Well, I'm not a professional, by any means. I'm just someone who likes taking pictures, yeah? Before about 18DEC10, I was using my cell-phone to take pictures (3.1 mp). It did a pretty good job; however, for Christmas, I received a Kodak Easy Share which has 12 mp and take much nicer pictures. I'm saving this year, so that next Christmas I can buy myself a much better camera! :) I hope you enjoy my photos.

29 September 2010

29SEP10



Tipper, standing guard and protecting her humans. I adore Tipper!

28SEP10



It is staying cool. 8:00 a.m. 56/57 degrees.
Look how pretty my basil is! ;-P

28 September 2010

27SEP10



Today was LOVELY! At nearly 8:30.m. it was still 66 degrees out. I sat out on the carport 'til 10:30, reading and writing in the lovely cool air. AAAHHHHHHHH!!!

26SEP10



I noticed this flower had bloomed outside the fence in the back yard. It just bloomed out of nowhere. It is the only bit of color in the whole area of green and brown.

25SEP10 Lily and the rain

I LOVE me some Lily...

...and the rain. And usually, you can't see it, but it was raining so hard that these three pictures came out pretty well.


27 September 2010

24SEP10

I took these pictures while out on a walk Friday evening. Buna is just a beautiful place!





Look how taaaalllllll these trees are!

This ramshackle shack was so cool looking.



24 September 2010

23SEP10: First Day of Autumn on Pop's Land

First you should know that it didn't FEEL like Autumn at all. At 5:58 p.m., it was 91 degrees out. So, definitely not Autumn-ey, but the trees are starting to turn and it is beginning to be comfortable to sit on the porch swing on the front porch for the last hour of sunshine.
Here are a few picture of the "turning."


The orange was much more vivid with my God-made eyes. I guess cameras can't capture everything, yeah? Maybe I need a flash? Or a real camera? Although I'm having fun with this cameraphone, obviously!

y'all must be getting tired of my hibiscus, but I just can't help taking pictures of them. They draw me! They are just so beautiful.

these flowers were in the field behind Pop's house. Note to all: walking through the unmowed grass in a field is a bad idea if you're wearing flip flops! just sayin'!

Purty!

Purtier!

Purtiest!! That crimson red on the leaves is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!

In another blog--maybe on pensivepollyanna.blogspot.com--I took pictures of a newly grown plant with some fruit growing on it. This picture is of that same plant--a few months later. Notice that the peppers haven't really grown much in size, but a few of the individual peppers are starting to turn an orangey kind of color--another color completely from the natural yellow of banana peppers. Pretty, though, yeah?

I fiori sono piccoli.

22 September 2010

22SEP10:This is Buna

Pop and I were taking a drive around Buna this evening after our dinner at the DQ. His children were working on one of the rooms at the house and my part in the whole thing was to keep Pop away from the house for as long as I could. Hence, our drive around town.

We turned into the neighborhood behind the Brookshire's and almost immediately, I noticed two flags flying in front of two of some of the first few houses I saw. Pop and I decided to look to see how many homes had flags. This photo blog is the result of our search. Almost all of these flags belong to houses in that ONE neighborhood behind Brookshire's! Imagine what would happen if we had driven through through the other neighborhoods in town.

I've said before that Buna seems like a very patriotic little town. Seems like I have a little proof, now, yeah?















20 September 2010

20SEP10

I have a few hibiscus plants in my garden area. The blooms are always very lovely. Whenever they bloom, I cut them off just where the stem meets the bottom part of the flower, and...

...I put them in a big--and pretty--bowl full of water and they float along all day bringing beauty and happiness to Pop and I.

The picture is a little blurry, isn't it? Ah well.

19 September 2010

19SEP10



It is only 19SEP10 and we already have a tree whose leaves are turning. The changing leaves are a beautiful red. Seeing the proof of the coming of my favorite season of the year--Autumn--sure does make me happy.

18 September 2010

17SEP10, Part Dos:


Pop and I sat out on the carport for several hours yesterday morning. At one point, I noticed that Tipper's dog dish was completely empty. I filled it to the top and then noticed that her blue water bowl had gone AWOL. I started walking out in the grassy area that extends from the carport out to the barn and mailbox. Once I passed the backside of my car, I saw the blue bow, sitting prettily--on the top of a 3 and 1/2 foot bush. Now, Tipper is a pretty talented puppy. She can jump over every single fence on the property. She can go from 0 to 60 in just a few seconds and can chase noisy trucks like nobody's business. I just never thought she'd be able to carry her water bowl and place it neatly in the center of something which is nearly 4 feet off the ground. She sure is impressive!



The trees around her are as tall as...well, I don't know, but they sure are super tall. This picture doesn't even do it justice.

I was sitting reading at a park in Silsbee last night. At one point, I saw three kids run--hands full of bread--over to the area of the pond where the ducks were congregating. Their voices were full of laughter and excitement. It was obvious that feeding the ducks was something those three kids really liked to do. I remember thinking that their Momma must be super smart to encourage them to find enjoyment in something as simply and pure as feeding the ducks. They could have been at home sitting on the couch watching movies or playing video games. Instead they were spending their Friday nights--together--enjoying the beauties of God's creation. I wanted to applaud. It was something beautiful to see!

I think this shot is an interesting one because I managed to catch the oldest boy's hand as it was moving backward after he had thrown his last piece of bread to the ducks.

I think the little gal is a natural in front of the camera. At the very least, she likes it. The kids look like they're having a great time.


This shot was pretty blurry, but I liked the way it looked, so I kept it!

18SEP10



I love sunsets!

17SEP10




Shots I took first thing in the morning Friday. I was putting some mail in the post box when I noticed the light around the house. It just looked so cool. I didn't think that it would "take" and that y'all would be able to see what I saw, but it turned outall right. :)