Bi-Weekly Challenge ~ Remember your Camera
I walked the other day without my camera and missed alot of neat shots. So I brought it with me the last two times I went. Here are some of the results.
White Tails I didn't see these guys until I got startled by a dove. I was shaking from it so not too bad, I thought. lol
Orange Moth Purple Flower
Butterfly Flower and Bug
butterfly and Flower
Thanks for the encouragement to bring my camera along. Have an Awesome Labor Day Weekend. Can't wait to see the results to the scavenger hunt! Have fun! :o)
Biopsy, Breaking News, and Bad Pics
I went about 10 days ago to get the biopsy done on my lung and while it was a grueling all day long affair the actual procedure was pretty painless. The hard part was the 4-5 hours after spent on your back. this made my back hurt so bad any pain from the biopsy was insignificant. Quite a few funny things happened before, during, and after the procedure. First, prior to the thing a nurse explains generally what's going to happen. I was in my gown on a hospital gurney and she said they'd wheel me into the room alongside the scanner table and for me to just roll over on my belly cause they were going to do a posterior insertion. Immediately, my butt muscles clenched up tighter than a size 6 hatband. Barb also clenched my hand tighter. I don't know if it was from concern or to keep in the laughter...expecting me to say something...I waited. When she finished her talk, about 10 minutes later, she asked if I had any questions and, of course, I said "Well, I'm kinda worried about the posterior insertion." She laughed and said "That means your back, they put it in much higher!". My butt muscles relaxed.
I was going to continue this but I'll save it for another day. Because, strangely enough, my Pulmonary Oncologist just called. I had already found out it was cancer but my daughter asked me what kind and I didn't remember. The nurse told me originally but CANCER was all I really heard. So I called and left a message and the doc called me back today. She said it was bronchoalveolar carcinoma. She said it's slow growing and contained and hasn't spread to any nearby lymph nodes and they think whacking it out is the best course of action. She said probably little or no chemo. She said the prognosis is good. I'll wait and not get my hopes up till it's over but it's definitely good news. Well, maybe not good but better.
I don't like these pics except the one of Jaryd and it's a snapshot at a cookout last weekend. I thought I'd post them and see how many of you had the balls to critique a guy that's just been diagnosed with lung cancer.
Bee Sharpest focus is on leaves not the bee.
Toadstool Small section of shot didn't want to walk back to the car to get the closeup lens.
Deer Path This was a good idea but was too busy and would have been better before the grass grew.
Don't criticize the snapshot of Jaryd. If you badmouth him then we got problems. Mr. Cool
My Husband Birthday Present
I took this pic of a doe and her fawn awhile back. I decided to play with it one day and liked how it turned out. So I took it to a friend of mine who owns a photo studio and we ordered it. I just got the finished product back and it turned out great. Now it is framed, spray matte finished and 16X20 mounted print. The great thing with the finish is it doesn't need glass. So not worry about moisture between the pic and glass. The actual print is a different size then this shot.
BTW my husband loved it! His birthday isn't until Saturday but I couldn't stand it....
Surprise and Symmetry
Same pose Both are on alert as I was "sneaking" closer.
Deer Shake Just as I shot she decided to shake both ends.
Intruder alert The neighbors were coming down the lane in their truck and spooked the deer but while they were watching the truck one of the horses took off for the truck thinking he was getting fed I guess. It came into frame by surprise. Kind of a symmetrical shot to me.
As always, feel free to comment and critique... I don't read any of the comments anyway.
Out and About With My Pal
We ended up at a special place that we had only seen signs for, (on I-55) but had never stopped to see. Lincoln National Cemetary:
Our National Ensign
Dress Right Dress
A Man Keeps Company With A Loved One
B & W Version
And on the way home we saw this:
Round Barn in Manhattan, IL
Too many pictures, as usual, sorry!
Thanks for looking.
Gum Tree and Groucho
I had better luck with the critters when I got home and found this Little Spotted Fawn right next to my own driveway. Actually there were twin fawns and Mama close by, but this one was the only one that wasn't camera shy!
And just for fun... when the Sun went down tonight...I thought I saw Groucho Glasses ! What do you think? Maybe this heat is getting to me!!!
Between 12"-16" Of Snow In A Short Time
when we decided to go home for christmas this year and i knew it would be hard. everything was different yet still the same, old friends no longer around, memories haunting every corner and nothing made me so sad as driving by that old ranch and seeing dad's deer.01 02 03