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.

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Day 157 – Going Green With Curly Bulbs

Well, I’m not sure these curly CFC bulbs are a good idea. I want to do the right thing and help save the planet; especially if I can do it by investing in these curly light bulbs that take forever to warm up. If I’m going to go out on my back deck, I need to plan ahead of time and turn the light on 10 minutes before I go out, so it can build to it’s full brightness. I flip the switch and then say to myself, “wait for it, wait for it…” Maybe these light bulbs will teach me to be more patient. I can remember going to Detroit Edison, as a young boy, with my mom and a bag of burned out light bulbs. We would carefully save the old bulbs and then we would trade the old bulbs for new bulbs, and the price… FREE! Now, that was a great conservation program. No light bulbs going to the landfills, because we could trade old for new. Wow, recycling back in the sixties, who knew? Ohh, the good old days!

Day 94 Candle Light

This is another submission for the weekly photo assignment from the website, Digital-photography-school.com. The assignment was “Menu”, I chose the following 3 themes; Green, Sense of Depth, and one light (artificial), the candle itself. The website has a lot of great information on digital photography. There are tips for beginners and advanced photographers. There are forums where you can find answers to any question you may have on photography. It is also a great site to view some terrific photos from other photographers. Be sure to check it out.

Day 69 Morning Reflections

Last fall when closing the pool for the season, I decided against covering the pool for the winter. It is such a chore to remove the cover each spring, and I usually end up with a lot of debris falling off the cover and into the pool. I decided a would try a season cover-less and see how that would affect pool opening in the spring. As you can see in this photo, the water is a lovely green with some leaves from last fall. I decided a would try a season cover-less and see how that would affect pool opening in the spring. As you can see in this photo, the water is a lovely green with some leaves floating from last fall. I wouldn’t want to swim in it as is, but it sure makes for nice morning reflections, on a sunny morning.