Category Archives: Photo 101
Be prepared to cry if faced with a swarm of onions!
For me, it would be tears of joy. I love them all. Sweet, Red, White and Yellow!
I don’t care if it makes me cry to cut them. It is a small price to pay for the taste of oniony goodness.
Sometimes I leave the water running in the sink while I chop. My mother told me that staring at running water will stop the tears. So that is what I do. I like to think it helps!
You may not realize it, but Bassett Hounds are fast! My dog, Pal, seems to be running at lightening speed. He was playing with my cat who is even faster and ran out of the shot.
Pal loves life and takes every opportunity to play. The fleeting moment is Pal at rest!
This is a faded view of the building that has tinted blue glass at the top. I just couldn’t take it to black and white.
Parking lot yellow sends a cautionary pop of color and brightens the grayness of a rainy day!
The time of day lighting really changes the look of the scene but this tree was beautiful all day.
This chair is in a color considered purple by some people and blue by others. I can see why!
I originally posted this picture Oct. 19 in an attempt to show light refraction. Since the sun did not come out from behind the clouds here all day, I decided to share this photo until I can try to take an outside sunlight shot.
My cat, Stripey, loves to track the sunlight coming through the windows so he can bask in the warmth. The sunshine highlights his handsome face!
Rich purple hues demand attention. Curved petals beckon. Soft edges contain the bold beauty of a garden pansy. Distinctive markings shape the flower’s face and a vibrant center gives a flirty wink. The pansy is a whimsical masterpiece of nature.
The landmark near and dear to my heart is The Mill Mountain Star. Also called the Roanoke Star, it is the world’s largest illuminated, freestanding man-made star! The Star is 88.5 feet in height and weighs 10,000 pounds. It was constructed in 1949 at the top of Mill Mountain and Roanoke was nicknamed “The Star City of the South.”
I love the bright neon star that brightens the sky in my hometown. I have gazed fondly on it in the distance since I was a child. It is a comforting sight to me that means home.
The Star sits 1045 feet above the city of Roanoke, Virginia. At the base of the Star, there is an overlook of the beautiful Roanoke Valley and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. You can enjoy the view of both natural scenery and the landmark Star!