Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ray's Lake

This is a picture of some boat docks on Ray's Lake, a part of Lake Seminole. We have been trying to get up during the "approximate" middle of each month and take photographs around Lake Seminole. Some are on the lake, some on the surrounding area. This month we picked Ray's Lake.

The sun was rising but it was behind a cloud. The bottom of the sun was hitting the boat docks and the cloud kept the sun from hitting the trees. There was a very slight fog on the water. A fisherman who was launching his boat told my husband, "This is the best part of the day." It was a beautiful morning.

I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy this "best part of the day."

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hotel Rooms

Seems to me I wrote about sitting in hotel rooms some time ago. Here I am again.

Tomorrow I am speaking in Winter Haven, Florida, at a ladies' luncheon. It is at a Christian Women's organization luncheon. I have been sitting here thinking about home and tweeting with my family. I enjoy these trips to speak with other women. I do miss home though when I come off by myself.

So, I decided to share an image from "home". This is a image taken over Lake Seminole on a day back in February 2009. We had decided to try and take sunrise pictures each month somewhere around Lake Seminole. This is a composite of three pictures, in order to get the right color.


It is nice to think of home when you are away!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Baby Bird at St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Whew, I have been busy. I can not believe it has been almost a month since I posted anything. I have been working on my SoFoBoMo (Solo Photo Book Month) project and was only one day (I think) late. I had my images all ready but getting them into a PDF for posting on the web page (http://www.sofobomo.org/2009/) was very difficult.

Then I was also working on a presentation for a ladies’ tea at our former church. I spoke there on the topic “Passing on Our Remarkable Christian Heritage – May the Lord Find Us Faithful.” I use quilts as a motif in giving my testimony for a ladies ministry group. This time I used quilts as a motif for passing on our heritage. I had about a month from the time they asked until the time I presented, so that was busy. Plus it fell during the time I was doing the above project.

But, you know what, EVERYONE is busy. I don’t know how your life is but I can pretty well guess that you are busy. Enough about that!

During the month of June, on our way back from a Daytona Beach, Florida, my husband and I went through St. Augustine, Florida. We stopped at the Alligator Farm. There were lots and lots and lots of alligators. However we can see them at home almost any time we want to. (Yeah, why would we want to?)

Also in the Alligator Farm are LOTS of birds, mainly Egrets, some Herons. This picture is one of several that I took. I will post more later.

I hope you are having a good July. I am incredibly thankful that I live here in the United States of America. We have problems, who doesn’t, but I am glad to be here.