Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Libby cat followed me around the yard while I took pictures
last night. I took this picture of her with the while balance
setting on tungsten.
The moon looked spooky with the black clouds around it.
I took this shot with the night portrait setting. I could've used a
tripod for a steadier shot, but chose to hold the camera. I think
it turned out pretty well.
Beautiful first day of fall full moon!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Last night was the beginning of the Autumn equinox. It wasn't
a "blue moon", but a Super Harvest Moon. The moon looks blue
in this picture because I used a tungsten white balance for this
A bright Harvest Moon ushered in the changing seasons on Earth
late Wednesday (Sept. 22) in a rare cosmic arrangement that has
not occurred in nearly 20 years.
The full moon of September arrived on the same night as the
autumnal equinox, which occurred last night at 11:09 p.m. EDT
(Sept. 23) to mark the official start of the fall season in the Northern
Hemisphere, as well as spring in the south.
Not since Sept. 23, 1991 has a full moon occurred on the same night
as the fall equinox, and it won't happen again until 2029, wrote
astronomer Tony Phillips in a NASA announcement. According to
Phillips, the Harvest Moon typically occurs a few days or weeks before
or after the fall equinox. This year, though, the full moon occurs just
six hours after the equinox, making it what Phillips called a "Super
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Last Sunday afternoon we had the pleasure of going to our favorite
lake in the state of Tennessee, Dale Hollow! The water is crystal
clear and even though it's September the water was still warm
enough to get in.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I found this brown Praying Mantis on the window screen a couple
of days ago.
The name "mantis" comes from the Greek word for 'prophet' or 'soothsayer.'
Up close and personal. Smile for the camera :)
The praying mantis has very good eyesight and can see movement
up to 60 feet away from them. They also have ultrasonic hearing.
My blog won't be updated again until Friday!
Monday, September 13, 2010
We had a yard full of Cardinals the other day. I counted
10 of them...males and females. I don't know what is
up with this Cardinal's feathers. He almost looks like he's
blotched or something.
Female Cardinal scouting for bugs in our back yard.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I'm not sure, but I think this may be a Turkey Buzzard. I saw him
circling around our back yard the other day. I took this with my
long lens. He was pretty high up!
I wish that I could fly
Into the sky
So very high
Just like a dragonfly
I'd fly above the trees
Over the seas in all degrees
To anywhere I please
Oh I want to get away
I want to fly away
Yeah yeah yeah ~ Lenny Kravitz
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I found this little skipper moth resting on a Zinnia leaf in what's
left of our garden. The butterflies and moths are few and far
between these days now that the flowers are dying out. I'm
already counting the days until next spring :)
"A garden is never so good as it will be next year." ~ Thomas Cooper
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
This is one of the most beautiful butterflies I've seen in awhile.
It's even more beautiful against the yellow Zinnia :)
My mom and dad would've been married 68 years today! They
were married in Rossville, Georgia on Sept. 6th, 1942 :)
Saturday, September 4, 2010
I know this doesn't have a lot to do with nature,
but football is huge in the state of Tennessee. The
University of Tennessee Volunteers played their
first game of the season today and won over UT
Martin. We love our football and we love our Vols!
I won't be posting anything on my blog tomorrow,
but will post again on Monday. Everyone have a
safe and fun Labor Day weekend :)
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
We have one little patch of Zinnias left in our garden. They're
thriving and I hope they can hang on until the first frost! We
shall see. You can see our okra plants in the background. I'm
starting to believe those things could survive a nuclear attack :)