Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I see you!!!

The other day I was out in my yard..  busy trying to get some yard
work done..  Not an easy task cause it so darn HOT.
Yes I am whining.  When is fall going to get here?

Anyway back to my story.. I was busy trimming some bushes and something
Very Big Jump out at me.  So I Screamed till I found out what it was..
A praying Mantis..  It was the Biggest one I had seen.. 
So I yelled for hubby to get my camera..  I should have know to take my camera out
to do yard work, what was I thinking..   
Well by the time hubby got my camera he was long gone! 

So I continued on with my yard work. Thinking bad things about my hubby
cause he wasn't fast enough with my camera.  And I look down and something
was looking right back at me..  It wasn't the same praying Mantis.
This was just a little guy.. 

He was tucked way down in a bush so it was hard to get a shot..
I had to hold the branch with one hand and take the photo with the other.. 

But I did get some shots.. And he didn't run!!
Just in case my hubby reads this.. I really wasn't that mad at you.. 
Hee Hee.. 

These thing were growing right in the middle of our palm tree.. 
I wonder if you can eat them. I don't think I will give it a try!!

I hope you are having a wonderful week so far.. 
And I want to say THANK YOU so much for all your kind comments. 
I really do appreciate them so much.. 

Hugs, Linda

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday...

This has been such a nice weekend.
I got a lot done around the house. Had some FUN in my craft room.
Got to enjoy a couple of movies with my better-half.
Yep, I must say for me it has been an all around good weekend so far.

I am hoping and praying that most of the folks on the
East Coast can say they are safe and sound.   I am watching the news while
I am writing this and it looks like New York is shut down.
Such scary stuff going on!  My prayers go out to you!!!

I am back with Ashley's Scavenger Hunt.
Another tough week.  Is it me or are these prompts getting
tougher and tougher?  Oh well that's what makes it a good challenge.

Old and New
Mamma's got a New pair of shoes..

Night Photography
On Wednesday the Hubby and I went out to a community
 called Lake Las Vegas.  One of the radio stations was having a promotion
called wine-down-wednesday.   Free Wine and appetizers.  I thought it would be the
perfect time to get my Night shot..  It is such a beautiful place..

I am also linking this up to

Music (self portrait suggestion)
Here I am on the beach listening to natures most beautiful music.
The Ocean..

Why is it every time I want to get a photo of my hubby
I get this cheesy smile..  Boy is he going to be mad when he finds out I put this
photo on line.  I say it serves him right.  What do you think!!

The minute I read this prompt I knew I would try to get a shot
of the sun wind chime I have with the sun shining through it..
And I do have to say the SUN has been brutal this week..

Well there you have it..  Another Hunt down..
Bring on the next challenge.. I can handle it..
Hee Hee!!!!

To see all the other entries you can head on over to

Thanks so much for stopping by..

Hugs, Linda

Friday, August 26, 2011

Should I go another 365 days....

I don't think so..

Yea!!!!  I did it!!!!

Day #365
This photo was taken with my canon point and shoot..

That's it folks. I am all done with my daily photos..
I really can't believe I did it.
Out of the 365 day I missed missed 10 days. I am OK with that..

Just a few of my 365 day photos..

I am still going to be taking all kinds of photo's.
I am kinda addicted and I know you know what I mean..

I did learn a lot this year.
But I still feel like there is so much more to learn.

Thanks you soooooo much for encouraging me and following me
along this year long journey.

Hugs, Linda

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I'm back with some more of my 365 day photos..

Sometimes it is so hard to get that shot in everyday.
and other times it's not so bad.
There are only so many things you can photograph in
your home and yard. 

Day #363

On the window sill of my kitchen I have all kinds of bottles.. 
Including this one.

Day #362
We have so many Bee's this year compared to the last couple years.
I am pretty glad to see them.

Day #364
I see a peach cobbler in my future.. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Some of my 365 day shots.....

It seems so weird not to be going back to work,
All my co-workers went back to work on Monday.
I am going to miss them and all the kids. 
But I do have a free and easy feeling lately.
I think I am going to like this..

Day #351

This was a photo taken the last day of our trip to the beach.
I forgot my tripod so I balanced my camera on a chair..
I took me forever to get a photo that I could even work with..  

Day #361
We got so lucky this year at the beach.. 
We found us all kinds of these beauty's..

Day #359
This is a photo I took of my great nephew..
He is a cutie..  He did not want to let go of his stuffed animal..

Day #358
Not the best shot.. I took this in a hurry but I just had to get a photo
of my daughter with her new hair color..  I think I am finally getting used to it..

Day #354

This is one of those last minute shot, when I just realized
I still needed to get my shot for the day..  It's a photo of a silk rose I have in my craft-room.

Thanks you so much for stopping by.. 

Hugs,  Linda

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday...

I am finally getting around to playing
Ashley's Scavenger Hunt.

I really didn't think I would get enough time but YEA!!
I did..

So hear we go..


I really don't even know if these qualify as geometry But
that's the only thing I could come up with..
The first shot was taken at one of the hotels down on the Las Vegas strip.
That second shot is just a photo of a plant from my back yard,
And I played around with it in picnik, I think it looks kinda cool..

Brushstrokes - Day #357

and once again this is all I could even come up with..
Oh well..

Hanging By a Thread - Day #352
I really don't know what it is about this shot but
I just love it..

This is one of my favorite quotes..

On the dotted line - Day #360
Are you kidding me..  Day 360...  Only 5 days left..   YEA!!!!

Thanks so much Ashley for another great Hunt..
Man they have been so tough lately..

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Sometimes in life we get so busy we forget to 
sit back and enjoy the little thing in.

Day #348

Day #346

for one day you will look back and realize 
They were the big things..

Thanks for stopping by!
Till next time. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

When the sea meets the shore....

No matter how old you are, or how young you are,
We are always enchanted by what the sea gives us!

I do believe I was meant to live by the sea...
It's just a little dream I have.
Until it come true
I will keep on visiting and dreaming
my sweet little dream!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Some of my 365 day shots.....

Just popping in today to post some of my 365 day shots..
I am almost done.
I did miss a few days, but not many..
I have not regretted doing this year long challenge at all.
Even though some day were tough.
I can look back and say Yea.. I did it..
I just love a good challenge..

Day #339

Day #343

Day #345

Day #344

I am on Vacation here in California.
Camping on the Beach.  Loving Life..

I do hope you are enjoying you time as well.. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.. 

Hugs, Linda 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday...

Well it's that time of the week.
Time to show off what we captured for Ashley's
Scavenger Hunt..

So here is what I came up with for this week.

Seeing Double/two - Day #335


He is the sweetest thing ever..

This Dragonfly looks like something not from this world
maybe from space..

This little guy is new to my feeder.  And I kept thinking something
not quite right with him.

Maybe he is not to bright and flew right into a window
I know that is stretching it a bit..  but it's all I got..

I have to run..  We are camping out at the ocean
and I don't want to spend all day on the computer..
The waves are calling me.

I will stop by and visit you soon..

Thanks so much for stopping by..
I really do appreciate all you kind comments..

Hugs, Linda