How it all happens and how does it happen...that is the question/questions ;)
Many have asked me about how do I manage to select the images that I do, and place them together in mosaic form.
I began doing this, even before I knew about a lovely meme called Mosaic Monday.
It was a way to use more images, than I would have maybe chosen to do otherwise.
Picasa makes it very easy to make, once the selection of images has been finalized.
Now that for me is the worst part.
It takes me hours, for just one post entry.
I am very colour sensitive and stay away from many favored colours of others...
That is the easy part...if the colours do not work, they are not used, no matter how nice the image may have been.
For some reason, I do not photograph the colour yellow very well.
It always looks distorted to me and so you will see very little of that going on.
Unlike most people, I am not a fan of the colours red, or blue, but variations on them can work.
For every entry then, I try to add in a pop of colour.
What comes of great interest to me and this week was a great surprise is the traffic received on this blog.
While there were only 18 published comments, there were 313 viewers this past week.
I try to visit blogs, but may be lagging behind by a day, or two, due to the very busy life that caring for my father-in-law, sister and other chores that time requires, and, yet I so enjoy making a visit to each of you, that view this blog, and beyond that.
Thus said, I wonder whom all of these viewers were this past week.
Would they have said they liked what they saw, would they have liked the hawk better than the cows?
Very few of my entries ever get that kind of traffic.
Thus said, what fun, thinking that someone out there liked what they saw, maybe they even visited more than once.
Blogging... what a great adventure!
Would you believe that if Blogger shut down tomorrow, I have none of my 993 entries, this makes number 994 ;) backed up...
I have no clue as how to back up my blog, so if anyone wants to chance sharing with me how to do that, I would really appreciate it.
Remember to double click on the image, to view a larger slide show of the images shared ~
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Wild Bird Wednesday
This was a Gray Rat Snake that was hunting Frogs week before last...
Glad it slithered into the water, as I approached...
They are non-poisonous~
Near where my father-in-law lives is a small park, where people go to walk, jog, and bicycle a bit.
In between caring for Dad and my sister, I like to take a break here.
This is where I have been taking recent images of the Green Herons.
Last Monday, I was on my way back to my car, and I promise, I stood to take one last look and whoosh, in flew this juvie Great Blue Heron, and it landed right in front of me.
It was just meant to be.
I realized pretty quickly, that I was on the wrong side of the water way, and the lighting was way off.
So I quickly, yet quietly made my way to the far side and spent another half hour photographing this beauty.
While there, I also got some nice takes once again of the Green Heron family members and a few flowers to adorn my post with;)
The images of the Green Frog and the Eastern Pondhawk Dragonflies were taken just down the lane from Tingsgrove.
I loved the way the frogs would skip across the water, like a pebble being thrown and skipped, as they would hear my footsteps, or see my shadow ahead of me seeing them first~
It was really nice, wow I was standing very quietly, out of the tall water reeds came swimming this young male Wood Duck...SWEET!
It finally turned and swan the other way, when it was so close, it could hear my shutter clicking off~
To my blogging friend Phil Slade...this is all of the respect that I get from Belted Kingfishers...
They will not even give me a chance to catch the big one...
When you have sour lemons, simply make sweet lemonade.
I was about to delete the Great Blue Heron images below, and then I thought...no give them some creativity and use them too.
Well, I really liked them after I added some affects to cheer them up~
The images that make up the mosaic below is some of the threading that weave the ponds and streams together...really beautifully~
The top image below is a female Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly laying her eggs.
Beneath that is a male Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly~
I hope that everyone enjoyed this entry and that you will have a very blessed, happy and safe week~