Sunday, August 31, 2014

end of August -- flowers, 4H, and the Tobacco Festival!

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       Dilemma!!  I've made photos on three occasions in the last four days!  Which set do I want to present today??  Finally came up with a possible solution - I will show 4 or 5 photos from each!!  Of course, in the pained world we live in and hear about, this is obviously not a real dilemma, but instead more of an embarrassment of riches.

1) a walk to the mailbox on our quarter mile driveway:
         August 28, morning.  I noticed one flower along the way, than another.  I begain making a quick photo of each and ended up with quite a collection.  The light was good, which always helps.  I had the polaroid lens on my camera, which also helps, though I don't usually use it.  There was not much wind, the best help of all.  The diversity of the plants warmed my heart.  We so need diversity in all areas of our world.

a praying mantis, on a fern

Queen Anne's Lace

Joe Pye

butterfly plant

Even the smallest is important.

2. That evening I went to Sandy Hook for the last 4H event, with the ribbons and the sales.  I was there in between and was able to take some photos of the animals and some of the 4Hers as well.  Congrats to them all for their hard work!!

3) Yesterday was the annual Tobacco Festival in Sandy Hook.  It was HOT but even so I lasted about an hour.  We parked our car and walked the rest of the way to town since the short parade was just then coming over the bridge at the foot of this hill, and so no traffic was moving.

These kind folks had parked their motorcycles (see above) and, on a whim as I walked by, I asked them if it was all right to take their photo.  They said sure, and this is EXACTLY how they placed themselves in the short time I needed to get my camera ready.  They are all pros!!  Now I wish I knew who they were in order to give them a copy of this photo.  If anyone recognizes them PLEASE leave me a comment at the end of this post.  I have a feeling they are not from my county since so far no one I've asked has recognized them. 


In the old High School gym, entries in the produce judging.  They look LARGE to me!!
That's it for now. So much to see in the world. My eyes have enjoyed a good week. I hope yours have as well.  Thanks for looking at this post, really.

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