I truly think that there is more beauty in imperfection than perfection, for it is the imperfect things that truly make us beautiful. --me
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Oct 23, 2009

I shall be back...

and running here shortly. We have a house and will be moving; once settled a bit, I will have my internet back at home. I have missed my blogging friends and look forward to being able to catch back up with all of you soon.

Aug 22, 2009


I am still here. In the process of looking for a house and still no internet at home. House hunting is. a. chore. Hoping to find something soon but not going to settle for just anything. I was reading through some of my favorite blogs and was happy to see that many of my favorites are lax like me (makes my time trying to catch up go much easier.) Thanks to those of you who have commented and to those who have not. I miss my blogging friends and hope to be caught up with you all soon.

Jul 30, 2009

Jersey Show Girl

I am hoping to have my internet back at home soon and to catch up with my blogs that I like so well. We had decided that since we had planned to be on vacation the last part of July and had big plans the first two weekends that we would cut the expense. Well things didn't go quite as planned and we didn't end up leaving the last of July, and knowing this at the beginning of the month we opted to still turn off the internet for the month. We should be back up mid-August when our billing cycle begins. Know that I am missing my daily reading and am looking forward to catching up with you all very soon.

Jul 26, 2009

Northern Bald Eagle

A trip to another zoo. To warn you I have a lot and I mean a. lot. of pictures from zoos. We've already been to three different zoos already this summer and been a total of six times to the zoo and have plans for more visits. We have definitely put our zoo membership to good use and have really made it worth every penny. It has paid for itself three times over now, so definitely worth the cost. And with a 2.5 and 1.5 year old animals are always a good thing to go and see.

Jul 19, 2009

Follow the Leader

Hey what's over the edge here?

Wait for us!!

Jul 18, 2009

Slippery Fellow

This Otter had just come out of the water and was not easy to photograph as he was almost constantly moving.

Jul 17, 2009

Valiant Rescues

These Eagles are unable to be released back into the wild due to wing injuries. You can see the damaged wing on the first photo. They are each still beautiful. Even if the photos are "cherry-picked" as my friend Shelley would say.

Jul 14, 2009

Ready for Our Close Up

These first two images are of the same meerkat.

Jul 11, 2009

She will be mine...

Not necessarily the best photos but this Mallard was in definite pursuit of his counterpart.

Jul 10, 2009


I do believe these two are a couple. I thought they just looked cute.

Jul 8, 2009


This guy really put on a show. My boys were in awe.

I'm also impressed with the strength those hind feathers have to have.

Jul 6, 2009

Oh those lazy days of Summer...

I don't know why I promised to post over the holiday weekend. Anyway, I have set up some auto-posts because I will be very busy most of this month. I have lots of pictures ready so I want to share them. Hope you enjoy and I will check in periodically to see how things are going. Enjoy the summer.

Jun 30, 2009

Hide and Seek

Over the next several days I will be sharing images from my recent zoo trips (I've been four times this past month to three different zoos.) I hope you enjoy them.

Jun 18, 2009

Pretty in Pink

Near the entrance of the Nature Preserve. These beautifully dressed trees are now all green but are they not just gorgeous at the height of their spring color.

Jun 17, 2009

Where's the Goldfinch?

I followed this goldfinch for a bit and knew where he landed. It wasn't until after I pulled the image up on the computer that I realized how well he blended and looked just like the other dandelions on the ground. So do you see him?

Jun 14, 2009

My Boys

My boys on Mother's Day. They love being out in nature. They get excited whenever they see one of the strollers or the wagon come out because they know it means an adventure.

Jun 12, 2009

Shimmering Satin

My bargain flowers that we bought the other day. We splurged and bought cut flowers, two half dozen bundles for $1.49 a piece. They were so pretty, I couldn't resist. And for $3.00 I was able to beautify my home for a brief time period. I still look at the grocery store every now and then to see if there are any more bargains like this to be found.

Jun 11, 2009

Baltimore Beauty

My first sighting of a Baltimore Oriole and I got him captured in pictures. I followed this guy around the tree for a good fifteen minutes. I loved the contrast of the orange with the light pink blossoms.

Jun 10, 2009

Glimpses of Blue

So the other day, well Mother's Day to be exact, we were walking through the preserve and I'm admiring the beautiful color of this tree's blossoms. What would I see land in the tree? None other than a gorgeous Blue Jay who looks even more striking in the tree. Sure enough I get the camera aimed at him and focused and just before I can snap the picture...

He flies away.

Jun 8, 2009

Mother Goose

Funny story about this picture. I was standing there taking pictures of this goose not making much of myself just standing there shooting pictures. As I put my camera down, it is just in time to see the male goose comes flying straight at me. I barely have time to move out of the way. So now my heart is racing a bit. As I turn to see where the goose is headed, I see another goose trying to move in on the obvious territory that has been established. It was a rather exciting moment when he came flying at me, just glad that I wasn't really his target and that I was just in the path to his target. I do my best not to disturb nature. I love to capture nature on film or rather digital file now but not at the expense of hurting or disturbing things in order to do so. What is your most heart racing moment in your adventures of photography?

Jun 7, 2009

In Flight

My favorite shots of a Great Blue Heron. So far this is the best I have. I keep hoping to get a better shot of one. Sad thing is I only realized a few years ago that they were even in MI. To be honest growing up, I didn't see many birds besides Robins, Mourning Doves, Mallard Ducks, Canada Geese, and the occasional Blue Jay or Cardinal. I'm amazed that I have the love and desire to explore nature that I do. I need to do it more often but I will plan trips around nature centers and parks that I might be able to visit. Hope you enjoy today's photos.

Jun 4, 2009

From an A. A. Milne Story

I love to see trees survive despite being hollowed out. It always reminds me of Pooh and Piglet's home when I see trees like this. Yeah I know, I'm a softy, most people would probably think of other things but Pooh and Piglet it is for me.

Jun 3, 2009

I'm Back

I am back up and running. I have quite a few pictures to share. I have been taking pictures when I have had the opportunity but have only just had time to sort through and edit and get the ones I like ready for everyone to see. So some of these images are from the beginning of spring. I hope to post more regularly now that the extra events in my life have slowed down. Here's hoping.

My First Blogging Recognition

My First Blogging Recognition
from Louise at Potted Frog

My Second Blogging Recognition

My Second Blogging Recognition
from Mom of 4 at Our "Lil" Family

My Third Blogging Recognition

My Third Blogging Recognition
from Pam at The Conley Family