Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Sweet Sugarbee

It is with great sadness that Misty also known as Sugarbee is no longer with us. Yesterday my Mom and I had to make that devastating decision to put Misty to rest. After 19 wonderful years it was time. She was a wonderful kitty. Always a petite 7 pounds. Very graceful and agile. In her younger years she was very much a high jumper. And could move with lightning speed to escape the dogs. The photographs are only a few, Misty was not very photogenic. As you can see my the look. On the other hand when I could photograph her they were great and crazy like the black and white photo. She has had a very happy and long life and yes I wish I could have kept her forever, but we all know all good things will end.

She will be sorely missed. She is now in good hands and I hope happy.
I miss you Sugarbee........

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Getting Ready for Spring Cleaning

Well I know I am getting a late start in garden cleaning and of course the one year I am not in a hurry to get into the garden Spring comes early. So now that I have tied up almost all the necessary loose ends ie. updating the website, brochures, business card. I can finally get myself outside and get my garden cleaned up. I have noticed my peonies, lilies, Valerian, toadflax, poppies, sea holly, globe thistle, daylilies, daisies, delphiniums and coneflowers and that is just to name the ones I can see. I am sure there are many more under the dead growth from last year I have yet to uncover. Plus I have a lawn to mow and a garage to clean out. I definitely have my work cut out for me and I hope I can have it done by weeks end. It is suppose to be nice weather all week. I expect I will be very sore and will taking some aspirin for a few days to get me through the aches. Then after it is all done I hope that I can maintain it better this year than I have in years past. I get alittle better every year. I am anxious to photograph all my flowers.
The photos above are from a place in Florida called Corkscrew Swamp. It was very diverse landscape. These are reflections of airplants that grow among the trees and are very common there. Although it was slightly disappointing visit.
Well here is to a busy week.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's Done!

After a week plus time I have completely updated my website. Now I know I have done this once, but I have added a new ordering setup and I have added enlarged photos. So when you go to one of the galleries and choose a photo click and it will show an enlarged version and it will also show size and pricing options and you can order from there. Where before you had to know your item number then go to the order page type in the number and then order. And you had smaller photos. Now I have larger photos to see and easier ordering. Lots of work! But I really like the way it came out and hopefully it will encourage more orders. Please let me know what you think of new website. Also I have added alot of new photos alot from my trip to Florida. I am done with doing anything more to this website except to add new photos. Now I can get out to my gardens and get them cleaned up so the new flowers can get through and I can start photographing them. I am looking forward to a good year!
The photograph above is one of my many color reflections. I call this "Nightclub". Naming my color reflections photos has become quite a chore, but after redoing the website I have managed to create some new names.
Have a great Day!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Re Doing the website again!

Hi All!
Well I am at it again. I have a new plan for my website and I hope it will make it easier for the user. But it will involve a ton of work and at least a week to do. It will be definitely an improvement on the current site. I just have to be patient and diligent to get it done within a week. At least that is the goal. It will look similar as it does now. But that is all I am saying.
On another note. I am having a photo contest with my newsletter. Any one interested sign up for our FREE newsletter for more information.
I finished my taxes. Yeah! Taxes are never fun, at least not for me.
So how do you feel about lady bugs?! Well I do like them and I won't kill them, or not on purpose, but right now they are flocking to the southwest corner of my white house and they are getting in too. In fact right now there is one wandering on my keyboard. Kinda hard to type around him/her especially when it is on the "S" key. Excuse me while I move it....... On a daily bases I get the vacuum and clean up the many who have died. Not pleasant and frankly quite stinky. It won't last long and they will fade away. Fortunately I am very good at ignoring things when I need too and if they aren't in my way. And of course it is my office that is the only room effected. Oh well.
The photograph here is of an White Ibis. One of the many birds I saw in Florida.
Have a great day!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I'm Working Here.......

I have my coffee, my glasses, my computer, I'm ready to get working here.
This little squirrel came visiting our camp and decided he was in charge and was going to take over. In fact he tried to scurry away with the little black pouch seen in the photo.