Monday, November 28, 2011

Macro Monday November 28 2011

Ornamental Pear Fruit

Ornamental Pear Trees produce masses of white flowers in the Spring, and yellow-orange foliage in the Autumn. You don't really notice the tiny fruit until the leaves begin to fall. Inedible for people, they are enjoyed by birds and other wildlife.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt November 27 2011

This week's prompts are: Waiting, Foliage, Candid, Knife Fork or Spoon, and Rule of Thirds. 
I dug into my archives for the Waiting photo; the others are recent.

Waiting:

Photographer-Husband Waiting for the Perfect Sunrise Photo

Foliage:

When looking for Autumn Foliage, watch where you step!
I think this is Juniper Moss.
Candid:

Aha! The photographer herself caught in the act!
This bank building in Tupelo Mississippi is covered with reflective panels.

Knife, Fork, or Spoon:
I recycle plastic knives and forks by using them as markers in my garden.
Little Finger baby carrot seeds were sown on August 30. We pulled the first ones this week.
Background color provided by an ornamental pear tree.

Rule of Thirds:

This artwork is on the side of the Gum Tree Bookstore in Tupelo Mississippi.

Moving in closer for a photo of the candlestick

Using Rule of Thirds to improve composition


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Thanks to Ashley for hosting the Scavenger Hunt.




Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wildflower Week November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!


I'm not sure what this is.
Below are close-ups of the leaves and stalk.





Thanks for your help with identification.


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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday November 20 2011

The Scavenger Hunt items this week are: Mainly One Color, Around the Home, Reflections, Writing, and Water. Here are my entries.

Mainly One Color:

Autumn Leaves - Chinese Parasol Tree
Around the Home:


Our Barn at Sunset Tuesday Evening

Reflections:


Shiloh National Military Park - Tennessee

Writing:

                                       I am richly blessed to be able to sponsor two children in Peru through Compassion International.  It is a great joy to receive their letters and to write to them in return.
 Water:

A November Day at the Lake

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day November 2011

Is everyone's Christmas cactus blooming early this year?


 

I guess mine is really a Thanksgiving cactus!
 
More GBBD at May Dreams Gardens



Saturday, November 12, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday November 13 2011

Shiloh National Military Park - Tennessee
I was intrigued by the zig-zag shadows cast by the split-rail fence. Inside each of the triangular wooden structures in the field is a small tree. I think this is to protect the tender young trees from deer.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day 2011

Thank you to all veterans and their families!
Shiloh National Military Park - Tennessee

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Photo Hunt Sunday

This is my first time to contribute to The Photo Scavenger Hunt. It was lots of fun!

Food:

The Last of the Summer Garden - October 31, 2011
Purple:

Fruit of the Beauty Berry Bush
 In Disguise:


 Foggy Morning - This Eerily Lit Scene is Really Our Front Yard in Disguise. 
Shapes

Sweet Gum Leaf and Seed Balls
Photographer's Choice:

Rose Bud After the Rain - November 3, 2011

More Photo Hunt fun at
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pears, Pears, Pears!

Autumn Flowers are beautiful, and Autumn Leaves are breath-taking,
but let's not forget Autumn Fruit.

Our pears begin to get ripe in late September or early October.

We are at the end of the harvest now,
but there are still a few pears in the top of the trees.

Sometimes the pears high up in the trees fall with such force that they burst open.
It doesn't take long for the bees to find them!

Most of our pears weigh from 8 to 12 ounces,
but we had a couple of whoppers this year.

Pears are great eaten raw or cooked,
and as everyone knows,
"A pear a day keeps the veterinarian away!"