Monday, August 23, 2010

Shopping With My Daughter

Michael, my husband, has a house that he is readying for sale in Louisville and had to be up there on Sunday to coordinate some of the fix up and repairs. He also wanted to attend his son's soccer game that afternoon. So Lindsey and I decided to take advantage of his trip to do a little shopping. Lindsey loves shopping, and she actually knows St. Matthews and Oxmore Malls as well as she knows Greenwood Mall. Michael dropped us off at the mall and was off to do his errands.

We arrived at the mall shortly after it opened and decided we were hungry. We really didn't have a taste for anything in the food court and we remembered walking past The Cheesecake Factory on our way in. We had never eaten at The Cheesecake Factory, so we decided to give it a try. The line wasn't too long and our wait was only about 15 minutes. We were quite impressed with the selection of foods on the menu. It was hard to decide what to pick. We finally decided on Grilled Chicken. Hers plain and mine with the works plus avocado. It was really good. More than either of us could eat. I highly recommend The Cheesecake Factory!!!

After eating, it was back to shopping. We were able to find several items that we liked. A few of them were bargains, which made me happy. Lindsey was happy because we found her some things that are not available in our mall.

It was a nice day.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

After The Rain

It has been a rainy week, with some heavy showers of rain at times. I think I have had to be out and about everytime Mother Nature has decided to give us a downpour. I had several errands to take care of early in the week, and I got rained on. I took my daughter shopping one evening and got rained on. Went to the bank today, and once again, got rained on. But, each day I was able to get some nice pictures after the rain.

My first picture is one that I took on my walk back from the Court House. There was a puddle at the back of our building that was reflecting the grass and rocks that are at the foundation of the building as well as the bricks of the building itself.

This next shot was from our shopping trip. I was waiting outside the dressing room while Lindsey was trying on clothes and I noticed the light above the dressing room and how the chain on the light was casting a shadow in two different directions. Of course, I had to take a picture to post for this week's shadow shot.

As we were leaving the mall we noticed how beautiful the clouds were. The sun was beginning to set as the sky was beginning to clear. It made quite a pleasant view for the drive

This morning after my trip to the bank, the rain had stopped and the sun was beginning to shine. As I was taking the dog out, I noticed the raindrops still on the grass. So I came inside and retrieved my camera to get a few shots.

I tried to get a close up shot of one of the raindrops, but my camera just didn't want to focus on it.

Peanut did not like that I was outside without him. He wanted to be outside too. He kept moving the blind on the door to see what I was doing.

I thought he looked so cute peeking out at me.

I hope you enjoy the pictures. And, if you would like to see more shadow shots, then head on over to Hey Harriet and check out what others from around the world have posted.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our Search For The Keebler Elves

Today Michael, Lindsey and I decided we were going in search of the Keebler Elves. So off we went, along with our dog, Peanut to find them.
We began our search by driving to Shanty Hollow Lake, we had heard a rumor that they were operating their newest factory out of a tree there. We were hoping to find it along with Ernie and his gang of cookie baking elves.

I took along my camera to document our search. The first picture is of the lake from the parking lot at Shanty Hollow.

The next shot is the beginning of the trail that leads into the woods.

We followed the trail and enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the woods as we went along. We had heard that there was a waterfall somewhere along the trail, so we were hoping to see it too.

Along the way we passed several large rocks, or groups of large rocks. This one in particular was interesting. It had sections that looks like it was a piece of rotting wood, instead of rock. (As you can see in the next picture.)

As we were walking along, we happened upon a group of butterflies. They didn't want to move off of the path. They just flaped their wings and sat there. Until Peanut got a little too close, then they decided it was time to fly off.

A bit further down the trail we found ourselves walking along side a swampy area. It was actually kind of pretty with all the shades of green in the water and surrounding the edges.

This must be a popular spot to visit, this tree sure seems to have had a few visitors.

We thought that Peanut must have gotton a wiff of cookies baking. He decided he wanted to lead the way. He was definately enjoying the smells and critters in the woods. He was very interested in the little frogs and lizards he encountered along the trail.

Then finally, we found it!! The Keebler Tree. We knocked and called out for Ernie, but got no response.

We were disappointed, but decided to go a bit further down the trail in search of the waterfall. We had no luck with that either. So we headed back.

Once we got back to the parking lot, we walked down to the boat ramp and walked along the path at the edge of the lake. We saw several nice fishing spots and I took a few pictures of the lake.

We had a nice walk and enjoyed the view.

Maybe next time those elves will be there.

This Week In Shadows

On my way to the office this week I passed by this shadow and, of course, had to bring out the camera and snap a picture. I think the little fence is neat in itself, and that it makes a nice shadow too.

I have to admit that I do enjoy looking for shadows and reflections when I am out and about.

I was heading back to the office after having lunch, when I noticed this reflection in the van parked next to me. I loved the way that I could see the beautiful blue sky and white fluffy clouds not only in the window of the van, but also in the side mirror. So once again, I reached for my camera.

I hope you enjoy the pictures and if you would like to see more beautiful Shadow Shots from around this big beautiful world, head on over to Hey Harriet and check out this weeks pictures from others.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

A Simple Little Shadow

My Shadow Shot this week is again from the office. This is the view from my desk. Most mornings the sun cast this shadow on the floor. You can also see the trash can through the window.

The next shot is, of course, a closer view of the trash can, with it's shadow on the sidewalk.

Last, but not least, is the same shadow as the first shot, but from the outside looking in.

Not real exciting shots, just some of the everyday shadows in my world.

Hope you enjoy, and be sure to check out some of the other entries over at Hey Harriet.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Shadow On The Road

I was looking out the window at the office and I noticed this shadow on the roadway. I thought to myself, "What an odd shaped shadow to be cast on the roadway", "Where is is coming from?", so I grabbed my camera and snapped this first shot from inside the office, (you can see the screen in the picture). Then I had to investigate what object was casting this shadow on the roadway.

I went outside and once the traffic cleared I took a few more shots. It was a long shadow and was hard to get the entire thing in the shot.

It reminded me of a tennis racket.

However, this particular shadow was beeing projected on the roadway from the electrical wires hanging overhead. I guess it is some sort of connector for the wires. I took a close up and then panned out to show the connector and the wires it is joining.

So this is my Shadow Shot for this week. I had fun capturing these and am glad that participating in Shadow Shot Sunday has given me a different way of viewing the shadows that I encounter from day to day.