Monday, August 30, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday!

Our sunflowers that the birds planted for us have started blooming. I am obsessed with them.
I just love the bright color.

The insides of them amaze me. I love nature's design.

This is a side view of the picture below. I'm not sure why it has all the little black point's coming out of it.

There are many more buds on this stalk. More flowers to come.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

New and Improved!

After using our camera for over 4 years and taking 10's of thousands of pictures, it has started to make a strange noise when we turn it on. We are pretty sure that it is the lens mechanism that is going bad. Since we enjoyed this Canon camera so much and loved the pictures that it has taken, it wasn't hard to decide on a replacement. We aren't sure how long the old camera will last, but didn't want it to quit working while we were on vacation or at an important event.

We took the new camera out on a hike in the woods yesterday. We really like having the 20x optical zoom. It is equivalent to a 560mm on a SLR without the added weight. We took quite a few pictures while we were out yesterday and the camera worked great. Check back soon for pictures of our hike.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday!

The first two flower pictures were taken at our local fruit and vegetable stand.

The bees sure like these sunflowers.

This sunflower is growing in our yard thanks to the birds. We let a few of them grow. I can't wait for them to open.

This is our Rose of Sharon tree that is growing in our back garden.

This is one of the seedlings that started from this tree. I am very surprised that the color is so different.

Our Sedum is starting to show color.

Happy Bloomin' Tuesday.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer Snap Shots Of Our Nieces!




Our oldest niece is missing from these pictures.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday!

Not a lot bloomin' in our gardens this week.

One red rose standing tall and proud.

There are a few of these pink roses blooming.

This picture was taken in Mom's garden.

I planted more Black-eyed Susans this weekend that I got from mom. I planted them in clumps, so they should fill up the back garden.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vacation Plans!!

Last night Chris and I decided where we are going to stay on our fall vacation this year. We knew we wanted to stay in the same area but didn't know where to stay. We have always stayed at an Econolodge just outside of Lake Placid but decided it was time for a change.

We did a lot of research on a lot of motels and finally made up our minds. Chris made the reservations last night. =)

We can't wait to get to the Adirondacks again. We relax so much when we are there.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday!

A milkweed flower with a strange looking bee on it.

Another volunteer! We aren't sure what is going on in our yard this year with all of the volunteers.

Queen Anne's Lace from one of our hikes.

Side View

Our tomatoes are going crazy. We planted 3 plants and one grew back from last years seeds.

They are still growing. They are so sweet that they taste like candy.

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Up Up And Away!

While coming home from my brother's house last week, we spotted this hot air balloon. Of course I wanted to get pictures. My hubby followed the balloon for me and pulled over where he could so I could get pictures.

We weren't the only people that pulled over. People were coming out of there houses to see what all the excitement was.

We thought that they were going to land at Strider Field, but they kept on going.

There doesn't seem to be much room in that basket. Chris would love to do this, but I'm not too sure about it since I get motion sick.

We were sad to hear that Sky Jam was canceled for this year. We both enjoyed going the past few years. Check out THIS POST and THIS POST

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday!

Here are a few blooms from our gardens this week.


Black-eyed Susans

Knock-out Rose

A volunteer from our suet feeder

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