Saturday, March 3, 2012

Not-so-stellar shots...

...but somehow I like 'em anyway.
Yellow-rumped warbler clinging to the locust tree.

Obviously angry with me for not getting very good shots of him.

Terrible lighting, but such a cute little lump o' Louise!

BB & Baron - partners in crime.
Again, terrible shot.  Into the sun, horrible power lines in the background, but such cute heifers!
Really nothing to look at here except a green field, yet I love the scraggly brush and fence line.
Thanks for sitting through my blooper reel.  You can now leave the theater...

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And a revisit to the Dome Home:  Happy to report when I drove past it a few weeks after the initial discovery, folks were working there with chainsaws to clear tree limbs, and there was a tarp covering the hole in the roof!  Maybe it'll be saved, yet!

97 comments:

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Don't you hate it when you have something so wonderful (cute, beautiful, amazing) in a shot, but you also have clutter? Or bad lighting?
I'm glad you shared these! No one expects perfect every time!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

They look fine to me! I like the expressions on your little heifers faces, kinda like they are all wondering what on earth you are doing.

Ahh... dome homes, I remember seeing a lot of them back in the 70s and 80s growing up in Kansas. I sure hope the repairs and tree trimming is a sign that someone is going to live in it! Would love to see the inside of one.

Jill said...

First off, I really love your new header!

I like all of these shots. The faces of the heifers are adorable as are your dogs. And after your drought, that green field looks mighty good!

Lynne said...

Look stellar enough for me!

Ruta said...

That green field looks good to me...we have had a dull winter for the most part.
I was just thinking about dome homes. About 30 years ago, we considered building a geodesic dome home.

Jan n Jer said...

I hear you on the lighting...when the sun is so bright, it's a real challenge to get a good shot!
I love your new header!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

They look great to me! I think the first shot is really cool. I love your new header too!

Melodie said...

Your worse shots are way better than my best shots!

eileeninmd said...

I love the cute Yellow-rump Warbler. Wonderful series of photos, the cows are really cute too. Great to see the dome house being fixed up. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend!

DJan said...

The cows look pretty curious and are backlit, so it's not such a bad picture. I can see why you like these "bloopers." :-)

Margie said...

Living the new header T! I think that first shot is very artsy fartsy. Took my iPad after all, and just trying to check in on a few of my pals, when I can. See you back at the ranch on Monday! xx, Margie

Candy C. said...

The bird looks so tiny clinging to the side of the tree and BB and Baron look like they are on a mission! I'm glad to see repair on the dome home.

bailey-road.com said...

A stellar new header!
Those two black dogs look like they're planning something - maybe a practical joke on unsuspecting Louise?
Green pastures!

Judy said...

I love that top shot! I'm glad to see the house being worked on. Where did you make your header at?

Eva Ason said...

The pictures looks great. I like that old house, hope that they will fix it up. Interesting place...
Have a fantastic Weekend!

Eva

Millie said...

Sometimes, they don't have to be "great photography" to be enjoyable.

heyBJK said...

Love the shots, T! I really like the warbler on the tree - looks like he's trying to get traction. All the little cows are looking at the same time. Nice to see somebody may be working on the house. It would be a shame for it to be demolished.

Eyeliquor said...

I like that terrible shot into the sun with the horrible power lines!
Love it!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

they don't look like bloopers to me!!

yay...long live the dome!

Frank said...

If we only posted 'perfection' just think what we would all be missing.

Top marks for the new header, Theresa.

georgettesullins said...

How nice to know the dome house is being given attention. Such a pleasant looking place.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE the partners in crime!! I hope the dome gets saved, too, T.

Glad to hear from Leontien; wish it were better news. blessings ~ tanna

Sharon said...

Like the heifers! I can sit and just watch any form of cattle... for hours, good for the BP, kinda like watching fish. :-)

Birdman said...

You've captured me with your fences, for sure.

parker said...

Like the pen of Heifers!

Montanagirl said...

I like these! I always enjoy seeing what you are seeing.

Roan said...

It seems to me, there is some good in even the worst of shots. Love the lump of Louise. I'm so glad the dome home is being repaired.

wayside wanderer said...

