Hello! Did you have a good weekend? We didn't go anywhere, but relaxed and enjoyed the family. I did get my zoom problem fixed a bit, but to be honest, this camera does not have the zoom capabilities that I thought it was going to have. Worse is that it doesn't zoom any better than my little pocket Lumix! BUT.. the quality of the photos is better for normal photography, so that's good. I've been waiting for a pretty moon to experiment on and that happened on Saturday night. Here it is. I had to crop it to get this image - same as my little camera. But it's still pretty.
And for flower photos on my deck.. it's really knocking it out of the park. These are lilies that Kristi planted in pots and we have them all around the deck. The name of them is "Halloween". :-)
The big flower basket is thriving and the Jasmine is perfuming the air beautifully.
What an amazing aroma!
I think this is the earliest that my hydrangea has bloomed and turned purple.
I love how the buds are lime green and then as they open turn purple. Makes me want to crochet something in these two colors.
The purple Astilbe is opening.. love this plant that comes back faithfully every year. They come in blue, pink, red and white.. must get more. :-)
And speaking of reliable.. the Rose Campion self-seeds and is all over the place and you know what? Doesn't bother me! :-)
I pulled a chair up near the hummingbird feeder and sat down to wait for them to come for some nectar... I'm stealthy like that.. and enjoyed looking up into the huge Pin Oak.. against the blue sky and clouds..
While I waited for the hummingbirds to get brave enough to come to the feeder with me sitting 4 feet away.. I zoomed in on these flowers which also came back from last year.
And this pretty little "Million Bell".. a small variety of petunia.
My metal basket of succulents is happy on the deck, in fact the spiky one in the center has sent up a flower spike.. won't it be fun to see what kind of flower it has? And I love the one on the left that looks like "baby toes".. and the jade plant on the bottom right..
Our big pot of mixed flowers.
My patience paid off. They finally decided that they wanted to eat even if the woman in a yellow shirt was sitting there in wait for them. You can hear them coming... their wings beat about 70 times per second and 200 times during diving. So, when they come you hear a whir of their wings and they chirp a cute little sound.
He's keeping an eye on me. :-)
Wow.. this image is sharp.. look at his beak.. and the tail feathers.. and the fuzzy feathers by his legs..
And from this tiny bird.. I heard a roar overhead.. and captured a very large bird. :-)
Today is a new adventure. Gracie and I are going to go to the Bonneville Hot Springs to swim in their mineral water pool. Shall I take a photo to share? Yes? Ohhhh.. ok.. if you insist. Have a wonderful day! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)