Thursday, December 29, 2011

Winter Sky Part 2

Winter sky- Clouds and contrails

More winter sky pics

Winter Sky through the trees


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winter Sun

Winter Sun- Christmas Star
This was taken a couple of days before Christmas when then winter sun was high in the sky and there were wonderful cloud formations being criss-crossed across the sky by contrails.  When Tom saw it he said "It's a Christmas Star".  After all the star that shone on Christmas night lit the night with the light of noon day.  The sun with its light rays fanning out does indeed remind me of what that star may have looked like.
In reality it is the winter sun; shown at noon and as high as it goes in the sky.  I am endlessly amazed and facscinated by the way light effects the way we see our world.  This day was bright and cheery and because of the rain the day before the clouds were amazing in their shapes.  Added to that the fact that we live south of the Atlanta Airport and the heavy holiday trafic with the contrails the jets left behind made for phenomenal sky panaramas.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas sunrise: Off the beaten path

Christmas sunrise

For those of you who where up at the crack of dawn, but where occupied with kids and gifts and those who got to sleep in here is this Christmas morning's sunrise.
This was taken from the woods behind my house because of this:

Christmas in the woods
We have a neighbor who decorates one of the pine trees in the woods and although they can't be seen in this photo it is complete with shiny glass ornaments.

This year they added a table and chairs
and Rudolph


Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Georgia Style

Christmas Georgia Style
What a beautiful day we had today; sunny and almost 70 degrees.   All the photos in this post were taken today with bare trees, flowers, green grass and Christmas decorations.

Flowering bushes and Christmas decorations

One of the nice things about living in Georgia is we have some kind of flowers blooming all year round

December roses greeting Hospital visitors


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

LOL Christmas- Greeting or Warning

Merry Christmas, my dog might eat your face.
Emily had her tonsils taken out this morning.  How's that for a Christmas present?  Come home from college for Christmas and have to have your tonsils removed.  Boo Hiss. Poor baby.  But while she was sleeping I was trying to do something quiet and came across this photo.  Hope you


Saturday, December 17, 2011

See the Beauty: Moon at Sunrise

Moon at sunrise December 2011

Yesterdays' sunrise, a beautiful start to a busy day.

Art edit of Moon at sunrise December 2011
And a fun photo to play with


Thursday, December 15, 2011

LOL Christmas Geek humor

If you are a geek; you'll laugh.  If you don't understand this, grab the nearest geek to explain it.

BTW: Our Internet has been persnickety so I haven't been able to post, hopefully it is fixed and I will be able post more. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas lights- Just having fun

Just having fun with Christmas lights

Yesterday I had to pick up Tom from work (we are still down to one car for the two of us) and after running errands and starting physical therapy, I was exhausted.  I was also sitting in the car bored and waiting; but I had my camera soooo.. I tried to take pictures of the Christmas lights around the houses across the street.  Unfortunately due to the fact that it was dark outside in order to take photos the shutter speed has to be slow which makes it hard to focus and hold the camera still enough, long enough to get a crisp photo. See photo to the left.  Since I was so tired I did not bring a tripod (I was simply to tired to mess with it) I decided to just have some fun with the lights by purposely moving my camera.  The collage at the top of this post is a collection of the abstract photos I got.  All the editing I did was to crop the pictures and then make a collage.  They are kind of strange, but I think they are kind of cool and best of all they were fun to do at a time when I need a little fun in my life.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Old Red Barn- Seeing Red

Old Red Barn

I have a son-in-law who loves photos of red barns and I came across this one and thought he might like it for Christmas.  What do you think?


BTW: This also goes along with Written-incs theme of the week Seeing Red. To see great blogs that have taken on this theme click on the above link and take a look at the comments for directions to some wonderful post listings.

Monday, December 5, 2011

I'm back- sort of...

A little off balance
Even though I have been home from the hospital for a while now; I am still feeling like the shed in this photo.  While the photo and world is straight, I am like the shed- off balance and a little worse for wear, but there is new growth in spite of all difficulties.
After all the tests and several days in the hospital the doctors (I saw 4 different doctors while I was there) decided that I had a virus.  I was reminded by multiple heath professionals and not just the doctors, that viruses can make you every bit as sick as a bacterial infection and there is less that can be done medically for you.  All they can do is lessen the symptoms and give your body the support it needs to survive it.
This is what they did, but due to my multiple heath problems this was quite the balancing act.  My recuperation also turned out to also be quite the ordeal, maybe worse than the virus itself.  I have Addisons which means I do not make the hormones that help one's body cope with stress or the hormones that help one recover from stress.  Even though I was over the virus and at home I continued to deteriorate.  I got so weak at one point that walking the few steps from my recliner to the DVD's and the player was not going to happen.  My body forced me to rest and do nothing but take care of myself.
I very much missed the fellowship I get on web and most other things, too.  My art, reading, cooking, gardening just about everything took a backseat to just plain resting and recovering.
HOWEVER, I am now starting to gain strenght instead of lose it and am working myself back into life again.  Carmi put up a quote on his blog a couple of weeks ago that is especially applicable to me now and my husband also found it and printed it up for me.  Apparently I really needed to hear it and be reminded of it. It goes like this
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow."
Mary Anne Radmacher
While some days this was about all I could do, as I am getting better I am going to try to start posting again even if it is just to show you the beauty of my life with my photos.