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366/366 | Don't Look Back

December 31, 2020 - Project 366: The End. I did it, woo hoo!!!! When I started this project I had no idea the challenges we would face as a...
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365/366 | Monkey See

December 30, 2020 - One more day of this project!! I have something "fiery" planned for tomorrow if it doesn't rain. *fingers crossed* Afte...
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364/366 | Crested Caracara

December 29, 2020 - This morning I got a wild hair and drove to Lacassine Wildlife Refuge, 2-1/2 hours southwest. It was a beautiful day and...
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363/366 | Chipper

December 28, 2020 - In between loads of laundry, I spotted a Chipping Sparrow in our crape myrtle tree. An unexpected GOD blessing which I a...
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362/366 | Savannah Sparrow

December 27, 2020 - The husband returned with me to Ben Hur Rd., the latest birding hotspot in town. The Vermilion Flycatcher was still ther...
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361/366 | Ben Hur

December 26, 2020 - A couple days ago I received notice from a birding group that a Vermilion Flycatcher was spotted in south Baton Rouge, a...
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360/366 | A Child Is Born

December 25, 2020 - For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: W...
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359/366 | Gumbeaux

December 24, 2020 - Merry Christmas Eve! Our local restaurant, Dempsey's, furnished our evening meal. Gotta support our restaurants these da...
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358/366 | December Bloom

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/23/2020 This is blooming in our neighbor's yard. It's some type of bulb, but I don't know what kind. It's C...
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357/366 | Double Trouble

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/22/2020 The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are multiplying like crazy. We used to see them mostly in bayous...
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356/366 | Snacking in Style

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/21/2020 When Tri-colored Herons fish, they use their wings to shield glare, allowing them to see better. It...
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355/366 | Pretzel Pose

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/20/2020 A Great Egret posing in front of colorful cypress trees. His stance reminded me of a pretzel. 40...
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354/366 | Blue-winged Teal

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/19/2020 At LSU Lakes, the husband and I enjoyed some closer looks at the Blue-winged Teals. 400mm | f/6.
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353/366 | Juvenile Landing

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/18/2020 Juvenile White Ibis coming in for a landing. 286mm | f/5.6 | ISO 200 | 1/1000 sec
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352/366 | Mrs. Ruby

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/17/2020 The male Ruby-crowned Kinglet refused to make an appearance, but the Mrs. was intrigued. I think he...
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351/366 | They're Back!

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/16/2020 The Ruby-crowned Kinglets have returned to winter with us. Two pairs were spotted at a nearby birdi...
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350/366 | Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

December 23, 2020 - Image of 12/15/2020 Another day of birding Harris Walking Trail at Woman's Hospital. While calling out the Ruby-crowned...
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349/366 | Dead End

December 23, 2020 - Image of 12/14/2020 Took this picture with my iPhone on my daily walk. That's all I had for this day. iPhone 11 Pro...
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348/366 | Fall Foliage

December 23, 2020 - Image of 12/13/2020 This was the day my Mac died, or so I thought. The repair shop expedited a new SSD hard drive and $...
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347/366 | Rare

December 12, 2020 - The husband and I saw this duck at LSU Lakes on Thanksgiving Day. I couldn't identify it, but kept a photo for reference...
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346/366 | Splish Splash

December 11, 2020 - Struck out at Capitol Lakes; it was awfully quiet there, so the husband and I drove around LSU Lakes. There we discovere...
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345/366 | Third Eyelid

December 10, 2020 - The American White Ibis demonstrating his third eyelid, also known as a nictitating membrane. This translucent "eyelid"...
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344/366 | Berry Beautiful

December 09, 2020 - Another glorious day. In addition to sunshine and cool weather, God blessed me with the Cedar Waxwing as a bonus. Actual...
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343/366 | Blue-eyed Beauty

December 08, 2020 - A beautiful afternoon to enjoy the outdoors. Three geese were basking near the lake's edge and I singled out this one in...
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342/366 | The Lookouts

December 07, 2020 - Always pressed for time on Mondays, plus I had a dental checkup on the extracted wisdom teeth, so I blame that for my la...
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341/366 | Yard Decor

December 06, 2020 - A gloomy day, but I managed a 4 mile walk this morning while it misted. This yard is in a neighborhood adjacent to ours.
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340/366 | Buddy the Ruddy

December 05, 2020 - Audubon Field Guide describes this duck as "An odd little diver, the main North American representative of the group of...
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339/366 | Broken Wing Bryan

December 04, 2020 - Bless his heart, this American White Pelican has been stranded at the lakes by the governor's mansion for about three ye...
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338/366 | Striking

December 03, 2020 - What a day! I left bible study early in order to get some photographs before the rains came. While observing a Little Bl...
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337/366 | Dark-eyed Junco

December 02, 2020 - Two pairs of Dark-eyed Juncos appeared in our yard today, both male and female. This particular bird has not been seen i...
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336/366 | Hooded Merganser

December 01, 2020 - Cornell Lab of Ornithology describes this duck as a "small duck with slender bill and flamboyant oversized head." They s...
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335/366 | Soar

November 30, 2020 - Thank you God for the sun today. Another large colony of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks have found a home near the gover...
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334/366 | Tri-colored Heron

November 29, 2020 - The weather has continued its cloudy/rainy pattern for the last several days. Between showers, the husband and I drove o...
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333/366 | In the Still of the Day

November 28, 2020 - The Black-crowned Night Heron normally forages at night. They are very still and deliberate as they wait for prey. These...
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332/366 | October Surprise

November 27, 2020 - Cloudy and rain is the weather forecast for the next several days. I dusted off the macro lens and screwed on the flash,...
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331/366 | Stuffed

November 26, 2020 - The husband and I are on our own this Thanksgiving Day, so we drove to LSU Lakes, one of our favorite birding spots. The...
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330/366 | Winter Migrant

November 25, 2020 - An Orange-crowned Warbler came to visit my satsuma tree. It poured rain most of the afternoon, so I didn't think I'd get...
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329/366 | Dustup

November 24, 2020 - Today I had several image choices to go with from my outing at LSU Lakes. The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks began breaki...
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328/366 | Fall Bokeh

November 23, 2020 - This Black-bellied Whistling Duck perched in front of a cypress tree sporting lovely orange needles. The duck was in the...
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326/366 | Cloud Play

November 21, 2020 - The sky was a beautiful blue and dotted everywhere with white, fluffy clouds. This reminded me of a playful puppy. Maybe...
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325/366 | Posing in the Fall Foliage

November 20, 2020 - As you can see, I'm still recuperating. The medication is really kicking my patootie. Another shot of the Yellow-rumped...
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324/366 | Goldfinch

November 19, 2020 - This is the earliest I've seen the American Goldfinch in my yard. Normally, we see them around March or April. Sadly, we...
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323/366 | Butter Butt

November 18, 2020 - Still taking it easy from the dental procedure. Today I sat outside enjoying the nice breeze and cooler temperatures. I...
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322/366 | Extraction

November 18, 2020 - Image of 11/17/2020 Wisdom teeth extraction Seeing all the tools on display scared me more than the actual procedure. S...
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321/366 | Almost Ripe

November 16, 2020 - Monday. Chore day. Tomorrow I have the great privilege of getting two wisdom teeth extracted. Woo hoo! I said all of tha...
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320/366 | Holly Mei

