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

Mar 23, 2014

Photo Sunday - Slant

The Photo Sunday challenge this week is Slant.  My photo is one I took last summer.

Dandilions... on a slant















As always just click the photo for a larger view.

Mar 17, 2014

Sunday Stills: The Color Brown

The days are getting longer and warmer, so more 'brown' spots are popping through the snow drifts...
Here are my submissions for 'Brown' for the Sunday Stills challenge.

We had a nice day last week up above freezing. It provided a chance to get out and walk around the woods on our farm.   It was pretty slow going, since the snow was still deep. 

A dead oak leaf melting into the snow.

Walking up on the old cabin..
























 around the corner ....



















around to the front...











and looking back..  
As usual, to view them larger just click on the photo.

Mar 7, 2014

The Round Robin Photo Challenge: HOT STUFF

HOT STUFF is the latest theme for The Round Robin Photo Challenges.

Our step-daughter and husband got us some little gifts for Valentines Day.  This is what Lar got.  And he was delighted. WE will use them, you betcha.  The dried Red peppers are from our garden.
HOT STUFF!

As always, click on the thumbnail to get the larger view. 

I got a chocolate Rose and a Valentine box of  Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

Mar 3, 2014

Sunday Stills: Barns in Black & White

It's Barns in black and white this week in Sunday Stills challenge..........

I happen to love taking photos of old barns and farms.  In fact their Latin proper name is  "Barnicus Dilapidus".
These started out in color and I've enhanced them to bring out their character.  I'm sorry I did not get a chance to get out and take recent photos, these are some archived photos from the past.  uh, no pun intended.





Go on over there at Sunday Stills. The group is growing leaps and bounds.