2013 Project 365 – Week Thirty-four

This has been a pretty good week (except for the air conditioner in my car dying – grr argh sigh). Dr M posted a lot of pictures from our yard – and his moon shots for the week – here. I’m only using one of the moon pictures on this post – he has the best ones on his blog.
Sunday, August 18th
Dr. M chased some butterflies around the yard. 

Monday, August 19th   
One of our volunteer sunflowers – she’s a little wonky, but so Lovely & Yellow.

I visited a friend in the nursing home. The State of the Bug: Grateful.

Tuesday, August 20th          
Pinky, our pet geranium that we grew from a can (6 years ago), has always had two colors of blooms. I love the light pink, but the salmon is my favorite color.


The moon!

Wednesday, August 21st   
Ah Dale Earnhardt – even 12 years after his death, his memory is alive & well. I grew up in NASCAR country, but it was never my thing (sure, baseball may be just as endless as cars turning left for three or four hours, but it’s less noisy!).

One of the last daisies. This one is huge!

A nocturnal visitor!

Thursday, August 22nd   
The Tax Time Pig is in extremis!

This is Dr. M’s view out his study window (that’s the garage & back yard). It’s a wonder he gets any writing done!

Friday, August 23rd  
Our smaller sunflower is just about ready to open up.

Mr. G-Nome has decided that he’s living in a jungle now!

Saturday, August 24th      
Dr. M & I took a little road trip today & stopped to get some barbecue (it’s really good, but I want to bring my own Carolina mustard sauce next time). Anyway, they had a big sign advertising their catering business & of course this little piece of it caught my eye.

A toad! He says it’s bedtime so go away & leave him alone!

Go to Mamma Fran’s blog here to see the blogs of all the other Project 365 participants. Have a great week!

Most of our photos are taken with a 12 megapixel Nikon D5000 DSLR, using a 55-200mm zoom lens. This is the camera that Dr. M takes with him most days. He also takes pictures with our old reliable 7 megapixel Canon Powershot A710.  The Bug uses our new Nikon Coolpix S6200 most of the time. If you’re interested in which camera was used for a particular shot, just ask!


  1. I've never seen the Tax Pig look happier. Maybe he's an underwater tax pig.

    1. Ha! Maybe they're singing "Under the Sea" or something :-)

  2. LOL, glad your night time visitor didn't leave you a "present".

    Still think your hubby could sell his pictures. Those butterflies are gorgeous!

  3. Awww, I love the skunk. I hope that flash didn't scare him too much. :)

  4. That photo of the ready-to-bloom sunflower is fantastic. I can practically feel the fuzz.

    Dr. M has a million-dollar view. There's nothing better than looking at your own garden. Beautiful.

  5. If I had Dr. M's view I couldn't get anything done. I'd be too worried about when I was going to have to mow the #$%^* yard again. ;)


    1. LOL! And the answer would be yesterday, but it didn't happen. I'm leaving it to the bees for another day.

  6. love your butterflies this week! Can't wait to see you soon!! :)

    1. I'm getting excited - need to get directions!

  7. I love the sepia picture of you and your friend in the nursing home.

    The moon here looked very hazy on Tuesday, too, so I finally gave up trying to get a clear picture of the moon itself. Love the butterfly pictures! I can never get a decent picture of them, they are just flitting around too quickly.

    1. Thanks! I did it in sepia because that was the day my car air died & my face was bright red - ha!

      Mike was pretty amazed that these two butterflies stayed still for him!

  8. That toad has had about enough of you.

  9. I love that toad but I refrained from printing this one's picture. He doesn't look friendly.

  10. You both get such lovely photos.

    I think the tax time pig is feeling 'sequestered'...

    Thought about you today as we rode in DC and stopped by the Botanical Gardens. Then on the way back out, there was a lovely rose garden...again, Bug's eye view popped to mind!

  11. One advantage of being the last to comment is that I get to read all of the above.
    All the photos are extraordinary, as usual, (do those two concepts go together?)
    so anyway, I will just agree heartily with all of the above, and especially Sara's about seeing you soon!

  12. poor old TTP, being attacked by a squid!

    Love the shots of the flowers

  13. love the butterfly pictures! dr. m has a great view!

  14. That last shot of the sunflower....outstanding!

    It would make a great painting!



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