November 15, 2020 - My precious granddaughter celebrated her 3rd birthday today! I could sit here and whine about not being there with her,...
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319/366 | Thai Delight

November 14, 2020 - Fall version of my Thai Delight Bougainvillea. This is my favorite flower in the garden. It's blooming like crazy right...
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318/366 | Morning Glory

November 13, 2020 - What a glorious day! Had some very special time with my sweet cousin Kaye Kaye in Sunshine, LA where I grew up. The visi...
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317/366 | Best of the Worst

November 12, 2020 - Had a full day, so my image today is rather meh. Took nine shots with my iPhone and hated all of them. The husband saved...
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316/366 | Daily Bread

November 11, 2020 - Before I begin this post, I'd like to thank all the Veterans who make heavy sacrifices and serve our country. You have m...
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315/366 | Dew

November 10, 2020 - Gloomy day and too tired to put any effort into this project. Saw this on my walk today and thought it was kinda cool....
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314/366 | Under the Cypress

November 09, 2020 - The Cypress trees are starting to turn their varying shades of orange. The American Coots and two Blue-winged Teals are...
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313/366 | Calico Aster

November 08, 2020 - You wouldn't know from this image, but it was a particularly gloomy day. The Shadows, Whites and Exposure sliders in Lig...
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312/366 | Virginia Creeper

November 07, 2020 - Passed by my neighbor's fence this afternoon. This is the most fall color I've seen. The leaves were pretty eaten up, bu...
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311/366 | Majestic

November 06, 2020 - Arising early this morning, I headed out for LSU Lakes to hopefully see some new birds in different light. Unfortunately...
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310/366 | Spooked

November 05, 2020 - After bible study I drove to LSU Lakes. Once I find a place with semi-willing subjects, I'll keep mining it until I find...
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309/366 | Serenity Now

November 04, 2020 - Is there a class action lawsuit to sue pollsters, mainstream media, government bureaucrats and politicians for mental an...
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308/366 | Home of the Brave

November 03, 2020 - I met the owner of this home on my daily walk last week and she gave me permission to take this picture and publish it....
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307/366 | Blue Butterfly Flower

November 02, 2020 - Today I discovered a new tropical flower at the botanical garden. I thought, "How sweet. It looks just like a butterfly.
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306/366 | WIldflowers at LSU Lakes

November 01, 2020 - As the husband recuperated at home from shingles, I headed out to LSU Lakes looking for the White Pelicans for the third...
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305/366 | My L'il Pumpkin

October 31, 2020 - I was determined to get this shot for Halloween. Izzy is plotting her escape LOL Happy Halloween and be safe, y'all!...
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304/366 | Snowy Snack

October 30, 2020 - Snowy Egret at LSU Lakes with a bream. The fish looks like "Oh nooooo!" 400mm | f/9 | ISO 400 | 1/3200 sec
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303/366 | Rock Heart

October 29, 2020 - Another rough day. Did manage to get my walk in and the temperatures were cool which was nice. When I saw the rock shape...
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302/366 | Study Time

October 29, 2020 - Image of 10/28/2020 Yesterday it rained from the time I woke up until bed time. Plus, the husband and I did not feel we...
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301/366 | Casper

October 29, 2020 - Image of 10/27/2020 Biloxi, MS On Tuesday, the 27th, we were advised by the beach rental owner to evacuate our cottage...
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300/366 | Sentry

October 29, 2020 - Image of 10/26/2020 Coden, AL Monday was our only day for sunshine and no rain. The day started out heavy with clouds,...
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299/366 | Sanderling

October 28, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020 Our trip to Dauphin Island was nearly canceled thanks to Hurricane Zeta, but we took a chance and went any...
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298/366 | Baton Rouge

October 24, 2020 - There aren't many decorative sewer covers left around the city. I found this one on my walk this morning. For the edit,...
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297/366 | Boude

October 24, 2020 - Photo of 10/23/20 Boude (pronounced 'boo DAY') is a Cajun term meaning "to pout" or "be angry." I noticed with the matu...
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296/366 | The Mafia

October 22, 2020 - The Brown-headed Cowbirds have returned to my yard in huge numbers. Sigh. I say I love all birds, but this species is m...
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295/366 | Almost Dinner

October 21, 2020 - This evening I decided to make our favorite Thai basil chicken stir-fry for dinner. No longer do I have to buy two small...
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294/366 | Sanctuary

October 20, 2020 - I never tire of photographing the Bluebirds. Our yard has become a sanctuary for dozens and dozens of these vividly blue...
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293/366 | Hay Art

October 19, 2020 - On my way to get our weekly groceries, I stopped off at Burden Gardens. Pulling into the parking space, I lifted my came...
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292/366 | Fountain of Life

October 18, 2020 - Give and Take... For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love And to...
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291/366 | Spidey Lunch

October 17, 2020 - What a glorious day! The husband and I took a 3-mile hike at my favorite place: Burden Gardens. The property has everyth...
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290/366 | Alert

October 16, 2020 - We were blessed to wake up to temps in the low 60s this morning. It enabled me to get my walk in early without sweating,...
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289/366 | Common Buckeye

October 15, 2020 - A little beat up, but still beautiful, this is the Common Buckeye, also known as Junonia coenia. The name is due to the...
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288/366 | Bee Sweet

October 14, 2020 - Carpenter bee drinking from porterweed. This plant is a must-have to attract pollinators. 400mm | f/7.1 | ISO 320 | 1...
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287/366 | Variegated Fritllary

October 13, 2020 - Bright and early I headed back to Burden Gardens. I got a half-way decent shot of the Hummingbird, but decided to take a...
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286/366 | The Red Dot

October 12, 2020 - On my way to Whole Foods this morning, I stopped off at Burden Gardens (where else?) to see if the juvenile Hummingbird...
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285/366 | Revelation

October 12, 2020 - Photo of 10/12. Yesterday I was bone-tired from the prior day's work. I didn't even get my steps in. But I did sit down...
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284/366 | So Juvenile

October 10, 2020 - Delta came blowing through last night, and at one point I thought a gust of wind was going to take my little 7 lb. chihu...
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283/366 | Cher Chien

October 09, 2020 - Cher chien means 'dear dog' in French. This is the Cajun pronunciation: Shah—A like cat SheeAN—A as in cat, N is silen...
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282/366 | Beyond the Veil

October 08, 2020 - Today I struggled with this project. Often I'll take pictures with my phone as I do my daily walk in case I can't get ou...
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281/366 | Faded

October 07, 2020 - My dad dropped in for an unexpected visit today, so my routine got thrown off. It was good to visit with him though. My...
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280/366 | House Finch

October 06, 2020 - The House Finches made an appearance in our yard this afternoon. They aren't frequent visitors, so I decided to make thi...
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279/366 | Firebush

October 05, 2020 - My love for photographing Hummingbirds is pretty evident, I suppose. At Burden Gardens I counted nine different plants t...
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278/366 | Glory Bower

October 04, 2020 - In April I planted a bleeding heart glory bower vine next to my prayer chair. It had a few small blooms on it and didn't...
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277/366 | God's Little Miracles

October 03, 2020 - They're still here! Burden Gardens, Baton Rouge, LA. Most elegantly finished in all parts, the Hummingbird is a miniatu...
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276/366 | Tyler

October 03, 2020 - Every spring and fall Baton Rouge has free outdoor concerts called Live After Five. We go to most of them with our cousi...
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275/366 | Aye-Aye, Skipper!

