Archive for March, 2011

Day 2- March 31, 2011 – Cake Plates

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2011 by pjack214
Day 2….a long way to go! lol
Check out the cake plates
I made out of plates and
candle holders.
Don’t laugh, but I have thinking of gifts for
Christmas…yes, I said Christmas.
These are both for Christmas gifts.
Cake plate #1 ~ Goodwill plate .99 cents
and candle holder $1.99.
Plate #2 – Same deal as #1.
All from Goodwill, same prices.
I really like the little flowers on
the stand of plate # 2.
Thanks for stopping in,

Day 1 – March 30, 2011 – THE BIRDS

Posted in Uncategorized on March 30, 2011 by pjack214
Yes, I decided to go for it again….
another 365 days of posting something!
So today I start out with BIRDS.
And this post is for my friend P2..
more wildlife from my backyard P2.
Came home yesterday afternoon from work and
spotted this really BIG bird in the backyard at
the end of the drive. I only noticed him cause
he was big and I knew he was not my regular
I ran in and got the camera and tried
to get close but before moving in
on him I got this shot…he was eating
on what I think was a small bird cause
I found the feathers. I know its
not a great shot but I think it
is a hawk?
Apparently Mr. I think he is a hawk has
moved in around me somewhere cause
this evening as I pulled into the drive
again, I noticed him sitting in the tree over
the drive. Went in for the camera but he
got away.
Next I watched this Chickadee land
on a branch so I went after him with
my lens.
Beautiful red bird just sitting pretty for me.
And here is a male and female red bird….sitting
in a tree, first come love, second comes marriage
then comes Ms. Red Bird with a baby carriage!
See what I mean? So glad I caught this shot
only I wished I had a more power lens.
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DAY 365 – MARCH 29, 2011 – Yippeeeeee, I made it a whole year!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 30, 2011 by pjack214
I made it…I made it….I have been posting
a blog or a photo a day for a whole
year today….Yippppeeeee!
Here’s a recap on some I posted.
Now, tomorrow do I start all over?
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Day 364 – March 28, 2011 – Last Weeks Photo Shoot with Holly

Posted in Uncategorized on March 29, 2011 by pjack214

First I want to say Happy Birthday to one of my oldest
and dearest friends, Barb. Hope you had a
great day. Barb and I have been friends since I
was about 12 years old, and anyone wanting
to do the math…I am now 51 yrs old.

Barb lived down the street from me
and I stayed there almost every Friday night.
I was the maid of honor in her wedding
and our kids are the same age. Her first son, Phil,
was born in Nov. and my daughter
was born in Dec. Six and a half years later,
my son Cory came along in July and
right behind him in August came her second
son Christopher. We may go
months without seeing or talking to each other
but I know that for me, her
and her husband Phil are always there…
I hope they realize that I would always
be there for them also.
Now on with the post……This is Holly, my niece, daughter of my
youngest brother Mark. Holly is one of those people that there
is not much she can’t do….sing, act, play piano, sports and
grades. So I was not surprised at all when she showed me that
she was just as good with a camera. I have been told more then
once that I have the “eye”…..well so does Holly.

A week ago Holly and I headed out with our cameras to
shoot for the local calendar for 2012.
Above is Holly trying to find the right shot.
Okay, enough of that, I don’t want her to get the BIG head! lol
This building was built about a year ago. It sats at the
corner of a busy road not far from the house.
Apparently it is for Preserving what
was once the spot where a toll road was.
Next is the sign at the entrance road for The
This is actually a shot I took the day before I took Holly
out. I drove by, looked over, turned around
and went back to catch this shot while
the blooms were still on the Bradford Pear
After dropping off at Granny’s after our shoot I came
upon this….a turkey bluzzard (I think).
I scared him off his meal when I topped the hill.
He was feasting off road kill.
I pulled over and waited about 10 min. for the cars to
stop coming by and him to feel like he
could return to his meal. Ugly thing, isn’t
Thanks for stopping by,

Day 363 – March 27, 2011 – Marco Friday

Posted in Uncategorized on March 27, 2011 by pjack214
I am playing along with another group today that
I just found thanks to my friend Pam (P2)…
so this will actually be my second post
today for day 363 (almost there for
my year).
So jump on over to blogging from
Bolivia and check out some more great shots
on Marco Friday.,….
I am a couple of days late on playing along
but I hope that is not an issue.
This is my marco shot for today.
Caught this beauty a couple of weeks
ago when the magnolia trees were
in bloom. Aren’t they just
such a perfect bloom?
Thanks for stopping in…..again!

Day 363 – March 27, 2010 – Sunday Citar

Posted in Uncategorized on March 27, 2011 by pjack214
Welcome to Sunday Citar! This blog quote meme was created by You can stop by her blog to see the quotes and photos that she and everyone else is loving right now.
There are just some days that it becomes hard
to keep your thoughts and comments to
yourself so on those days I need
to say this quote to myself.
~My quote today is~
~Lord as I go through the day,
PLEASE keep your arm around my
shoulder, and your hand over my mouth.~
Thank you for stopping in, 

Day 362 – March 26, 2011 – Fence Post

Posted in Uncategorized on March 26, 2011 by pjack214
A shot I caught when I was out shooting
with my niece last weekend.
I am always scanning everywhere I go to see if
there is something worth shooting. Might not always
have my Nikon with me but alot of times
I can catch it with the point and shoot…..
or file it back to return to with the big
camera for the best shot.
Thanks for stopping in,