Friday, July 6, 2012

Flowers for My Sister

The other day my sister paid a visit to the farm. Of course, she came to see me and the animals but she really wanted to get her birthday gifts!  Sister Jen is a great blogger over at My Brown Newfies, has numerous followers,  has won lots of awards for her blog, and is great with taking pictures.  She came armed with her camera and Pepsi because I am a Coke drink and do not allow Pepsi to contaminate my refrigerator.


She took lots of pictures of the animals but she really wanted to practice taking pictures of the flowers in the garden.  Her mission was to take a picture of bees on the flowers.  They must of known she was coming because the bees were nowhere to be found and she only got flies on the flowers :(  She was very disappointed.  I felt bad because she doesn't get out to my house often.  So later in the day I got my new camera and thought I would see what I could get for her...........


I got the bee on the approach to the beautiful cone flowers..........


..............and another cool shot of the bee approaching the coneflower! 
Please click on any of these pictures to see the details of the bees and the flowers!


I will be honest and tell you I said nasty words to my new camera trying to figure out which settings to use for the best pictures and there were LOTS of pictures that I took of the bees.


The bees were quite content going about their business as I took photos of them.  I even got lucky with 2 bees though the one is a tad blurry due to my amateur camera knowledge.


This picture is my favorite......what do you think sister Jen?
Jen is right though, the gardens and the animals are great places to practice using the camera. Of course, 98 degree weather is not the best time to practice. I like the evenings, around 7:00 or early in the morning.


Dixie wanted to let Aunt Jen know that she forgot to take pics of her!
You know, sometimes its just fun to have a cool sister to share things with!!

8 comments:

jen said...

I hate you. I can't believe you got the picture of the bee! I got a picture of a fly.

We must be 2 peas in a pod because my post today is all about my visit to your house too!=you have to stop by because I showed off your new steel roof and greenhouse!

Tell Dixie I am so sorry, I love her, but the bee and flowers distracted me!

jen said...

I should of added too that your pictures are awesome. I just came back to look at them and I clicked on the image to make it bigger. They're really good, and show awesome detail. I am impressed and jealous. I'll be out again this summer to see if I can as good as a pic as you big sis:)

kristi said...

Hey you! You are always welcome to stop by and hang out with the animals! Off to find some butterflies......

Camryn said...

Try planting some bee balm, those bring the bees like crazy! I can't believe Jen forgot to get a pic of Dixie.

Daisy's Mom said...

Glad Jen turned me onto your blog. As someone who is never able to capture the bee on the flower and who has a sister who captures bees, flies, dragonflies, and humminbird moths on flowers, all I can saw is Phooey on you! :)

Nice pics. Loved your pup. I think we should make Jen memorize all your animal's names. What do you think? :0

kristi said...

Its a good idea but Jen would have to memorize over 50 names & it might just put her over the edge! The sheep are named after towns & people from Vermont as its my favorite place. But she does know the dogs names! Thanks for stopping by to visit!

mistyshoreschesapeakes said...

Jen said to stop over and take a look at your bees on flowers photos, so here I am and your photos are wonderful, I really love your blog too!

My dream is to have a farm one day!

Have a great day!

mistyshoreschesapeakes said...

ps I don't blame you about the Pepsi ;)