Sunday, September 25, 2011

A little of this, a little of that...

Hello!  It's been a few weeks and I've got more pictures.  OK - so over the past few months of writing this blog I've realized that photography is kind of my passion!

This year we were fortunate enough to stay once again at the American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin for a conference.  The courtyard of the hotel was filled with flowers, and bees pollinating those flowers - it was mayhem and I loved it!  I found a bee with the biggest "pollen pocket" I have ever seen - it was ginormous!  :-)  It's always a challenge getting that close to the bees but they don't seem to mind me so I just keep clicking away...

Pollen pocket is the big orange "poof" on left rear leg

I also loved the incredible lilac-colored amaryllis (I think that's what they are) - I've never seen them that color before.  And the hibiscus were huge as well - they must use some mighty fine fertilizer up there!  The morning after the conference ended it was bright and the flowers had lots of droplets from the sprinkler system - just right for some photos - it was a great year for pictures!

     The droplets magnify what look like the flower's "petalprints"

As my husband returned me to the airport bright and early last week it looked like the sky was on fire - what a picture!  Sorry I haven't had time to edit out the telephone wires and lovely construction barrels, but hey, you get the idea!

Have an awesome day and enjoy His creation!

Fondly, VG

"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24

Monday, September 5, 2011

Soooo....Happy Labor Day, everyone!  I hope you are all relaxing and enjoying a great day with family.  We have had family here from up north - they didn't realize that their humidity and our humidity are two different weather environments!  Swimming in the pool is a wonderful way to spend the day...

So here are James and Elizabeth decked out for fun...who likes goggles?

Off to swim some more - happy day!!  VG

"Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture."  Psalm 37:3