting begins after that.  Lew is still missing in action.It was a holiday so I'm late.

A lot of my memories are made on my boat. I enjoy fishing and even though it has been a rough year with the knee replacement, I have been getting out some and have caught 3 Fish Ohio size Crappie.

Here are some memories of past years trip. Since I'm retired I get out during the week. 2013 was a good year.This was a Fish Ohio Crappie.
2013 This was a Fish Ohio Carp.

2010 This was a Fish Ohio Crappie with its friends.

2012 Fish Ohio Red Eared Bluegill.

2014 Fish Ohio Crappie and Perch.

2015 Fish Ohio Crappie and Bluegill.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

"Why Did I Take That shot?"

The theme this week is "Why Did I Take  Shot" 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 Mondays and voting begins after that.  Lew is still missing in action.

Why did I take shot? 
Somethings on the window let's see what it is. Get your camera and take a photo.
 Oh that's a bad idea. You have reflections galore.
I am in the photo and my camera. What is it?
Well if I go outside I see it is a Tree Frog looking for some bugs.
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Monday, May 15, 2017

"Something Blue"

The theme this week is "Something Blue" 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 Mondays and voting begins after that. Christine is gone and Lew is missing in action.

These are some tiny blue flowers by a friends house. They are about a 1/4" across and put on a pretty Spring show.
They are almost all blue.
There are a few white mixed in.
My daughter's blue liner gives blue hue to the pool. It will be ready to use real soon.
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Monday, May 8, 2017

Fun-Foto

The theme this week is "Fun-foto" 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 Mondays and voting begins after that. Christine is gone and Lew is missing in action.

The Fun-Foto is of an unusual capture. An animal in action with a fly-by. Can you guess what it is.
 Here is another shot and you may have a guess.
This makes it look like a white face with black hair.
Why it is a Canada Goose feeding on the lake.
Here is one which I just missed.
It was a flight of Cormorants taking to wing.
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Monday, May 1, 2017

"Something New"

The theme this week is "Something New" 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 Mondays and voting begins after that. 

This week I thought I'd show some bird captures from last year. This is a hawk that came down to the lake for a quick bath. I was docking the boat but respected his space.
He would dip his wings in the water and splash around a bit.
I tried to get him as he took off but his wings were a little too fast.
Here are a group of geese headed into a culvert.
This is a Flight of Cormorants, that is what a group of Cormorants are called - a Flight. They were just taking to the air.
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Monday, April 24, 2017

"Not What It Seems"

The theme this week is "Not What It Seems" 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 Mondays and voting begins after that. Mac is travelling around England and Lew is missing so only three of us.

There are three of these plants growing in my flower garden. They have 5 leaves as you can see. 
  I did not plant them and they are not what they seem.
They are a slow growing plant. Do you know what they are?
They were planted by the squirrels to save the nut until the next year. They forgot to come back so the seed turned into this plant.
They are baby Ohio Buckeye Trees that are growing. The tree is starting to bud and after pollination little buckeyes will start to grow.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

"Whats In Your Garden"

The theme this week is "Whats in your garden" 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 Mondays and voting begins after that. 

Here are some Spring blooms in my garden. 
This is a small flowering tree in the garden.
Here are a bunch of red tulips.
Here are some small flowers in my garden.
Here is one of the blooms I took inside.
I did cut some garden flowers for vase inside.
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Monday, April 10, 2017

"Hidden"

The theme this week is "Hidden" 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 Mondays and voting begins after that. 

I would have this siruation occur while hunting whitetail in the PA woods. Can you see it, it's hidden.
 Here is another photo, can you see it?
On Thursday the area was hidden under a blanket of snow. Yes it is Spring and it was 72F today.
Here is a root that was hidden under the sidewalk. It lifted the sidewalk up as it grew.
What a funny sight to see on a hidden day.
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