Sunday, July 27, 2008

Mom's Backyard

Went to mom's and just happened to have my camera and macro lens with me. Took most of these with the 100 mm macro.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


I was prodded a little this year to put some pictures in our county fair Open Class. So I figured what the heck. Well.........

.....remember that Monkey picture some of you voted on for the Omaha zoo contest...It was considered as Reserve Champion!! They told me that meant that the judges couldn't decide between mine and the one they ultimately picked as Overall Best of Show. WOW!! that meant I got some extra mooola and an extra gift card in my envelope. YEA! That picture also won Best of Lot which was a big purple ribbon, a gift certificate for a portrait sitting plus one free picture and a regular first place blue ribbon. I was really excited.

I also won a Best of Class in the B&W pet category with a picture of PeeWee. I got gift certificates for that also.

We were allowed up to ten photos, one from each of several different categories, plus 1 theme photo. I only entered the 10. Out of the ten photos I received 6 first place blue ribbons and 4 2nd place red ribbons. On top of the sponsored prizes you can win you get money for each Blue and Red ribbon. I think I came out pretty good and my ego is really huge right now :0) It really makes me feel good to have some recognition, that is the best part. All the other stuff will be gone in a short time, but that I will always have.


I'm not sure what these flowers are. I planted the bulbs a while back and they are just now blooming. They don't last long either. About one day for each bloom.


Welcome Elodie

This is the new addition to the family, Elodie Nicole. Born Tuesday, July 15th. 8lbs. 2 oz. She's a real cutie. She's going to learn real fast to hold her own. She has two older brothers and her two cousins are boys too. We might be able to do the girly girl stuff for a while but with all that testosterone around, I don't think it will be long before she's a Tomboy. ;0)

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Well, here is my attempt at shooting fireworks with my camera. It is not very easy to get a good shot, for me anyway, but they didn't turn out too bad.