October 01, 2020 - After my bible class this morning, I wanted to see if I could perform a trifecta with the hummingbird since the botanica...
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274/366 | Have A Cigar

September 30, 2020 - Late this afternoon I headed back out to Burden Gardens to see if my little Hummingbird friend was still there. The humm...
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273/366 | Hungry Hungry Hummer

September 29, 2020 - We were blessed with blue, sunny skies and cool temps this morning. Knowing the early morning sun would be illuminating...
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272/366 | Fritillary Flair

September 28, 2020 - Since I got an early start this morning, I headed to Burden Gardens to shoot the entrance. To my disappointment, they ha...
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271/366 | Feisty

September 27, 2020 - Today I hung around the house to do some gardening and weeding. The heat is back and that always zaps my energy, so I en...
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270/366 | The Swamp

September 26, 2020 - We had such a nice paddle today! Saw lots of alligators; babies, juveniles and adults. We heard one that was so loud it...
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269/366 | Blue Daze

September 25, 2020 - Another gray day, but tomorrow I'm planning to kayak with my husband and a friend, so I hope to have something of more i...
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268/366 | Lone Oak

September 24, 2020 - Today I threw my camera gear into the car and literally asked God to lead me somewhere. It was another dreary day and ra...
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267/366 | Pentas

September 23, 2020 - The pentas planted in the spring, that looked pretty haggard at the end of August, are now in full bloom. They are so fu...
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266/366 | STOP

September 22, 2020 - One-hundred days left on this project! When I started I had no idea that 2020 would bring rioting, looting, political tu...
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265/366 | Lava Rose

September 21, 2020 - Chore day + gray skies +/- rain + lack of sleep = iPhone shot. Using the Portrait mode allows for some bokeh which is a...
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264/366 | Fueling Up

September 20, 2020 - Today we woke up to a cool 68°, an overcast sky, and blustery winds. That's so rare for September. I got most of my step...
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263/366 | Monkeying Around

September 19, 2020 - Thanks to Tropical Storm Beta, we have rain and overcast skies all day. My car recorded a temperature of 70°F which prom...
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262/366 | Flower Play

September 19, 2020 - Photo of 9/18 Yesterday I had to put my car back in the shop, so I didn't have a chance to get out with my camera. Plus...
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261/366 | Rusty

September 17, 2020 - We finally wrapped up studying the book of Daniel today! The "puzzle" is still out of focus and pieces are scattered abo...
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260/366 | Staircase Design

September 16, 2020 - Back to the Old Louisiana State Capitol Building. This time I wanted to focus on the spiral staircase spindles. I brough...
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259/366 | Florida Anise

September 15, 2020 - **NOTE** THIS IS NOT PART OF THE SPICE FAMILY. IT IS TOXIC AND SHOULD NOT BE INGESTED. This is a native shrub for Louis...
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258/366 | Young Hermes

September 14, 2020 - Young Hermes is a bronze sculpture in repose at Windrush Gardens, part of LSU Rural Life Museum. He is positioned on top...
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257/366 | Happy Place

September 13, 2020 - Still needing practice with the 17-40mm wide angle lens, I got in the car contemplating on where to go. I ended up at Bu...
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256/366 | Red Door

September 12, 2020 - Storms are headed our way due to several disturbances in the Caribbean. But this morning we were blessed with a beautifu...
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255/366 | Louisiana Capitol

September 11, 2020 - Things are settling down around here, finally. The sky was so pretty, I decided to head back downtown to get a photo of...
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254/366 | Dazzling

September 11, 2020 - After bible class yesterday I drove to the Old Louisiana State Capitol Building to get the famous stained glass ceiling.
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253/366 | Mealworm Time!

September 09, 2020 - We have so many Bluebirds! I counted a dozen at one time and it looked like dozens more at the baseball backstop. Since...
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252/366 | Blush

September 08, 2020 - This is my favorite bougainvillea. I have the purplish color going gangbusters against the iron fence by the driveway an...
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251/366 | Grillin' and Chillin'

September 07, 2020 - It was so hot outside I think we could've cooked these burgers on the driveway. We discovered these delicious burgers aw...
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250/366 | Levee

September 06, 2020 - The husband and I had a few errands to run today, so afterward, he took me to downtown Baton Rouge. I had hoped to again...
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249/366 | Phase 3?

September 05, 2020 - Round two dealing with a dead mouse. And of course it's a long weekend due to the Labor Day holiday. Sigh. I put the hoo...
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248/366 | The Smelly Car

September 05, 2020 - Yesterday I was so excited to get my repaired and fumigated car back from the mechanic. They had assured me they could f...
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247/366 | Faithful

September 03, 2020 - My plans to return to downtown Baton Rouge were thwarted by a critter who decided to make its home under the hood of my...
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244/366 | Paper Clip Dock

August 31, 2020 - Had an early start this morning, so headed back to downtown Baton Rouge specifically to photograph a dock behind the lev...
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243/366 | Unfurling

August 30, 2020 - So much for returning to downtown Baton Rouge for more photos. The heat is way too intense. Since we eat out every Sunda...
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242/366 | Explore

August 29, 2020 - There's so much to photograph in downtown Baton Rouge. Today I chose this iconic sidewalk art which leads to a walkway c...
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241/366 | High Alert

August 28, 2020 - We have the sweetest pair of Downy Woodpeckers who live in our neighbor's Chinese tallow tree. This is the first time I'...
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240/366 | After Laura

August 27, 2020 - When we went to bed last night, I was not sure what we would awaken to. The weather experts predicted possible storm sur...
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239/366 | Happy International Dog Day!

August 26, 2020 - Today's choice for a picture was obvious. Getting Izzy to cooperate was a FIASCO as usual. Sigh. She really hates to pos...
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238/366 | Life Finds a Way

August 26, 2020 - Photo of 8/25. Dealing with some severe neck pain, so behind schedule. This is one of many sidewalk "potholes" I come a...
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237/366 | Hanging On

August 24, 2020 - This morning I woke up expecting to see wind and rain from tropical storm Marco; however, it was sunny and slightly bree...
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236/366 | Sky Heart

August 23, 2020 - Still trying to recover from yesterday's grueling yard work. I did get all my steps in this morning. After my shower, I...
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235/366 | Heart Head

August 22, 2020 - This morning around 10:30 I decided the azaleas in front of the house had to go. It took 3 hours to uproot 12 of them. T...
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234/366 | Carved in Stone

August 22, 2020 - Photo of 8/21. Every day I walk over this sidewalk art in an adjacent neighborhood. I've been meaning to include it in...
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233/366 | Locust Breakfast

August 20, 2020 - This morning I awoke early, so I was able to get a head start on my steps by 8:30AM. It was a cool, refreshing 77ºF. Yes...
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232/366 | Jewel of my Kitchen

August 19, 2020 - Finally, finally I convinced the husband to purchase a new refrigerator. The Samsung side-by-side we purchased 8 years a...
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231/366 | 'Purple Pearls'

August 19, 2020 - Photo of 8/18. I was too tired and headache-y to post yesterday. I spent most of the day outdoors at the arboretum and d...
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230/366 | Young'un

August 17, 2020 - Our first known juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker for 2020. They love suet! This little gal/guy seemed unfazed by my prese...
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229/366 | Mississippi Kite

