Monday, May 19, 2008

Flowers, Flowers, and More Flowers

All these pretty posies were in one flower garden at a client's house where I used to do private duty home health care. Definitely a green thumb in that family. I think one of the pictures might be sideways. Can you pick out the right one?

Friday, May 16, 2008

Venice Beach and High In The Sky

These pictures were scenes from Venice Beach, California. I spent six days in North Hollywood between Christmas and New Years Day and didn't get to do very much the entire time. Finally we got to go to the beach. These are some of the better pictures I took. All pictures were taken with my Canon AE1 and the zoom lens.

The following photos were taken from my airplane window as I was leaving LAX in Los Angeles after the one and only "vacation" I ever went on. I don't really consider it a vacation, because it wasn't that kind of trip. Anyway, I had never flown before this trip. Going out to Los Angeles I traveled overnight so I couldn't take any pictures. Plus I was pretty airsick. I didn't get airsick after that initial trip. These pictures are all either of the California coastline and the Pacific Ocean, or they are of flying above the clouds. I thought that the clouds when seen from above instead of from below like we are all used to, were fascinating. Sometimes they looked like you could actually walk on them. I hope you enjoy these pictures.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Guess The Location???

Be sure to browse all these photos today to see which one(s) you are to guess where it was taken.

I decided to add some random photos here today. The first group are winter scenes at our pond when we lived in Michigan. It had snowed overnight and the next morning the world looked like something out of a fantasy. It was so beautiful. The snow was so wet and heavy that it stuck to everything. It was a good thing I got out and took these pictures early because by mid-morning the snow was mostly melted off the trees and bushes.

These two pictures are of a pretty little tree that I wanted pictures of for identification purposes. I thought it would be nice to have a tree or two like this at my home but I had never seen one before and didn't know the name of it. This is years later and I still don't know the name. Do any of you know the name?
Also, let me know if you can identify the building in the background. Also maybe if you know what building that is in the background, you may also know where this tree was planted. I will give you this much of a clue. The little tree is at a very popular business. Take a guess and let me know what you think. I will tell you if you are right.

Here are a few pictures of the beautiful fall colors in our woods at our home in Michigan. No matter what direction we looked, we could see all the beautiful changes of color all around us. These are just a few examples. We also had deer who lived in the woods and would daily come out to have a look around.

I think that tall bunch of weeds above represents my garden. Those weeds were taller than I am. It is obvious that my garden did not do well. I planted the seeds but it didn't rain for weeks afterwards and I had no way to water it since it was too far from the house for the hose to reach and the garden was too big to water any other way by hand. The previous owner had put all the "natural fertilizer" from the horse barn at the front part of this "garden" and of course, weeds well fertilized don't need rain. Anyway, it made a nice rustic picture.

This tree above is the same tree shown in the middle photo of the snowy pond pictures above.

The picture below is one I really like because of the cool shadows, the snow, and the way the light plays on the trees.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Lake Photos

Cute little water fowl enjoying the day. Same lake as the photos below but in a far different area.
Camera Canon AE1 probably with the telephoto lens. I am sure I wouldn't have gotten so close without it.

The above photos were taken at a special private spot at the lake where we used to go fishing, swimming, and have picnics. This private area is no longer the rustic secluded area it was back when these pictures were taken. I am sure the view is still as gorgeous.

Camera used was Canon AE1 with the regular lens and star filter.