Fav Foto Friday #47

Fav Foto FridayFav Foto Friday is an opportunity to share each Friday, on your own blog, one photo…or maybe even a gallery of some of your favorite photos that you have taken during the week, that make you smile or that was a great photo capturing opportunity…anything really!  And as photographers are often known to say, “The best camera is, the one that you have with you!”

Whether you are a pro-photographer or just venturing into photography…or maybe you are like me and just whip out your cell phone when you are going about your day…take those photos and share them! Feel free to add any camera info and shooting info that you may have on your photos as well.

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This week’s edition of Fav Foto Friday features some ducks that are regular visitors to our yard most of the year. They tend to hang out either in our neighbor’s front yard that has a big section of wetland that is underwater most of the year (right now it is pretty dry) or in our backyard near the river.

I love knowing that they consider this home. Even in the winter, early in the morning after a snow fall and all the world seems hushed and quiet, you can hear the ducks quacking out on the river. They don’t even care all that much when the dogs are in the river swimming. They just swim up river a bit out of their way.

I grew up on a small farm in Massachusetts and we used to have ducks and I loved them. These guys remind me of our ducks of long ago.

female mallard duck

male mallard duck

 

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Fav Foto Friday #46

Fav Foto FridayFav Foto Friday is an opportunity to share each Friday, on your own blog, one photo…or maybe even a gallery of some of your favorite photos that you have taken during the week, that make you smile or that was a great photo capturing opportunity…anything really!  And as photographers are often known to say, “The best camera is, the one that you have with you!”

Whether you are a pro-photographer or just venturing into photography…or maybe you are like me and just whip out your cell phone when you are going about your day…take those photos and share them! Feel free to add any camera info and shooting info that you may have on your photos as well.

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This week’s edition of Fav Foto Friday includes a couple of photos. The first is of this magnificent tree at one of my client’s apartment complex. The picture does not really do it justice. This tree is in full bloom right now and just looks so perfect. I just think it is beautiful and couldn’t help grabbing a pic of it.

Beautiful whit, dogwood tree

And these 2 other photos are of my newest little customers. They are new kittens for a client that I have had for a few years but their older Siamese cat passed away…and so now they have these 2 little ones. Lucy and Ricky…of course, named after THE “Lucy & Ricky.” They happen to be the little ones I am taking care of that live in the complex where the great tree is…so only fitting that they get some recognition too.

Siamese kitten, light points

Siamese kitten, dark points

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Fav Foto Friday #45

Fav Foto FridayFav Foto Friday is an opportunity to share each Friday, on your own blog, one photo…or maybe even a gallery of some of your favorite photos that you have taken during the week, that make you smile or that was a great photo capturing opportunity…anything really!  And as photographers are often known to say, “The best camera is, the one that you have with you!”

Whether you are a pro-photographer or just venturing into photography…or maybe you are like me and just whip out your cell phone when you are going about your day…take those photos and share them! Feel free to add any camera info and shooting info that you may have on your photos as well.

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This week’s edition of Fav Foto Friday is what my summer looks like.

Everyday when it is warm out…and even a few days when it is questionably warm…these two hooligans enjoy swimming in the river that runs behind our house.

Each and every time we take them swimming (even on the days when they get to go twice cause it is an especially hot day), you would think they hadn’t been in ages!! The way they are filled with joy and excitement from the moment we say, “You want to go swimming?”

They jump and spin and bark and carry on like it is the best thing in the world. They race us to the river’s edge and are in the water before us humans can even get there!

Ooohh to be a dog!!!

Dogs swimming

Their joy is contagious, if only for the moment. You can’t help but be happy and excited for them and laugh at their silly antics. It really is the highlight of each day for me. A moment to enjoy the sunshine and the water and the nature around us…despite living 5-minutes from town. Summertime fun at it’s finest!

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Fav Foto Friday #44

Fav Foto FridayFav Foto Friday is an opportunity to share each Friday, on your own blog, one photo…or maybe even a gallery of some of your favorite photos that you have taken during the week, that make you smile or that was a great photo capturing opportunity…anything really!  And as photographers are often known to say, “The best camera is, the one that you have with you!”

