Still Summer

The calendar says Sept 4th,


3 days after Labor Day,


the traditional “end of summer”.

In my garden though, summer is still here!


Each morning, I get to enjoy seeing the flowers that still grace the space outside my kitchen door.

And thankfully, my basil is still growing beautifully!


It’s been awhile since I’ve attempted some macro shooting (even though I don’t have a macro lens) and I decided I needed practice.  You, my dear blogger friends, are my guinea pigs.  As fall approaches,  I’ll definitely be practicing more!

In the meantime, I want to thank you for inspiring me with your craft, whatever it may be; for making me laugh; for causing me to sigh with both happiness and in thought, and for being here on WordPress with me!

That Chain … Again


What is about this chain that draws my eye when I walk outside each morning?


I’m looking forward to the weekend and more studying of the new camera.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

Beautiful Zero

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So cold yet so beautiful

I don’t have the camera (yet!) to capture the frost in true macro, so I went about it another way, and lent beauty to the trees in the background at the same time.




Despite a photo title that is reminiscent of a certain holiday in July, it is officially fall and the perfect time for riding.  I’ve got one more long weekend off of work before the cold sets in and I’m planning a ride through parts of Tennessee and North Carolina.

I hit the road in 3 weeks! You’ll be there with me, right?  🙂

One More From Deb’s Backyard: Hollyhocks!

If you’ve seen my last two posts, you know that one afternoon in Deb’s backyard led to a wonderful time and some fun photos.  Hopefully, you’ve seen the Calla Lilys and the Sunflowers.  Please enjoy these Hollyhocks, too.

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With all the rain and  flooding we’ve had (photos next post!), it’s hard for me to believe we actually saw the sun a week ago!

In Deb’s Backyard: Sunflowers!

Another fun flower from Deb’s backyard, taken during a wonderful afternoon.  Don’t you just love a sunflower?

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Deb’s Calla Lily

A last minute gathering in a friend’s backyard led to awesome food, “local” drink (if you get my meaning), a fire in the pit, lots of singing and laughing, and the enjoyment of beautiful flowers.


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