Wednesday, September 9, 2009

July 31: Collage

I love collages.

July 30

One of my all time favorite photos....We were so unprepared to go to the beach this day. But the little guy had never experienced the ocean. His first attempt with the waves ended him up on his bum and a wave washing over him. He came up sputtering laughed and went back in. How fun was this trip!

July 29

We saw several dolphin while we were on the boat!

July 28

Oh No! They let him drive the dolphin boat! Look out world a 40 lb. captain at the helm!

July 27

And another sunset....just love this!

July 26

Believe the photo speaks for itself!

July 25

A gull sat on this post everyday of our vacation. I wonder if it was the same one the whole time?

July 24

Mobile, AL skyline....from east of downtown (in the dock area).

July 23

This is just prior to a fall through the picnic table because he wouldn't listen to me and quit climbing all over it. I guess experience has to be the teacher most of the time.

July 22

It has been such a long time since I have been able to get both my husband and son to slow down long enough to take a picture of them together. This is one of my favorites I have taken.

July 21

Husband's toy!

July 20

The little guy is trying to figure out how to work his seatbelt! Look at the concentration on his face.

July 19

This American Goldfinch is playing peek a boo with me. He was so funny to watch.

July 18

A monarch visited the butterfly bush today!

July 17

I love butterflies!

July 16

They are making the science building handicap accessible. Hard to believe the university is just now getting around to doing this.

July 15

huh? glad I wasn't coming through this intersection at the time this dude fell off the wagon!

July 14

The saltwater aquarium in the science building at the local university. So pretty to watch this aquarium and it is very relaxing to sit in the lobby and read. (not chemistry text though, LOL)

July 13

I have enrolled in a class entitled, "Concepts in Chemistry." The class is supposed to better prepare me for teaching Physical Science. Not sure it is going to work though. Seems to be way over my head.

July 12

Playing with the "big jet", this $2 toy has been very entertaining for the little guy!

July 11

Little guy likes to pick the buds off the crepe and throw them at the cat!

July 10

The Boots cat relaxing....

July 9

Crepe Myrtle....

July 8

The little guy held these ducks when they were teeny weeny....

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 7: Goofing with Mom

How can a person who doesn't have a little one in their lives ever truly understand how sweet their hugs are?

July 6: Proofreading

Businesses should really proofread their signs before hanging them. This sign has been hanging on a major highway for over a month. Personally, I don't feel confident in allowing them to handle my money. Would you?

July 5: Sunset

I took lots of sunset pictures and really can't settle on just one so here is another of my favorites.

July 4: Fireworks

I captured this image using a Canon SLR automatic digital camera...I didn't use anything fancy, just the standard point and shoot camera. I am quite proud of this shot. As I have tried unsuccessfully over the years using a camera with timed exposures and many other changes with no real success.

July 3: Camping for the Holiday

The temperatures soared over the 4th of July holiday weekend this year. Plus, the humidity was very high too. This made for a very upleasant day in the campground.

July 2: Water Fun!

The little guy LOVES water! I hope he will always have this elation for the simple things in life.

July 1: Cousins

My little guy and his cousin love hanging out together and doing boy stuff. They agreed to take this photo for Gran to have in her house. This will be a pleasant surprise for her.

June 30: Monthly Collage

June 29: A Lot of Bull

The title says it alll....

June 28: Flower Bed

So my favorite flowerbed in the spring looks very sad in the summer. I never got the annuals planted. The single impatiens that is growing is a volunteer from last year.

June 27: Summer Flowers

I love my butterfly garden. Through research and trial and error I have finally gotten a butterfly garden going that draws all sorts of butterflies throughout the growing season.

June 26: Butterfly Pea

One of my summer time favorite wild flowers. Generally only has one flower per plant. But they are invading my flowerbed where they receive water and fertilizer and they are growing multiple flowers per plant now. Wonderful!

June 25: Beauty Berry

I am looking forward to sharing this plant with you in its true glory this fall.

June 24: Another Pass Along Plant

My grandmother gave me a start of this tiger lilly when I was about six years old. Everytime I have moved at least a portion of the plant has been dug up and moved with me to my new home. My grandmother has passed away now but every time I see this plant I remember her love.

June 23: Teddy Bear Hug

The litle guy loves his teddy bear his great aunt made for him.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

June 22: Future Olympian?

This young lady was concentrating on winning. Can you tell?

June 21: Best Buds

They were sharing their lunch with each other.....

June 20: Cat Relaxing

Boots seems to enjoy lying in the sun soaking up the rays....

June 19: Two Old Friends

An old friend came to town. I had not seen or heard from her since before I graduated high school. She and I went to the same church, the same school and lived about a mile apart. Needless to say we were pretty close. But life is funny and will throw curveballs in our paths. Fortunately, I have batted the curves pretty well. My friend unfortunatley, had to learn many things the hard way.

June 18:

And another birthday party. This spring it seems like we received invitations to a birthday party every month. Crazy.

June 17: Never Want to Share

Why is it little ones have this uncanny knack of finding the only one of a certain kind of toy and then not share with the others? And why do adults not just put it away?

June 16: ARKSTE

I was recognized at the HSTI as one of the Finalists for the "Making IT Happen Award." While I did not receive the top prize I feel honored to have been recognized at all.

June 15: Another Sign

Okay two things about this is too ridiculous for words.....the name of the funeral home....but a fire hydrant on the same corner....tweaked my funny bone but good this did.

June 14: Technology Conference I

We passed this sign on our way to the conference. I thought it was funny.

June 13: Pump It UP

Local place to hang out and play! giant slide.....