Friday, September 25, 2009

Lake Michigan SkyWatch Friday


This is an example of the Lake Michigan shoreline. Lake Michigan has over 1600 miles of shoreline. Wonderful beaches. A great opportunity to walk hand in hand with someone you love, enjoy the solitude and sound of the waves.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall is in the Air Outdoor Wednesday


Well it certainly is starting to look like fall. Colors are changing everywhere. The morning light on this tree caught my eye. Usually I try to avoid poison ivy, but just couldn't resist a quick snap.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Watery Wednesday

I found this rather interesting water fall in the botanical gardens this summer. I liked listening to the water running over the rocks. It was very peaceful. The little pond was surrounded by little yellow flowers. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Food For Thoughts MyWorld

Even though I hate it that winter is getting so close, fall is my favorite time of the year. I love to see the colors and see the harvesting in the fields. In MyWorld, the above process has begun. Does anybody know what crop they are harvesting? Where will they take it next? "Who" will be the end user? Answers will appear tomorrow. Click on MyWorld badge to the right and see what's going on around the world? Have a great day.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Smile Today's Flowers Mellow Yellow

Sunflowers always make me smile. They seem to be happy flowers. Birds love them too! Be sure to click on Today's Flowers and Mellow Yellow to see more beautiful pictures.

Friday, September 18, 2009

MIS SkyWatch Friday


Greg took this picture last Friday, Sept 11, when we went to MIS (Michigan International Speedway) to donate blood. Each year on 9-11 they have a blood drive (they got 1197 pints this year), and they allow you to ride around on the track and give you access to the Champion's Club house plus provide a really great dinner. While we were in the Club House Greg snapped this picture. I liked it because the color of the seats repeat the colors in the setting sun and also because the rows of seats and the turn on the race track lead your eye over to the sky. Have a great weekend.

After is on top - before is below. Increased contrast, increased saturation, sharpened (probably not enough). Thanks for the suggestions.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Remember Whensday I

This is an abandoned grain elevator near our home. Whenever I see these structures it makes me sad - they represent a bygone era - one that I lived thru and can remember when it was fully functional. I must be getting old. I chose sepia to portray the bleekness of the building. I also liked the way the jet trails in the sky crossed behind the building.
Monochrome Maniac

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Moon Flower II Today's Flowers


Here is another view of the Moon flower that I posted last week. It is an interesting flower. The blossoms open during the evening and only last for one day. It is normally very fragrant during the damp evening hours.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Grow Where You are Planted - MyWorld

In our part of the country we grow a lot of corn. This however, is a very note worthy location. Last weekend we found this lone corn stalk surviving in the gutter at a very busy intersection. One can only imagine the struggle this plant has endured to stay alive at this location. There must be a biblical message hidden here somewhere. Reminds me that it is a good thing to always look around you. Something interesting is at every intersection in life if you just look for it. The weird colors on the curb are real.

Monday, September 14, 2009

RFD - Down Memory Lane

Rural Free Delivery (RFD). I am fortunate to still be living near where I was raised. Back then the mailman knew everybody. These mail boxes are located at a cross road in a very small little community. They are mounted on an old buggy wheel and the mailman would rotate it to fill all the boxes. The wheel is stuck in place because of all the vines. Most of the boxes are gone, but the memories remain.

Friday, September 11, 2009

What a Beach! SkyWatch Friday

This is what I saw on an early morning walk on Daytona Beach. This is when you are reminded how awesome our maker is. Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Moon Flower Today's Flowers



Finally the Moon Flowers started blooming this week. They are kind of late this year, probably because of the dry weather. Enjoy.
Be sure to visit other Today's Flowers by clicking on the link on the right side of this posting.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mischief in the Night MyWorld

This is a great time of the year. Fresh fruits and vegetables are in our gardens to enjoy. Veggies are always the best fresh picked and right out of the garden. However, you have to beat out the "Thief of the Night". It's amazing how much they can destroy in one evening. Critters gotta eat too!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Trouble Abrewin' - SkyWatch Friday


Another storm coming in over Daytona Beach last week. Fortunately, we were 23 stories up watching from inside celebrating my parent's 69th wedding anniversary.
Be sure to click on SkyWatch gadget on the right side of this posting to see pictures from around the world.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Driving on the Beach



I took this picture on Daytona Beach because I was told that soon they would not allow cars to drive on the beach. Public access parking is being created to accommodate the tourists. I noticed that the beach patrol roped off a section of this beach so that no one could disturb the turtle eggs that were laid the previous night. A walk on the beach early in the morning is always good for the soul.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Remember When?


This past week we had the opportunity to spend some time at Daytona Beach. This diner is a fun place to eat. It's like eating in a museum. You can read the wall while waiting for your food. Enjoy.