MY WORLD..... THROUGH THE LENS OF A NIKON D-50

Friday, December 29, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Saturday, December 23, 2006

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DISNEY WORLD

IN THE LOBBY OF THE GRAND FLORIDAN AT DISNEY WORLD, ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Thursday, December 14, 2006

AVON COLORADO FUN

Mary Louise and Son, Ross.

Heading in from a day of Skiing in Avon, Colorado.

Ross was laughing at my attempt to slow down for the photo!

ML

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

I'M DREAMING OF WHITE SAND ON A BEACH........

It is cold in Ohio!

My mind wanders to the beautiful Gulf Coast and a white sand beach in Pensacola, Florida.

ML

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Thursday, November 30, 2006

OUR BACKYARD WATERFALL

I want to thank D of D's Designs for the animation!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

HOME

MARY LOUISE, MOTHER AND JOHNNY, BARBARA AND PEGGY.

BETTY JEAN WAS TAKING THE PICTURE AND DADDY WAS AT WORK.

As the Christmas Season approaches..........

I go home in my mind.

I go home to a place where I was taken care of and my biggest worry was whether Santa would bring me the gift that I asked for that year.

I go home to my Mother and Daddy, sisters and brother.

I go home at this time of the year.

I go home to find the real me again.

Mary Louise

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

OUCH...CAN'T TOUCH THAT!!!!!

Fire dying in our fireplace.

ML

Monday, November 20, 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006

A PROMISE FOR FALL

I was in the right place at the right time!

I took this photo from my front yard after a rain storm.

ML

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

UH...OH.....IT'S NOVEMBER!!!!!!!!

Hi Folks,

I'm Tommy...

I know that it is November and Thanksgiving is weeks away but consider this when selecting a turkey for the big day.

You need to find one that is Huge and has BROWN feathers.

The legs should be Real fat and  BRIGHT PINK.

The Head should not have a Blue cast to it ANYWHERE and most of all....The turkey you choose should NOT be wearing a necklace that has a black medallion.

I wouldn't give this advice to just anybody.

Now, People...

Go out there and find that BIG, BROWN TURKEY WITH FAT, BRIGHT PINK FEET, NO BLACK NECKLACE AND NO BLUE ON IT'S HEAD (makes the Turkey tough and dry). 

Happy Turkey hunting and one more important tip for Thanksgiving.......

All the Turkeys on German Treibien Road in Beavercreek, Ohio have been declared protected by law ( article 24, line 58) by Ohio State Turkey Survivor law.

If you are caught within 30 feet of said Turkey...Namely Me, Tommy.............

You will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Turkey survivor law.

Thank you,

Tommy

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

VOTE TODAY!

WE ARE A NATION OF CHOICES.........

WE HAVE A DUTY TO VOTE.......

 

VOTE....VOTE......

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD TODAY!

ML

Monday, November 6, 2006

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Saturday, November 4, 2006

Friday, November 3, 2006

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

VACATION PHOTO'S

THE PORT OF

ST. THOMAS

THE VIRGIN ISLANDS ARE A GROUP OF ISLANDS IN THE WEST INDIES, DIVIDED BETWEEN THOSE FORMING A BRITISH COLONY AND THOSE CONSTITUTING A  UNITED STATES TERRITORY. 

THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OF THE UNITED STATES....

U.S. PART........132 SQUARE MILES

POPULATION....102,000

It was a beautiful port. People drive on the left side of the road and it is a very busy port.

The town has small winding streets with many shops.

We enjoyed our stay there.

ML

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

VACATION PHOTO'S...MEMORIES FROZEN IN TIME!

SUNRISE AT SEA

FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, I WILL BE SHARING PHOTO'S THAT I TOOK WHILE ON OUR TRIP.

WE HAD A WONDERFUL TRIP AND I ENJOYED CAPTURING EVERY PHOTO.

PHOTO'S ARE MEMORIES FROZEN IN TIME!

ML

Friday, October 13, 2006

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE

I WILL RETURN WITH BEAUTIFUL PICTURES TO SHARE!

 

ML

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Sunday, October 8, 2006

A VIEW OF FALL THROUGH A WINDOW

I TOOK THIS PICTURE YESTERDAY WHILE VISITING A FARM  IN BEAVERCREEK, OHIO.

THE WINDOW WAS IN A BARN FILLED WITH PUMPKINS AND FALL DECOR HARVESTED FROM THE FARM.

