Friday, August 28, 2009

My Town Friday Shoot Out: My Apologies

My dear friends at MTFSO, I apologize for not being able to get to the topic at hand this week. I've started back to work as a full-time teacher at my son's school this week. It's the first time in 6 years I've really worked, and it's taken some getting used to. I do fully intend to stay in the "game" and I hope you'll understand that life just got in the way this week. I hope things calm down soon and I can have more play time.

I do look forward to visiting all of your pages this weekend. Thank you for your understanding.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Farmer's Market

I absolutely LOVE to go to the Farmers Market. There is a great one in Mt. Clemens, MI that I use. I spend at least an hour there every Saturday morning that I can. Sometimes I buy just a few things, other times I load up on everything that looks good. I'm a "part time vegetarian" (if there is such a thing) so I love to see what there is and explore the veggies I haven't tried before.

These pictures were take this past Saturday.

Friday, August 21, 2009

My Town Friday Shoot Out: Signs

This week's theme was chosen by Si.

This is the only weird sign that I found...It's at a safari park near Port Clinton, OH. (Not my hometown, sorry!)

Sorry, that's all I got this week!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Last week, I put my camera "away" when I cleaned my house thoroughly. I never really had an "away" spot for it. So I found a good home for it, in it's bag, nice and safe. It's nice that it finally has a home.

Problem; I don't see it anymore. It's "away". I haven't taken pictures in more than 5 days now. It's weird. I'm disappointed in myself and I'm sure my camera feels lonely. (I should really name her.)

Guess I'm going to have to bust her out and start using her. Hopefully tomorrow!!

Any name suggestions for my Nikon D70? She's black, a little chunky, beautiful eye(s), amazing sense of humor and can be a bit stubborn at times.

Friday, August 14, 2009

My Town Friday Shoot Out: Relaxation

This week's theme of relaxations for the My Town Shoot Out was chosen by Lena.

My area of Michigan is very near St. Clair Lake. We have a lot of shoreway and waterfront area. There is a public park that is one of my favorite places to take my kids. We play mini golf there, have picnics, play in the splash zone, play on the play ground and take long nature walks. There is also a public beach there and a large public pool.

Here are some pictures of our times spent there.

Next week's shoot out; "interesting and amusing signs", chosen by Si.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Humming Bird Moth

I've posted this picture before, but I played around with it in Photoshop today trying some new things. It was fun, but I still like the original best, I think. Original (cropped) and then artistic takes of the same image.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

waiting for the polar bears

Friday, August 7, 2009

My Town Friday Shoot Out: Power

This is part of My Town Friday Shoot Out. The theme of "Where do you get your power?" was chosen this week by J9. This theme was hard for me as I was unmotivated, but this morning, my lil' one and I used my legs as a source of power and went for a bike ride to take a few photos so I wouldn't be completely out of it this week.

Ready to Ride - Manual Power

My Local Source of Power

Someone Else's Tribute to a Former Source of Power

My Constant Source of Power

My Son's Favorite Powerful Machines, building the new wing on the high school down the block

Next week's theme is relaxation, chosen by Lena. Stay tuned!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dog Days of Summer

Monday, August 3, 2009

Classic American

From the Classic Car Show that happens at the corner bowling alley every Friday night. Dodge Charger, year unknown.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

simple yet strong

Saturday, August 1, 2009

What are you lookin' at?

This photo was taken by my husband while we were at the local park having a picnic that we shared with a few VERY friendly squirrels.