Saturday, April 30, 2011

Barred Owl

We have a LOT of owls out where we live!! They can be fun to hear, but also they can be kind-of strange sounding. We have Barn owls, Great Horned owls, Barred Owls, and Eastern Screech Owls, and I'm sure others. :) However they are always fun to see and watch!! I hope to start getting some better pictures of our wildlife here, they are so much fun to watch!! :) This owl below I came across when I was riding my bike a few evenings ago. I had to race home to get my camera and go back to where he was to get a few pictures. I was worried he wouldn't be there when I got back, but I found I had nothing to worry about. He (well, I really don't know if it's a he or a she, but anyway), he was hunting for mice! Sitting up on the telephone wire he would scan the field and pay no mind to me. :) He moved twice, but not very far, I think he was annoyed I was there. :) I kept talking to him and whistling at him to try and get him to look at me, he did finally as if to say "BE QUIET"!! :) However, when I was getting ready to put my camera away and ride back home he spotted something in the field and flew down to get it! I was very happy to get a picture in flight! :) I think though he was happy to see me leave. :-)

This is my first time getting a picture of an owl, so please forgive the lack of lighting. :( Not sure you'll be able to even see him in the last picture. :) It was getting dark and on the last of the pictures I was on "shutter" mode so my shutter speed looks as if it might of been a little high. :) I hope to get some better pictures in the future, maybe a Great Horned Owl!!! :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rock Bridge State Park

These are pictures of a well kept "park" we have in Columbia. It's got a nice walk through the forest and good hiking. I've only been twice that I can remember, but I hope to go again! It has some very neat caves and cliffs as well!! :) I went once when I was very young with my older brothers and than once last year with my younger brothers! :) My older brothers remember being able to explore a lot more and go into some of the bigger caves, unfortunately when I went the second time one of the bigger caves had been shut off. Though there was a smaller one in which we were still allowed to explore. It was amazing to feel the temperature change as we went down the walk-way into the cave!! :) Sorry I don't have any pictures of it, they didn't turn out very well, and I wasn't able to find some of them. :( Hope you enjoy the ones I do have though!!! :)

Looking down into one of the caves! :)

 This is from down where the cave we enter is, looking up! :)

My favorite! :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

He Lives!! Jesus is Risen!

Happy Resurrection Day!!
"He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said."
Matthew 28:6

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wishing you a Blessed Easter

I love sunrises and sunsets! :)
The front of a card a made for my mother :)

 Most of these pictures were originally taken for a slide show I put together.
It needed some pictures to go with the song Amazing Grace! :)

(below) Taken at Daniel Boone's Home

Hope your Easter is blessed!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mt. Veron with Verse

Lakes and Water

 Amazing what one can do with Photo Shop. :)

 Snap shot from are car! We were driving to Washington DC! :)

 Fountain at MU Campus!

Zoo! I think it is the KC zoo! :)

All of these photos were taken with my point and shoot camera some time ago! 
Loved that little camera, but am soooooo glad to have an E-520 now!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunset from the Car :)

We were driving to a friends house the other evening and this was out the front window!! :) 
The scene quickly changed though, so I had to snap a shot quickly! :)