August 16, 2020 - As summer winds down, the Mississippi Kites will be leaving us soon. I have probably taken 2000+ shots of this bird of p...
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228/366 | Bluebird Casulty

August 16, 2020 - Photo of Aug 15, 2020. I'm a little behind! I blame the heat. Yesterday I was in the backyard watering my poor, parched...
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227/366 | Stumbling Block

August 16, 2020 - Photo for Aug 14, 2020 When I committed to walking 1 mile a day three years ago, there were some issues to overcome. Fi...
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226/366 | Zinnia Field

August 13, 2020 - Revisited Burden Gardens again today. The sun almost burned me to a crisp. Lawdy, the heat is unbelievable. But the zinn...
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225/366 | Gulf Fritillary

August 12, 2020 - Returned to Burden Gardens as soon as they opened at 8AM and it was still hot as blazes. Since I don't have an image of...
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224/366 | Impossible Izzy

August 11, 2020 - Little energy today for photography. Several attempts of various birds and flowers, but nothing special came of it. Izzy...
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223/366 | Scraggly

August 10, 2020 - This young male House Finch looks like he's been in a few fights. Scrappy little fella. 400mm | f/5.6 | ISO 800 | 1/8...
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222/366 | Hint of Fall

August 10, 2020 - My neighbor's maple tree has been dropping colorful leaves the last week. Although we still have another two months of h...
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221/366 | Edna is 90

August 08, 2020 - We had a glorious, heavy rain shower this afternoon. I was so thankful because an hour before, I fertilized my citrus tr...
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220/366 | Busy as a Bee

August 07, 2020 - Sorry for all the cliched titles of my posts this week. I think the heat has melted my brain. After my 4 mile walk this...
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218/366 | Between a Rock and a Hard Place

August 05, 2020 - Day two, strike two, trying to find the Painted Bunting. The silhouette of the plant cast onto the rock caught my atten...
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217/366 | Four Spotted Pennant

August 04, 2020 - Yesterday my aunt sent me a text that her friend from church spotted a Painted Bunting not too far from my house. For 3-...
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216/366 | Vivid

August 03, 2020 - I am one tired puppy. In addition to laundry, I tackled some major areas of my backyard garden: transplanting from pots,...
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215/366 | Parched

August 02, 2020 - Third round of blooms from my mango colored daisies. They may be root-bound in the pot, so I'll probably have to move th...
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214/366 | Bienvenue

August 02, 2020 - August 1. Always look forward to seeing the sign welcoming me back home. It's not a bad drive from MS, just boring. I li...
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213/366 | Sentry

August 02, 2020 - July 31 we watched four Ruby-throated Hummingbirds zoom around the feeder. Their acrobatic flying maneuvers are simply a...
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212/366 | Eastern Kingbird

August 02, 2020 - July 30 daddy and I took a drive to Percy Quin State Park. Every day we took a leisurely country drive for about an hour...
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211/366 | Fungus Among Us

August 02, 2020 - July 29 in Magnolia, MS. It was pretty boring and HOT. Tiny mushrooms popped up in many areas of the yard in the morning...
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210/366 | Oh Deer!

August 02, 2020 - On July 28, my first day in Mississippi, daddy and I took an afternoon drive down Hwy. 48. A few miles down the road we...
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209/366 | Lift Off

July 27, 2020 - Mondays are always a challenge when it comes time for this project because it's my designated chore day. Add rain to the...
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208/366 | Teenage Cardinal

July 26, 2020 - This morning I woke early to some heavy showers. It was peaceful sitting in the living room listening to the downpour. D...
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207/366 | Cooper

July 25, 2020 - The Cooper's Hawk is a year-round bird for our area. Two days in a row on my walk I spooked one out of a grove of pine t...
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206/366 | The Last Mango

July 25, 2020 - Most Friday nights the husband and I dine at a nearby Tex-Mex restaurant. One reason we choose this particular restauran...
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205/366 | Clouded Sulphur

July 23, 2020 - The wildflower field at Hilltop Arboretum paid off for me this morning. The tickseed has died off and the field is now f...
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204/366 | Bluer Than Blue

July 22, 2020 - It's so incredibly hot. I know I keep mentioning that in my posts, but it's rough, y'all! Like winter, I sometimes get t...
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203/366 | Butterfly on Bougainvillea

July 21, 2020 - Today was rough. The husband and I went to Goodyear to get new tires on my SUV in preparation for my trip to Mississippi...
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202/366 | Sugar Kettle

July 20, 2020 - Made a quick trip to LSU Rural Life museum this morning. There are at least half a dozen sugar kettles placed strategica...
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201/366 | Immature

July 19, 2020 - Whew doggies, it is HOT. It's getting pretty intense lately. As I sat in my prayer chair, it felt like an inferno. Needl...
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200/366 | Deep Purple

July 18, 2020 - Every time I visit LSU Rural Life Museum, I check the sugar kettles for these gorgeous purple flowers. Hit the jackpot t...
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199/366 | Curly Q

July 17, 2020 - A gray squirrel kept trying to raid the Bluebird feeder this afternoon. Since I didn't get any other worthy shots, this...
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198/366 | Ornamental Pepper

July 16, 2020 - This is my favorite of the ornamental pepper plants purchased last year. Out of six, half survived the winter. This one...
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197/366 | Crowded

July 15, 2020 - After my walk and after I cleaned the bathrooms, I put out mealworms, sat in my chair and waited. We have at least a doz...
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196/366 | Louisiana Senators

July 14, 2020 - Today was, um, interesting. Browsing Twitter after my devotional, I saw that Pence was to arrive at Tiger Stadium to mee...
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195/366 | Restricted

July 13, 2020 - Our governor instituted a state-wide mask mandate starting today. So far throughout this plandemic, I've avoided wearing...
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194/366 | Ask the Animals

July 12, 2020 - But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth,...
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193/366 | Missing

July 11, 2020 - On April 20 I documented a female Northern Cardinal with a crossed beak. On June 28, I observed a female Cardinal missin...
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192/366 | Hibiscus Stigma

July 10, 2020 - Y'all! It's so dang HOT. Oh my goodness. As soon as dusk approaches I'll try to go out and water my poor plants. So much...
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191/366 | Orangerie

July 09, 2020 - Last minute plan to go walk the trails at Burden Gardens. I had intended to shoot the pink lilypads, and I did, but also...
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190/366 | Floating Heart

July 08, 2020 - For the first time in four days I ventured out of the house and ended up at Burden Gardens. Good thing I wore my waterpr...
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189/366 | Crepey Crape

July 07, 2020 - The Crape Myrtle, also spelled Crepe, is a popular ornamental flowering tree in many southern landscapes. They are easy...
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188/366 | Stalled

July 06, 2020 - Last week the husband caught two teenage girls placing trash in the storm drain on our street. They got a good lecture a...
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187/366 | Cheyenne Spirit

July 05, 2020 - Cheyenne Spirit is a variety of Coneflower. I had some missing places in my flower bed after uprooting dead/dying plants...
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186/366 | Happy 4th!

