Hello, welcome to my personal photo blog....

I just jumped onboard with the Mirrorless technology!
An ILCE Sony A6000
The Sony E-mount kit lenses - 16-50mm f/3.5 and 55-210mm f/4.5
And I added the Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens.

I also have a Canon SX50HS.. for those Moon shots.. heh.

I started this blog to upload my own photos so that i could participate in other photo blogs to submit to. Nothing more, nothing less.

I just like taking photos of a lot of things I find interesting.. mostly flowers. I also have another blog "Phlower Power" to show off my flower photos.

Photo Blogs I submit to are in the side-box. I hope I have encouraged you to join in..

Enjoy.......... Ellen

Dec 8, 2013

Photo Sunday Challenge: ICE

The latest challenge from Photo Sunday is ICE.

The snow was melting and re-freezing on the tops of trees in the morning sun.  I also caught a half of a Sun Dog!
























Nov 18, 2013

Photo Sunday; Monster

The Photo Sunday Weekly Photography Challenge is MONSTER  this week.  My subject is a small little lizard photographed up close to suggest he is more MONSTER than he is....


























Without flash, he is a bit grainy.....

Sunday Stills - Favorite Subject

The latest challenge for Sunday Stills is One pic of your favorite subject you like to photograph.

I like Sunsets and Sunrises... a Dark Sunrise from last week.


And I also have a deer leaping....
Taken in Winter 2009.  I have more recent deer photos, but this one is my favorite: Deer.
















Nov 5, 2013

Sunday Stills - Birdhouses

This weeks' photography challenge from Sunday Stills is ........... Birdhouses
Go on over there and see what everyone submitted and give a shout out to them too.

I am submitting this shelf life.




























The birdhouse on top of my china hutch.

Photo Sunday : Thin

This weeks Photo Sunday challenge is........... Thin. 
I admit, I was stumped, until I found this photo I recently took of my poor Lobelia flowers after a light frost and cold rainy day.  It looks very ............ thin.
  
Hanging by a thread.........
 

Oct 22, 2013

Old And New Technology; The Round Robin Photo Challenge

The new Round Robin Photo Challenge is .... Old and New Technology.  Go on over and submit your entry, if you are so inclined.   The photo I intend to submit is from our latest project and it's about building with hammer and nails..........

New tech is the Cordless Framing Nailer and Old tech is the good ole hammer.

We used both and the framing nailer makes the job sooooooo much easier. ;)

Oct 11, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Spooky Effects

 The next challenge of Round Robin Photo Challenges is Spooky Effects. Click on over and enter your spookiest renderings...

What lurks in the shadows of the woods under the moonlit sky.

Sep 22, 2013

Sunny - Photo Sunday Challenge

Sun caught in the web.


Sunny- Photo Sunday Challenge  for the first day of Fall.

Aug 30, 2013

SUMMER HUMMERS

My Hummingbird feeders have been well used this year.. it's been dry since July. We're busy watering the garden and trees. I managed to get these shots out my kitchen window.  (just too busy to set up a session on the back porch) There must have been 6-8 Hummers flying around out there.









































































































Mar 25, 2013

The Round Robin Photo Challenge ~ Gates

The next Round Robin Photo Challenge is: Gates so be sure to check it out and visit all the other photographers that submitted to the subject.
For the challenge I've decided on some old photos from my archives, since we've been experiencing extreme weather for the most part of March. It's still Winter here.

This "gate" is loaded with Conch Shells from Nasau, Burmuda in 2003. You can click on the photo for a larger view.

The rest of the photos are from my ancient Canon 35mm film camera and were taken in England about 2001. They were scanned onto my computer in a time when monitors were smaller and these were 'big' back then. ;) So, what you see is the original size from my backup disk.
The first three are from Kenilworth Castle.



This one is a gate to public restrooms in Kings Lynn.

The Castle Gate at Warwick 

The Fllying Stag at Cambridge

A gate in the wall at Winchester


Feb 9, 2013

Round Robin Challenge ~ Frozen

A few of my older shots of Frozen.......... for the Round Robin Photo challenge the first photo is my submission for the photo list. I couldn't help uploading some other  'frozen' wintery shots.


























An old broken down house with a nice lens flare.


























A leaf melting into the snow.... at -3°.



























Snowshoes needed. Really.

Jan 17, 2013

Ceiling Fans and Chandelier

We've started our Winter projects. First we borrowed some scaffolding and hauled it home and put it together in our living room. We have a cathedral ceiling.. not vaulted, CATHEDRAL. It's 20ft. high at the peak.  
Our fans quit working. They were only 20 years old... funny they both quit working at the same time... They each must have had equal amounts of dust in them.  We finished that. I should say Larry got 'er done. I held my breath. 
The scaffolding is 29" wide and we had to have 3 skinny sections high. It's scary up there and it wiggles! It's like walking on a suspension bridge. Been there, done that, I don't need to do it again. 
Larry is changing out the bare bulb we had for a light to a chandelier as I type. I'm acting gopher for this job. All he had to do at the top was change out the chain and weave the cord through it. Then he came down to the bottom scaffold to install the 5 light chandelier.  It's all done with bulbs in and one bulb just burned out! They were old, we've had them since we bought the light. Besides, we're thinking we need less wattage. It's awful bright in here. A dimmer switch would be nice......... 

Well, here's some pics of the fans and the bare bulb... the before the chandelier pic.