I spotted the yellow rump! =)

Andrew said...

Lovely to see the dogs and that green field could be one of mine..
Great new header by the way I meant to say that yesterday..

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Theresa,
Very nice shots.
Wonderful that flapping bird.
Picture 3 is really fantastic, you've taken from a good low position and caught a wonderful light. Nice with the silhouette of the dog.

Much greetings,
Marco

CameraCruise said...

Love the photos!
Hope you'll keep us updated on the Dome Home.

Deb said...

you should join straight out of the camera sunday...I love these shots...sometimes less than perfect are my favorites..

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i LOVE the third one.
luise, the whole surrounding area, the lack of light makes such a brilliant image!

i really enjoyed your post!

Linda said...

The warbler looks so tiny in perspective with the tree. I liked all of these. For a new follower like me, they give some insight into your life and surroundings.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Are you having one of those days as I do quite frequently? Download the pictures you just took and think "What a bunch of crappy photos! Why do I bother?" Hang in there. Say, I thought you removed all the colorful orange fencing. Have a good weekend Theresa and keep clickin'. Keep us updated on the dome house too. I like it.

Tanya said...

oh that's funny, the bird was angry with you for the bad photo, but look, he's giving you a good view of his little yellow butt! i enjoyed your blooper reel!

Val said...

These are great...beauty everywhere!!

bon bon said...

i like the silhouette of louise! and the girls "glowing" from the sun behind them is nice too. you could just crop that one more vertically and call it art! ;o)

Dianne said...

they're pretty stellar to me

love Lump O' Louise and the bird is wonderful

your new header is fantastic

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

dont put your photos down, they are fab.
I could be alot worse and wonder why your camera isn't working only to find you still have the lens cap on.
Have a good weekend

holdingmoments said...

I love 'blooper' shots; I post them frequently on my other blog lol

Looking good for the Dome Home. :-)

Desiree said...

Some absolutely marvellous captures!

Martha Z said...

Those heifers seem to be as interested in you as you are in them.
It's frustrating when conditions don't allow us the perfect shot we have in our minds eye.

Ellie said...

I like your pictures. It is life as you see it. In fact I really like the first shot of the wee bird hanging onto that tree. It's quite moody looking.

Tracy said...

hahah, I love your blooper reel...and as far as your 'imperfect' photos...the world is imperfect so they 'perfectly' display that!

Sylvia K said...

I always enjoy seeing all of your animal friends! Great captures for the day. I'll be interested in seeing the house once its roof is repaired! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Marie said...

These have a nice soft quality, though! I have problems with backlighting when I try to take pictures of the birds feeding at my porch overhang. I am planning on getting some manual camera shots at some point. Years ago my husband and I invested in some great Nikon cameras and Nikor lenses, but of course they aren't getting used anymore. I want to see if I can get some better bird photos with them, though!

Pricilla said...

Sometimes the bad shots still have a touch of magic to them.

Robin said...

T, glad they are fixing up the old dome!

John McElveen said...

What do you mean? These are awesome!!

Love them!

Have a great weekend and week ahead!

John

Sall's Country Life said...

you seemed to have a silhouette theme going here! Always love your witty captions too!

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa...Yes there nothing like a fresh green field of grass ahhh!!
You just call the ones that sre not so great record shots..just to have proof you saw that bird or what ever the case my be ! hahaha!!
Snow is my worst enemy right now for outdoor shots...so had to work with especially on a sunny day! uhg!!
grace

Sally said...

You can't take a bad photo! That's all I'm sayin. :)

matsnilsson said...

What a lovely blog you have. I haven't been here before but i will sure visit many times.

/Mats

Bob Bushell said...

Yellow-rumped Warbler is a beautiful bird, and, I love the domed building, I'm pleased that they are going do something with it. Nice photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thanks for the domehome update -- and you know, some of us post our bloopers on a regular basis (my best shots are about on a par with yours today!)

Nancy Claeys said...

Sometimes shooting whatever makes you smile is good enough! I liked your collection.

sharon said...

I love the cows and the dogs. Everyone needs a partner in crime!

sharon said...