July 04, 2020 - The Wuhan Virus has put a damper on our usual July 4th festivities, as the city canceled fireworks near the capital. So...
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185/366 | Kayakers

July 04, 2020 - Posting a day late because we kayaked Lake Martin yesterday, then had dinner with a friend. The water was so choppy, we...
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184/366 | Barthel's Store

July 02, 2020 - Rarely do I plan my days. Since retiring 8 years ago, it's nice to wake up and say, 'What shall I do today?' No schedule...
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183/366 | Agapanthus in Black and White

July 01, 2020 - Today I decided to pull weeds, trim overgrowth, and remove plants that were not thriving or past their prime. It was so...
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182/366 | Crab. It's What's for Lunch

June 30, 2020 - Most Sunday evenings we watch a news segment by Dave McNamara called Heart of Louisiana. Unique areas of our state are s...
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181/366 | Baby Blue

June 29, 2020 - We have had a flurry of juvenile bluebird activity in the yard lately. They are lured by four mealworm feeders and two b...
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180/366 | Sunflasses

June 28, 2020 - Returned to Burden Gardens this morning and was blessed with great light. I brought the 7D Mark II with the 100-400 II l...
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179/366 | Passion Flower

June 27, 2020 - Today's photoshoot did not go at all as planned. I found out that the sunflower fields were in full bloom at Burden Gard...
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178/366 | Stealthy

June 26, 2020 - Two days ago I received a text from FedEx that I would be required to sign for my camera delivery. All day yesterday I w...
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177/366 | Fleur de Lis

June 25, 2020 - The fleur de lis is a stylized lily. Fleur is French for flower and lis means lily. Louisiana officially adopted the fle...
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176/366 | Lilypad Collection

June 24, 2020 - I had a 30-minute window of no rain this morning, so I put on my waterproof hiking boots to trudge around Hilltop Arbore...
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175/366 | Green Heron Brunch

June 23, 2020 - Feeling completely stuck and uninspired lately, I drove to LSU Lakes to try my luck there. Listened to some good devotio...
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174/366 | Coleus 'Alabama Sunset'

June 22, 2020 - Monday is my chore day. Add lots of rain + the BIG chore of reviewing a complicated tax return, and let's just say I was...
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173/366 | Pale Pink

June 21, 2020 - Every summer I look forward to the pale pink Siam Tulips. This year they were late; the magenta ones opened 2 weeks ago...
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172/366 | Eastern Bluebird

June 20, 2020 - Today I was so busy getting the inside and outside of the house ready for company, that I almost neglected to get a phot...
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171/366 | Katydid

June 19, 2020 - The Cajun Prairie Meadow at Hilltop Arboretum is looking quite miserable with no rain of late, and none forecast for the...
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170/366 | Gray Hairstreak

June 18, 2020 - This is a small butterfly in the Lycaenida family. He might look large here, but the size is approx 7/8 - 1 3/8 inches....
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169/366 | White-crested Laughingthrush

June 17, 2020 - A notice was put out on social media earlier in the week that the Baton Rouge Zoo would charge a special 50 cents admiss...
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168/366 | Birthday Girl

June 16, 2020 - Izabella Grace has advanced to the ripe old age of 14! In 2006 she was presented at the emergency pet clinic where I wor...
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167/366 | Friendly Competition

June 15, 2020 - My efforts to get crisp shots of the Mississippi Kite failed again. Actually, the shot I had planned for was the Monarch...
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166/366 | Monarch Chrysalis

June 14, 2020 - Yesterday we noticed the Monarch chrysalis that attached itself to our wicker patio table was starting to transform. Tod...
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165/366 | Fisherman's Castle

June 14, 2020 - What a glorious day we had yesterday, June 13. We scoped out a pet-friendly place to eat in nearby Slidell called The Bl...
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164/366 | House Finch

June 12, 2020 - The House Finches paid us a visit today. I believe this is a young male due to some faint red patches on other shots. Bu...
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163/366 | Siam Tulip Bonus

June 11, 2020 - A few years ago I planted exotic Siam tulips underneath my Lorapetalum tree. Two are deep pink and the middle one is lig...
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162/366 | Poet's Corner

June 10, 2020 - Poet's Corner is a neighborhood established in Baton Rouge in the 1920s. The streets are named after poets and philosoph...
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161/366 | Great Egret Knee Deep

June 09, 2020 - Word on the street is that Tropical Storm Cristobal blew in Frigatebirds and Sooty Terns, with some landing at LSU Lakes...
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160/366 | Fresh as a Daisy

June 08, 2020 - Photography subjects are difficult to find on Mondays because it's laundry and errand-running day. I made an effort to s...
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159/366 | Fresh Dahlia

June 07, 2020 - Tropical storm Cristobal is headed our way, so it's rained most of the day. Since I couldn't get out for photography, I...
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158/366 | Fountainebleau Sunset

June 07, 2020 - Yesterday, June 6, my friend and I took a late afternoon trip to Fountainebleau State Park, hoping and praying for a pre...
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157/366 | Red-bellied Woodpecker

June 05, 2020 - This Woodpecker is the easiest to identify, although you might not think the name is appropriate. Rarely showing their u...
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156/366 | Hairy?

June 04, 2020 - The Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers are strikingly similar. Three main differences are the size of the beak, overall bird si...
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155/366 | Flamingo Feather

June 03, 2020 - Also known as Celosia spicata or Flamingo cockscomb, this is an annual plant for our zone (9), though is a perennial yea...
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154/366 | Coreopsis tinctoria

June 02, 2020 - It is getting HOT here in South Louisiana! The wildflower field at Hilltop Arboretum has grown taller and thicker just i...
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153/366 | Blue Jay

June 01, 2020 - The Blue Jay is a frequent visitor to our back yard, but a challenge to shoot. For a fairly large, bossy, and boisterous...
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152/366 | Alfonse the Alligator

June 01, 2020 - Yesterday the husband and I drove to Lake Martin in Breaux Bridge, LA to kayak. The day was overcast with just enough li...
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151/366 | Swallowtail Cat Molting

May 30, 2020 - About a month ago I planted dill weed in a container hoping to attract swallowtail butterflies. A few days ago I was sit...
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150/366 | Downy Woodpecker

May 29, 2020 - Put out the suet and they will come. Not only were we blessed with the Downy, the Tufted Titmouse made a couple of cameo...
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149/366 | Deep Red Coreopsis

May 28, 2020 - Today I visited nearby Hilltop Arboretum to see how their new "Cajun Prairie Inspired Meadow" was coming along. This is...
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148/366 | Hiding

May 27, 2020 - LSU Rural Life Museum and surrounding grounds have been closed for a couple of months due to the Wuhan Virus. Since we a...
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147/366 | Dust of His Feet

May 26, 2020 - As I sipped coffee this morning, I opened the weather app. According to this novel invention (which is wrong more than r...
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146/366 | Unknown U.S. Soldier

May 25, 2020 - “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We did not pass it to our children in the bloodstream....
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145/366 | Rosie

May 25, 2020 - Yesterday, May 24, the husband drove me about 80 miles southwest to Rip's Rookery in New Iberia. On our last trip, March...
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144/366 | Black Swan

May 23, 2020 - I'm not sure how a large waterbird from Australia made its way to LaFreniere Park in Metairie, Louisiana, but we have a...
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143/366 | Mouthful

May 22, 2020 - My prayer corner has not provided me the peaceful experience I had anticipated. First, the baseball games commenced, wit...
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142/366 | Eastern Black Swallowtail

May 21, 2020 - There are four types of "dark swallowtails" which can be difficult to tell apart. After doing some research, I'm pretty...
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141/366 | Canada Geese in Field

May 20, 2020 - Today I tromped around vacant lots looking for something to shoot. I happened upon a flock of Canada Geese in a field of...
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140/366 | The Chase

May 19, 2020 - Today I scoped out a developing neighborhood off Hoo Shoo Too Rd. Appearing above me were three Grackles chasing a Red-t...
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139/366 | Wild Berries

May 18, 2020 - It's good to be back in a routine. Today was laundry, errand running, food restocking, and catching up on miscellaneous...
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138/366 | Open Wide!

