2013 Project 365 – Week Thirty-one

This was a nice low-key week. Dr. M is done with summer school so he stuck close to home & our pictures reflect that. And I didn’t even get my camera out after Sunday! I’m only posting a few pictures here – go to Dr. M’s blog to see more of them.
Sunday, July 28th
We did take a bit of a road trip after church on Sunday, so there are a lot of pictures this day. First of all, this :)


Then we drove down to Ripley, Ohio to spend a little time by the Ohio River.


The State of the Bug – happy!


On our way home we saw these things. With a Bug Household Road Trip the journey is always just as important as the destination!


We’d eaten a BIG lunch at Skyline Chili, so I just had some edamame for dinner. OK, maybe I had a LOT of edamame for dinner!


Monday, July 29th   
It was getting toward evening & we realized we hadn’t taken a picture, so here are our first ripening tomatoes.


Tuesday, July 30th          
Flowers out back.



Wednesday, July 31st   
Supercilious robin.


Thursday, August 1st    
Our flower garden is a riot!


Hummers…



Friday, August 2nd  
Juvenile robin rocking the attitude… (or maybe he’s just confused).


More flowers out back. I can’t believe how gorgeous our hanging basket still is!


Saturday, August 3rd     
Just to switch things up, these flowers aren’t from out back. Ha!


Finally, a very busy, tiny visitor.


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! 

Comments

  1. I love all the hummingbirds! They're beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We love them, too...and better yet, we have both a male and a female that truly love our little corner of Ohio. So much fun to see them buzzing about!

      Delete
  2. The hummingbirds! They are something else and your flowers are gorgeous. I used to plant so many flowers. Our yard is mostly green shrubs and trees now. It's pretty and easier to maintain but I do miss my flowers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We are quite proud of our little (4x4) flowerbed! I've tried growing squash there in the past with little success, so we just went with low-maintenance flowers this year. We have pulled a few weeds, but mostly we just sit back and enjoy the blooms :-)

      Delete
  3. Great week, Bug. I had no idea the story about Eliza was based on a real happening.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! Harriet Beecher lived in Cincinnati for a time, traveled upriver to Ripley to visit Rev. Rankin, and even spent time on the Kentucky side of the river. She witnessed slavery in practice, she knew numerous people who aided and abetted runaways, and from the Rev. Rankin, she learned the story of Eliza. The Ohio was unregulated by dams back then...much shallower in autumn and winter. Also, the first half of the 19th century was particularly cold in the US...the last phase of what has been called the "little ice age".

      Delete
  4. I'm always amazed by the pictures you two take. Your skill and camera are both super!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, dear Nance! The Nikon D5000, now paired with a superb 55-300mm zoom lens, really is a super camera for the price.

      Delete
  5. I love the picture of you and Dr. M - you look both very happy and relaxed. This deserves to be printed, put in a frame, and put on your desk at work.

    Edamame...yummm...haven't had any in quite a while. I'll have to get some!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! We were feeling pretty happy & relaxed :)

      Delete
  6. great pics as usual. always fun to see your week in pics.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your hanging basket is just beautiful. I whish I could get mine to look like that. Sadly mine usually dry up and blow away...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful! Did you know that "hummers" in German means "lobsters"? I've never been able to call these little darlings hummers since I learned that! On the other hand, they may look adorable and sweet but hummingbirds are ferocious competitors! Maybe it's the Napoleon syndrome?

    Glad you had a good drive on Sunday. Lazy Sundays are always nice to share...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Supercilious robin looks like I just stole his worm...and I didn't. I really didn't.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've said it before. And before. And before. Your (and Mike's) pictures are fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  11. we had yet more computer problems over the weekend, hence my late comment - i love the shots of the birds collecting the nectar

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by - I'd love to hear what you have to say!