images of my simple world.....

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Remember the Critters in this Heat!

"Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings." ~ Evan Esar Camera Critters Camera Critters #121~
~ "I didn't do it.. I swear on my Granny's stripes! "
" Hey Man.. they think the Zebra did it..
No ugly yellow tape around us!" ~
" Jump on in here..
We'll show you how it's done!" ~
~~ I make a lot of jokes like this one about the animals having committed some crime.. I'm sure the zebra was innocent and the tape was just to mark a new trail they were working on at the time.. they were in fact doing some major renovations at the zoo the day we were there... But one thing that is NOT a joke is the affect the heat has on all animals.. they can suffer from heat exhaustion just like we can.. please remember the wildlife in your area by making a place for them to rest and find water in your yard.. if you have pets please do NOT leave them in your car.. and be warned I have reported many animals in cars and will always do so.. I report kids left in cars too.. imagine that!!.. though your dogs are cute all dressed up in that shirt it is too hot for this weather.. save it till Christmas.. saucers of cool water placed in the shade will attract birds to bathe and play.. a sprinkler is even better.. a muddy spot will attract beautiful butterflies and frogs to sing you a bellowing song.. Oh what fun you will have!! we are having a major heat wave here in the south.. do all you can to stay cool and please remember the animals..! Have a great day!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blue.. Eyes and Skies

"Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid." ~ Jules Feiffer Thursday Challenge is a wonderful place for fun and learning. A theme is announced on their site each week. You may either take a new photograph related in some way to the theme or select one that you have taken previously; Then submit your single permanent link there.. you are invited to visit others and comment on the photo's they have shared.. Hopefully others will also visit and comment on your work.. Have a great day!
~ Blue Eyes...
and Skies.. ~
~ Blue Hats.. with a feather..

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thunder.. Lightening.. and Sweet.. Sweet Rain!

"Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world." ~ Hans Margolius
~ What fun!! I would have loved to have joined the children cooling off in this Fountain.... I'm pretty sure I would have dried very quickly in today's heat...
~ a place to rest.. and room for two.. Dave and I could have coffee here.. ah what a way to start a day..
I am making a late post tonight.. we have been having a rough and rowdy thunder storm.. even now lightening streaks violently across the night sky.. I love it!!.. Rain has finally been pouring down.. The dogs thought I was crazy when I tried to get them to join me for a walk.. I guess they don't like water as much as I do.. Thanks for visiting my photo-blog today! I invite you to leave me a comment! Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

That's My World..

“The world is a playground, and life is pushing my swing.” ~ Natalie Kocsis
Splish Splash a wonderful sound...
~ The fountain in the center of Barnwell .. And the roses
that bloom nearby...
- thanks for visiting by my world today!
Have a wonderful day!

Two for Tuesday!! Winter ~ Summer!

"Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle ... a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream."
~ Barbara Winkler "That beautiful season the Summer! Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Welcome to Two 4 Tuesday photo meme for Tuesday July 27, 2010! This week’s Photography Challenge: ‘Summer – Winter’.
~ Fresh and green leaves dress the summer trees....
~ a Rare winter snow blankets the trees leaving them glittering with beauty.
Every season changes the trees in my yard.. I love to see the changes they go through from day to day.. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lets Celebrate!! It is Aunt and Uncle day!

"Maybe! Maybe! Maybe if your aunt had a beard, she'd be your uncle." ~ Alvah Bessie When : July 26Th Aunt and Uncles Day honors a very special pair of relatives. They are your parent's brothers and sisters... or in some cases just special friends of you parents that become honorary Aunts and Uncles.. we called some of my parent's cousins aunt and uncle as well.. my children called my first cousins who were grown before they were born aunt and uncle.. they called my best friends aunt as well.. I hope you have a lot of Aunts and Uncles. Our Aunts and Uncles mean a lot to us. Among other things, they are most likely: ~ The backup babysitter when mom and dad go out, or are at work. ~ Someone who takes you to fun places and events. ~ Someone whose house is a great place to spend the night, especially if you have cousins who's company you enjoy. ~ The ones who give you great presents for birthdays, Christmas and sometimes just because. ~ someone you can talk to. ~ Real characters at family get-togethers. ~ (I am the crazy Aunt in my family..) The wonderful benefits of Aunts and Uncles goes on, and on, and on... I am sharing some photo's of our family's colorful Aunts and Uncles..
~ Less than half of my children's Aunts and Uncles..
~ Aunts or Uncles will dress up in funny costumes to help you celebrate birthdays..
~ they will lay with you in the grass.. to listen to a secret~
~ They will hop right in at family gatherings..~
And fly with you along the shore..~
~ They will cover your ears to protect you from bad jokes...
and teach you about the latest hair styles~
But most of all.. they will love you and do their best to guide you.. and you will miss them long after they are gone...
My only surviving Uncle.. ~ ~The two I miss the most! ~
If you have Aunts and Uncles maybe you can honor them in some small way today..
a visit or a phone call would be a great place to start... thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Do You Have the Time?

"They took away time, and they gave us the clock." ~ Abdullah Ibrahim ~ The Lens Day Challenge for this week is Unique. ~ For over 150 years.. Barnwell's unique.. vertical sundial has given the correct time of day to anyone who happens to glance it's way while passing by... given to Barnwell in 1858.. it is thought to be the only one of its kind remaining in America... Legend has it that this is the only vertical sundial in the United States and though erected two years before standard time was set up.. it keeps within two minutes of that... Captain Joseph D. Allen.. one of Barnwell's wealthy residents... and a lover of monuments.. had the sundial made in Charleston.. and placed in front of the courthouse of Barnwell County... The original courthouse, built in Boiling Springs in 1789, was succeeded by several buildings on the present site. The present courthouse was built in 1878-79.
More than One hundred years later this gleeful young man .. who I personally call William...
was added to the base of the Sundial ...where he spends his time
happily wading barefoot in the stream of
water that flows through the new flower bed...
As people.. Each of us are unique in our own way.. I could have shown photo's of so many people who are one of a kind.. My Parents and siblings would have topped that list and then my own children and a long long list of friends.. I even have a few enemies who might be considered Unique... so in the end I chose not a person but what I consider to be one of the most unique features of our Town.. This small town has changed in many ways over the course of history but the Sun Dial has long been a part of the city's center... I hope you have enjoyed stopping by my blog today.. Have a wonderful Day!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

It's Time for Camera Critters..

“When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson” ~ Will Rogers Camera CrittersCamera Critters # 120 ~ How slow can you go??? We're starving here.. OK then we'll surround you... ~ Man.. I can't believe we did all that prancing.... quacking and surrounding for day old bread.... ~ and I'm still hungry... Jennifer struggles to untie a bread tie as the strange looking critters surround her and her little friends.. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.. Have a great day.. Patsy

Friday, July 23, 2010

Skywatch Friday!

"We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view." ~ Mao Tse-Tung Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 2 ~ Oh beautiful spacious skies!

Friday Shoot Outs..... Photo's from My Town!

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." ~ Kahlil Gibran Today's shoot out... ~ July 23 - Feet & Shoes -
~ big foot... little foot
~ brand new baby foot~
~ wet feet... Dry feet.. ~ Booted and bare feet...~
~ riding feet..
running feet ~
~ Jumping up and down feet...
~ crossed feet... lost feet~
dressed in Sunday best feet..
~ His feet... her feet~
... ~ waiting for our feet!!
I really have to say that I enjoyed looking at all of my photo's from a different perspective.. Feet and shoes look different when the rest is stripped away... Thanks for stopping by my blog today.. I hope you enjoyed your stay.. Have a wonderful day...