The perspective of pictures

A picture of a flower can look totally different by the way you frame it.

Try moving to the left or the right or shooting from above to see how you can change up the look.

Leaving negative space in the picture below allows for an interesting perspective.

Cropping the picture much closer changes the look of the image.

In this case I prefer the one with the negative space because I feel like it draws me into the picture. For some reason I like the negative space on the left hand side I have no idea why.

This flower is the Agapanthus ( Lily of the Nile). These were beautiful this year and they were clearance flowers from Lowes.

Creativity is in the eye of the beholder.

Colors in the landscape

The mexican heather with its green leaves and small purple flowers provide the perfect backdrop for the purple heart wandering jew.

The moss rocks balance it all out with there neutral tones.

We have this combination on the edge of our koi pond and it has worked out quite well and adds to the natural beauty of the area.

Cricket is 8 months old

Cricket was 8 months on October 2nd.

I am still guessing her weight to be about 115#s. Hopefully we can get by the vet or Petsmarts scale soon.

She is still growing and her appetite is increasing.

We wake up around 4 -5:00 a.m. and its doggie potty time. By 5:30 a.m. Crickets whining and moaning for breakfast. Daisy and Zoee do not do this but Cricket is very vocal with her opinions.

Cricket gets 3 cups dry food plus one heaping tablespoon of canned mixed up with 1/8 cup water 2 x a day. She does the same moaning and whining for evening food around 4:00 p.m.

Zoee and Daisy get 1 1/2 cups 2 x a day mixed with water and the heaping tablespoon of canned food.

Daisy had to go back on her Iiams dog food but now she is on healthy weight version. She was getting to be square no curves lol. I think the other food is to high or protein for her at her age. She is easy going so the transition went just fine.

Jeanelle and I read about dry food causing bloat so now our dogs get it mixed with a little water usually about 1/8 cup water seems to be working out well for everyone.

The dogs have been enjoying the cooler weather and seem to be spending more time outdoors that is a good thing for Cricket and Zoee who are always rowdy and wrestling.

Daisy is calmer and prefers to be where we are she likes keeping an eye on us.

We take turns letting the dogs walk down the road with us and they all enjoy that. It is a disaster to take all 3 at the same time.

We switched everyone to the martingale collars I like the design it slips over their head and tightens if they are pulling on a leash. Since our dogs do not wear collars full time they get so excited to see the collar and leash and start doing jumping flips. The collars come in different widths and Crickets is the wider one the boxers the narrow one. I found ours on Amazon they had some nice aztec patterns.

Life is good in our 3 dog family we just go through a lot of dog food with Crickets appetite.

Blooms

This althea has the most beautiful shaped flowers.

We had a double ruffle lavender one time I loved but the ants got to the plant and killed it.

This white one was merely a stick someone shared with me. It is in front of the house on the corner under the shade of the largest oak tree.

Her beauty adds a bright spot to the shade like a light.

Moon shadows

Taking pictures of the moon can be a bit tricky sometimes.

I took this as the moon was setting and the sun was rising. I used my big lens and I tried to be as still as possible since the only light was the moon.

The sun rises in back of our house and sets in the front of our house.

The moon was setting in front of the house.

Goodnight Moon!

Harry

We adopted Stripey and Harry from a mama cat that deserted her kittens about 5 years ago.

Stripey disappeared a few years ago and Harry in the last few weeks they are both missed very very much. I liked having outside cats around that way there was mouse control for the sheds and the barn.

We are down to two cats Mr. Bird and Puffy Tail they are inside/outside cats and around 9 years old.

 

The fall garden

Jack has been busy getting the gardens ready to plant.

He plants in the regular garden the raised gardens and the greenhouse.

Currently lots of lettuce, cabbage, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, and swiss chard.

I have no idea what else will be planted I do not even try to guess it anymore.

I just want my gourd seeds planted and my loofa seeds.

We have been giving everything away since the COVID19 Pandemic we felt like it was our way to give back to the community.

This fall our plans are to sell some vegetables.

Hopefully, I will have some pics in the next month.

 

Birds on a wire

I took this picture back in the fall of 2015 but I love it.

There are places in our area that the birds gather on the high lines right before dark and that is the best time to get a picture like this because the lighting is not to bright.

I think this picture reflects the way our society is. Some people love being part of a large group others prefer small groups and some like going it all alone.

This is a story about Life and I think the birds understand it better than we do.

Sweet Potato Vine

This sweet Potato Vine was started from a few sprigs off another plant I had.

We had built small flower beds in front of the greenhouse to add interest little did we know this would happen. Now it is about 5ft. tall and 8 ft. wide.

This is pretty much in full sun from 10 a.m. on. The lizards seem to like it.

Some things like growing in Manvel, Texas. I think from this plant I will start a bunch of small ones to sell next spring.

Around here we are always thinking up ideas.

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