Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Climbing Roses

Our new climbing rose, White Prosperity, is putting out BUNCHES of beautiful white roses, even though it is a very new bush.  The buds are very pale pink, opening to dense white petals.



I cut off the largest bunch, as N says the blooms will sap the plant's energy and it will grow better if they are taken off.  Some of the roses in this bunch are over a week old --- I will see how long they last in my vase inside the house.






Belinda's Dream:


And the little peach tree next to the trellis has some sweet little peach blossoms on it:





Friday, January 25, 2013

Turquoise Evening Skies

A few pix I snapped thru the front windshield (and a pretty dirty windshield at that) on the way home from Sweet Tomatoes tonight:


moon rolling down wire


crossed wires and moon


high wire rest stop


feathered friends



Saturday, January 19, 2013

Jai Alai

This morning drove over to Orlando with N to see the Jai Alai.  I had never seen it before, and it was very interesting.  Sort of like tennis against a wall, it was very fast and furious.  The players were very strong and skillful.  Here are a few pix I took.

[My little camera does not seem to take action shots very well ----maybe it would if I fiddled with the controls but alas, all I know how to do is point and shoot.  One of these days I must take a look at the manual....   :)    Still, in a way the blurriness sort of adds to the feeling of movement]














Thursday, January 17, 2013

I Love Taking Pix

Here are some photos I have taken recently.  Also I have opened a Flickr account and have started uploading some of my photos there.  Flickr is pretty neat --- you can look at all your uploaded photos in your "photostream", or you can organize them into "sets".  I have already created 4 or 5 sets.  And then you can click "slideshow" and see them all full-screen in a slideshow.

Check it out!  Just click on my Flickr icon on the right side of this blog (the Pink Lady Owl).


"Happy"


"Swamp Bird in Black & White"


"Swamp Bird 1"


"Swamp Bird 2"


"Swamp Bird 3"


"Glorious Sky" 


"Glorious"




Thursday, January 10, 2013

Elephant Rides, Cat Drinks, Cranes and Tree Trunks

These  pix were taken from my recent trip to Winter Haven to visit my aunt and cousin.
The elephants were at a Flea Market beside the road --- I could have had an elephant ride but I played it safe and didn't do it  (but now I wish I had  :)  --- think how much more interesting this post could have been if I had pictures taken from the top of an elephant to upload...




The cat belongs to my cousin; I nicknamed him "His Majesty" while I was there  :)   As you can see, he drinks his water using several different methods.   :)






And here is a pix of a sandhill crane, after I fiddled with the photo editing:


And a pic of some landscaping, likewise improved (?) by some fiddling with photo editing   :)




Saturday, January 5, 2013

Moody Skies

Some pix I took at Winter Haven, Florida.  I love a moody sky...