May 18, 2020 - May 17. My garden is exploding with color right now. Grateful for the rain and the husband watering all my plants on dry...
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137/366 | Hedge Hill

May 18, 2020 - All week I had planned to shoot this home in downtown Magnolia, MS. Finally, on the last day, the clouds and sky were ne...
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136/336 | Buster

May 18, 2020 - May 15. This neighborhood Pitbull mix greeted me the day I arrived in Mississippi and came by several times a day until...
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135/366 | Southern Magnolia

May 18, 2020 - May 14--my birthday. It rained like the dickens most of the day, but I managed to get an iPhone shot of the inside of th...
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134/366 | Colorful Cross

May 18, 2020 - May 13--the top of a wind chime on my dad's patio. Something a little colorful and different. A red maple in the distanc...
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133/366 | Country Swing

May 18, 2020 - May 12. When I took this shot with my iPhone, I knew this would be my picture of the day. It brings me back to childhood...
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132/366 | Feeding Time!

May 18, 2020 - More bird watching on the patio, May 11. It was fascinating watching all the different insects brought to the Carolina W...
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131/366 | Swallow-tailed Kite

May 18, 2020 - May 10. A gorgeous, spectacular day! Prior to seeing the Kite which flew right by the house, we had taken a drive in the...
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130/366 | Red-winged Blackbird

May 18, 2020 - May 9, daddy and I drove to Percy Quin State Park. Not much bird activity to observe. Kind of disappointed with lack of...
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129/366 | Centerville Rd.

May 17, 2020 - On day 2 in Magnolia, I ventured down a country road near my dad's house. God blessed me with beautiful weather most day...
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128/366 | Stunned

May 17, 2020 - I have a lot of catching up to do for this project! On the day I arrived to care for my dad, May 7, we were enjoying th...
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127/366 | Hello 70s!

May 06, 2020 - The husband hit a big milestone today: 70! We celebrated with family and a dear family friend. They brought humor, light...
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126/366 | Peachy Daisies

May 05, 2020 - Not much time for P366 today. The husband is turning the big 7-0 tomorrow and it was necessary to clean, clean, clean th...
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125/366 | Through the Clouds

May 04, 2020 - So many things to see from my chair in the prayer garden. There's the sky, trees, plants, flower beds, potted flowers, s...
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124/366 | Orange Drop Butterfly Iris

May 03, 2020 - A new addition to the backyard. Planted on Thursday and already blessed with two blooms on Sunday! Totally unexpected. T...
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123/366 | Ceauxvid-19 Protest

May 02, 2020 - A peaceful gathering was held by the governor's mansion to protest our governor's extension of the business restrictions...
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122/366 | Small Freedom Restored

May 02, 2020 - Before I begin this post, I'd like to point out that I am officially 1/3 of the way finished with this photo project. Hu...
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121/366 | Agapanthus Anomaly

April 30, 2020 - Revisiting the Agapanthus blooms since I worked all day in the yard. Noticed this abnormality so decided to use it for m...
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120/366 | Agapanthus with Love Bug

April 29, 2020 - This year we are being blessed with just shy of 40 agapanthus flowers, all in various stages of bloom. They are also kno...
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119/366 | Bleeding Heart Glory Bower

April 28, 2020 - Today I started a prayer garden in a corner of the backyard. I splurged on this climbing vine in hopes it will trail ove...
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118/366 | Fairy Iris

April 27, 2020 - These beautiful irises came to my attention last week during my daily walk. It was necessary to trespass a stranger's ya...
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117/366 | Dog Day Afternoon

April 26, 2020 - Today was gorgeous! The husband hadn't been out of the house in a few weeks, so he suggested a drive to LSU Lakes. I was...
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116/366 | Bath Time

April 26, 2020 - Almost every day I clean out the bird bath and afterwards enjoy watching all the different species drinking and bathing.
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115/366 | A God Day

April 24, 2020 - What a day! I had planned to grab a shot of something ordinary with my phone while walking the neighborhood and be done;...
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114/366 | Be Still

April 23, 2020 - Since 2017 Be still and know that I am GOD (Psalm 46:10) has appeared to me out of nowhere on countless occasions. I'd s...
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113/366 | Mama Wood Duck

April 22, 2020 - This morning I checked on the Monarch that was struggling the night before and found that she was gone (see previous pos...
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112/366 | Persian Clover

April 21, 2020 - Today I discovered a newly emerged Monarch on my foxtail fern. For five hours I watched this poor girl struggle. The bac...
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111/366 | Special Girl

April 20, 2020 - In between loads of laundry I observed the birds coming to my feeders. This female Northern Cardinal was acting strange.
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110/366 | Starling Darling

April 19, 2020 - Although regarded as pests with a boisterous, noisy presence, these birds possess beautiful colors. The main problem wit...
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109/366 | Chickadee Fledglings

April 18, 2020 - This is probably my last time to see the Carolina Chickadee babies. They will probably fledge (leave the nest) tomorrow...
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108/366 | 22-Degree Halo

April 18, 2020 - Yesterday I did a photo walk tour around downtown Baton Rouge. While everything is still shut down from the Wuhan Virus...
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107/366 | Big Leaf Magnolia

April 16, 2020 - During my trip yesterday to Hilltop Arboretum I noticed two trees with ginormous leaves. One tree was just off the footp...
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106/366 | Abutilon Red Tiger

April 16, 2020 - Spotted this beauty at Hilltop Arboretum. For two days I attempted to get the perfect shot, but the wind was relentless.
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105/366 | Carolina Chickadee

April 14, 2020 - Today I did a lot of work in the yard. Planted an herb garden, removed old metal edging from a bed replacing it with mon...
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104/366 | Chrysalis

April 14, 2020 - Not having a successful year with the Monarch Butterfly Project. This little guy is doing well, but he crawled up the am...
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103/366 | He Is Risen

April 12, 2020 - The bulb of the Easter Lily buried in the ground represents the tomb of Jesus. The ethereal blooms symbolize His life af...
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102/366 | Bliss

April 11, 2020 - Today was absolutely gorgeous. The sky was blue with those wispy cirrus clouds that I love, low humidity, and a nice coo...
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101/366 | By His Stripes

April 10, 2020 - But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Hi...
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100/366 | Maundy Thursday

April 09, 2020 - As Christians, we recognize the solemnity of Holy Thursday, also known as Maundy Thursday. Maundy is derived from the la...
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99/366 | Super Pink Moon

April 09, 2020 - I took a little artistic license with this image as the Super Pink Moon is not named for its color. From The Old Farmer'...
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98/366 | Whitewashed Tomb

April 07, 2020 - Today is Holy Tuesday of Passion Week. This is the day Jesus and his disciples returned to Jerusalem from Bethany. On th...
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97/366 | Balloon Flower

April 06, 2020 - Bought this on a whim today. I think I may have purchased this plant before, but it failed me. We shall see! Displayed h...
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96/366 | Hosanna

