Hi, My name is, Ida and I'd like to welcome you to my blog. I am participating in the 2014 Grow Your Blog event hosted by Vicki from, 2 Bags Full.
I started blogging back in 2007. My first blog (Faith Artistry) was designed to be a craft blog where I showcased my cards. Then I got an idea to create this blog and use it to chat about my family and my hobbies etc...then one day I discovered some photography related blogs and I thought how fun and exciting they were to visit. I could visit places through their blogs that I might not ever get to see in real life and I loved it.
Then I got a brilliant idea that I could start sharing my photographs and such with other like minded bloggers. Now mind you I'm not the world's greatest photographer and still have a long way to go but I am so enjoying the journey and hope you will enjoy visiting often.
Cats are my all time favorite animal in the entire world. We have 6 cats of our own and have been know to feed strays and neighborhood cats on a regular basis. I love photographing them. The one below is "new" to the neighborhood. I'm not sure if it's (male) or (female) because it won't let me get close enough to find out. Tonight it "almost" let me pet it. I love the expression here. It's almost as if the cat is saying, "Hey, lady get that camera outta my face!"
My granddaughter, Coleen is a very important part of my life. She and her mother live with us and you will frequently find her featured in my blog posts.
I love nature shots of all kinds and am always on the lookout for something new and different to photograph. Lately "birds" have been on my list of subjects. This morning I managed to capture some of these sweet little birds that roost in the next door neighbors shrubs everyday. They sure make a lot of noise when they're all chirping at once.
Flowers are another favorite subject of mine to photograph and to grow. I'm so looking forward to spring when my new Tulips and Daffodils bloom. In the mean time here's a shot of one of my lilies from last summer.
There are many things that I enjoy doing such as Reading, Cooking/Baking, Bowling, Flower Gardening, Music and of course blogging. You just never know what you'll find here. It could be a recipe for some new dish, a book review of a great book I've read, or whatever comes to mind when I sit down to post.
I love participating in various photography memes. Many of which are listed on my side-bar.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I enjoy hearing your comments and also visiting your blogs. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or would just like to chat a spell.