Here are just a few of the things I find to be Grand.
I wish my beloved Golden Eye Stray would come back in and play well with the Pride but it is not to be. She has a very independent spirit and stubborn streak as well. I check to see if she is well often and worry when she is not where I think she should be. Yesterday she went with me on my quick walkabout to get some ice-storm pics around are place. After getting back to the house I took these on our porch. Even though I think she is cold I can see her Love and warm heart melts snow.
We had a minor ice-storm, read the lights stayed on we are safe and warm, come through late yesterday evening. I tried to capture its eerie beauty last night with my Olympus SP-350. Armed with an LED flashlight and sans a tri-pod to steady my shivering hands the results were less than stellar but I had a great time trying! So I got up and headed out before the ice started to melt this morning and took a few quick shots. Since the sun is smarter than me and stayed in bed the lighting is not great but I hope you enjoy Winter’s version of Embraced.
This first photo I took this Summer past and I was trying to capture the essence of the water drops as I perceived them. After many attempts I realized just be there in the moment was more important than the actually capture.
The second one I took this evening as the ice-storm was moving through. As The Bride and I arrived home safe and sound I brought the salt substitute for the steps out of the garage. As I was de-icing the steps I noticed the ice-water droplets on the tree out front. Of course once again was unable to capture the raw beauty but was thankful for the chance. Be safe and I hope you all enjoy these two flavors of water droplets!
I was out and about a lot this past summer taking pictures on our place. Most were not keepers as I have experimented more with all the manual settings on my equipment and different techniques. Though there were times I thought the end product was more important than the journey I usually landed back ta ground zero: contentment. It was an oasis in the desert that has been my life this past year or so. I found new green and blooming things as well as fighting off a lot of the old bugs and flying pests! Good times. Quite times. Times of discovery. Did I mention good times? Well I found this yet-to-be-named-by-me-because-I-have-no-idea-what-it-is little blue flower on one walkabout. I took a few captures of this flower and my wedding band as comparison so you can see how small it is. Small in size but large with wonderment and awesomeness…I know that is not a real word but this flower is! So here is a little blue thing amongst the green things.