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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Corn is lush, corn is scary

This year's crop in fields surrounding my place is feed corn.
What was lush and green a couple of months ago is now dry, brown and ready to harvest . . . and scary looking . . . to me anyway.
I dread when they harvest because of the dust.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Two's company

Photo ops still few and far between, and mostly limited to the home grounds.
I'm grateful we have a good sized property and no neighbors to amuse with my squatting, bending, and sitting on the ground.

I did a little Googling and I'm calling these "blue-winged wasps".  They have a scientific name, but that's much to hard for my retired, keep-it-simple mind.  They feed on grubs and do not usually sting.

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Good Fences @ The*Run*Around*Ranch

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

On the lake

We took the boat out one evening while our son was home for a couple of weeks before he went back to campus. The temperature and humidity were not bad or this woman would have stayed at home. They didn't catch anything and there weren't many photo ops either. The wildlife was pretty scarce. Getting a sharp image in a bobbing boat is certainly a challenge, but I did manage to get a fairly decent shot of a heron of some kind.

Monday, August 11, 2014


A favorite from 2010
On "the Lexington Road" in Lauderdale County, Alabama
The last time I went by, the barn had fallen.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Somewhere in extreme southern middle Tennessee.
I had to include one with the sweet little dog who enjoyed our visit and wanted to have his picture taken in front of his building.

Monday, August 4, 2014


So, I thought the sunflowers I planted this year were going to be my flower obsession for the year.
However, they have been upstaged.
I bought a pot of these flowers at Lowe's the other day and can't stop looking at them.  They are so bright that I was tempted to dial down the orange saturation a little.  There is a Black Eyed Susan thrown in there too.