Extra Peaches

We have two peach trees at our house in NC and this year they got loaded with them, thousands, so many that all branches were down to the ground and one tree started tilting as well. So unfortunately to the peaches I had to take most of them off the trees, otherwise their growing weight would break the trees. I left about one third of them growing and they should be ready in about one month by which probably be eaten by some local wildings.

As for the extra, had to dump it in the backyard…

Cats and Deck Rail

A few years ago when I designed the deck for my house I wanted to make sure it does not provide large sleeping platform on the rail for our cats. Deck is very high off the ground and I didn’t want them flying down half asleep. Also I wanted it to not block any view. Wrought iron rail was a perfect solution for this.

After it was built, it did not take long for our cats to claim it as their perimeter observation route, going back and forth from one end to the other. At least they are not sleeping on it.

Its been raining for the last couple days and everything is of course wet, but for one of our cats it was not the reason of not getting some acrobatics under his belt. I guess after sleeping most of the day and getting bored inside the house he needed to walk on the wet rail. I had to grab my camera and snap a few photos, with this one being one of my favorites.


Then I paid  a bit more attention to the flowers and how pretty they looked with water drops. Of course I could not resist but take a few photos of them as well.

and here is another one


Couple fireworks photos from last night. Enjoy.

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Spring Colors

Spring is in full swing and it brings us all the beautiful and rich colors of the new year, including all the pollen, which is very annoying. For the last couple weeks I wanted to post one of the photos from the nearby park, which I took a few years back. At the same time I wanted to infuse something from current season as well, just didn’t have a chance to go and shoot it. Then after taking some, my laptop died and I had to wait to be fully operational.

The following photos were taken in Winston-Salem as we went on the late afternoon walk. I tried to get a few landscape shots, but none end up looking interesting in comparison to the tight close ups.

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Focusing on the flowers at such close up distance was a bit challenging, especially with wind gusts moving them all around. Half a dozen takes and we have a decent one to share. Thanks goodness to digital!

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A few houses from ours, some neighbors have this amazing assortment of the azaleas, all different colors and planted tightly next to each other, making really beautiful display.

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and finally, I took this photo a few years back at the same park, and I was planning to post it by itself, but then we went on our little walk and I had a chance to snap a few close ups.


The Color Run

We did The Color Run this morning and here is some fun after the run. Enjoy.

The Color Run – Winston-Salem 2014 from Dmitrii on Vimeo.