Wednesday, November 21, 2007



i am blessed and have so much to be thankful for...God, family, friends, our great a very  happy thanksgiving to all of my wonderful friends in j-land.                                                                                            


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

round robin photo challenge

it's time for the round robin photo challenge and it's rather unique...not only do we pick our own topic, but we are to suggest future topics!  " Put on your creative caps as it's an open challenge. Post three future challenge topics with your entry and then pick one of your topics to photograph for your challenge entry. "Offer three and shoot one," your choice!"

my suggestions:  1) wildlife, 2) railroads, and 3) things that don't belong, something that makes you do a double take.  for this challenge i'm posting of my favorite things to watch and shoot.  these were taken this week at one of alabama's state parks.

  red bellied woodpecker

  juv red headed woodpecker

check out other participants here:  The Round Robin Photo Challenges

Friday, November 16, 2007

fall's peak

fall colors are at their peak in nw alabama...and i am loving it!  here is a small sampling from my outing yesterday...

our summer has been very hot and dry and many of our smaller creeks and ponds have become hardened, caked beds...

this is flint creek...where water lilies flourished and enjoyed by many wading birds and sad.  hopefully, it will refill by next spring.

fall bramble....edging a now dry inlet....but still scenic.

cattails along the inlet

bird viewing area at nearby wildlife refuge...sadly is dry, too.  this beautiful spot hosts migratory storks and cranes as well as many species of ducks and geese.  a favorite spot of many audubon fans. 


the colors are so intense and brilliant, i gladly get out just to drink it all in.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

recent photos

                                               mississippi morning

                                                   last of summer


                                                   early fall


                                                       fall reflections



Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Nancy  has tagged me with this meme.   It's all about FOURS.  
Read'll see what I mean.  (makes me realize how exciting i really am!  lol)

Four Jobs I've Had


nurse's aide

scrub nurse in labor and delivery

nurse manager of dialysis clinic

4 Movies I can watch over and over
(I'm not one to watch movies much more than once or twice...but if I HAD to, I'd pick:)
it's a wonderful life
gone with the wind
indiana jones
the wizard of oz

4 Places I have lived

cleveland, oh

florence, al

leesburg, fl

ulysses, ks

4 TV shows I love to watch

law and order

the closer

judging amy

andy griffith


4 Places I’ve been to on vacation

western carribbean cruise


san diego

san francisco

4 Websites I visit daily

no favorite web sites...i mainly read a few journals, the news, play a few games, scrapbooking sites, and right now local newspapers in a 50 miles radius for job ads...

4 Favorite Dishes






4 Places I’d rather be right now really...i need a job.  lol


grand canyon

niagra falls

4 People I’m tagging  (sorry guys...)


Monday, October 22, 2007

perfect for halloween

i was driving home from my sister's the other morning and along the river bank in the trees and bushes were several big spider webs.  the morning was wet and the sun bright.  i was fascinated and had to turn around to get some pictures.  the grass was overgrown and wet with dew as i walked closer to the brush and started shooting.  looking down at my wet feet i discovered that there were thick webs on the ground as well.  i quickly got some pix and made a hasty retreat to the car hoping there were no spiders on me... of course once in my car, i could feel them crawling on my legs.  lol  never did see one...sheesh...the mind is a powerful thing!! are a couple...they look surreal, but what a perfect time of the year to post them.  happy halloween everyone!


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

crockett park

i resigned my position the first of july with the intent of taking the summer off.  i had plans on getting out with my camera and taking some great shots...well the summer has quickly passed, and while i did work a couple of days a week, i have no idea where the time went.  i sure didn't do what i wanted to with my camera and photography.  here it is fall, and i need a job...have something promising with the company i'm still with...but it hasn't come through yet...and did get out with my camera a couple of times, but it's all things i've shot before....i really need some motivation to get out of this slump...something to stir my creative side.  oh well...maybe this job will work out and i'll know something this week.  here are a few pix i took a couple of weeks ago at crockett state park, lawrenceburg, tn.



below are some taken recently at the pumpkin patch...


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

monday's photo shoot

"Your Monday Photo Shoot: Capture something in flight. Birds, insects, planes, bats, whatever -- if it's getting around in the skies, it's fair game for this photo shoot. "

a pelican in flight over san diego bay

and here's one of my favorite places...the beach!  oh how i need a good dose of the beach.  :)

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Monday, June 4, 2007

monday photo shoot

Your Monday Photo Shoot:   Picture something in orange. As a challenge, don't take pictures of actual oranges (the fruit), and picturing actual pumpkins seems a little too easy too. Other than that, go for it.

orange is a wonderful color...we find it in nature...

smoky mountain sunrise

in decor...

chinese theatre, los angelos

vase at the bellagio, las vegas....


and a good ole fashioned trolley of old town, san diego.....

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

round robin challenge

This one comes to us from Renee of Ode to the Muse. She offered up several great ideas, and the one we're going with this time is "Pink"!

isn't it amazing the awesome array of colors we have in our wonderful world?!!!  and we are definitely not short on pink!  :)


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monday photo shoot

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Take a picture of something beginning with the letter "B". That shouldn't be too brain-busting, right?

late again!  but later than it should've been.  i completed this entry twice last night before giving up and going to's either 'not meant to be....or third time's a charm'  lol  not sure if it's problems with 'hal' or aol....but here goes

for the letter 'b' i submit a hotair balloon, butterflies, and a bird....

check out john's #Entry7435 to view other 'b' entries.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

round robin photo challenge

Teena, author of the blog, "It's all about me!" has chosen "Friendship" for our next challenge topic. Do you have a best friend in all the world? Take their photo, and share a little about what makes them so special to you. Do you love yellow roses? The yellow rose indicates friendship, arrange some in a vase, or photograph them right from your yard, and make that your entry. Maybe your best friend is of the four pawed variety... of course you can share a picture of your favorite pet, who just also happens to be your best friend.

this is the first photo that popped in my mind when reading about the current rr precious lil granddaughter strolling hand in hand with my sis' me, this just screams friendship.  :)

of course, i couldn't end there....i have to mention my best friends....starting with i didn't take this one, but it's one of my favorite pics of him...taken on our honeymoon nearly 3 years ago....

and then, it wouldn't be fair not to mention my sisters who have grieved and rejoiced with me at different periods in my life....

don't know what i'd do without my mom...she's always been there for me, offering her support, encouragement and prayers....

and last but certainly not least is my little girl...all grown up now with a child of her own...we've always been close and shared so much...she is very, very special...just ask anyone.  :)

to view other entries, please visit: The Round Robin Photo Challenges