We're reaching the peak of the Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, for those further South in the Southern Hemisphere it's near the peak of winter. North or South, East or West we all share one thing in common in this forum.
- We love to take pics.
Got a good pic to share? Lets see it!
Here on Daily Pics 138, - (not only limited to flowers. ☺)
Burn, I love that Song Sparrow Cartoon ... lol ... and your granddaughter's new puppy, Snoopy, is adorable!
At last I have captured my Brugmansia ... photo taken at @ 2:30 pm today ... new method ... and SOME of you might be interested to know that this image came directly from my camera, no manipulation, no sharpening, no contrast adjustment ... f 11, 1/25 sec, ISO 100, hand held, ... I think it's not too terribly bad ... it certainly shows sufficiently that this is a beautiful plant (from a branch I stuck in the planter box about five years ago ...)
Beautiful pictures everyone. Been busy all spring & summer with moving. Finally getting settled in. Pond & landscaping projects in the works so not much time for taking pics. I did capture a few, this one is of one of my new neighbors peeking into my yard.
I've seen some wonderful container gardens VA, and you have a wonderful diversity in yours.
(as well as a wonderful talent for taking pics to represent them. ☺)
- Nice shot of the Jasmine & the baby sunrise. (I like those variegated leaves on the sunrise too!)
Bea, - good to see your shots again, I know you must be busy as a bee with the move and all, looks like you have some hungry neighbors with a taste for cherries there! Looking forward to seeing the 'froggies' you were able to bring with you in their new pond!
- For the insect lovers..
(I dont know what it is, but as long as it doesn't fly into my house or eat my plants I'll hold off on the Raid)
Nice shots WC. The froggies had to stay at the old house,but I am hopeful that this new pond will attract some. I have seen two little tree frogs in my potted plants so hopefully the bull frogs are somewhere close by and will come to the pond very soon. Once the water is added of course!
Lol Jmorth, nice catch. Looks lie he might be cooling off.
Neat shot Mrs-Ed, turned out great!!! Those beetles are hungry machine, aren't they?
Islandgirl. gorgeous Plumeria, love that color.
Jubilada, I love your Sunflowers, my birds would go crazy, if I had those here.
I have 2 Brugmansias blooming, right now. My Frosty Pink, and a noid white. And 2 others making buds. They need to hurry up, because by the end of August, the frost will bite them. I will have to start covering them. The Frosty pink is about 9 feet tall, and I will have to cut that one down in fall, to bring it in.
3 of 6 siblings who made an early morning visit outside my window. They were up in the neighbors cherry tree filling their bellies. When done with that they worked it off climbing a real tall oak. Mom stayed on the ground picking up what they dropped. LOL!!
Seems forever since I have been here. Don't seem to have time anymore. I see you all have been busy taking nice shots, especially love all the flowers. Got this one today of a bee visiting the Coral Vine.
LOL, Miss Mary. The water probably would be "refreshing". Mind you, a girlfriend I had lunch with yesterday was heading off for a swim in the ocean, so it is do-able, even during winter. I'm glad you got some rain.
Mrs Ed, it's tough, but we try to keep our chins up.
I love the lilies too, Jubilada. My Rubrum has not open yet. Can't wait to see their pretty face.
Lovely Fritillary, the few butterflies I've seen, are teaser. One flew to my face and then made a run for the roof. The other ones makes believe they will stop on my flowers and when I'm ready for a pic, they take off in the neighbor's yard. :(
WC, what a life!!! Nice beach.
Margaret, I do love the yachts scene.
HMM, I'm throwing the Butterfly Weed photo I took last week for competetion! ;) You will win no doubt! This was growing in my office campus - in fact, my colleague's home which is also inside the campus. I got it identified here. Asclepias curassavica. So don't say 'some b/w' to this one!
It's very pretty, isn't it, Dinu? Looks like something's been munching on one of the leaves in your photo. Perhaps a Monarch Butterfly caterpillar? I keep hoping for more butterflies but it seems there's a shortage of them from coast to coast this year.
Jmorth, that's a lovely view of the Climatron. Nice sky reflection!
Jubilada, that spider looks like it might not be too friendly...good shot with great detail.
WC2, I hope there were no pirates on that one! Nice view of the skyline behind the boats. Looks like you had pretty weather, too.
I spent a while this afternoon chasing after a Gulf Fritillary...
Got a kick out of this little guy this morning. He climbed up a very flimsy garden decoration and made his way to the bird feeder. Wish I had a video cam as this "sun on a stick" was swaying back and forth. He finally made it to the feed for a treet. If there is a will there is a way as the saying goes. So cute!
Our maid-servant. My DD was trying something on the PC and I was holding the camera and she was using the keyboard to click. She could see what I was focusing. Our maid-servant was mopping the floor and she was seeing herself on the PC monitor and blushing - shy and telling 'why are you taking the picture - it wont come nice'!
Nice shot Burn, took a pic of one a few months ago, (not as good as yours), then someone told me it was a "question mark", I thought they were joking lol!
Very nice shot of the grasshopper Miss Mary! - Saw one outside the window of a skyscraper in Manhattan last month. Not that unusual, except it was on the 51st floor, (~510ft), still wondering how it got there...
- The change I get back feels lighter than usual lately, guess it all adds up... ☺