2013 Project 365 – Week Thirty-three

The moon man has been at it again – but I “only” included four pictures of the moon this week. He also got some other great pictures that I’m not using – you’ll have to check out his blog here to see them (go over there – you need to see the dove!).
Sunday, August 11th
Our next door neighbor gave us this tiny little cypress tree. I think it has a way to go before it gets as big as its mom!


The moon!


Monday, August 12th   
This was the day that I got up around 1:45 to see if I could see the Perseid Meteor Shower without any success. Dr. M got up around 4:00 & was able to get a few pictures. No meteors though :(



Pictures from the yard.
  

Tuesday, August 13th          
Tiny little hummer!


The moon!


Wednesday, August 14th   
I found a new sheep farm on my commute to work – score!



Critters who love our marigolds…


I asked Dr. M to take a picture of the tomato-scape he had created. When I checked out the pictures on my camera I saw this – yikes!


And here are the tomatoes.


Thursday, August 15th   
A coworker gave me some stale popcorn to give the birds. It was so funny watching them fly to the roof next door & try to wrangle the popcorn. It would start rolling down the roof & they would go hopping after it. Hilarious!


The moon!


On his way back in from taking moon pictures Dr. M saw this little toad. We love our toads around here :)


Friday, August 16th  
I took a day off from work just because & decided to check an item off of my 50x50 list. I visited the local fen (my list says I have to visit during each season – I’ve been there in winter, spring & summer so far). The State of the Bug – happy!


Dr. M got out his toys to play with the cairn – ha!


Saturday, August 17th      
We used to see hot air balloons all the time where we used to live, but now it’s a novelty. I like this one – it has Ohio themes (Wright Flyer, Dayton skyline, barn).


Dr. M sneaked & took this picture of me while I was looking at the balloon.


Wondering about the pirate flag? At that time of day the sun sneaks below the canopy of our swing so he decided to put up a barrier. Made me laugh when I saw it. He always likes to get this flag out when school starts. Wonder why? Ha!

In case you can't read it - the flag says, "The beatings will continue until morale improves."
The moon!
  


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! 

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  1. That flag--when I was still teaching, we used to say that was the administration's motto.

    I am still jealous of your toads. The best I can do is a small statue of one near my pond.

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    1. I love the flag - and it really makes me laugh because Mike is such a softie when it comes to his students. Sure he might WANT to bang their heads together, but when it comes down to it he's a sweetie.

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  2. Wow! That is one awesome giant! Hope your little tree thrives.

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    1. Thanks - I think he's pretty awesome too :)

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  3. Can I begin calling, Dr. M., "Captain Jack"?

    Your toads don't look like ours at all. Well, maybe ours are frogs.

    A sheep farm on the way to work? I'd never get to work!

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    1. Maybe WE'RE the ones with frogs - I haven't actually checked to see. Ha!

      It's a good thing the road is usually empty when I drive by the sheep, what with all the head turning I do :)

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  4. Good for you for taking a day off to go to the fen. Looks like a great outing, too!

    Love the cypress seedling. Cute!

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  5. I just love hot air balloons. I'm imagining myself floating inside the one in your photographs. I feel good and high! Well, good anyway.

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    1. It was pretty high up there. But I don't think I'd be high if I were going that high - sounds dangerous :)

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  6. What is it about the moon that makes everyone want to take pictures of it all the time? ;-)

    I'm waiting for the day when zoom lenses become so good that someone will take a photo of the moon with the American flag showing. Take that, you conspiracy "the moon landing never happened" people!

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  7. "just because" days off are the best! Glad you took advantage.
    I WAS wondering about the flag, so thanks for mentioning it, haha.
    Love the marigold pictures and of course the moon pictures.

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    1. It was a nice day - makes me want to take off every Friday. Ha!

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  8. you must get a low level of light pollution where you are as you got some great shots of the stars

    I like the pictures of the flowers and the bee

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    1. We do live in a small town surrounded by corn fields & other small towns, so there's not a huge amount of light. Even so, the camera picked up more stars than we could really see with our naked eyes - pretty cool!

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  9. Oh what fun pictures. I loved the baby cyprus. You guys rock when it comes to a camera. Thank you for making my week.

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  10. I do hope Dr. M will give extra credit for those students who appropriately observe "Talk Like A Pirate Day" on September 19. Arggghhh, twould be a good day ta carry the flag on board the campus, argh.

    Love all your photos! Sorry you didn't see any meteor showers though!

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    1. Dr. M has been known to dress like a pirate for talk like a pirate day :)

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  11. What a joy it must be to live with someone as avid for life as Dr. M!

    (heh-heh-heh)

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  12. Great pics. More sheep!! Yah!!

    Plant that cyprus tree and wait. You'll be sitting it its shade by next summer.... okay... maybe not. Still, it's cute.

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  13. Ha ha ha, funny Dr. M! Will we get to meet him next week?
    Cute little cyprus.
    Love the balloon!

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  14. Am exhausted just looking at all those pics... you should put up a video of the birds with the popcorn next time ... just sayin

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