Things are bloomin’ once again and got some new stuff for 2015, too! After seeing the sunflowers in Avon last summer and missing out on the sale of those seeds, my daughter and I visited Pandy’s and bought 3 different varieties. Those to come later in the season!!
While there are some really sweet photo ops this time of year, I’ve missed out on a few due to work or it just being horribly cold. Crashed out and recovering from a recent stint of night shifts, both of our cats, TJ and Penny, came up and joined me. Wanting to dust off the camera, I grabbed it and started firing. Both were patient (and comfortable) enough to let me.
With the warm weather, I was working in the flower beds, tidying things up. Some of the edging had been broken when I snowblowed this winter. I pulled up a long section and disrupted a large ant colony. Ooops. Couldn’t waste the opportunity.
I rarely see gulls around my house, and when I do, there’s usually snow on the ground. That also means that there’s very little food available for them. So when I saw 3 gulls going at a few tiny pieces of bread the neighbor put out, I grabbed the half loaf of white we had and started tossing out big pieces before they took off. As soon as I closed the door, and pulled the curtain to almost-closed, it began. Only a minute passed between the first and last photos. Needless to say, the bread is gone in the last photo.
Saw this guy hangin’ out beside the kitchen window. He was kind enough to let me get some portrait shots.
Been pretty busy. Got some shots to edit, but waiting on another tool before I start. More stuff real soon….
I’d been trying to coordinate schedules with Kristen, Mike and Cydnie. We finally found a day we were all available and we took Cydnie to the Zoo for her first visit. We all had a good time, but we were racing the clock, and trying to deal with some hot weather. Took a ton of pics, and hated most of them. One of these days I’ll learn that you can’t rush a shoot and expect to get good pics.