Monday, August 31, 2009

Macro Monday....8.31.09

Taken at the Butterfly Museum in Key West, FL

Monochrome Week of Aug 30, 2009

Atlanta skyline from inside airplanePosted by Picasa

Mellow Yellow Monday...#33 ~ Yellow Duck Car Wash

This is duck draws your attention to a local car wash in Colorado Springs, CO....guess they don't want you to miss their location!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday ..... #67

~ Happy Shadow Shot Sunday Everyone ~
BFF's grandaughter (she loves posing for the camera as you can see)....don't you just love how the colored balloons portray a colored shadow.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Straight out of the Camera Sunday.....8.30.09

Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo, Colorado Springs, CO

Camera Critters.......#73

Saw this sandhill crane doing a little preening while driving around so of course I had to take it's picture!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Color Carnival #17

Mural type painting on an elk sculpture outside a restaurant in Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs, CO

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

That's my world Tuesday #46.......

In our part of the 'world' and other parts of Florida as well, the sea turtle season runs from about April through October. When the turtles hatch they sometimes get disoriented because of lights shining from homes on the beach or they get thrashed around in rough waters and end up back on the beach. That's what happened to this little one I am holding. Someone found him/her stranded (Thursday evening) and turned it in to the Barrier Island Management & Education Center on Melbourne Beach, FL, where my daughter is the Education & Volunteer Coordinator. It was very lethargic and wouldn't have survived long had it been returned to the ocean right away. It was overnight due to the rough seas brought on by Hurricane Bill. One of my daughters co-workers called and asked if she could release it for them so on Friday we took it down to the beach to be released. The minute he/she heard the ocean waves it was like "let me go" and that is just what we did because at that time the waves had quieted down so we were pretty sure it would be able to swim without any problem.

It was quite special to be able to see that little one up close and personal. We had been over on the east coast helping DD and her BF move so that's how I got lucky to be able to hold the little loggerhead sea turtlebefore his release.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday

Field of sunflowers taken while traveling I-25 near Loveland, Colorado

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #66

While at daughter's last week I took this photo late in the day to get the shadow shots...the round shadow is a beach unbrella that had been planted into the ground for a tiny bit of shade.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Color Carnival #16

Mural art found on the wall of a "tobacco/smoke" shop in Loveland, Colorado. I walked past the front door that was open and I didn't smell anything that one would think they were selling something other than legal tobacco!!

This is the "door" to the right of the mural...notice no door knob.?!?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday Stills.....Clouds

The above two were taken while driving from Pueblo, CO to Colorado Springs, CO

anhingas at rest......Pueblo Reservoir (Pueblo, CO)

This one and the one below were taken from inside an airplane.

....this one reminds me of snow....with a beautiful clear blue sky above.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Pink Saturday.....August 8

Just got back from vacation in Colorado Springs and while there went out to dinner at a BBQ restaurant with BFF family including her daughter's family. This is one of the grandaughters Alyssa, who is 3 years old and the other grandaughter who was with us was only 3 weeks old at the time but didn't I didn't take her picture with "Wilbur, the pig". Just last year Alyssa was not happy with larger than life characters so her grandma was quite surprised when she wanted to go find Wilbur and have her picture taken with him. She even introduced her Papa to him in a very grown-up way by saying "Papa, this is Wilbur, Wilbur this is Papa!"