Week 32 – Judy


Bygone Memories

These are some tea roses that I dried. They are from a bouquet of flowers that I gave my 92 year mother for her birthday. Unfortunately, she does not know who I am anymore due to Alzheimer’s. But, I know who she is and who she was and she’ll always be my lovely mother.

Taken on microscope mode with my Olympus TG-4. Then applied Topaz Adjust 5’s Portrait Smooth filter.


Week 31 – Judy


No HAR This Year 😦

If any of you follow our blog, you know that I usually post a couple of photos from our annual community Haunted Airboat Ride (HAR) every year. Well, the above photo is of the fish camp where we hold the HAR. In front of the fencing is a wooden dock that is usually about 2-3 feet above the water, with 3/4 of the dock usually on dry land. The main building is just barely above water. And, this photo was taken yesterday…two weeks since Irma hit our State! So, unfortunately no HAR this year. Sad, because much of the profits go towards charities. Hopefully, it will be back next year!


Week 31 – Robin



This little kitten was a feral cat abandoned by her mother. She stayed and cried at our front door right before Irma hit. We waited and watched. My husband had found the mother under his old truck with the rest of the kittens but they took off. I had to bring her in. She was only 8 ounces and in need of help. I raised her with kitten formula and an eye dropper. She is doing very well now, eating solid food and growing like a weed! Very healthy and strong. I named her Reboot and we all love her…well she’s growing on the dogs… but we’ll get there! 😀

Taken with Olympus EM-1 and LUMIX G 20/F1.7 II with window light. Settings were 1/80 sec, f/1.7,ISO 640


Week 31 – Becky


Grasshopper with a single antenna

This little guy did not like me taking his photo.  Every time I tried to get a shot of him, he would move around the chain link to hid his face.  This was the only one I got with him looking at me.  Didn’t realize he had one antenna until I brought the photo up in photoshop.

Boost contrast, sharpened and cropped.  Shot with my Olympus TG4.  Really need to get my Nikon out 😦

Settings were f4.9, iso500, 1/400sec, 18mm and microscope mode.


Week 30 – Judy


Week 30

Get This Thing Off My Nose!!!

I thought we could use a little humor after the events of the past week. This is a tree face  my husband put on one of our palm trees. I found it amusing to see the lizard hanging out on its nose.

My settings were ISO 200, f/5.7, 1/80 sec at 300mm (70-300mm). Applied Topaz Adjust’s Photo Pop filter.



Week 30 – Becky


Bracing our self against Hurricane Irma

The wind and rain is pounding against my hurricane shutters as I type this.  Posting while I have power.  I feel for the folks on the West Coast.  They are getting pounded harder than I am right now and we are getting pounded pretty hard.

BE SAFE!!!!!