Animals – CFFC

Cee’s Fun Photo challenge last week is Animals. This is a subject I have plenty of photos for. ๐Ÿ˜€ I went through my archives for this. Most of these, I haven’t shared on my blog before.

This was my rooster, Kellogg. And this happened by accident. I was aiming for a more distant shot but he was fascinated with the camera lens. One of my first ever successful close-ups.

Another of my first successful close-ups.

One of my grandma’s neighbors sometimes lets his horses in her pasture. And I took the opportunity to get some horse photos.

Armadillo! It’s hard to get a headshot because they always bury their faces in the dirt looking for food.

I met this goat at a family reunion. The people who live next door to the building the reunion was held in had goats.

Here is the other one.

I was getting photos of mushrooms growing out of a dead stump and found this cute little guy blending in. Almost missed him.

Opposum! I called this one Philip.

Just hangin’ out. XD

Turtle taking a bath in the mudhole! I hope he wasn’t eating my tadpoles…

Last animal – Jackie taking a snooze on my bed! And my old plush animals in the background. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you all are having a great Monday! โค

Close Up Of Flowers – CFFC

I wish I had been thinking about this, or I would have saved my lovely lilies for this challenge. I’ll reshare a few close-ups of flowers from earlier this year at the end of the post. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is in response to Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge. ๐Ÿ˜€

Found this lovely Rose of Sharon hibiscus bush at my great aunt’s house. It’s as tall as the house! I guess no one ever pruned it. I plan to get some cuttings to see if I can start my own bush. โค

My black-eyed Susans in our garden.

Eggplant flower.

Miniature rose. I call them candy-cane roses because that’s what they remind me of. But the tag didn’t say if they had a name for the color, only that they are miniature rose bushes.

More miniature roses. โค

Vine-type roses from my great aunt’s house, originally posted here for an installment of Treasure Tuesday.

Close up of my mom’s daffodils, originally from this post, My February in Photos.

Close-up of a Sweet William, originally from this post, Meeting Sweet William and Miss Spiderwort.

Water drops on a lily, originally from Lovely Lilies and Beautiful Butterflies.

Look forward to the next challenge tomorrow!

A Pile Of Clouds

This is in response to Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge, Piles or Stacks. ๐Ÿ™‚ The clouds the other day looked like they were piled on top of one another. It was so cool. And even cooler for me because with my new glasses, the edges of the clouds were so clear and the edges so sharp. ๐Ÿ˜€ (I always thought the edges of clouds were fuzzy so this was a little bit shocking to discover. ๐Ÿ˜†) I took quite a few photos and wanted to show how the pile of clouds changed over time:

If you look closely at the top right of this photo, you can see a dragonfly that photobombed me.ย ๐Ÿ˜ย I have other photos that I took of him in between taking photos of the clouds that I’ll share later. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Isn’t it amazing how they change? It’s so fun to cloud gaze. โค

Share Your World – January 22nd, 2018

I’ve never done this before, but I’d like to give it a try. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, fourth post in a day? I’m not sure if I should apologizeย or not…ย ๐Ÿ˜…ย Anyway, here is my first time participating inย Cee’s Share Your World. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • List 2 things you have to be happy about?
    • God woke up this morning, so I have another day to live. ๐Ÿ™‚ And my dad is feeling better – the congestion is gone. Yesterday, we talked for a couple of hours and it was nice that he felt up for talking again. ๐Ÿ˜€
  • Have you ever owned a rock, pet rock, or gem that is not jewelry?
    • Yes, I have a rock collection. ๐Ÿ™‚ But today, I’ll spotlight the pet rock I had when I was a kid. It was big and brown and shaped like a potato. It actually looked so much like a potato that I would occasionally put it in the potato bin just to see the reaction when some unfortunate soul (typically one of my parents) came along to try to peel it… I was terrible. ๐Ÿ˜‚ย Sadly, I don’t have photos of it and the potato rock disappeared one day so I can’t get any photos. I think someone got tired of trying to peel a rock to make French fries and threw it outside into the woods. Can’t really blame them for doing that either…
  • Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?
    • Non-hugger, although when one of my best friends came to Arkansas from another time zone (we spoke online for 6 years prior to our meeting) I surprised both of us when I greeted her with a hug on the third day of hanging out. ๐Ÿ™‚ So I suppose I’m a non-hugger unless I am close to the person. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
    • Snow! I made a snowcat. I haven’t done many creative things in a while, especiallyย after getting a cold, so when the snow became workable, I was inspired to create something and I appreciated the snow to do it with.ย โ›„

Looking Up Into The Sky

Even though I am too late to participate in the photo challenge, I still want to share these shots with you all. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love getting sky shots:

I took this at my grandma’s this spring.

Then I took a stroll around my grandma’s small lake and captured this. I love those puffy clouds.

This was taken in our driveway. The sun hid behind this cloud, lighting it up! So pretty.

While walking in our driveway at a different time, I looked up and saw this beautiful sight. I call this image, “Cloudy with a Chance of Airplane Trails.” XD

 

And here are a few images that have been posted before that would have fit in with the challenge:

If this looks familiar, you may remember this one from the previous post, Mission Completed. This is a view from the back of our property toward the property behind us who, sadly, cleared out the majority of their trees. I love how the sun lit up that one cloud like that, right before a thunderstorm hit. ๐Ÿ™‚

grandmas-road-in-summer

This was taken when I was visiting my grandma last summer. ๐Ÿ™‚ You may remember the image from Feel No Shame, but this is the original, unedited version.

You might remember this one from Special Remedy. This one was taken this year. This is actually the road I live on, but you won’t get any personal info from this shot. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (And yes, that is a gravel road. XD )

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge – Underneath: Frog

Last year when my mom and I took my grandma to the doctor for a routine checkup, this little guy crawled onto the windshield. We were on the highway! He must have been under the hood. He was lucky to have survived the trip. Once we arrived, I removed him from the windshield and put him in the bushes outside the doctor’s building. He was kind of cold and sticky, but it was worth it to rescue him. XD