April 05, 2020 - Passion Week begins! Palm Sunday is the day we celebrate Jesus' triumphant return to Jerusalem, a week before His resurr...
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95/366 | Cucumber Beetle

April 05, 2020 - My macro efforts still need a lot of work. Although the insect is not tack sharp, I loved the way his right foot was res...
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94/366 | Chickadee Hatchlings

April 03, 2020 - We have four Bluebird boxes on poles in our yard and one standard box with a side opening attached to the fence. With al...
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93/366 | Killdeer

April 02, 2020 - With all the gardening done, I took today to play. Of course, I could've cleaned inside the house, but hey, the dirt wil...
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92/366 | Soprano Purple

April 01, 2020 - Today I present the Osteospermum otherwise known as African Daisy. The color variety is called Soprano Purple. It requir...
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91/366 | The Cottage Ruins

March 31, 2020 - The Cottage Plantation was built in 1825 by Abner Duncan, then gifted to his daughter, Frances and her husband, Frederic...
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90/366 | Purslane

March 30, 2020 - Today I planted thirteen more plants in my various beds. Saturday I planted thirty-one. One of the milkweed plants I bou...
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89/366 | Showy Snowy

March 30, 2020 - The husband was kind enough to drive me 70 miles southwest yesterday so we could see what the wading birds were up to. W...
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88/366 | Gazania

March 28, 2020 - Since we are still officially "sheltering in place" due to the Wuhan China virus, stores have gotten creative in order t...
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87/366 | Three Crosses

March 28, 2020 - Three has always been my favorite number. It represents the Holy Trinity and reminds me of my three children. In art and...
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86/366 | Behold A Pale Horse

March 27, 2020 - Yesterday I was feeling restless, so I took a drive out to the country where I spent most of my childhood. The drive hel...
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85/366 | Monarch Caterpillar

March 25, 2020 - A couple weeks ago I planted milkweed. Today I was pulling weeds and noticed a caterpillar feasting on it. Upon further...
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84/366 | Wood Duck

March 24, 2020 - This is the second day in a row I tried to photograph the Wood Ducks. There are two pairs, and if you're stealthy enough...
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83/366 | Apple Blossom Amaryllis

March 24, 2020 - About three years ago a solitary amaryllis came up out of nowhere in my back patio flower bed--what gardeners call a 'vo...
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82/366 | American Green Tree Frog

March 22, 2020 - The weather has made it possible to work in the garden more. And also the whole virus thing has us homebound. Anyway, th...
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81/366 | It Is Well With My Soul

March 21, 2020 - Despite the social gathering restrictions due to the pandemic, we attended the funeral of a beloved neighbor and HOA mem...
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79/366 | White Wisteria

March 19, 2020 - Visiting my dad in Mississippi resulted in two spring treats: yesterday's orange native azalea and the white wisteria sh...
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78/366 | Native Azaleas

March 19, 2020 - The native azaleas of Louisiana and Mississippi are quite stunning. In addition to their long, graceful pistils, the sce...
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77//366 | Magnolia Exit

March 19, 2020 - Part of St. Patrick's Day was spent on the road to visit my dad in Magnolia, MS. I pulled over to get a shot of the exit...
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76/366 | Swan Columbine

March 16, 2020 - These are supposed to be perennials for our area, but I've never been able to keep it alive past late spring. Even so, I...
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75/366 | Walking the Boulevard

March 15, 2020 - Decided on a late afternoon walk to enjoy the beautiful weather, though it was a tad warmer than I prefer. I'm glad I to...
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74/366 | Barn Charm

March 14, 2020 - Spent a beautiful day at Afton Villa Gardens with a friend who loves photography also. Since moving back to Baton Rouge...
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73/366 | Sunset Velvet Oxalis

March 13, 2020 - This is a new addition to my backyard garden. The wild oxalis with green clover-like leaves and purple flowers grow at t...
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72/366 | Eastern Redbud

March 12, 2020 - Every spring I look forward to the blooming of our two Eastern Redbud trees. They have a lifespan of 10-20 years and wer...
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71/366 | Dreamsicle

March 11, 2020 - My neighbor's yard is bursting with these gorgeous blooms. And yes, they really are this bright shade of orange; I actua...
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70/366 | Deep Red Mum

March 10, 2020 - Last fall I bought a few different varieties of chrysanthemum and placed them randomly in a couple of flower beds. They...
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69/366 | Pink Verbena

March 09, 2020 - Last summer I planted a small sprig of bright pink verbena at the edge of the patio bed. Since we've had a mild winter i...
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68/366 | hello.

March 08, 2020 - Feeling puny today so thought a walk around the neighborhood would help. I actually feel worse. Literally "phoning it in...
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67/366 | Kinglet Surprise

March 07, 2020 - Feeling uninspired with photography, I asked GOD during prayer time to bless me with a photo. Something told me to go to...
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66/366 | Black and White Dahlia

March 06, 2020 - Today I finally finished planting what I purchased from the nursery earlier in the week: two varieties of dahlia and mil...
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65/366 | Museum

March 05, 2020 - The collective noun for Cedar Waxwings is an Ear-Full or Museum. These are social birds and can sometimes be observed pa...
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64/366 | Cedar Waxwing

March 04, 2020 - Every year I look forward to the Cedar Waxwings that visit our Holly berry trees in the backyard. I've been told it's no...
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63/366 | Pincushion Flower Bud

March 03, 2020 - Devotional podcast listened to: check Bathroom scoured: check Parade photos edited and posted: check Talked to my dad...
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62/366 | Grande Tequila Dahlia

March 02, 2020 - Today I went flower bed shopping. In my younger days I loved retail stores; in my old-er-ish age, I get excited about pl...
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61/366 | Christmas Cactus

March 01, 2020 - Christmas cactus blooming in March. What a sweet little surprise. The stamens remind me of fiber optic lighting. 100...
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59/366 | Schistocerca americana

February 28, 2020 - Schistocerca americana aka American Bird Grasshopper So often, I go out to photograph a specific subject, when out of n...
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58/366 | Bee on Thistle

February 27, 2020 - It was tempting to post another tulip image, but I held off. The bees were partying in the thistles, so that was a fun,...
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57/366 | Burden Garden Tulip

February 26, 2020 - Today was windy, but sunny. I'll take it! On a hunch, I drove out to Burden Gardens to see if the tulips were planted. B...
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56/366 | Happy Mardi Gras

February 25, 2020 - It's the last day of carnival season here and I'm ready for it to be over. I attended three parades this year, and while...
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55/366 | Morning Jeaux

February 24, 2020 - I let the day slip away and by the time I realized I needed a picture, it was raining. So, ground coffee it is! 100mm...
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54/366 | Bald Eagle

February 24, 2020 - Yesterday was an amazing day spent with my friend near Houma, Louisiana doing an eagle tour with Cajun Man's Swamp Tours...
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53/366 | Spanish Town Parade

February 22, 2020 - We hit our third parade for 2020 and I am DONE! Whew doggies. Spanish Town is the big risqué one for Baton Rouge and eac...
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52/366 | Henbit

February 21, 2020 - Hello sunshine! Before we get our yard mowed, I wanted to capture the bunny-like weeds called Henbit. They are flourishi...
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51/366 | Rainy Day

February 20, 2020 - Need I say more? 4.25mm (iPhone) | f/1.8 | ISO 32 | 1/200 sec
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50/366 | Between the Lines

