Monday, April 26, 2010

Candy Factory - Albanese

Albanese Candy
Factory Outlet store
is where everyone, no matter how old you are, turns into kids. First thing I noticed when I walked in was all the fun colored candies that every bin was filled with and melted Chocolate were pouring down from top of the tall column. So sweet.... I did not plan to buy anything (... not) but came out from the place with three pounds of Gummie bears and Gummie worms. They are just the right firmness and filled with tons of unique and tasty flavors..... many people knew exactly what flavor they wanted but me I choose a garden variety to be hand packed. They are sold by the pound and really reasonably priced. There are also chocolate covered goodies that smelled wonderful.. Unfortunately I can not eat chocolate so I only got a small bag of double chocolate covered peanuts for my hubby.....

Friday, April 23, 2010

Amazing animals .......

Is this for real or is it Photoshoped?

This is for real.. these animals are the real things.....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Saving Hermit Thrush

Today this little bird, Catharus Guttatus, common name Hermit Thrush,ran into my front window. This happens several times a year and birds usually recover and fly away, but this little bird just sat there with it's eyes closed, and even when I got close by it did not move. So I had to decide, go to exercise or to take this little bird to somewhere where it might have a chance to survive, need I say more?. I easily captured it with a towel, and put it in a paper bag. I rushed it to the Willowbrook Wildlife Heaven to it's animal hospital to see what they can do... The nice lady at the front desk took my information and told me that they will look over the bird and make sure that it will be taken care of... I hope so....

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Soft afternoon light vs. harsh midday light

I have always been a morning photographer, getting up before the sun rises and be at the location before the sun is above the horizon to taking advantage of the mornings soft light. But today, I decided to shoot right before the sun had set. Wow, I have always heard that the light is just as good and I think the photo above speaks for itself. Maybe my days of getting up early is no more.

Just for comparison, top photo was taken in soft, warm light, versus bottom photo in a harsh midday sun. Which do you like?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Peepshi -- Peep Sushi

I don't get Peeps, you know that yellow blob of a thing that shows up at Easter time every year. But when I saw this "Peepshi" I got it. How fun is this?