Whether you are a pro-photographer or just venturing into photography…or maybe you are like me and just whip out your cell phone when you are going about your day…take those photos and share them! Feel free to add any camera info and shooting info that you may have on your photos as well.

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This week’s edition of Fav Foto Friday is this lazy little bird seed thief. I have to admit that the squirrels are just as amusing to watch as all the birds that come to the feeder. They are brave little ones. They get to the point that they know most of the time I am not really going to come out and chase them off so they just keep an eye on me while they enjoy a little snack. They will come right up to the screen door sometimes to checkout whatever may be nearby and see if it might be good to eat.

I see them quite often ‘resting’ or sunbathing along the railing, which I always think is amusing. I am glad they feel so comfortable at our house.

Squirrel laying down on railing while snacking on bird seed

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Fav Foto Friday #43

Fav Foto FridayFav Foto Friday is an opportunity to share each Friday, on your own blog, one photo…or maybe even a gallery of some of your favorite photos that you have taken during the week, that make you smile or that was a great photo capturing opportunity…anything really!  And as photographers are often known to say, “The best camera is, the one that you have with you!”

Whether you are a pro-photographer or just venturing into photography…or maybe you are like me and just whip out your cell phone when you are going about your day…take those photos and share them! Feel free to add any camera info and shooting info that you may have on your photos as well.

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This week’s edition of Fav Foto Friday is a favorite barn (it is probably more like a garage than a barn…but let me have my fantasies!) that I pass often in my pet sitting travels to a few of my customer’s homes. It always catches my eye as I am driving past and it is always beautiful! I have photos of it in the winter and spring and summer and fall…and it always looks beautiful to me.

I am a bit of a ‘barn stalker’ and enjoy stopping to grab a photo of them whenever possible. This one just happens to be one of the prettiest ones that I pass by often.

Red Barn in Spring

 

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Fav Foto Friday #42

Fav Foto FridayFav Foto Friday is an opportunity to share each Friday, on your own blog, one photo…or maybe even a gallery of some of your favorite photos that you have taken during the week, that make you smile or that was a great photo capturing opportunity…anything really!  And as photographers are often known to say, “The best camera is, the one that you have with you!”

Whether you are a pro-photographer or just venturing into photography…or maybe you are like me and just whip out your cell phone when you are going about your day…take those photos and share them! Feel free to add any camera info and shooting info that you may have on your photos as well.

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This week’s edition of Fav Foto Friday continues with the spring theme. It has been such a cold spring! We have a glimpse of sunshine and then it is back to being chilly and rainy.  I had to go to FL this past weekend in order to find some sunshine! But when I came back home trees were finally filling out and more flowers popping up.

These are the azalea that are outside my office at the church that were just little hints of flowers when I left last week. Yesterday, they were looking especially pretty in the morning that I couldn’t resist stopping to take a picture.

Pink Azalea

 

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Fav Foto Friday #41

Fav Foto FridayFav Foto Friday is an opportunity to share each Friday, on your own blog, one photo…or maybe even a gallery of some of your favorite photos that you have taken during the week, that make you smile or that was a great photo capturing opportunity…anything really!  And as photographers are often known to say, “The best camera is, the one that you have with you!”

Whether you are a pro-photographer or just venturing into photography…or maybe you are like me and just whip out your cell phone when you are going about your day…take those photos and share them! Feel free to add any camera info and shooting info that you may have on your photos as well.

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This week’s edition of Fav Foto Friday are a few photos of the feathered visitors that stop by at my bird feeder. Watching the feeder for the newest visitors just doesn’t seem to get old. I am entertained by the visitors almost as much as my cats, Spencer and Oreo, who sit by the sliding glass door and stalk the visitors from the comfort and safety (for all concerned) of the living room.

It always brings a smile to my face when I look out and see the Cardinals especially. I don’t know what it is about them, maybe it is just because you notice a flash of red and it catches your eye, but they are very much welcome at my feeders. As are all the other various little feathered friends…and sometimes furry friends too!