February 19, 2020 - Today had so much promise. On my daily walk with the Lord I saw a leucistic squirrel, miniature orange mushrooms, and sn...
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49/366 | Wildflowers in Winter

February 18, 2020 - Today I tackled three wickedly overgrown flower beds. Didn't have much time for photography, but on the way to Whole Foo...
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48/366 | Red Cross

February 17, 2020 - Today marks 8 years since mama left earth for her heavenly home. She loved Jesus and she loved red.
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47/366 | Garden Moss

February 16, 2020 - Another gloomy day. And rain is forecasted for the rest of the week. Sigh. Today I planned to do a macro of pink zinnias...
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46/366 | Krewe of Mystique

February 15, 2020 - Carnival time continues in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. And what a perfect day it was! Sunny skies, cool breeze, a...
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45/366 | Love

February 14, 2020 - This poor rose was put through a lot of for this final image. Photoshop to the rescue! Cloned out a lot of damage, the s...
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44/366 | A GOD Thing

February 13, 2020 - After bible study this morning I drove to LSU Rural Life Museum with the intention of getting a landscape shot. Several...
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43/366 | Daniel

February 12, 2020 - Precept study of Daniel, chapter 8, began this week. It ends with Daniel quite distressed after Gabriel has explained to...
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42/366 | Kumquat Flower

February 11, 2020 - Whew, busy day! Unending loads of laundry, finally tackled weeds in one of my flower beds, and pruned the rose bushes. L...
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41/366 | Dandelion Spore

February 10, 2020 - I almost didn't get a picture today because in my morning stupor I managed to pour hot coffee over the fingers of my rig...
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40/366 | Mystic Krewe of Mutts

February 09, 2020 - It's festival season in our area! This is our annual downtown celebration of dogs and animal rescue organizations. Had a...
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39/366 | Bottlebrush Water Droplet

February 08, 2020 - Today started out gloomy and ended up sunny. It's hard to shoot anywhere right now because everything is muddy and I'm t...
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38/366 | Mute Swan

February 07, 2020 - There's an upscale cemetery close to my home with enormous statuary scattered throughout several acres. The Last Supper,...
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36/366 | Peach Mint Punch

February 05, 2020 - Well, I guess this speaks for itself and my position. 'Nuff said! 100mm | f/4.5 | ISO 125 | 1/400 sec
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34/366 | Swamp Maple Fruit

February 03, 2020 - Signs of spring are everywhere. The Swamp Maples catch my eye during the fruit stage (shown here). Flowers appear after...
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33/366 | Capitol Lakes Live Oak

February 02, 2020 - I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Chri...
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32/366 | Robin in the Clover

February 01, 2020 - The sun was in and out today, an improvement over the previous gloomy days. Temperature was 55F, but the wind was chilli...
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31/366 | Blueberry Blossoms

January 31, 2020 - You wouldn't know it was a gloomy day by looking at this picture. I checked the weather app every hour starting at 10AM...
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30/366 | Saucer Magnolia Blooms

January 30, 2020 - The Saucer Magnolia tree is now covered in blooms. Last week it held mostly buds. The ground will soon be carpeted with...
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29/366 | Believe

January 29, 2020 - Have you thought about the afterlife? Do you wonder what happens to your soul after you die? We are made in God's image...
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28/366 | Grooming White Ibis

January 28, 2020 - Rain is coming overnight, so I went to LSU Lakes to take advantage of the light. I was excited to photograph a Pod of Wh...
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27/366 | Star Magnolia

January 27, 2020 - This is another Magnolia variety that flowers first and leafs out later. The Star Magnolia appears dormant or dead, but...
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25/366 | Saucer Magnolia

January 25, 2020 - In Louisiana there is something blooming all year round. Late winter brightens with a cultivar of Japanese Magnolia call...
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24/366 | Sweetgum Ball

January 24, 2020 - Today was a bright, sunny day so I took the Canon M50 mirrorless on my walk. What a welcome relief from lugging around t...
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23/366 | Precepts

January 23, 2020 - Each Thursday I meet with a group of beautiful, dedicated Christians for an in-depth bible study called Precepts. It's l...
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22/366 | White-throated Sparrow

January 22, 2020 - Today was cold and overcast, but I soldiered on and went to nearby Trees and Trails to shoot winter flower macros outsid...
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21/366 | Narcissus papyraceus

January 21, 2020 - Narcissus papyraceus, also known as Paperwhite, is native to the Mediterranean region from Greece to Portugal and includ...
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20/366 | MLK Fest

January 20, 2020 - MLK Fest started as a one-day event in 2015. It's grown into a festival of service spanning the entire weekend to revita...
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19/366 | Singing Sculpture

January 19, 2020 - Okay, I think my Tiger fever is subsiding.:) The Rotary Club of Baton Rouge commissioned the sculpture below for its 10...
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18/366 | LSU Victory Parade

January 18, 2020 - LSU Victory Parade | Geaux Tigers! Hubby and I normally avoid crowds, but we absolutely could NOT miss the LSU celebrat...
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17/366 | Belted Kingfisher

January 17, 2020 - It was a GREAT day to kayak Lake Martin. And thankfully the weather app was wrong. I was photographing an 8' alligator s...
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16/366 | Canopied Path

January 16, 2020 - Canopied path near LSU Rural Life Museum. 105mm | f/8 | ISO 400 | 1/160 sec
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15/366 | Mama Mallard

January 15, 2020 - Day fifteen. Sigh. As in life, there will be ups and downs with this project. However, I am learning more about my camer...
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14/366 | Napping Muscovy Ducks

January 14, 2020 - A couple of Muscovy Ducks napping among the cypress knees at LSU Lakes. The Snowy and Great Egrets were fishing but stru...
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13/366 | Geaux Tigers

January 13, 2020 - This is not at all what I had planned to shoot today, but the incessant rain is back and not letting up. The saying "Man...
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12/366 | Heart

January 12, 2020 - Not original, granted. Many others have photographed pages shaped like a heart, but I haven't done it. This is the Life...
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11/366 | Pelicans Fishing

January 11, 2020 - Early this morning we had a windy storm roll through Baton Rouge, so we went to LSU Lakes in the afternoon after the sun...
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10/366 | Blessed

January 10, 2020 - I've been eyeing my Blessed sign that sits on my dining room sideboard, determined to make a statement with it, so I too...
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9/366 | White Ibis

January 09, 2020 - Looks like I'll be mining LSU Lakes for a while. I went hoping to see some White Pelicans; instead I saw and photographe...
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8/366 | Tri-colored Heron

January 08, 2020 - Today almost seemed too easy! Decided to visit LSU Lakes, praying along the way that I'd find something. Yes, I literall...
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7/366 | Eastern Bluebird

January 07, 2020 - In 2017 we inadvertently hosted a pair of Easter Bluebirds. Since then we've wholeheartedly embraced these birds, making...
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3/366 | Macro Succulent

January 03, 2020 - If I were batting in a baseball game, this would be STRIKE 3 AND YOU'RE OUT! Another dreary day outdoors. Oh well, I've...
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2/366 | Macro Cactus

January 02, 2020 - Oof. Another dreary day, only add rain to the equation. It was not a good day for outdoor photography which is my prefer...
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1/366 | Izzy

January 01, 2020 - Hello 2020! Since the term 20/20 can also refer to clear vision, I thought it’d be a good idea to participate in Project...
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