I love the cows and the dogs. Everyone needs a partner in crime!

Paula said...

Glad they are working on the dome house.

Fjällripan said...

The grass are so green, how nice!

Like the small bird in the three too, it must not allways be so "sharp" to be good :)

Love your new header!!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I think the first shot is really cool with the locus tree bark and the lighting. I don't want to leave, I'm enjoying the show.

pattisjarrett said...

Those little yellow-rumped warblers sure have an attitude! But they're so cute. Lump o Louise! lol I can't get over how green that grass is. :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Yay for the dome & after many posts of endless photography & farmlife perfection, you're just showing us how an ugly bush, shooting into the sun & difficult subjects are still amazing!! Love Posie

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I like your photos! If they were always perfect (like usual!) I'd really feel intimidated!! :D
Your new header is great, too!

Chip Allen said...

Our partners in crime are in hack right now after being seized by simultaneous bouts of "CRAZY DAWG!" and knocking the mattress off our bed during one of their laps through the house. Did I mention THE BOSS was sleeping on the bed at the time?

Madge Bloom said...

I feel for that homeowner with the blue tarp on the roof... roof woes, no fun!

rkbsnana said...

Stellar....not a word you hear every day. They looked good enough to me. Noted how green thing are there.

Farm Girl said...

So nice to see your pictures. Hey I like your new pictures at the top of your page. Very nice.
I am glad they are working on that house and maybe they will save it.

Rohrerbot said...

I love this bird!! I found my first Yellow Rumped Warbler about a month ago. When I was looking for the name of the bird, and then found it....I laughed. When birding, think simple. Yellow rumped. Period.:)

Tammy said...

Like the Yellow rump on the Warbler:)

Chatty Crone said...

I like watching and seeing your blogger reel! sandie

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I like the pictures you posted and that you found and helped us to see the good things in them--I need to do that more with a lot of things! :-)

Porch Days said...

I enjoyed seeing the bark on that locust tree.

SweetMarie said...

I like all of these Theresa. Your pics are always good and interesting to me. :)
Hope you're having a nice weekend.

Randy said...

I love the dog shots.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The last picture is a wonderful closing scene !
Have a nice weekend !

Gillian Olson said...

It is wonderful to see the green back in the field.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - you must be pleased to see the green grass after the recent heat.

Cheers - Stewart M

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots. That first one is superb!

Honest Abe said...

I like fence rows anyway. So they are as nice as green fields to me.

Sandra said...

loved the theater shots and glad they are repairing the house. also love your new header, you and the beautiful house in its new color.

Lois Evensen said...

The dome home looks very cool! Is it very big? It's hard to tell from the image. I hope you can get more pictures as it is brought back to life.

Lois Evensen said...

The dome home looks very cool! Is it very big? It's hard to tell from the image. I hope you can get more pictures as it is brought back to life.

Fireblossom said...

A thing doesn't have to be perfect to have charm. :-)

Liz said...

Great series of "bloopers". I am not game enough to share mine... they usually find the recycle bin with the assistance of my fingers!!

Susan said...

Your dogs are so darling, I just love them! I am so glad about that dome house too! I do hope someone will fix it up. I love all your shots!

Rita said...

I can see why you still love these less that photographer perfect pictures (as most of mine are). Love your dogs! And the birds...and the heifers...and the brush by the fence... ;)

Reena Walkling said...

I always love it how cows are so curious when someone is near.

Joe said...

Hey, I like the power line :).

Michaele said...

I love the look-around, no matter the photo quality. The dome house is certainly worth saving : )

Rose said...

Glad to see the dome is being repaired...it looked worth saving.

Pat Tillett said...

Sometimes, the sun (or other things) just won't cooperate with us. These aren't so bad though.
What a nice surprise for you to see the tarp on that house.

Jenn Jilks said...

Heckuva wind....

Furry Bottoms said...

what'd you mean, not so stellar shots! I think they're great. I love the one with the two black dogs, one with a tail and one without. Actually I love them all.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

my fingers are getting tired....

Karen S. said...

I'm happy you reposted this one, because seeing your animals especially your pups is really fun, as is the dome house getting a work over! Hooray!

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