Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My computer is still up and running, but I'm still being bad about posting on my blog. I have been spending most of my online time on Facebook lately.
I took these shots of hummingbirds a couple of evenings ago on my front porch. They are getting a little more accustomed to me. The evening before, I was out back using the garden hose and a little female was just buzzing around the water coming from the hose.
I get a lot of shots of the hummers up in my trees now. I think it's so cute when they start chasing each other around and hear their little squeaks, although, I'm pretty sure I've already mentioned that.
According to the internet, this is a Cecropia Silkworm. I found it crawling up my Maple tree in the back yard. I hope it has a chance to change into the moth before a bird gets it. The moths are beautiful!
This Palomino lives over in Montpelier, along the Salamonie River. He came running over to the fence as soon as I got out of my car to take the picture. I just wish I had enough sense to carry apples for the horses I take pictures of.
These three geese were up on a hill, near a retention pond in Montpelier. I've taken tons of pictures of geese, but thought this was a good one.
This little girl was having a noggin scratch in my cherry tree.
Momma and baby. The robins seem to be the only juvenile birds I see around here.
this is a different baby, slightly younger than the previous one. Note the length of the tails.
Crazy little squirrel in the back yard.
Same squirrel, doing acrobatics after coming down out of the tree.
This shot may look vaguely familiar. I posted a picture very similar to this back in January. It is the same farm, just taken last week.
I took my grandson, Cody, to the park in Montpelier last week. Firemen's River Park. This adorable little kitty was wandering around and came over to me. She was so sweet, but terribly skinny. She just stayed around me and decided to use my over-sized purse/camera bag for shade. I used the graphic pen filter for this effect.
This isn't really a waterfall. It's coming from a pipe running under the road from the gravel quarry. It doesn't run all the time, but I thought it made a good shot, once I cropped the pipe out of the picture.
This is Cody. He will be 4 on August 27th. He had a good time while he was at the park. He had a couple little girls there to play with.
This is Starbucks. If you remember back to April or May, I had the series of pictures of the two horses aggravating each other. This is the one that was inside the round-pen, getting her butt bitten by Buck, the male Paint horse.
Well, some good news. I had a job interview yesterday (Monday). They liked me, so I will be called back for a second interview, probably on Friday. It is a receptionist position. The company is called 1 Industries. They sell janitorial supplies and equipment. Keep your fingers crossed and throw in a prayer or two or three! I hope I get it. The state is jerking me around about giving me my July food stamps. I can't wait till they lose their jobs and have to depend on government handouts, then they will see what it's like, having to wait.
Okay, I believe I'm going to get ready for a shower then bed. This will be early for me! I haven't been getting to bed till around 3:00 a.m. lately and not up till lunch time. I guess that's what depression does to a person. Last night, I got to bed at 3 and up at 9:30. I guess the prospect of a new job is kind of bringing me out of my depression. Check me out of Facebook. The link is on my sidebar. I do post some of the same pictures, but also some different ones. I posted pictures last night of my Kindergarten and first grade classes. Too funny. They are tagged so you can tell which goober is me!
Take care and have a great rest of the week.
Love Ya

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Don't Ya Think It's About Time?!

I finally got my computer back last week, but I just haven't felt like working on my blog. Instead, I've been playing on Facebook and working on pictures. The past couple of weeks I've felt really depressed, not because Chuck left, but because I still don't have a job, and don't know if and when I will. My divorce should be final soon. It has already been filed and it was uncontested, so as long as the court doesn't screw around, it should be done soon! I'm actually relieved that it's over. His excessive drinking really took me down right along with him. My entire family is glad he's gone, including Michael.
These two pics of the Lilly is in my flower bed out back. Not sure what kind of Lilly it is. I've never seen one this color. Anybody know what it is called?

This is BB. She is one of Lori's horses. I've been out to her house a lot lately, taking pics of the horses. She has a new colt named Herbie (Herbert's Final Wonder). I will have to sort through and find a really good picture of him and post on the next post.
This is Cat. She is also one of Lori's horses. If I'm not mistaken, she is BB's mother. Lori, correct me if I'm wrong on this!
This is a project I worked on a couple of days ago. My Aunt Pat gave me the old window about 3 months or so ago, then my computer was down for so long, so I couldn't print any of the pictures that I wanted to use. The top left is the old WWII German prisoner work farm, the round barn is in Jay County on State Road 1, just south of State Road 26, middle left, I am told, is part of the Purdue farm, in Upland(Grant County), middle right is nestled in the middle of a woods on County Road 200 North, just a little more than 3 miles East, bottom left is on County Road 100 West about 2 1/2 miles south and the last is County Road 200 South a couple miles East. The window has all the original glass, except for the bottom right pane. I had to use a glass from a picture frame. I hope to be able to get more of these windows to do more of these projects. I do have a larger one in the garage that is for a storm door, with 8 or 10 panes, but an odd size glass and 2 of those panes are broken.
I got this shot of a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird this evening after dinner. I was just sitting in a lawn chair in the back yard and being very still.
This is a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird that I took earlier today. She is all fluffed up because I just caught her as she was ruffling her feathers. She is sitting in my cherry tree. I love watching these little guys!
This is a juvenile robin that I got early this afternoon, also sitting in my cherry tree. Mama wasn't too far away. She kept watching me, but I think she knew I wasn't going to hurt her baby.
This is just a back shot of the same baby.
I don't know the people that this dog belongs to. I was over in Montpelier, at the cemetery, cleaning up the grave of my best friend's son. There are so many mementos and flowers around the monument that the caretaker can't mow around it, so I moved everything, used the weed eater and raked then put everything back as much as where it was as possible. The dog lives directly across the road from the grave and as I was getting ready to leave, he had to come and check me out. I believe he's an Australian Sheppard. He's a beautiful dog!
Okay, I still don't have enough sense to go to bed at a decent time, but I'm going to get off here now and go take a shower and go to bed!
I'll start visiting tomorrow.
Love Ya