Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vacation Photos

Last week I was on vacation and had several photo opportunities.  I meant to post these last week, but my free time got away from me.  So this entry is all photos - enjoy!

Louisville Balloon Glimmer
Sunset Bridges

Balloon Glimmer 2009

Balloon Glimmer 2009

Louisville Zoo
Lemur Kisses


It's Black, It's White

Guilty Meerkat




My Backyard - trying out the hunting blind

Taking a Break

Snagging Peanuts

American Goldfinch


Tufted Titmouse

Obligatory Blue Photo

Blue Dog

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something BLUE!

One of this month's photography scavenger hunt items was to find "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue".  Well, boy do I have the perfect Blue!  I set up the studio lights with a black backdrop and sheet for Blue to lay on.  With much slobbering over treats I got him to cooperate fairly easily. Such a good dog!  He'll do anything for treats.  :)

So this was my entry for Item 12: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.

Old: Pink kitty I've had since I was a wee baby
New: The silver necklace Blue is wearing
Borrowed:  Jason's camel cap
Blue: Blue, the B. Dog!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kentucky Sunrise

Have I ever mention how much I love where I live? There's nothing like a Kentucky sunrise! 

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bird Nesting Has Begun!

One of my photography scavenger hunt items was to find a bird nest.  As luck would have it, a robin has been diligently building a nest in one of the trees in our back yard.  So today I climbed out onto the roof to get a good shot and waited for Momma Robin to come back.  She graciously cooperated.  :)
Nesting Robin

While I was up there I got a few more shots of the birds flitting around the feeders below. The tufted titmouse was a willing poser!
Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Back to a Normal Pace Again

Thank goodness for March 31 to have arrived and gone!  Now my work schedule can get back to normal again.  The last two months have been a frenzy at work to complete our new web site and get it up and running properly.  After working a lot of overtime lately it was nice to actually come home on time today!  The work is not near over as Phase 2 starts immediately with enhancements and further functionality, however at least the pace has slowed down.  Now I can focus more on my own work again. And as a reward I get Friday off without taking a vacation day - woot!  Long weekend!

I'm also starting a new photography project this weekend.  Last year I participated in Project 52 on Flickr and had considered doing it again, but wanted to switch things up a bit this year.  Lucky for me I found just the thing - a Flickr Photography Scavenger Hunt!  The new list is available this weekend, perfect timing for me to start up with it.  It looks like a fun group and will get me out and about and looking for the items on the list to photograph, hopefully with an interesting aspect and not just a snapshot of each item.  It's an open group for anyone in the world, so if anyone is interested in taking the challenge with me join here!

Not much other news right now.  Family is healthy - human and critters alike.  Spring is on the way, which I am very grateful for since it also means camping season is upon us!  Jason started planting the garden today and the fish pond is starting to shape up with some new bamboo we planted behind it.  In a couple of weeks the five new fish will be added to the eight that are in there now and we'll work on the landscaping around the pond some more.  And then once it starts staying warm the pond plants go in.  I'm very eager to get it all done and see how it looks.  :)