CMMC: May Close Ups

Cee has a new photo challenge called Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge. The challenge for May is close-ups of macros.

Here are a few of the close-ups I have taken this last week here at The Vicarage.

The nectarine tree and pear trees are blooming. Soon the crab apple tree will bloom. In spite of the busy-ness of the season I am determined to take the time I need to enjoy the yard this year.

The maple flowers are really making me sneeze this year. The pollen is really something else.

I am really enjoying the moments of rain this season. We haven’t had enough moisture this year. Every drop counts.

CFFC: Urban Erosion

I am jumping in on this week’s FUN FOTO CHALLENGE.

One of this year’s blogging goals for me is to really focus on building community, and as Cee said, “This challenge both new and archived photos are allowed.  The main purpose of this challenge is to create community and get to know each other through photography.”

Cee and I live at opposite ends of the country, but like her I live in a pretty small community. This is Central Street in my home town.

That green and white building in the background used to be my family’s restaurant. We sold it after my father died back in 1991. It has been empty for going on a decade now.

This is the house where I grew up and now live. We call it The Vicarage.

That is the steeple of my grandparents’ church…the first church where I youth pastored back in 1992-1995.