As of July 1 I began posting my daily photos over at my main blog, A Fresh Perspective.
I found the need to eliminate one blog, and since this one came second, this is the one.
I hope you will choose to join me over at A Fresh Perspective for daily photos, photo challenges,
and some other fun stuff thrown in.

Thursday, June 30, 2011


ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/80s, 18-105mm lens
The common milkweed upon which we find our Monarch caterpillars is blooming right now.  The field behind our church is loaded with milkweed blooms and it smells divine.  I wanted to capture a photo of the blooms before they die.  Plus I got a little sun flare in just for fun.  :)

Also just a reminder that this is the last Photo of the Day post on this blog.  Starting tomorrow my POTD's will be posted on my main blog, My Perspective.  I hope you'll join me over there.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


ISO 800, f/8, 1/60s, 55-200mm lens
My friend, Laura, invited us to go to the zoo with her today.  This was the last day of their yearly membership and she still had some guest passes left.  It was a gorgeous day.  Sunny and not too hot.
The leopard display was finally done being refurbished and the leopard was so close, you could almost touch him.  Except for the glass window separating us, of course.  :)  We had a great time.  More photos to come soon on My Perspective.  But in the meantime, head over to Laura's and see her awesome zoo photos.

I'm picking this one as my favorite photo of the week.  I mean, how often do you get to be this close to a leopard?  :)

Edit on July 6 ... I just saw that Misty picked this photo as one of her Top 5 for the week!  Thanks, Misty!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/100s, 18-105mm lens
Doug weeded the hillside where we had planted a bunch of various flower seeds and we discovered some flowers growing that we hadn't seen before :) ... like these Black-eyed Susans.
For those of you who have been faithful to visit and comment on my blog and haven't had a visit back from me lately, I apologize.  I'm still a bit behind after returning from our trip.  I promise I will visit soon!
Also, just a reminder that June 30 will be the last post on this blog.  I will start posting my picture of the day over at my main blog, My Perspective beginning July 1.  I'd love it if you'd join me over there if you haven't already!

Week 25 Summary

Okay, so I'm waaaaay off schedule this week.  The trip to Boston this weekend has my days all messed up.  And I'm still pretty tired from being in a van for about 28 hours over a 3 day stretch.  If I never see the inside of that church van again, it will be soon enough.  :)

But the kids all did great in Bible Quizzing.  We came home with a gold, a silver, and a bronze medal.  Congrats Rachel, Keira, and Lexi!

Anyway, here's what last week looked like ... in pictures ...
19 - A milkweed beetle - taken with the help of my 10X macro filter.
20 - Muddy-faced kids.  I told them I'd let them get all muddy if they'd let me photograph them all together.  :)
22 - A juvenile Robin that the kids caught then set free.
23 - Honey had her first visit to the groomer's.  She came home so pretty and fuzzy.  :)
24 - The hills/mountains of Pennsylvania ... taken out the van window on our way to Boston.
25 - Quincy Bay, Massachusetts.  We had time before our girls started quizzing and the beach was only a few blocks from the college where the quiz was taking place, so we walked over to put our toes in the sand/ocean.
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ISO 400, f/5.3, 1/160s, 18-55mm lens with 10X macro filter
Three of our caterpillars formed their chrysalises while we were away, so this is our last one left so far.  He's getting huge also.  It is hard to believe he was this tiny when we first brought him home.  He will be forming his chrysalis in the next day or so.  Soon we will have beautiful Monarch butterflies!


ISO 200, f/8, 1/320s, 18-105mm lens
This photo is also from the 25th because I literally only took one photo on the 26th on the way home from Massachusetts and it didn't turn out very well through the van window.  :)  Exhaustion will do that, I guess.
This photo shows all the dead jellyfish along the coast at Quincy Bay, MA.  We had to be careful walking around so we didn't step on them and all their squishyness.  :)  I really only took this photo to show my son, Nick, because he likes stuff like this.  :)


ISO 400, f/11, 1/250s, 18-105mm lens
Once we got to the college where the Bible Quizzing was taking place, the girls had some time to kill before quizzing started for their level.  (The younger kids quizzed in the morning - the older kids in the afternoon).  So we decided to walk a few blocks over to the beach at Quincy Bay.  It was a gray, overcast day and a bit chilly, but we all still enjoyed sticking our feet in the ocean and finding a few seashells.