THE VIEW THROUGH THE WINDOW IS OF THE BEAVERCREEK WETLANDS.

THE WETLANDS ARE A PROTECTED AREA.

ML

 

Friday, October 6, 2006

JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!

This visitor was on a window of our house.

I didn't have the strength to kill it!

I just took the photo and shivered all the way into the house!!!!!

ML

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

BROWN DUCKS... MALLARDS

I called these ducks...Brown Ducks but Helen was kind enough to report that they are Mallards!

Thanks, Helen!

 

ML

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

A WORLD THAT IS BIG ENOUGH FOR BOTH!!!!!

I caught this shot of a bee and an ant together.

Each sharing the same space.

Each...... taking care of their own business.

The bee wasn't trying to tell the ant how to hunt for food and the ant wasn't trying to tell the bee how to get the necture that it needed.

Humans could learn a lot from this picture.

ML

Monday, October 2, 2006

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Friday, September 29, 2006

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

GRAND DAUGHTER...JORDAN THE PUMPKIN PATCH ADVENTURE

This is one of my favorite pictures of Jordan.

We were looking for the "right" pumpkin for her to take home. The pumpkin patch huge and filled with pumpkins of every size.

I had walked ahead of her and found a great one. I turned to call for her and saw her sitting on a pumpkin, exausted.

We chose the pumpkin that she was sitting on to take home.

I had forgotten how overwhelming a pumpkin patch can look to a child!

ML

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Friday, September 22, 2006

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Monday, September 18, 2006

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Monday, September 11, 2006

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001...SEPTEMBER 11, 2006

WE REMEMBER THAT DARK DAY..............

WE FELL.... BUT WE DID NOT STAY DOWN.

ML

 

A FOGGY DAY

Sunday, September 10, 2006

A BLOOM OF FALL

This is a vine called Climatis. I am not sure of the correct spelling.

 

The vine is beautiful.

Friday, September 8, 2006

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Sunday, September 3, 2006

Friday, September 1, 2006

FUTURE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA FOOTBALL PLAYER!

PRESENTING..... A FUTURE ALABAMA FOOTBALL PLAYER.

WE GET 'EM YOUNG AND TRAIN THEM TO PLAY FOR THE TIDE!

YEA ALABAMA!

ROLL TIDE ROLL!

GOOOO BAMA!

YEA ALABAMA, CRIMSON TIDE.

M. L.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

THE FLOWERS OF SUMMER

MY BACK YARD IN BLOOM.

SUMMER 2006

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

WHERE I WANT TO BE.....

SAILING ON INDIAN LAKE, OHIO

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Saturday, August 26, 2006

WORKING HARD

PROGRESS ON PIRATES COVE AT INDIAN LAKE.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

PROUD AS A PEACOCK...........

A PEACOCK IN ALL HIS GLORY!

HE WAS SHOWING OFF FOR MY CAMERA.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A DESERTED BEACH

THE BEACH AT THE GRAND FLORIDAN IN THE EARLY MORNING.

WALT DISNEY WORLD.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Monday, August 21, 2006

SCARY DARK CLOUDS

There is a hole in the dark!

 

ML

Saturday, August 19, 2006

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

 A view of Santa Barbara from high in the Riveria.

ML

Friday, August 18, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

AHHHH...THE GOOD OLE DAYS?????

  A one room cabin with everything that a family needed to survive the cold snowy winters and the hot humid summers in Ohio.

I can't imagine being shut up in that cabin all winter!

But hey....it has a loom to weave your own cloth. Should keep a person busy while the snow piles up.

Sounds like something that I must run out and buy for my family today.

For the time...this was as modern as it got.

It's nice to look backward but I like living in....Forward!

ML

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

GOTTA LOVE THOSE OREO COOKIES!

BROTHER AND SISTER FUN.

When they come home.....the fun begins!

Monday, August 7, 2006

Saturday, August 5, 2006

Friday, August 4, 2006

YOU FIRST..NO WAY, YOU FIRST..NO YOU

I'M NOT GETTIN IN THAT DIRTY WATER AND SOILING MY FEATHERS.

YOU GET IN AND IF YOUR FEATHERS STAY WHITE THEN...

I'LL GET IN...OK?

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Monday, July 31, 2006

REMEMBERING PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

WISH I WAS THERE!

