Sunday, August 31, 2014

Day 243 - 08/31/14

We have a handful of hummingbirds visiting the feeder.  You hear a lot of bickering among them, but they're too shy to venture very close when I'm outside.  I always get anxious when the numbers are low, asking myself, "Will they come this year?"  They always do, but for now, I anxiously wait.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Day 242 - 08/30/14

Are you ready for some college football?
Double D and Little M are ready.  They're camped out in the living room, switching channels between the Auburn and Alabama games.  To be honest, there's a little too much trash talking going on between the two.  I had to evoke the standard, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."  They'll end up in separate rooms since only one person can control the channel changer.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Day 241 - 08/29/14

Leroy played and won its first game of the season against McIntosh.

It is a very young team with a lot of new faces.  I'm hoping they have a great year.  Go Bears Go!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Day 240 - 08/28/14

We have a tiny visitor living beneath our front porch.  Our bug man noticed him yesterday and we've been keeping an eye out for him.  I moved the rock close to his hole on order to hide him from the cat.  I don't want him to get eaten.

Double D thought he was a spotted king snake, but I'm pretty sure he's just a black garter snake.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Day 239 - 08/27/14

Christmas came early this year.  My replacement camera came in.  They also sent a free extra--an external viewfinder.  Yay!  Puff had to be right up in my business.

And the AHSAA sent us media passes!  So very excited.  Can't wait to go to the Super 7 Championship games.  It was a very good day.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Day 237 - 08/25/14

I haven't been able to shoot for the Alabama High School Athletic Association for a couple of years.  I guess a good thing can't go on forever.  I usually shoot for a couple of newspapers, but this year I'm down to one.  Since I won't get a press pass from the AHSAA, I have to get one from the newspaper.  Double D did the honors of taking my press pass picture.  I set the camera and told him to aim for the eyes.  I was hoping he wouldn't manage to focus, but, sadly, he nailed it.  He caught all of the grey highlights in my hair and all of those wonderful wrinkles.  {Thanks, my beloved.}

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Day 236 - 08/24/14

I found this tiny katydid on the flowers while I was watering.  I ran inside to get my camera.  Of course, my settings were off when I took the picture; I made the correction, took one more shot, and it was gone.