279: Karma’s June Photo HuntPosted: June 29, 2011
First off, my apologies to Karma for being late to the June Photo Hunt. And my thanks for extending the deadline and giving me a little more time to participate. Some of the photos will be new. Some are from the archives. I had to do a mix of both to come up with almost everything on the list.
The colorful bird is a Pink Flamingo from the Akron Zoo. I have a history with pink flamingos and could have taken some photos of the pink flamingos that stand guard by the pond, but lucked into this zoo visit just in the nick of time.
The grad was tough because I failed to take the time to get permission over the weekend and now that I’m doing things at the last minute, well, this will have to do. My daughter-in-law, Merdi, graduated from law school recently. My oldest granddaughter graduated from kindergarten. I have photos of the two grads together, but without permission to post them I won’t use them so I went with this photo of the youngest grad in which you can’t really see her face.
That would be my dad. I lifted this one from the archives. It was actually taken in 2007, but I cropped it for this post. He’s lost some weight since this photo was taken. And lost his wife (my mother) as well.
My dad called yesterday. He’s in the hospital awaiting surgery. That’s all I’m going to say about that for now other than I want all to go well as it seems we’ve lost too many loved ones lately. All thoughts, prayers, and wishes will be much appreciated.
I took this photo of the Bittersweet Nightshade while out on my walk yesterday. It’s one of the things blooming like crazy right now. Last year we had one or two small patches of it. This year it has spread quite a bit.
The butterfly shot above (and the following two) are from the archives as well. I did take a photo of a butterfly this month but since it already had its fifteen minutes (or less) of fame on the blog, I decided to use a few that have been in the vault for a while. I don’t think they ever made it onto the blog. They were taken at the Tyler Arboretum in July of 2007.
I’ve included the close-ups because people seem to prefer them.
Oh, okay. I kind of like them too. I’m actually surprised at how well they turned out since this was when I was still using my old (and first) digital camera.
I have to pass on the funny face. I just can’t seem to find one. I know if I go way back (to the Mummer’s Parade, for instance) I could find a few, but I was hoping for something recent. I probably have something in the photos I took at the zoo. I just haven’t had the time or disk space to upload all the photos yet.
I captured this cow at the Akron Zoo. Note to Karma: Think of it as a mixed up Oreo Cow. 😉
Another Summer Day in the Great Outdoors
The weather today is fantastic. Clear, sunny, dry, and in the lower 70s. This is, in my opinion, perfect summer weather. It’s a wonderful day to lie back in the grass and watch the wispy clouds float by so I did just that for a little while, soaking in the scents and sounds of the day as I looked up at the sky.
The photos are from yesterday. I’m giving myself and the camera a break for a while. I realized this morning that I never finished uploading the photos from our trip to Pennsylvania and New Jersey back in May, and half the photos from the past weekend are not uploaded yet either.
I may have to seek professional help for my photography addiction/hoarding. 😉