Friday, October 24, 2014

Finish It Up Friday- Five Random Things

Okay- Here we go.
I am cleaning out my picture files
before  Winter.
YOU poor people get stuck looking
at all my 

This is taken just North of us in beautiful
They call it the Maine of the Midwest.
Can you see the haze 
toward the tops of the trees?
Across and up the road a piece  was this barn
filtered by the haze in the air....
This was taken from about 1/3 mile away
and then cropped.
I just realized that looks almost like 
a painting.  
That is what happens when you 
have a cheap camera. 

Two weeks ago two little sisters
spent an afternoon by the Bay.
It is getting too cold 
to sit down on the beach now.
There was a migration of birds.
They flew in a steady stream for almost
a half hour.
We have never seen this particular bird here before.
AND- we have never seen birds fly this low.
There were mere inches above the waterline.
The actually created a ripple on the water
from the wind from their wings.

I have hydrangeas drying all over the place.
These are poked all over an old birdcage to dry.
 Yeah- I know- I enlarged the picture
AND look at the watermark.
Don't like big watermarks?
Shut your mouth eyes and move on, m'kay?

Well, that's my FIVE.
Guess that is all the pain I can put you through today.
But- I can't resist this night shot
taken over the Bay- this would be from
our family room window.
The bright orange on the lower left is a
lit pumpkin garland on the playhouse fence.
On a clear night like this one you can see the shore 
across from us. 
My Hero is out of town for a seminar.
Whooo Hoooo...
I may or not behave myself 
long enough to get around to visiting
a few blogs.

your photo name


  1. The foliage is gorgeous ...and you always crack me up. This was a fun mix of catch-up! :)

  2. Diana, I always love your photos. The two girls is a cute one. I love that they wear their hair bows. Don't be so bad that it gets in the papers, or Hero will know. :):) Blessings for a fun filled weekend, xoxo,Susie

  3. Random is good. Have a fun time on your own. Do you need supervision?

  4. LOL always that cute, funny twist at the end! You are so good at that! And I can never guess what's coming!
    Your shots are lovely - your lakefront setting - wow!

  5. Good catch up photos I may need to swipe that idea soon.
    Love the leaves on the tree, we were out for a while yesterday and just a few trees have turned.
    Living by a lake would be nice!

  6. beautiful beautiful photos!!!! You better be good while hubby is away, no spray painting in the kitchen, I can just imagine the antics you could get up to!

  7. Don't behave - I love it when you don't! And i love your photos of the foliage area around you! Very pretty!

  8. Those birds hovering over the water caught my interest. We are just happy with a few ducks on our pond. Don't do anything I would not do ;)))) Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  9. Beautiful night shot over the water, Diana. I use the time my hubby is out of town to look through my new magazines undisturbed, catch up on my recorded shows and I might even throw an afternoon nap in there!

  10. I love the moonlight on the water! Beautiful foliage, too. Have fun while being unsupervised!

  11. The colors of the trees are beautiful!

  12. The colors of the trees are gorgeous. Have a great and wonderful week end to yourself. I am so jealous.

  13. Oh what magnificent painted leaves. My watermark is large but I made it more transparent over the past few posts. Gorgeous view you have, love the photo with the Orange reflection and the moon. Your Grands are adorable. Have a fun weekend hero-less!

  14. What a fun post. Love the color on the trees. Not here for us yet. We have a few weeks to go. Our trees are still green. Enjoy your Friday!

  15. Ahhh, you make me smile and you make me jealous. To be surrounded by such gorgeous scenery that is breathtaking. Great photos. I think it's kind of cool that the barn pic looks like a painting.
    Have fun! Use your time wisely! ;-)

  16. Happy Friday, Diana! Stay out of trouble, if you can.:-) xo Nellie

  17. Hi Diana, thanks for sharing the pretty photos. BEHAVE this weekend!

  18. I love Door County. And I would never tire of the view out your window. Beautiful...

  19. I always enjoy random little pictures like this. I love seeing pics of fall around the country. We really don't have a lot of fall color changes down here. Try not to get into too much trouble this weekend while you're unsupervised. ;)

  20. How amazing to see all of those migrating birds! WOW! Love your random photos....I need to do that at the end of each month! Happy weekend! Hugs!

  21. You got some great pictures. I especially liked the girls sitting down by the Lake. Now behave your self and don't do anything that I wouldn't do.....
    you might get into trouble. Have a great weekend Diana.

  22. There are so many times I say that I wish I had brought my camera with me. Looks like you always remember to bring yours. I love the one of the girls by the lake and the fall leaves are beautiful. Hope you have a nice weekend.

    xo Danielle

  23. Party at Diana's house! I'll bring the wine!

  24. Oooh, did you say a party at Diana's house? I'm in :) Lovely pictures, Diana, and I loved the randomness. Hugs!

  25. Hi Diana,
    are you behaving yourself?? Those birds are amazing, do you know what kind they are? Now if you had told us that old barn was a painted YOU did, we would have believed you:) I've always wanted to visit Door County, is sounds so pretty. I would tell you to stay out of trouble this weekend, but that would be wasting my breath:)

  26. You BEHAVE LOL!!! Enjoy your weekend Diana don't get into too much trouble;-)

  27. So pretty…all of them. Even the one with the bad camera
    Stop by my blog this weekend. I'm giving away a free copy of New Beethoven Dog Movie. Just leave a comment!

  28. I like your random things you've shared! The lake looks beautiful at night- so serene. Have fun by yourself- or should I say that!! LOL... :-)

  29. Cute I like this post too. The one you say looks like a picture is very pretty they all are..

  30. Pretty! I do want to go to Door County!!! Hmmm..hubby is gone and now it's time for fun! LOL!

  31. Beautiful photos! I've never seen birds fly that low either...wonder why? I think that's your assignment since hubby's gone...what ya think? :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Oh yes, how are the eyes? Thinking of you daily ~ one of my eyes is really giving me a difficult time.


  32. Stay out of jail, Diana! Behave, even though there is no future in it! :) Love your gorgeous photos! I especially love the one of the girls sitting by the bay! Your view is priceless! Absolutely stunning! Have a fabulous weekend!

  33. Sometimes random is SO beautiful!! Oh and 1 more random note - It's My Birthday - How about that?? Have a super weekend and Stay. Out. Of. Trouble. Okay??? Or Not!!!

  34. Love the scenes from where you live. Such a beautiful place. Those birds are weird flying so low. You behave yourself.

  35. Dear Diana, I enjoyed the photos that you shared. It is getting chilly, Cold here too. Have a nice weekend. Blessings, Catherine

  36. Maybe the birds were flying low catching bugs just on or above the surface. Did you see fish jumping? I love those misty calm water days. Beach is at it's best when it cooler and no one is there. Hope you get out visiting.

  37. So pretty!! I have always wanted to go to Door County...maybe someday I will get there.
    Have a great weekend.

  38. Fun post, Diana! I would love to see those migrating birds!

  39. ok, I'm laughing. That man should know better than to leave you alone. Your pictures are beautiful. Love that barn.

  40. Love your pictures. The moon over the bay is my fav. If you get into trouble while Hero's away, you'll tell us....right? Right?

  41. Oh dear, you are without supervision! Those orange leaves from Door County are beauties.

  42. He left you alone?! Doesn't he know Clooney has been chompin at the bit to ditch his new bride and have a rendezvous with you?! Geeezzz!


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