Saturday, June 30, 2012

Summer Saturday

 Dogwood and Peony blossoms

Sometimes opposites attract.

And for a while everything goes well.

Until you are outnumbered 

and left wondering how you got here!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Chase The Blues Away

In Homeopathic medicine the 'cure' comes from ingesting a minute amount of what is ailing you.

And then you feel better.

So with that in mind, I would like to offer you a cure for the 'blues'.

Bachelor Button
Keeping with the 'homeopathic' theme, if you looked at these photos long enough

you would feel happy, uplifted and ready for anything.

H-m-m, I wonder what other colours could cure?.........

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thinking Out Loud

The 'uphill climb' life can throw at us

can be challenging to say the least.

But don't you just love that feeling

of making it to the 'tops'.

And there are those fun-filled

and exhilarating events that we take for granted.

These could be considered the 'easy downhill walks'

we can do with our eyes closed.

Now what about those strolls on  'even ground'

that we take every day?

Wouldn't it be great if we had a choice?!
Or would it?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

To Tweak Or Not to Tweak.......

I am discovering that some photos I take can be totally altered

and in my opinion look better than the original.

This is a very subjective thing of course and I know there are 'purists' who feel that this altering

of a photo takes it into a different realm of photographic work.

What do you think about altering photos and playing around with

photo-editing software programs?

Here is what an original from this series looked like:

For me, I think both have their merits. It depends on what one wants to create.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Post of Birds

I found the following on '' and found it fascinating.

 A bevy of quail
 A bouquet of pheasants [when flushed] 
A brood of hens
 A building of rooks
 A cast of hawks [or falcons
A charm of finches
 A colony of penguins 
A company of parrots
 A congregation of plovers 
A cover of coots
 A covey of partridges [or grouse or ptarmigans]
 A deceit of lapwings 
A descent of woodpeckers
 A dissimulation of birds
 A dole of doves
 An exaltation of larks
 A fall of woodcocks
 A flight of swallows [or doves, goshawks, or cormorants]
 A gaggle of geese [wild or domesticated]
 A host of sparrows
 A kettle of hawks [riding a thermal]
 A murmuration of starlings
 A murder of crows 
A muster of storks 
A nye of pheasants [on the ground] 
An ostentation of peacocks 
A paddling of ducks [on the water]
 A parliament of owls
 A party of jays
 A peep of chickens 
A pitying of turtledoves 
A raft of ducks
 A rafter of turkeys 
A siege of herons 
A skein of geese [in flight]
 A sord of mallards
 A spring of teal
 A tidings of magpies
A trip of dotterel
 An unkindness of ravens 
A watch of nightingales 
A wedge of swans [or geese, flying in a "V"]
 A wisp of snipe

Read more:

A bevy of quail

 A bouquet of pheasants [when flushed] 

A brood of hens

A building of rooks

 A cast of hawks [or falcons

A charm of finches

A colony of penguins 

A company of parrots

A congregation of plovers

A cover of coots

 A covey of partridges [or grouse or ptarmigans]

A deceit of lapwings

A descent of woodpeckers

 A dissimulation of birds

 A dole of doves

An exaltation of larks

 A fall of woodcocks

A flight of swallows [or dovesgoshawks, or cormorants]

A gaggle of geese [wild or domesticated]

 A host of sparrows

A kettle of hawks [riding a thermal]

 A murmuration of starlings

A murder of crows 

A muster of storks 

A nye of pheasants [on the ground] 

An ostentation of peacocks

A paddling of ducks [on the water]

 A parliament of owls

 A party of jays

 A peep of chickens 

A pitying of turtledoves 

A raft of ducks

 A rafter of turkeys 

A siege of herons

A skein of geese [in flight]

 A sord of mallards

 A spring of teal

A tidings of magpies

A trip of dotterel

 An unkindness of ravens 

A watch of nightingales 

A wedge of swans [or geese, flying in a "V"]

 A wisp of snipe

Which is your favourite?

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