Weekly Roundup

I don't usually post so many images and try to keep my post short but this has been such a great week for photography in my part of the world. 

First on July 2nd I had the privilege to witness a spectacular sunset that I would rank in the top three of my all time favorites. I must say it beat any fireworks display that man set off that weekend. 



The above 2 images were over the top of our house to the northeast.

 If I turned around this was behind me to the southeast.

and this was facing west. The sun was setting a little more off to the right of the picture.

I have to tell you a funny story....when I was standing at this spot (in the neighbor's cornfield I might add), I heard 2 cats behind me yowling at one another. I was standing in awe watching the sky when I realized the yowling was getting closer and the corn stalks were rustling. So I'm thinking "I think they're headed my way". Sure enough here they came right down the corn row at me. They were almost to me when the one in the lead realized i was there and made an abrupt left hand turn and ran down in front of me with the other cat hot on his heels. LOL. It was so funny after I was back in the house and got to thinking about it. 

Linking with the gang at SKYWATCH FRIDAY

Ok on with my photo week. Mom and I made a trip to Big Valley on July 4th. 

 This little guy was wondering what the lady in the black car was pointing at him.  I hurriedly snapped the pic because I was afraid his father would come around the corner and see me so it could be a little more in focus. 

And the Amish are shocking their wheat. I got a bunch of new pics to share later.

And a random fence pic where I was practicing making a star from the sun. 



Linking with Tex for GOOD FENCES.

And last but not least. I've been practicing with my macro lens and flowers are readily available. You all are gonna be sick of macro images.  A few of my fav's from the past week. 

 I don't know the name of these little fellows but they make dandy macro subjects and I have a whole passel of images to show you later. 

 looks like a big ole chocolate cake right in the middle doesn't it. 

Marigolds in a pot on the deck. 

And the center of the marigold in the above image on the left. 

Linking with Nick for FLORAL FRIDAY FOTOS.

Make sure you stop over and visit each meme to see images from around the world. 
Wishing each one a happy and safe weekend. 

Comments

Jim said…
Beautiful skies.
Cloudia said…
So many magnificent shots!
Nanda Kumar said…
Fantastic captures!
Linda W. said…
Wow - that is one fantastic sunset!
Joyful said…
Such beauty in all your photos and lovely colours!
Lady Fi said…
Wow - such gorgeous photos!
Jedidja said…
"Red sky at night: Shepherds delight, Red sky in the morning: Shepherds warning!" I love your beuatiful sky (what a beauty) and also the storie of the cats. Thank you so much for sharing. Also the fences and the flowers. So nice. Those wheat sheaves! We were always playing on the pasture before, my little brother and me. Such wheat sheaves were our homes :)
Loved all this post. Yes that is an utterly stunning sunset and I think your macro shots are wonderful
Suza said…
fantastic pictures!!
rupam sarma said…
So beautiful photos.
Tom said…
Looks like a fabulous week to me!
The Furry Gnome said…
Glad you're getting so much photography in Felicia. And that sunset is truly spectacular! Look forward to all those pictures.
eileeninmd said…
Hello Felicia, the sky is simply beautiful. Stunning images.
The photo of the Amish boy is cute. I love the field of wheat. Beautiful variety of flowers. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!
Love twilight. Love that last macro, too. :)
Primitive Stars said…
Morning Felicia, what a beautiful sky, those colors are amazing. Great pictures,Blessings Francine.
All your photos are beautiful, but I do love the fantastic sunset.
Sandra said…
you are so right, you HAD to post all of these. the last of the sunset is AWESOME..and the little boy is to.... our macro is amazing and i can't pick a favorite. clapping wildly over all your photos.. bet you scared those cats silly
Marco Luijken said…
Hello Felicia,
What a great shots of the fanatstic colored skies.
And wonderful pictures of these flowers. Big compliments!!

Kind regards,
Marco
Carol Mattingly said…
What a phenomenal post. Beautiful everything, flowers, amish photos, sunset. Carol
Those are some beautiful pictures!

Greetings, Sofie #84
http://sofie-s-world.blogspot.be
TexWisGirl said…
love the macros. :) and sweet little guy, too. always enjoy the farm views you share.
HOOTIN ANNI said…
I'll take some chocolate cake...even the center of that beautiful blossom.

And yes, I agree....that is one thousand per cent better than any fireworks display!! WoW
carol l mckenna said…
Amazing sky shots and all photography is very special ~ You indeed had a glorious week ~

Thanks for stopping by ~ ^_^

Happy Weekend to you ~
Lynne said…
Gorgeous photos . . .
Love the shocking of wheat . . .
Nice!
Beautiful skies, and everything, Felicia!
~
Brian King said…
Gorgeous sky! Love the colors! Love the wheat photo, too! The macros are beautiful!
Ida said…
Gorgeous flowers, great fences and a stunning sunset. It just doesn't get better. Loved the shot with the little boy.
I love all the photos.
The sunsets are very warm and comforting looking.
Well done, again, Felicia!
Have a Happy Weekend!!
Peace :)
Rajesh said…
Beautiful series of images. Love those flowers and views of the sky.
Pauline W said…
Obviously fighting cats have no appreciation of sunsets! It sure is spectacular. It will be a long, time before I tire of your macros, Felicia. Please keep them coming.
Birgitta said…
Gorgeous photos!
NatureFootstep said…
I agree, this looks like an outstanding week. You made good use of your camera. Bet you had fun :)
Revrunner said…
Great captures!
Debbie said…
a spectacular sunset, you have been seeing some really amazing skies. i thought the last sunset image looked a bit like a sunflower!!!

you've had a great week of picture taking, i'm glad you shared all of these!!!
Amy Franks said…
I have to agree with you, spectacular colours. Those cats must've gotten a fright when they came out and saw you there, makes me laugh to imagine how it all played out :-)
pattisjarrett said…
Great macros! It's fun to see the details hidden in plain sight. And sunsets, etc. Cute shot of the little fellow.
Irene said…
Wonderful captures! Love your sky shots (and the macros too)

Irene
Tomoko said…
Wonderful series of your photos. I like the pretty boy too! You captured such a great moment.Have a good new week!
Gunilla Bäck said…
Gorgeous sunset colours. I love your flowers and especially the last close up.
Beautiful series of images.....the sunset is spectacular!
Nick V. said…
What a wonderful selection of photos, Felicia! I love all the flower shots of course, but the sunset images are stunning.
Thanks for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme. I hope to see more of your work soon.
Nick V. said…
PS: The sunset shots are perfect for the Saturday Silhouettes meme:
http://nixpixmix.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Saturday_Silhouette