Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Looking for Attention

This cutie was looking for attention, and not shy about asking!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My Books to Date

"Garlic" will be released in a few short months through Hatherleigh Press.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Go Away!

Not much to post for today. A very cold, cloudy, rainy, dreary day. And it is still July.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Guard Animals

Not only did the llama go to the fair, but so did his herd of sheep.

Llamas are often used as guard animals, as their powerful kick can hurt or even kill predators. Left to bond with their herds, they become very protective of their charges.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Insect Police

We have lots of these little fellas around the house and garden in florida. They, along with the many tree frogs, help keep the insects that we don't want, at bay.

This one decided to pose for his picture!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Second Time Around

Part of sustainable living is recycling, repurposing or passing things along that you no longer need or want. For me, even though I really don't like clothes shopping and find shoe and jewelry shopping pointless and quite boring, I absolutely love a good thrift store, second hand store, flea market, yard/garage sale or junk store. And the more disheveled,  the more fun the hunt is.

Just got these two to add to my Christmas decoration collection at an area thrift store for .49 each! I have been having to slowly obtain new ornaments after all mine were stolen a few years ago.

Second hand shopping doesn't have to mean junk!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cow Barn Series

I took lots of pics at the cow barn at the fair on Saturday. Watch for more.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Old Book

This is when dumpster diving pays off! I picked up a stack of very old books from the garbage.  They must not have been in there long, as they were still very near the top.

I gave an old medical book that was in the pile to a friend who is a nurse practitioner.  Another was a very early 1900s copy of House of the Seven Gables which still had a handwritten homework paper in it from the 1920's. Another was a youth's book from the 1870's. Some little kid wrote a letter to Roy Rogers inside of the cover which is quite a mystery as to why.

Finally, the book Old Christmas. I did a little research on it, and found it to be a first edition of the first American printing! And, while it does have value, I fell in love with the book, and it will go on my shelf.

I'll add that, when I saw the pile of old books, I just scooped them up and looked at them later in the day. As I love old books, when I see them being discarded, I just grab them, knowing what I don't want, friends and family will.

With this pile, it was none too soon, however, as not 5 minutes after I grabbed them, the skies let loose and it poured. Only a few minutes later, and these books would have been soaked and lost!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

How Handsome

This big guy was at the fair with his herd of sheep in tow. When I went to take a picture, he came over and gave me a nice pose!

Friday, July 18, 2014

New Software

I downloaded some free software a while back, so that I can get creative with my photography. The subject here is a bunch of green coconuts.  (Yes...the coconuts are green before they are brown!)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

RV Garden

Small, very basic garden in front of my parent's R V that I put in front of my parents camper. Tomatoes, garlic,  cucumber and okra.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fun Farm Photo

I downloaded a new photography program and have been trying it out.

The base of this was a photo that I took at State Fair last year of ine of my favorite subjects....pigs and piglets. Turned out looking like a painting by the time I was through "playing".

Not Bad.......

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Fur Flies

Definitly is summer. The cats are shedding like crazy. (Sigh!)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Christmas in July

As one of the cable stations is doing  Christmas in July programming on the weekends, I thought we could make a contribution as well.

This is last winter, looking out the kitchen sink window, into the back yard, from the 1840's NY farm house.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Moon Shine

I was really hoping to see a nice, big, Buck Moon last night, but was a bit disappointed.  It didn't seem any different than any other. At least from my vantage point.

However, tonight's moon was better. Still not overly impressive in comparison to others I have seen, but got a few nice pictures.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Garden Friend

While I was out in the garden this morning, this little guy was out and about. What a little cutie, and a good little bug catcher too!