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Shutterbug Saturday

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Flowers, critters and ‘shrooms!

Coleus & Adirondack Image
Personal Collection From 08-25-2018

My favorite place to sit.

Flowers & Bug Image
Personal Collection From 09-08-2018

Just hanging out.

Flowers & Bee Image
Personal Collection From 09-08-2018

Got the bee’s hiney. LOL!

Bumble In The Liriope Image
Personal Collection From 08-17-2018

Another shot of the Bumble I chased all over the yard.

Shroom Farm Image
Personal Collection From 08-07-2018

Happy ‘shrooms on the hill.

Shutterbug Saturday

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Flowers for everyone!

Flower Image One
Personal Collection

That is one happy grasshopper.
 

Flower Image Two
Personal Collection

I see you!
 

Flower Image Three
Personal Collection

A cheery Rose of Sharon bush bloom.
 

Flower Image Four
Personal Collection

Isolated pair of Black-Eyed Susans just hanging out.
 

Flower Image Five
Personal Collection

This was a BIG, happy Hibiscus.
 

Flower Image Six
Personal Collection

I followed that Bumblebee all over the place. It was hopping from Liriope to Liriope. I finally caught it in flight. You can just see its wings.

I wander all over my neighborhood snapping pictures with my Samsung stupidphone. The Bumble and the Liriope are in my yard.

Enjoy! ~Victoria

Sunday’s Full Sturgeon Moon 2018

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The Sturgeon is a big, prehistoric fish that is rather common to the Great Lakes. Native American fishing tribes, like the Algonquin, are credited with naming August’s full moon. It is also known as a Red Moon due to August heat and hazy days, giving the moon a red tint.

Other names:
Green Corn Moon
Grain moon

Moon Image One
Personal Collection

 

Moon Image Two
Personal Collection

100% full illumination occurred at 07:56am EDT.

Howl for me…
~Victoria

Shutterbug Saturday

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We have several neighborhood cats. Some are really, really nice and just want to be petted. Others…well, let’s just say I have a healthy respect for them. ~Victoria

Cat Image One
Personal Collection

Not a care in the world, this one.
 

Cat Image Two
Personal Collection

“I’m watching you…”
 

Cat Image Three
Personal Collection

Sweet, sweet baby, missing a foot.
 

Cat Image Four
Personal Collection

“How dare you pet that other kitty!”
 

Cat Image Five
Personal Collection

And, my Oliver. He watches the world happen through the windows.

A July Rainbow

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Rainbow Photo One
Personal Collection
Rainbow Photo Two
Personal Collection
Rainbow Photo Three
Personal Collection
Rainbow Photo Four
Personal Collection

I snapped these yesterday evening. I was stunned at how clear and brilliant this rainbow was. The companion rainbow above is harder to see.

It is a shame that my cell phone cannot truly capture what I see. The beauty is breathtaking.

It’s summertime and we’re getting the hot weather storms in the afternoons. I heard the thunder as the system rolled in and the sunlight dimmed. I didn’t really think much about it. I just happened to step outside to our recyclables bin and…wow. I ran back inside and grabbed my phone. I wandered up and down the street trying to get good shots.

Damn power lines. *sigh*

~Victoria

National Camera Day

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National Camera Day Photo

They have a “national day” for nearly everything. Some of them are very tongue-in-cheek, if not down-right ridiculous. Did you know there is a Ding-a-Ling Day? Yeah. I didn’t either. Apparently, it’s for dialing up friends, not pointing out stupid people. Who knew.

I wander around and take pictures of everything. I see so much I want to capture. My Samsung stupidphone gets a lot of use. I would really like to get a genuine camera but, I can’t decide what to get and cost is an issue. Expensive cameras don’t have payment plans like, say, a stupidphone.

So, anyway, enjoy National Camera Day…or, what is left of it. Take pix of your family. Take pix of your friends. Take pix of nature. Take pix of critters. Let your imagination wander. There is always something in a photograph that surprises.

Also celebrated today (no, I’m not kidding):
National Almond Buttercrunch Day (Yum!)
National Waffle Iron Day

Cheers and enjoy!

Strawberry Moon 2018

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Also known as Rose Moon or Flower Moon.

Moon Photo One
From My Personal Collection
Moon Photo Two
From My Personal Collection
Moon Photo Three
From My Personal Collection
Moon Photo Four
From My Personal Collection

100% full illumination occurred on June 28 at 12:53am EDT.

Howl for me.

~Victoria