Saturday, August 07, 2010

I Should Be Doing Other Things

Instead I've been admiring the moss rose growing in the porch planters by taking a macros so I can continue to admire their beauty even after their blooms have faded.

And since I was in Helena the other day, I drove over the levee and luckily was just in time to capture two barges passing on Old Man River. The one on the left is headed south towards New Orleans, the one on the right, tugging north towards Memphis.

I've also spent more than a little bit of time in front of the dining room window taking pictures of this little critter and his mostly friendly hummer friends. On this day, this little fella (who's about thumb high) was ferociously guarding the nectar in the feeders.
Click the photos for a larger view if you'd like.

I hope everyone is having a delightful weekend!!

10 comments:

Donna said...

Life is meant to be enjoyed, so don't feel guilty for taking some time to admire the beauty around you! You got some really nice pictures of that cute hummer! They are so fun!

Donna said...

I can hear Old Man River playing in my head Girl! Nice!
Pretty moss rose! They grow in Any heat!
Happy weekend to you to!
hughugs

Sally said...

Fabulous photo's, Ms Brenda. No, you did what you were supposed to be doing; entertaining us!!! :)

Jeanette said...

Good for you taking the time to "smell the roses" so to speak! Love the pictures of the hummingbird. I haven't seen one yet this year! :(

Out on the prairie said...

Great shots,like the rose moss colors.So you aren't too far from the Mississippi?I enjoy watching the barges and boats working, just finished a book about life on these boats.that humer looks like an immature male so he's just learning the ropes of "thats mine".

bermudabluez said...

I love all your pics Brenda! I especially like those pretty pink flowers and the hummer dude!!

Virginia Gal said...

You have a Helena in Arkansas? At first I thought you meant the one in Montana. : )

Attila The Mom said...

Wow, just beautiful!

SOUL said...

you're doin just what you're sposed to be doin. keep it up! and smile-smile-smile.

ps - i absolutely adore humming birds !

happy weekend!

jeanne said...

I think you did just what you should have been doing. Beautiful.