Petunia after the rain


As evening drew near, the rain stopped and as I looked at the petunias, I saw how the large blossoms held the drops of rain. So, I took some close up shots with the iPhone. I like how the monochrome finish emphasizes the water droplets. #photoaday

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Day 190 – Hosta in Bloom


I really like our Hosta plants. I like the leaves with their straight lines running, end to end, and I really like when the hostas are in bloom. The dainty little blossoms hang down, and humming birds visit to drink the nectar. My hope is to one day capture an image of a humming bird dining at the hosta blossom.

Day 186 – Bridgeport Historical Society

I am attracted to old barns and out buildings. I really like the weathered wood and the old hardware on the doors. The photo to the left is the door and hinges on an old corn crib (that’s what we used to call the one on my uncle’s farm). I like the look of the hinges and the weathered, painted wood. I took this photo and the reset of the photos in this post at the Historical Society of Bridgeport grounds. This is a nice area where the group has put together a nice historic park, including restored buildings from earlier days. There is a paved pathway that you can follow and some really nice flower gardens.  I’m not sure what kind of plant this is, but I like the way it is climbing up the beam to the portico.  I used my 50 mm lens today.  I like the bokeh effect on the back ground, which really draws your attention to the flowers as the main focal point.

The picture below was taken in front of the barn.  I like the look of the yellow flowers with the barn wood and wagon wheel in the back ground.

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Day 175 – Day Lilly Dew

We had a heavy dew this morning in Frankenmuth, Michigan. I took an early Saturday morning stroll to the Frankenmuth Visitor’s Center and captured the day lillies covered with morning dew.

If you’ve never been to Frankenmuth before, you owe it to yourself to visit. Frankenmuth is also known as “Little Bavaria” and is a Sister city to Gunzenhausen, Germany.

Day 161 – Beautiful Rose

Vicki and I stopped by the Anderson Enrichment Center today on our way back from Saginaw. I’ve never been there before, but they have beautiful plantings there and a nice fountain right in the center. The Center is behind what used to be the Anderson Water Park. This is one of the most beautiful roses I have seen, with three different colors; pink, orange, and yellow. The orange reminds me of sherbet.