Monday, January 31, 2011
While walking the neighbor's dog a few days ago I spied this old tiller against their old garage. It don't think it is going to to run as a tiller anymore but it made for an interesting photo. It was too cold to worry about getting it in focus so you get what you see from my one shot.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Penny the wonder dog, who loves plastic bottles, is my neighbor's dog. I am dog sitting her while her owner takes time out for surgery. She is such an energized dog but after the first fifteen minutes of flying through the air when you first see her, she calms down. Her Mum comes home on Friday afternoon and Penny will be very happy about that.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
While digging for my can collection to photograph I found this glass insulator inside of one of the antique cans. As a kid, the country roads were lined with short ten foot poles with a horizontal board on them. The boards were filled with vertical wooden screw threads on them and the glass insulators were threaded onto them. They were holding the telephone wires that ran along the roads. The insulators came in difference sizes and colors.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Another special effects day, meaning in reality that I got a bad photo with my point and shoot. He does look like he is glowing and very warm. It is a heated aquarium so he probably is warmer than I am.
This is a cichlid that was given to me by a student five years ago. I let him live outside with the goldfish and koi in the summer and then he comes back inside for the winter.
I searched for the photo that I took last year of the same fish and this is much more acceptable visual.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Photo by guest artist Della Burgus
Jack knows how to escape his cage and I really don't blame him for wanting to be out of that space. He gets out and then immediately squawks though because he wants me to put him back into his cage. It is an exercise for him, escape and return.
Today he was so cute as he sat on a shelf behind things. He would peak over at me and see if I could find him. He kept ducking his head and all I could see is the top notch moving up and down.
In order to catch him in a friendly way, he turns his back to me and I pick him up with a dish towel. One needs to cover his head so he won't turn and clamp that beak on the soft part of you hand between finger and thumb. Oh that does hurt when he does that. He doesn't struggle but I think he thinks he needs to hang on to me while I move him back into his cage. They use their beak to climb and move around the cage.
One of his offspring in another cage plays with the vertical sliding doors and once in a while discovers it will stick and stay open for him. He acts the same way and also turns his back to me so I can place the towel on him to lift him back into the cage.
He is a pretty bird. He really is very friendly pet that we enjoy very much.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
When you have an oxalis plant that does well one must share it. It is doing well in the cold corner of the room sitting in the window with a view of arctic weather. I lost the other oxalis plant that had reddish leaves and bloom white little flowers.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
I knew that if you saw one more Christmas ornament from me that you would scream or banish me or turn me into the moral authorities. So I drug you in on a Sepia surprise.
I had to buy this guy because he had such a great expression and he also was cheap!!!!!!!!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
These were a gift from a friend of my wife's. The friend had a sister that always commented on her every move. The sister kept telling her she needed to get her ducks into a row. So my wife's friend went out and bought on a close out sale all these little ducks so she could organize them. We have two of them decorating our bathroom.
The macro does make them into a fun photo.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
I think that December 21st was when the earth actually started to make it's tilt back up. This is taken looking southeast and the sun seems low. That is because it is winter and we are far away from the sun while South America is very close to the sun. The sun will eventually be far enough up in the sky that it won't shine in the south window.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I am still working with my wife to get decorations put away but we don't have a tight time schedule. We were late getting them up so I am still finding a few to photograph.
This soldier guy is really fun. I didn't get the mallard ornament hung this year as it just sat next to my computer screen. The photo in the back is this neat drawing that I bought from one of my wife's close blogger friends who is also an artist from Texas. Vernita Bridges Hoyt is the artists and I bought her drawing over ebay last year. Check out her blog right now and you can see her giving a demonstration of a Red Hat painting.
I tend to keep things on my computer screen shelf just to view and enjoy. I eventually move them off and put up new things.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
The koi is keeping warm in my basement aquarium. He and my camera were not cooperating. It is a special effects day for photos I guess.
The koi really does have metallic qualities as it is black and gold and the light reflects off of his scales.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
This is small and made from wood. It maybe was attached to something else but it is worth saving. It is a mystery.
I am not stopping blogging but I am going to slow down for a while. It may be just pictures and a title for here on out.
I have a right hand with problems that I have to deal with for awhile. My hammering hand, my hand that get's hit by falling items, and the hand that just does a lot of the major work on the end of my arm.
Diet may be the problem with too much sugar, cold weather may be the problem, an accident to the hand a year ago may have been it, and I don't want to say arthritis because that would mean old age. Whatever the problem, I don't think keyboarding is the problem and yet I am going to give the hand and arm a rest. A couple of fingers are the ones with the major pain. I will still be here and using the working of the mouse isn't the problem. The rest is a wait and see thing.
I will check in on a good day and say a few words even though some of you are probably saying, the guy is going to finally shut up for a change.