Male Cardinal

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Fav Foto Friday #40

Fav Foto FridayFav Foto Friday is an opportunity to share each Friday, on your own blog, one photo…or maybe even a gallery of some of your favorite photos that you have taken during the week, that make you smile or that was a great photo capturing opportunity…anything really!  And as photographers are often known to say, “The best camera is, the one that you have with you!”

Whether you are a pro-photographer or just venturing into photography…or maybe you are like me and just whip out your cell phone when you are going about your day…take those photos and share them! Feel free to add any camera info and shooting info that you may have on your photos as well.

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This week’s edition of Fav Foto Friday continues with the theme of Spring. I can’t help it. I am always obsessed with every blossom and bloom each spring. I have been taking photos all week of various trees and flowers that are in full bloom at the moment. It is a reminder that spring really is here…despite the still cold days!

I especially love the dogwoods when they are blooming! These 2 photos are of dogwoods that are at one of my pet sitting client’s home. I always look forward to them blooming each year. I favor the pink ones…but the white are pretty as well.

Pink Dogwood

White Dogwood

 

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Fav Foto Friday #39

Fav Foto FridayFav Foto Friday is an opportunity to share each Friday, on your own blog, one photo…or maybe even a gallery of some of your favorite photos that you have taken during the week, that make you smile or that was a great photo capturing opportunity…anything really!  And as photographers are often known to say, “The best camera is, the one that you have with you!”

Whether you are a pro-photographer or just venturing into photography…or maybe you are like me and just whip out your cell phone when you are going about your day…take those photos and share them! Feel free to add any camera info and shooting info that you may have on your photos as well.

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This week’s edition of Fav Foto Friday is a series of 3 photos a few days apart as the buds on the trees open a little bit more each day…plus a 4th photo of the driveway flanked with these beautiful trees.

A side perk of pet sitting that I also enjoy, is being able to share the beauty of the various yards, beautiful flowers, trees and open space at some of my client’s homes. Last week I spent the entire week sitting for one of my dog clients. The ‘human clients’ were actually gone for more like a week and a half but the beginning of their time away was still sort of winter-like.

But just as I was beginning to lose hope that Spring was never going spring…the sun finally came out and it started to warm up. Each new day you could see the buds on various trees and flowers finally coming out. Bushes and trees finally had a sort of light green haze to them, evidence that spring was springing!

This particular client has these flowering trees lining the driveway that just got prettier and prettier as the days went by and I couldn’t help stopping to get some photos every couple of days. I’m not exactly sure what kind of trees they are…maybe dogwoods? Regardless of what kind they are, I think they are beautiful. Each day I walked down that drive, I was able to watch them grow, from little tiny buds to pretty full flowers, in the span of about a week.

Spring has Sprung!!

Blooming trees lining driveway

Buds opening up on a blooming tree

Bud opening a few days later on same tree

Buds fully open on tree a few days later

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Fav Foto Friday #38

Fav Foto FridayFav Foto Friday is an opportunity to share each Friday, on your own blog, one photo…or maybe even a gallery of some of your favorite photos that you have taken during the week, that make you smile or that was a great photo capturing opportunity…anything really!  And as photographers are often known to say, “The best camera is, the one that you have with you!”

Whether you are a pro-photographer or just venturing into photography…or maybe you are like me and just whip out your cell phone when you are going about your day…take those photos and share them! Feel free to add any camera info and shooting info that you may have on your photos as well.

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This week’s edition of Fav Foto Friday is just a quick photo I took of some Mallard ducks enjoying some springtime sun (finally!!) in the little pond in my neighbor’s yard. The last couple of days when I have come home around midday these guys are just hanging out catching some rays.

My neighbor and I were speculating about the story might be of these two males. She seemed to think they were two guys without girls this springtime and just hanging out feeling sorry for themselves. I thought maybe they were goofing off while their ladies were somewhere nearby sitting on some eggs.

We seem to have a couple of pairs of ducks that hang around our yards all year round so I suspect my ‘story’ is closer to the truth. Either way seeing them enjoying the warm afternoon sun, sort of dosing on the water put a smile on my face as I drove past them, hence there appearance for Fav Foto Friday.

Two male mallard ducks on the water

 

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