Sunday, August 29, 2010

Four Sunflowers

Four Sunflowers, originally uploaded by mhall209.

This is the view out our front window. I had planted a bunch of sunflowers I had planted in flats, and when the time came to get them in the ground I was just overwhelmed, and ran out of places to plant them. My wife took these and put them right in front of the window. A couple months later, nice view!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Arkansas Black Apples

Arkansas Black Apples, originally uploaded by mhall209.

The first tree we planted on our property was this Arkansas black apple tree. We planted it about twelve years ago. This is the first time it has had any kind of a crop on it. We are really looking forward to the potential crop. I love this kind of apple!

Friday, August 27, 2010


Zinnia, originally uploaded by mhall209.

This years crop of zinnias are rather ho hum. Thats the way it is, some years they are just amazing, and other years not so much. I planted them this year in a new bed in the newly landscaped back yard. I admit the bed was probably not really ready for planting, but I thought zinnias could handle the poor soil. Apparently not. But I did get this one shot.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Sunrise, originally uploaded by mhall209.

Another sunrise on my way to work this morning. Almost the same spot as yesterdays, but a little less orange. A few more clouds also.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My morning commute

My morning commute, originally uploaded by mhall209.

This is what it looked like this morning on my way to work. Really. The view is from the San Joaquin Valley looking east towards the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It was a really nice ride today.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Morning Windmill

Morning Windmill, originally uploaded by mhall209.

Another regular windmill. Its regular because I pass it many many times on my way to or from work. This one was shot on the way to work in the morning.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Red Sunflower

Red Sunflower, originally uploaded by mhall209.

I planted a bunch of sunflowers for the school in the early summer. Many of them fell victim to poor over summer watering and active children playing. A few of the plants survived the summer, and the first one is blooming now.