Wednesday – nailed it

It’s 52°F rainy and dreary.
I don’t have anything much to post about, so I thought I’d share a photo that I took way-back in 2008.
I’ve always liked this photo, I don’t know why though, perhaps because it’s simple and rustic looking to me.

 

I wish you all a nice rest of the week.

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No-Filter Friday – Precious

My blogging buddy CherryWillow has started doing a ‘No-Filter Friday’ She’s planning on posting photos on Fridays that she took that have only ‘sizing and adding a copyright’ being the only editing/filtering done to them.

I probably won’t join in every Friday. I get busy and sidetracked and can’t get a post made. But for today, I’ve decided to join in on the fun.

I’m sharing one of my most favorite photos that I took many years ago.
I sized it down and put my copyright on it using PhotoScape.

I call this photo ‘Precious’P5100085Precious has great camouflage without even trying.

Wishing you all a fun-filled Friday!

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2016 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Details – Robber Fly

2016 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge
~Details~

Robber Fly – a really good guyP1030704Here’s a few details about the robber fly.
Robber flies are beneficial insects.
Adults eat bees, beetles, dragonflies, other flies,
grasshoppers, leafhoppers, wasps and other insects.
Robber fly Larvae eat organic matter, white grubs,
beetle pupae & grasshopper eggs.
They look like a huge mosquito and quite scary
looking to be such a helpful bug.

 Wishing you all fun with the WP photo challenge!

2015 WP Weekly Photo Challenge – Half and Half & Close Up – Blue Moon one day early

2015
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

~Half and Half~~Close Up~

IMG_4435 Yesterday evening 7-31-2015 around 8 pm,  we were coming home from town and saw a magnificent moon glowing beautifully against the blue sky. When we got home, I grabbed my camera and we went for a drive to try and get a photo of the gorgeous moon. My camera doesn’t do very well in low light, but I clicked away in hopes of capturing at least one fairly decent photo. The moon actually looked like a small sun in my photos of the horizon.

IMG_4441I focused in on the moon about half-full zoom, when I clicked the photo, the blue skies disappeared and and the moon glowed against the black of space. I don’t understand why? Nor do I understand why in the dimness of nightfall, on full-zoom, my camera picked up the terrain of the moon as well as it did. I thought sure it would be a blurry mess. My camera is a Canon SX500 IS and My photos aren’t NASA quality, but I’m happy with them.

Click on this photo to open open up a larger photo

Click on this photo to open open up a larger photo

Anyhow, I loaded the photos on my computer and decided that a moon so big and bright had to have some significance, I looked it up on a search engine and discovered that there is a blue moon predicted for tonight Friday 31, July. Cool, that explains why the moon was so brilliant last night, Thursday, 30 July. It was just preparing for tonight.

As I looked at my moon photos, I thought they would sort-of do for the challenges of “Half and Half” & “Close Up”… (and since I missed quite a few weeks of the WP Weekly Photo Challenge, I’m happy to join in with this posting.)

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Wishing you all fun with the WP photo challenge!z00m

*A blue moon is is an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year. Wiki: Blue Moonspacer2