Wednesday, May 22, 2019


We are up to 7.63 inches for the month now and more still possible.  Crazy.  This image seems like a long time ago. Pear tree blossoms in early spring.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


So for the month of May, we have had 7 inches of rain, the majority of it, this past few days.  It can stop for awhile now.  The ground is so saturated, it is coming in my basement in a place it never had before.  Mainly due to the gutter issue saturating everything against the house so bad and now it can't dry out.  
On to nicer things and my image.  I was able to photograph my first Ladybug on Saturday.  It was actually on the leaf of a weed I was about to pull.  I made sure it was alright though.

Monday, May 20, 2019


My iris are blooming everywhere in various colors.  This is an antique variety that I love the colors of, very different in my opinion.  I shot it against a portable white background.

Sunday, May 19, 2019


Well, this spring has been quite different than last.  In fact the rain can stop for a while now.  We have some water in the basement again and not due to a gutter.  Fortunately not as bad as the last time but not good.  
This spring rain has been good for the plants though.  My miniature Lilac on the Garden Railroad is in full bloom and looking lovely.  Here is the Live Steam Shay by it.

Saturday, May 18, 2019


I have had a lot of Bumble Bees visiting the Salvia this spring.  Wish I had more Honey bees though.  I captured these 2 bumbles enjoying it last weekend.

Friday, May 17, 2019


I have a Phoebe that is nesting above a window in the back of the house.  It likes to sit on a pole I had an LED solar light on.  I was able to capture this shot of it the other day.  Posting this image today because Fridays are also about the bokeh and this one had some great bokeh for a background.

Thursday, May 16, 2019


It is hot.  Supposed to be in the 90s on Thursday, which is tomorrow as I write this.  High 80s are bad enough for May.  Looking forward to the weekend when it is supposed to cool off.
I had a Red Admiral Butterfly come visit my Golden Spiraea last week.  I liked how the colors worked together.