Through the grass

When taking a picture you need to decide what you are trying to accomplish with the image.

These two pictures are similar but the first one has the tall grass in focus the second one does not.

Most of the time I prefer the object closest to me to be in focus.

Comparison

 

The backroads of Louisiana

Along the country back roads in Louisiana in the middle of nowhere was the prettiest wildflowers growing on the sides of the road.

I think these are part of the Rudbeckias family of flowers but I am not for sure.

Yellow wildflowers in the middle of the piney woods make a striking photo early in the morning.

Nature’s beauty is there to remind us life will return to normal it is just a matter of time.

 

Watermelon time

Do you know how to pick out a good watermelon?

First of all, thump the melon you want to get sort of a hollow sound from the thump.

Secondly look for one that has a creamy beige underside this means it was on the ground long enough to ripen. You do not want it to be white it must be cream colored.

If the watermelons still on the vine look for a curling of where the vine is attached.

We do not plant our watermelons we have a dirt pile we toss them on upside down this keeps the birds from eating the seeds and allows the melon to rot and create mulch for the fallen seeds. I only buy Texas watermelons at the store because they seem to be the best to grow in our area.

This is our first year to have watermelons during the right season most of the time we have them in December.

Our biggest watermelon so far weighed a whopping 32.6 pounds it is the one in the pictures below. This watermelon had just been picked so it was not washed off yet it still had some dirt on it.

As you can see when it was cut the color was a bright red and it was sweet.

This was watermelon number 2 and Sunday we picked number 3. So far number 1 and 3 have been the sweetest and they came off the same side of the dirt pile but we are not sure it if was the same vine or not. Watermelon vines grow like crazy and can spread as much as 10 feet or more from the actual start of the plant.

We cut them up and put them in ziplock bags in the refrigerator they stay good for 5 or 6 days and they get ice cold which is my favorite way to eat watermelon.

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Mr. Bird in a tree

Mr. Bird the cat was outside and Miss. Daisy did not like the direction he was headed so she proceededĀ to round him up.

He ran up into the tree and sat there like he owned it. I think he was thinking ” Ha Ha you can’t climb a tree”.

They play like this all the time because they are best friends. He stayed in that tree for over and hour sitting in that same position. We came in the house because of it being so hot outside.

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Daylily

This is ourĀ first Daylily of the year.

We moved some last year from the original bunch in the front yard to the backyard. What is so odd is the first to bloom this year was one in the backyard that we moved.

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