I can still feel the warmth of the sand, the smell of the salt air and the cool breeze from the Gulf waters.

ML

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Friday, July 28, 2006

JOHN'S TOMATOES!

Just biding time and waiting for these tomatoes to turn red.

I can see bacon and tomato sandwiches in our future!

Good job, John!

ML

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

INDIAN LAKE, OHIO

THIS IS THE HEAD WATER FOR THE MAIMI RIVER THAT FLOWS THROUGH DAYTON, OHIO.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Friday, July 21, 2006

FLYING HIGH

BACKYARD FUN IN JULY!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Monday, July 17, 2006

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Friday, July 14, 2006

FROZEN IN TIME

THE FOREVER CHILDREN OF RIVERSCAPE.

DOWNTOWN DAYTON, OHIO

Thursday, July 13, 2006

RIVERSCAPE

RIVERSCAPE................

DOWNTOWN DAYTON, OHIO

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

INDIAN LAKE, OHIO

THE SHORE LINE AT INDIAN LAKE.

A TREASURE WHILE WALKING

HEY GUY'S...WAIT UP.

LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!!!!

Monday, July 10, 2006

DUCKS TALKING

HEY HENRIETTA...Did you see the feathers on that new duckette?

Yes, I did and I was shocked!

What was she thinking!!!!!  Who goes out with dirty feathers????

Friday, July 7, 2006

DANCING WATERS

Another shot of children playing in the dancing waters of Riverscape in downtown Dayton, Ohio.

Thursday, July 6, 2006

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

A shot from Beavercreek, Ohio.

The airplane is based at Wright Patterson Air Force base.

Monday, July 3, 2006

THANK YOU...WRIGHT BROTHERS

THE WRIGHT B. FLYER

A replica of the first airplane made and flown by the Wright Brothers of Dayton.

It is made of bronze and is located in downtown Dayton at Riverscape.

Sunday, July 2, 2006

Saturday, July 1, 2006

DAYTON, OHIO

A view of Dayton, Ohio from the Stewart Street Bridge.

Friday, June 30, 2006

FUN IN THE DANCING WATER AT RIVERSCAPE

This is an area on banks of the river that runs through downtown Dayton, Ohio. The area has shops, beautiful flowers, the dancing water and beautiful views of the river. It is called Riverscape.

In the winter, there is an ice skating rink.

Riverscape has added so much to downtown Dayton. It is a lovely place to visit.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Friday, June 23, 2006

PLAYFUL FRIENDS

Not the clearest shot but posted it anyway.

That was such a fun day in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

ML

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Monday, June 19, 2006

Sunday, June 18, 2006

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

This is my Daddy.

He is no longer on earth so that I can wish him a Happy Father's Day.

But I know he hears my words today.

Happy Father's Day, Daddy!

I miss you!

ML

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

DRAGON FLY CAUGHT IN FLIGHT

Thanks for the new Nikon camera, John! It is amazing and I continue to learn to use it!

ML

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

JOHN'S BONSAI

BONSAI:  The art of dwarfing and shaping trees and shrubs in shallow pots by pruning, controlled fertilization.

ML

Monday, June 12, 2006

MY CHAIR AT THE BEACH

I wanted to show this picture again.

It makes me remember the Alabama Gulf Coast.

I want to go home and sit in my chair!!!!!!!!!!!!

ML

Friday, June 9, 2006

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Friday, June 2, 2006

Monday, May 29, 2006

MEMORIAL DAY PHOTO

REMEMBERING ALL WHO HAVE FOUGHT..........

Saturday, May 27, 2006

MEMORIAL WEEK PHOTO'S

We took our Grand-children to the grave site of their Great- great and Great grandparents last weekend.

They were interested in the graves and wanted to know all about the people who were buried here.

We answered their questions and talked about how special their great grandparents were.

When we started to leave, the children were concerned because the grave sites did not have flowers.

They walked into a field and picked the flowers that you see.

Then, Lauren ( 7) found her purse and brought a penny and placed it on the headstone.

Our son told the children of a tradition in the Jewish faith where stones were placed on the graves.

We all thought it was a wonderful idea even though we are not Jewish. We all set off in different directions to look for the perfect stone to place on the graves.

It was a special moment when we each placed our stones on the top of the headstone.

It was a gift to our family members and a day that our grand children will remember.

