Monday, October 31, 2011


Female Cardinal
Tufted Titmouse
House Sparrow

Something different! I have a true love for anything in nature, and birds are no exception. Here are some of the shots I have gotten recently of our feathered friends.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I Heart Macro 10-25-11

Love how the sun is streaming through the leaves.
Spider web, if you look closely there is a teenie little spider!
Birch Bark is so pretty!
Love the Bokeh in this one.
I love how everything is a brown tone, then there is the pop of green in the bug!

Hi! Its time for another installment of I Heart Macro. I wasn't able to get out too much this week. Its been a bit chilly and we have had some rain and lots of wind. Kim (Jumbled Hutch) and I were able to get together for some coffee at our wonderful local coffee shop last Monday, and the took a nice long walk at our favorite place in town. We affectionately call it "The Spot" because it is one of the few places in town where we can walk and spend time in nature. We always have such a great time, and we never run out of things to talk about or things to see. I hope we continue to be able to spend time outside even with nasty Winter coming soon. I hope you enjoy this weeks pictures.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I Heart Macro 10-23-11

Grandson Ethan with Milk Weed fuzz on his face.
One of the last little Butterflies left.
Goldenrod is full of wasps and other flying insects
Love the little fly on the golden leaves
Pretty leaf with sun spots
Queen Ann's Lace with fall colors in the background

Hello! Thank you for taking a look at my post today. Be sure to click each photo for a larger view, and click the "I Heart Macro" button to the right to see the other entries.
It is absolutely gorgeous here in Wisconsin . Looks like a wonderful weekend weather wise. The sun is shining and we are at about 60 degrees today. I took a nice Nature Walk Friday with my Sis-in-law Kim (Jumbled Hutch) we started out the day at our local coffee shop for lattes and lunch. My daughter Jess and Grandson Ethan joined us for lunch, then Granddaughter Kileigh and daughter Courtney came too! Kim, Kileigh and I all spent the afternoon walking through our favorite spot. We had fun and got some nice pictures too. I hope this weather continues for awhile. Have a great week!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I heart Macro 10-16-11

Monarch Butterfly
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! Once again, I spent some time outdoors with Kim (Jumbled Hutch) enjoying the beautiful Fall weather. I feel like I am living on borrowed time as far as the weather goes. Who knows how many nice days are left this year. I can feel the chill in the air, and the winds are picking up too. Lots of rain in the forecast makes for poor photography conditions. We still managed to find some nice subjects to snap pictures of, even in these tough conditions. I hope you enjoy my captures.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

I Heart Macro 10-9-11

Hi everyone! It's time for this weeks installment of "I Heart Macro". First off I have to tell you that my hubby surprised me this week by buying me a new camera! He got me a Canon 60D and some other accessories. I went out to practice a couple hours with Kim (Jumbled Hutch) who also participates in I Heart Macro, along with my daughter Courtney and Grandbaby Kileigh. I found myself completely overwhelmed and wondering if I was in over my head. The next day, I decided to go back out by myself and just play around. The pictures I am posting today are from my play session all by myself! I know I have lots to learn and need more practice, but to be honest I am surprised that I even got any I felt comfortable posting. I think I am going to love this camera!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I Heart Macro 10-2-11

Funky Mushroom growing on the side of a tree.

Siamese Milkweeds?

Yellow Paper Wasp
Monarch Butterfly
Hi Everyone! It's time for another installment of I Heart Macro. Be sure to click each picture for a bigger view. My Sister-in-law Kim (be sure to check out her photos too - she got some beauties) and I made another trip to my favorite spot for a nature walk. The weather was cooler than it has been for awhile, and we had a wonderful time walking around snapping pics and talking for a few hours. Every time I go to this spot, I see new things. New animals, new plants new bugs. I find myself almost giddy with excitement driving home to see what I shot on the computer. I wasn't disappointed! Hope you have a wonderful week. We are supposed to have beautiful sunny weather in the low 70's several days this week, so you can probably guess where I will be as much as possible.