Recent Days

My old laptop has finally been retired.  Editing images had become an extremely tedious and painful process.  The hard drive was near capacity, RAM seemed to be nonexistent, right-clicking made for a circling mouse cursor that lasted up to a minute.  The new laptop is sleek, beautiful and unbelievably fast.  Oh, how I love viewing and editing photos on a high resolution monitor.  Life is good.

I still have a number of images to go through from earlier in October, but here are some from recent days.

This beautiful sunrise was enjoyed prior to a very wet and dreary day.  At least we had the morning.


A favorite to photograph, our neighbor’s lovely ornamental grass basking in the early evening sunlight.

Glorious Grass

I saved these pretty little cosmos from a more than a few evenings of frost.  They have shown their gratitude by continuing to bloom.  These are the first white blossoms I’ve seen this year.

Late Bloomer

A sunny day with highs in the mid-5o’s brought out the last honey bee of the season.  I don’t expect to see any more until spring.

Last Honey Bee Of The Season

Daphne enjoyed some late afternoon sun and posed for a few photos.  It helped that I held one of her favorite tennis balls in my left hand.  She was very captivated.

Brown-Eyed Girl

She was very patient, but then she started looking at me like this.  Way too serious.


I treated her to some fetch when the photo shoot was over.


I’m quite certain that she felt it was worth the wait.

Busy Bees

I think I’ve become obsessed with the bees.

Furry Bee
Beautiful Bee
Brilliant Bee
Pollinating Bee

While I was watching the bees, Sophia had her eye on a dragonfly.

Trying To Catch A Dragonfly

He decided to make a stop on my tomato plant.

Perfect Landing

Sophia and I both enjoyed a very warm late summer day watching the bees and the dragonflies.