Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sugar Valley Barns ~ Part 4

I don't want to drag this out too long so I'm posting quite a few pics today. 

Oh and btw, these are Amish farms. Some of you mentioned that last week. 





 It was a great day for laundry in the Valley too. 










Linking with Tom for THE BARN COLLECTIVE
& Theresa for
GOOD FENCES this coming Thursday.
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I'm not gonna say I'll be visiting, cuz I usually don't make it. 
Wishing you all a good week. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sugar Valley Barns ~ Part 3













Linking with Tom for THE BARN COLLECTIVE.

I've fallen behind with visiting. It was a busy past week at the office and the coming one is not looking much better.  I will try to get around when I can.  Wishing you all a wonderful week. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

How Sweet It Is









Aaahhhhh I feel better already. 

Something to get me through the upcoming heat wave that we have to endure again.

Linking with Theresa at Run Around Ranch for GOOD FENCES
& the gang at SKYWATCH FRIDAY.

Wishing you all a great weekend. Stay cool.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sugar Valley Barns ~ Part 2

Continuing with some of the barns of Sugar Valley.





 front side

back side

Linking with Tom for THE BARN COLLECTIVE.

Lots of great barns to see over at The Backroads Traveller, stop over and visit. 

 I have to tell you this is not a regular honey bee. It's what I call a sweat bee and they are way smaller than a honey bee. I had a hard time photographing it because it kept moving. However I kept trying because I wanted to try to capture the pollen on his legs and belly. 







Linking with MACRO MONDAY 2.

Hope you all have a wonderful week. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Nature's Garden

The pictures will explain it all. 











Does anyone know what the red plant is in this photo? We were sitting in the middle of the road and I didn't want to get out for a closer look. 

Joining Tex at Run Around Ranch for 



Wishing you all a great weekend. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sugar Valley Barns ~ Part 1

I'm not sure what happened but when I wanted to add a link I ended up with a double post and deleted one. 17 people had already commented and of course I deleted the one with all the comments by mistake so please if you commented I didn't delete it on purpose. Felicia



Mom and I went on a road trip on Saturday. The  valley to the north of us is Brush Valley and the valley to the north of that is Sugar Valley. 

There are some beautiful barns there. Here are a few we found. 







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A few more macro images. Hope you all aren't sick of macro yet. Just when I think I understand a bit more....then I don't, if you understand that. Anyway, I don't know the name of this flower but it sure is photogenic. I will share a few more next week too. 

I will find other subjects besides flowers, but right now they are the easiest thing to practice on. 







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Wishing you all a wonderful week. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

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. 

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Chicory

I have come to really enjoy seeing the cheerful chicory blooming along our back roads here in Pa.

I think since blue is my favorite color that's why I like it so much.

I also like it because it has these curly cue and striped centers. 

Now I know some of you gardeners out there will help me out with the names of the flower parts but to me they are curly cues. :>)

check it out. click on the images to view better. 












Aren't they just the prettiest little curly cues you ever seen.  I kinda thought so too.  :>)

And just for good measure I'm throwing in 2 red barns to get Tom all excited.




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