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Sunday, August 2, 2015

A Bit Of This & That


Well to start off Papa was cutting the grass yesterday and flew of the tractor holding his side of his face . I thought he was stung by bees but he had a Japanese beetle go in his ear  it was painful for him so we got warm water and a bit of soap and with a syringe flushed it out  , it did bite him in his ear and he was bleeding a bit but all is ok this morning . He will be going to the Dr’s to get it checked out though . Go figure the one time he didn’t have his ear head phones on this happens to him  . I have never in my life have or have known anyone to have a bug go in their ear  maybe a few have a bee in their bonnets but never this lol !

I cant believe it is August already   WOW !  I watched the blue moon   it is called   last night as it was rising taking photos  it  was lovely I believe it was a full moon .  So of course I had to get out there get eaten alive as I was in shorts taking photos of the moon rising over the valley !

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I never get bored of the site of the moon rising especially when there is a bit of cloud around it and the silhouette  of the trees are there ,  makes for interesting and challenging photography !


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Then this morning when I got up made my cuppa tea greeted the day outside on the patio porch there was the same moon setting in west .

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The sun had rose and the moon was setting all about the same time as I sat there listening to all the birdies waking up as they chit chatted and sang their morning songs .  I then took photos of other things as my eye spotted them .

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Mr Spider in his web , he just climbed there and was waiting for breakfast to fly in , sorry Mr spider looks like you will be waiting till lunch time  two bugs already dodged your trap .

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I then went searching for more of the morning to photograph . Oh look how pretty the  flowers look with the soft sun rise shining on them .

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As I was out this morning Papa and Miggs were  still up in bed as Sundays are their both like to lay in a bit longer  on Sunday mornings , as for me NOT !!  I get up and greet each day as the sun comes up and enjoy what nature brings me that time of the morning !

Well the  air  this morning is cooler  as last night got damp but  we haven't had rain for over a week  hoping for rain later this evening  it seems to go around us a lot these days lol . 

Any who that’s our Bit of This and That for now  hope you all have a good day ,  until next time .



Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Great moon photos, this was the blue moon, second full moon for the month of July. I've been outside working early this morning. With all our trips out I've been missing the early mornings in the garden. Hope Papa is okay, nasty to get a bug in your ear.

Michelle said...

I hope things turn out okay with Papa's ear!

Crystal said...

Wow a bug in the ear, ouch!
I love the moon too, we were driving home so I never got much pictures of it but I sure enjoyed it.

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

Ouch, your poor husband, that sounds awful! Ugh...poor guy. I hope that it heals up fast, with no after effects.

Sorry, skimmed over the spidy pics...can't do matter how small, I'm just not a fan of


eileeninmd said...

Wow, I did not know the japanese beetles bite! I hope Papa will be Ok. Your moon shots are awesome and I love the pretty flowers. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Mari said...

oh my goodness, that must be quite painful :0( I pray that he is doing well.... enjoy your Sunday :0) mari

Buttons Thoughts said...

WOW!!!!!! Early mornings and photography we have a lot in common:) Beautiful shots. Hug B

Gail said...

Your pictures are amazing as always.

I tried. I really shoot the moon. I am ashamed of my results. Maybe you can give me some tips since you did so splendidly.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

How unusual to have a beetle fly into your ear, ugh! Hope the bite doesn't cause any problems.
Spider webs are a real work of nature's art, aren't they! Great shots.
Second storm rolling through just now but we sure need the rain.

Honeysuckle Haven Cottage said...

Hope your Papa is ok!

Primitive Stars said...

Love those full moon shots, so beautiful. Great to have those spiders in the gardens, hope he gets a fly soon.Blessings Francine.

Margaret Adamson said...

Good Moon images and I hope you husband is OK now. Love the Spider images.

Janneke said...

That beetle was asking for trouble to fly in papa's ear, glad he is out.
I love the collection of pictures of the moon by night and day.

Anvilcloud said...

What a nice collection of pictures, from things far away to things closeup.

Amy at love made my home said...

Your moon photos are so beautiful! I hope that Papa is OK now! xx

Linda said...

Seems like we like to photograph the same things, Elaine!!
Enjoy your week...
Linda :o)

William Kendall said...

Ouch ouch ouch!