1. Summer Coneflowers (by dorameulman)

     
  2. Caleb (by dorameulman)
    2 years old and very sweet. :-)

     
  3. Rat Snake & Rabbet (by dorameulman)
    Yesterday I was doing some work in the garden when suddenly this rat snake pounced on a rabbet. Poor little bunny didn’t stand a chance. When I got over the terror and the shock I ran and got my camera. The rabbets little legs where kicking at first but it was a quick and easy kill for the snake. He then proceeded to devour him whole while I stood there snapping away. This is one of the shots. It was a creepy yet awesome experience. :-))

     
  4. see ya later on Flickr.

    Last shot in this Summertime images at the pool series. I know all you gentleman probably enjoyed them but truth be told I prefer photos of women also. This young woman was a fascinating subject to shoot. :-)

     
  5. Lifeguard on Flickr.

    This young lady was on high alert to protect swimmers from drowning.

     
  6. Cool Water on Flickr.

    So good when it’s hot. :-)

     
  7. High Heels At The Pool on Flickr.

    This lady looked silly to me wearing those ridiculous high heels at the pool. lol :-)

     
  8. Nice Shot on Flickr.

     
  9. Waterfountains on Flickr.

    Precious moment they looked so adorable. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. ^_^

     
  10. Independence Day on Flickr.

    Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the United Kingdom. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.

    Wishing all my American friends a happy holiday. Don’t forget the sunscreen, it’s HOT. ^_^

     
  11. Weeds Rule on Flickr.

    Weeds are plants in the wrong place in the right place they’re pretty. Here at Robinwood Lake weeds rule. The lazy hazy days of Summer are upon us and I love it. :-))

     
  12. Macro Mushrooms on Flickr.

    This is at Robinwood Lake on a warm June evening.

     
  13. Mimosa Flower on Flickr.

     
  14. Exotic Mimosa Tree on Flickr.

    Having been introduced from Asia in the mid-1700s, the Mimosa tree also called silk tree (Albizia julibrissin), is beautiful and exotic. It has now made itself at home throughout North Carolina and the entire southeast and like all invasive non native trees it’s thriving at the expense of native trees. They are so dramatic and beautiful like this specimen at Robinwood Lake that it’s hard not to love them. ^_^

     
  15. Summer Evening on Flickr.

    Summer evening at Robinwood Lake, Gastonia NC. It’s hot and humid with occasional short lived showers. Thunder rumbles in the distance but it’s calm without wind so it’s perfect.