Thursday, February 5, 2015

Lots of Mediocre Pictures...

Holy cow I've been in a slump.  I haven't been enthused about taking photos, haven't felt like blogging.  Sometimes when that happens you just have to try and push through.  So that's what this blog post is, pushing through the slump.

Statue on a bookshelf in my office.  It was almost dark out, I hadn't taken a photo so statue it is.

The sun hasn't been shining much around here.  It's been warm but cloudy.  That might be a big part of my feeling blah.  Here are some coneflower seed heads out in my garden.  I leave them there for the birds.  But there are no birds.  Where are all the birds this winter?

I thought that the lack of birds was due to the cats...not Molly as much as Greta.  But my friend in a different suburb mentioned a big lack of birds as well.  Not sure what's up with that!  Maybe they were feeling blah and flew south.  They could have taken me with them!

There is an Ice Castle about a mile from my house.  It's pretty cool.  Hah.  I got a season pass but have only been there twice.  We had a long stretch of extra warm days, the ice started looking a little mushy.  When I get out of my slump I will wander back to see it again.

The horses seem to like the warmer weather.

Since there are no birds to speak of my pictures are mostly of flowers.  And cats.

And more flowers.






Ice Castle!  With a really blue sky!  I have a set of Ice Castle pictures that I meant to post, I'll see what I can do.

Flowers.  See what I mean?  I need to get out more!

Out on a walk with Brian.  That's better!

I took a walk along the creek at my mom's house.  I spent a lot of hours playing there as a kid.

In the spring I would find a big stick and push all the leaf clumps that were blocking the water to watch it whoosh past.  I just knew that if I didn't clear the leaves from the creek it could flood and sweep away our house!  Ha.  I had a big imagination.  But playing in the creek was awesome.

This is one of the prettiest trees in the fall.  I'm going to try to remember to take a picture of it in the spring, summer and fall from the same spot.  Good intentions.  We'll see about my follow through on this one!

I've started a little project with a "Watch 'em Grow" pot.  Taking a photo a day and then will put it together in a movie so we can watch it grow.  The flowers grow fast!

Pot on my front step.

Greta outside looking for birds.  Where the heck are they?

Another late in the day photo.  Ornament hanging in my office window.  Dirty office window at that.

Some daffodils from the "Watch 'em Grow" pot.

And again.  I took some other photos, but have been having trouble with the lens I've been using...they aren't very sharp darn it.

More daffodils.

Back view of a daffodil.

The hyacinth in my "Watch 'em Grow" pot is peeking up.

Squirrel in the snow.  Told you I'm in a slump.

The hyacinth is getting a little bigger.  And the sun was shining!  Which means it got really cold again.

Beautiful full moon on a cold, clear winter night.

And with that I'm caught up.  I'm hoping that this slump will pass.  Thanks for sticking around and stopping by today.  I hope that all is sunny and bright where you are!  'Til next time....