Viewing Above

I find when the antics of those in the world upset me – looking above the earth and viewing the sky brings me peace.  I cannot believe the colors that God spreads across the sky.  The television news  is depressing beyond belief.  Why they fail to show much more of the good news that happens in this world is beyond me.  I still believe there are more good people in this world – than there are bad.  I would like to hear the good stories.IMG_6920.JPG

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Trivia About Christmas

downloadThe song “Jingle Bells” was written in 1857 and was originally supposed to be a song for Thanksgiving, not Christmas.

The poinsettia plant was introduced to the U.S. from Mexico by Joel Roberts Poinsett, botanist, physician and U.S. ambassador to Mexico in the 1800s.

On Christmas Eve at noon in 1914, British and German troops staged an unofficial truce and sang songs and even exchanged gifts of cigarettes and plum pudding in “No Man’s Land,” the otherwise deadly area between each side’s trenches.

In Mexico and Guatemala, the poinsettia is known as “Flower of the Holy Night, Christmas Eve.”

                 MAY YOU ALL HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON OF PEACE AND JOY

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Capturing That Perfect Photo

I have tried for a long time to capture a hummingbird hovering.  I finally did, but it was not the perfect photo I wished.  But then how hard is it to capture a hummingbird at all.

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Capturing this foggy sunrise was a much easier task.  It amazes me how fog can make the sun look as if it were the moon.

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This big eyed fly on my Mexican Sunflower sat perfectly still and let me snap a close up.

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An early morning sunrise.  I thought the clouds in the lower part of this sunrise were quite beautiful.

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I chased this squirrel away from my apple tree.  He ran a short distance and jumped into another tree.

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This little pest was back in a short amount of time – stealing apples.

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The bumblebees seem to be abundant in our yard anymore.  They do photograph well. They totally ignore me as I shoot close up pictures.

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I love reflections in water so I will leave you with this photo.

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