Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'm So Ready For Spring

I understand Georgia has been in a drought for several years and all the rain we've been getting is much needed. I also understand we are to to be thankful no matter what the circumstances. But in the flesh, I want warm temperatures. I want sunshine on my face and soft breezes in my hair. I want to run barefoot through the grass. I know warmer temperatures are just around the corner, but I am tired of winter.

OK enough griping for one day.

I hope you enjoy a few pictures of the flowers that are blooming in my world.



IMG_2616 Pansy

Cherry Blossoms



Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Pounce!

Our Papillon dog and our Manx cat have a love / hate relationship. Some days, they play and chase each other having fun. Other days they fight like, well cats and dogs.

Today I was outside taking pictures of the lovely flowers that are blooming in our neighborhood, when I noticed Trixie was down in our empty pool. Until this past week she wouldn't go near it. However, our cat has always found the empty pool an interesting place to explore and I wonder if that lead Trixie to become curious and want to explore too.

Anyway, as I was taking pictures she came out of the pool. She decided to wait on Hobbes who was also down there.
Trixie Ready To Play
She wanted to pounce on him as soon as he clears the top step.
Hurry I'm excited!

I'm not sure if she was playing or taunting.
Come on let's play!

I am quiet sure Hobbes was not in a playful mood when he exited.
Whoopee, Let's play!

He didn't find her game fun.

Beat it kid, you're bothering me!

If you look closely through the bush, you can see Hobbes' right paw raised to smack Trixie. They both ran off and I can't say who was chasing whom.
I'm outta here!

I can report they are both now laying in the floor resting. So no harm no foul.

Have a nice Sunday afternoon.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Do You Love The Bible?

I didn't come up with the questions below, but they hit me right between my eyes! How about you?

I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone.
  • What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
  • What if we flipped through it several times a day?
  • What if we turned back to get it because we forgot it?
  • What if we used it to receive messages from it’s text?
  • What if we treated it like we couldn't live with out it?
  • What if we gave it to out kids as gifts?
  • What if we used it when we traveled?
  • What if we used it in case of emergency?
It’s getting late! Do you know where your Bible is? Oh and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, we don’t have to worry about out Bible being disconnected because Jesus has already paid the bill and no dropped calls. There is no limit to the minutes you can use each month and it doesn't matter where you are it is always ready for you to use!


Saturday, March 14, 2009

More Full Moon Shots

I used the timer to make sure there wasn't any camera movement when shooting without flash to get the full moon shots. I'm pleased with how they turned out and wanted to share them.



I couldn't eliminate the strob effect on the lense but I still like these shots.


Have a great Saturday.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Full Moon

Once again we had a full moon this week. With the time change the moon is much higher in the sky when I get up and take our dog out in the morning. Tuesday morning this week, when we went out the moon was so bright we almost didn't need to use the flood light in the backyard. I ran back into the house and grabbed my camera. By the time I got back out side there were some clouds moving in. I set the camera to not use flash and with the wide aperture setting it almost looks like the sun.

Anyway, I like it and thought I'd share it with you.
March Full Moon

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Signs of Spring

I posted last Monday about the snow we had in the Atlanta area last Sunday.

One Week Later... it is shirt sleeve weather once again and there are obvious signs of Spring. I heard someone say "if you don't the weather in Atlanta, wait a little while and it will change." That is certainly the case recently.

Hope you enjoy some of the Signs of Spring I found on my walk.

Bradford Pear Blossoms


We had a visitor that proves spring is just around the corner.

Spring Robin

What a difference one week makes!

Snow falling on Cedar


Monday, March 2, 2009

Out My Back Door

Atlanta had snow yesterday! That doesn't happen to often and it is always an "event" when it does. Grocery stores are swamped and milk and bread fly off the shelves. Everyone jokes about shutting down schools and businesses if there are three flakes seen but in truth, we are just not equipped to handle the ice that comes with our snow. If the wind doesn't come with the snow storm, it turns to ice and is treacherous. We had a couple of inches at our house yesterday, but it melted off our drive and sidewalks by the end of the day. There was plenty of wind with gusts up to 40 miles per hour so the water was pretty much blown away, for our county anyway. Our neighboring counties weren't quite so lucky and several did close schools or delayed the opening.

It has been a very long time since we've seen measurable snow fall at my house, so I took some pictures while it was happening.

Falling Snow
I thought it was rather beautiful.
Snow falling on Cedar

And this would have been a picture of Trixie experiencing snow for the first time but she wouldn't be still long enough to get a picture....