Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Good news

Jim Cantori is not on his way to South Carolina. For those of you who are Weather Channel fans like myself, you know that as Jim goes so goes the hurricanes. It looks like Fay will stay in Florida. Great news for us but not so good news for people in Florida. They are already soaked and this may cause some flooding. Hey speaking of the Weather Channel does anyone else remember that they predicted the driest year in history this year. Wrong again. And as far as Hurricane Fay they are saying that she is unpredictable. I have news for you guys (and girls) they are all unpredictable. Well unless you are God.




So in other news I purchased a new digital camera. It should arrive in about 5 days. I will tell you more about it when it arrives. I hate to brag before I get it just in case it turns out to be a piece of junk. I think it will be a good one though. I will tell you it is a Sony. But for now I just got some pictures back so let me share them with you. I took these with my trusty Pentax 35MM camera and had a disk made at Walmart. They really do a pretty good job.


These are peaches at the Charleston Farmers Market. Don't let the looks fool you. They look great but they are pretty dry this year. That's what happens when you force them with tons of fertilizer.



These are some of my pears. No artificial ingredients here. Remember I cut them back a month or so ago. Well they are loaded down again.



This picture is for Connie. She doesn't like spiders. This is a silk spider in the woods beside my house. I don't like them either but I don't bother them if they don't bother me.



This is a bumble bee in one of my sunflowers. They honey bees are scarce but the bumble bees are picking up the slack. Thank God.



Here is another bumble bee in a Mexican Petunia. Make sure and enlarge the picture to see it better.



Who knows what kind of butterfly this is? We have hundreds in our yard thanks to the flower gardens.



The other day we were sitting outside and look what wandered into our back yard. Do ya think we live in the sticks?



And finally this is one of our cats. Her name is Nimin. Hey I didn't name her, I only buy the food. :)



Well that's it for now. I have more that I will share later.


Have a wonderful day,
Greg

18 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh great photos Greg - can't imagine them getting a whole lot better ;) Love that Mexican petunia - gorgeous color! It's neat living in a rural area - so much wildlife - lucky you.

Just telling it like it is said...

Beautiful pictures!!!!

Sandy said...

Your photos are great. And can't wait to see if you like your new camera.

Yes, you do live in the wild..look at that beauty in your yard.

Greg C said...

Now I am not sure. That bee on the sunflower may be a honey bee. And I just noticed that there is another unknown bug on it too. Small world. :)

Lori said...

You do a very good job with your pictures.

I think the drought is here in Michigan. We haven't had rain in about 10 days and before that it had been a while. Lets just say, I haven't had to mow my lawn in over two weeks. Yikes! We need rain.

Scarlet said...

Beautiful pics, Greg! I love the spider, bees and especially the butterfly on the flower. If this is what you can do with your current camera, I can't wait to see what you'll post when the new one arrives.

happyone said...

All your photos are great. Liked them all.

Your cat looks like she is about to growl!
Nimin - I had a friend once who used to call me that because I was a NMN - no middle name. :-)

I have LOTS of bumblebees on my sunflowers - I counted 6 at one time on one of them!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Well, those are stunning photos. I can't say which is my fav. You're really going to get better shots?! --Jim Cantori--my friends say my husband looks like him! Also, I'm so glad to have a male voice participating in "I see what you're saying." This has just made my day.

Lori said...

Love the photos and I hope you enjoy your new camera! My sister has a Sony and she loves it. (You are right, those peaches look great. Too bad that they don't taste as good as they look!)

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Enjoyed your pictures! Too bad those peaches are dry inside, they looked great! Have fun with your new camera!

USAincognito said...

That cat looks like she doesn't like to be messed with!
Yeah...the peach I had at the farmer's market wasn't the best as I have had in the past.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I love country living. We still live in the country, sort of, but when we lived in Texas, we flat lived in the sticks. Cows-in-my-front-yard-sticks.

Yeah, I know.

I had a friend once who was from Charleston, and she always had very high praises for that town.

Your yard looks beautiful!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

The results are stunning, especially the 1st photo, and the very colorful butterfly shot.....it looks like a painting!

I am way impressed.....once you get the digital, you'll start to miss the details the 35mm can capture.....

Your post is really inspiring me to get mine back out again.....

Kati said...

*shuddering over the spider* Yuck! I like garfield's reaction to spiders best: kill them at any time, for any reason.

Loving the cat's name, though she looks rather wicked in that picture!

Thanks for sharing the butterflies and pears and peaches with us, Greg!!! Dry or not, they're all lovely!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your photos are fantastic. There's nothing wrong with the "sticks". Since we moved out to the sticks, we have seen so many animals we would not have seen in the city. Great post!

Angie said...

Wonderful photos. Loved the peaches & seeing your pears took me back to that great post you did with pruning that tree. Hope you enjoy your new camera! I need to get mine out and start shooting. I'd really like to take a DSLR class sometime.

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

You are hysterical and I am madly in love with your cats, backyard and pond!

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