This week had a number of
squirrels – which is fitting because today is Squirrel
. Ha! Nevertheless, Dr. M took some great
cardinal pictures today - go here
to check out his blog post.
I set my alarm, but forgot to
turn it on and slept until 10:30 – oops to getting to church! We spent the day
just hanging out. Dr. M took a picture of a squirrel – I know! He never takes
pictures of squirrels…
I finally unpacked a box of
books sent to me by The Cyber Hermit
– woot! It’s her collection of Laurie R. King books about Sherlock Holmes &
his wife Mary Russell. I’m VERY excited to get started on this series.
January 16th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
I didn’t do a special post on
this day, but I’ll just repost what I said last year:
the life of a man who was a force for change in the world. A complicated man,
and a dynamic one. He could have used that charisma for other pursuits, ones
that would most likely have not gotten him killed. But instead he took that burden
and raised it over his head & flung it out into the world to shatter at the
feet of complacent America.
we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every
hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day
when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles,
Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of
the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty,
we are free at last!" Martin Luther King, Jr.
We decided to take a ramble
today. Is this a pony & a ram, or a pony & a footstool?
A swan at a park in Springfield,
looking at us kind of sideways.
The secret purpose to our outing
was to use a gift card that Dr. M got for Christmas to get me a new point &
shoot camera! As you can see, my old one (which I had had for quite some time)
was having some issues. Although I think the purple rubber band adds something
to its “look.”
Here’s my new baby – it weighs
about 4 ounces less than the old one & will be living in my purse for all
those random State of the Bug pictures I like to take.
Dr. M snuck Nutella into our
shopping cart on Saturday, so today I decided to try it for the first time ever. Well! Where have you been all my life?
I was playing with my new camera
at work (since it was already in my purse & all). It’s the State of the Bug
Not content to annoy my own self
with my camera, I took it to my coworker’s office & bothered her. She was a
pretty good sport about it though. Heh.
While I was playing around at
work Dr. M took a picture of a swollen Mad River – we’ve had lots of rain
Donkeys! They’re so cute &
Yes, sheep on a hay roll.
We do our part to make sure that the squirrels in our
neighborhood are fat & sassy.
Who’s that slipping over the fence?
Dr. M took this picture of deer
crossing the railroad tracks – they love this area.
The bird diner was in full swing
today – all the tables were full & some patrons had to hover for a bit
to find a seat.
Mr. Cardinal looking haughty, as
Dr. M made a fabulous soup for
dinner. Yes, that’s okra in there, as well as corn, peppers, onions, tomatoes, chicken sausage, and leftover green beans that also
had some pecans in them. If you look closely you can see a pecan floating on
top! It made for an “interesting” contrast. Actually, I liked it a lot, but I’m
nutty that way.
Dr. M was fooling around with
the new camera. Isn’t he the cutest thing?
Dr. M took this early morning picture of a squirrel. Is it
Frankensquirrel? Squarewolf? Vampel? Oh wow, those are so very very bad…
The ground crew.
Listen sir, I think you’ve had enough. Really, we’re
cutting you off now.
“Hey! This is MY feeder – get off there you goon!”
I’m leaving you with something that made me laugh out loud.
Dr. M stopped to get a few essentials on his way home from school. He apparently
wanted to make sure that we never run out of toilet paper again – ha!
Go to Sara’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. We also take pictures with our old reliable 7
megapixel Canon Powershot A710. This is the camera that the Bug uses most of the time.
If you’re interested in which camera was used for a particular shot, just ask!