The case of the disappearing photos.
It used to happen from time to time - now it's happening a lot more often. After posting my photos in here which I have hosted for years on Fotki dot com, the urls change causing my blog to have many blank placeholders.
This is not meant to be a rant - just letting people know why there are so many missing photos.
Unfortunately, I can't take the time to keep fixing the links.
Enjoy what's left. Thank you.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Just one corner of the larger pond.

Friday, July 10, 2009

A weed...

At - you know - my favorite hangout apparently. I was trying to get a shot with the rapidly flowing water behind it blurred and the flower sharp but couldn't...probably with a tripod I could have done it.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Elephant Ear

...in the bigger pond. This and a Canna are the newest additions to the water garden.
The small pond is being phased out I think. It was down to two fish, so I moved them to the big pond. I'm sure they are MUCH happier now. I then kept the small pond temporarily because I have no room in the big one for the water lily that's there. I have some work to do, thinning plants, etc.
When I have the time and money, I hope to make a new, even bigger pond to replace both of the current ones.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bzz bzz bzz

I entered this in a photo contest at Fotki. We shall see how it goes.

Update:
#37 of 148 entries!

http://contests.fotki.com/contests/insects_09/348768376.html


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bird House



Smile by Charlie Chaplin

Posted for Michael Jackson


Smile
tho'
your heart is aching,
Smile
Even though its breaking,
When there are clouds in the sky - You'll get by,
If you
Smile through your fear and sorrow,
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through - For you.
Light up your face with gladness,
Hide ev'ry trace of sadness,
Altho' a tear may be ever so near,
That's the time you must keep on trying,
Smile- What's the use of crying,
You'll find that life is still worthwhile,
If you just smile.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Then to the canal

The terns stole the show. It was a challenge to get good pictures of them. But I did take a lot of pictures. There were a lot of boats and people fishing, walking, some with dogs, biking, roller blading, etc.

This is the back of a shed at a home by the canal. I thought it was a nice display.