ML

Monday, May 22, 2006

MEMORIAL WEEK PHOTO'S

THIS WEEK ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE ABOUT VISITING OUR FAMILY HISTORY.

ML

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

RAIN, RAIN...GO AWAY!

It has been raining here for almost two weeks!

It is time for the sun to shine again!

ML

Saturday, May 13, 2006

POOR LITTLE BIRD...WHAT A HEAD ACHE!!!!!!

I heard a loud thud on the glass door in the living room.

I went to investigate and saw this little bird.

He or she was stunned and sat on the mat at the front of the door.

It was so stunned that it let me open the door, walk pass and take this picture.

I watched it and 30 minutes later, it flew away.

I was glad that it was all right.

Can anyone tell me what kind of bird this is??

ML

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Monday, May 8, 2006

Sunday, May 7, 2006

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Monday, April 24, 2006

WISTERIA

I planted this Wisteria tree about 17 years ago on Mother's Day. I remember my grandmothers wisteria in Montgomery, Alabama and always wanted one.

They finally came out with a plant that could take the Ohio winters.

Every 3rd year, it blooms like this.

 It fills the air with a  grape aroma.

It gives cooling shade in the hottest time of the year.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Friday, March 31, 2006

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Monday, March 27, 2006

SANTA BARBARA PHOTO'S

SANTA BARBARA COAST AT SUNSET.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

SANTA BARBARA PHOTO'S

I am back from a month in Santa Barbara, California. I took many photo's while I was there and will share them with all of you!

I hope you will all enjoy seeing them.

It is good to be home again.

ML

 

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Photo's from Santa Barbara

IT IS INTERESTING...

We become accustomed to our computers.

The computer that I am using here does not have some of the programs that I normaly use to post photo's.

Some may be huge and some small. Still trying to learn how to use this computer!

Thanks for visiting my photo journal!

Mary Louise

Monday, March 6, 2006

A BROOK IN SANTA BARBARA

I AM HAVING TO USE THE OLD WAY TO POST PICTURES WHILE I AM VISITING IN SANTA BARBARA.

THERE IS NO PROGRAM ON THIS COMPUTER TO RESIZE MY PICTURES.

ML

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Saturday, February 25, 2006

REMEMBERING HOME

A PICTURE OF HOME LONG AGO.

FAIRFIELD, ALABAMA

 

SISTER, BETTY JEAN, MOTHER HOLDING PEGGY

 

FRONT....

MARY LOUISE, THEY TELL ME I WAS TELLING A DOG TO GO AWAY. THAT HE COULDN'T BE IN THE PICTURE.

BARBARA

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Monday, February 20, 2006

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Friday, February 10, 2006

Thursday, February 9, 2006

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Sunday, February 5, 2006

Thursday, February 2, 2006

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Sunday, January 29, 2006

MEMORIES OF SANTA BARBARA

I spent a wonderful relaxing day at Bacara in Santa Barbara last summer.

I am going back to SB to spend the month of March.

I can't wait for my spa day at Bacara again.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Friday, January 27, 2006

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

8 HOURS LATER........

A CREW OF HOT TUB "SPECIALIST" ????   SPENT ALMOST 8 HOURS TRYING TO GET OUR OLD HOT TUB OUT OF THE SOLARIUM WITHOUT CUTTING IT IN HALF.

I TOLD THEM 8 HOURS EARLIER THAT IT COULD NOT BE DONE.

THEY DID EVERYTHING BUT WISH IT OUT AND NOTHING WORKED.

I TOLD THEM AFTER AN HOUR OF PAYING FOR LABOR THAT I WOULDN'T PAY FOR MORE HOURS.    

IF THEY WANTED  TO KEEP TRYING..IT WAS ON THEIR OWN DIME.

THEY AGREED AND KEPT TRYING ( IT WAS A VERY NICE HOT TUB) BUT IT WASN'T WORKING.  

 ONE GUY WAS SURE THAT HE COULD FIX IT IF THEY COULD JUST GET IT OUT IN ONE PIECE.

SO AFTER 8 HOURS...

THEY GAVE UP AND CUT THE HOT TUB IN HALF....WITH TEARS IN THEIR EYES!

YOU HAVE TO GIVE THEM CREDIT FOR TRYING!!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Friday, January 20, 2006

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Friday, January 13, 2006

SITTIN ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY

CLUB MED...PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Sunday, January 8, 2006

Saturday, January 7, 2006

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

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