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.

A Trip Out To The Country

We made an impromptu trip out to visit my Mom on Saturday.  We brought food for an easy dinner, hopped in the Pathfinder and journeyed out to the country.  We made it in time to go evening church service.  We had to get there early so that my Mom could bring flowers for the altar.  She picks them fresh out of her garden each week, makes a beautiful arrangement and then puts them in two matching vases.  This week she had beautiful mix of lilies and a few lazy Susan’s, along with some greenery.  I didn’t take a photo, but here are a couple of images from her garden to give you a sense of her green thumb.

Star Gazer Lily
Pretty Purple

After church and dinner, Sophia and I ventured out to the field to see the beginnings of a beautiful sunset.

Field Trip
Photo Op With The Old Rake
Leaning Fence Posts

Sophia grumbled the whole way, complaining about the bugs buzzing around her head and the grass poking through her shoes.  She ended up admitting it was worth the hike when she saw the view from atop the hill.

Taking A Panoramic Photo With The iPhone

We decided to have a little fun.

Jumping Over The Sun

I had a little fun too.

Leap Of Faith

And then the sun went down.

Setting Sun
The Woods
Time To Head Home