Quiet, Lovely Little Fleabane

I took this shot July of 2012 with my Pop’s FujiFilm S5700 after visiting with he and my Mom. Most of my shots suffered greatly during most of 2012 due to many factors: My beloved Canon Powershot S3is died and I had to learn a new camera( minor issue), Pops had a heart-attack due to the stress of being Mom’s diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer, and the knowledge that I had just spent the last Mothers I ever would with my Mom. Oh, we also had a family member living with us who was suffering from severe depression. To say 2012 was a hot-mess of a year would be an understatement but I still had nature and photography as my solace. It was a place where I could go and listen to and for the quiet things. It allowed me the space to detect the whisper that is faith and to connect to hope. I found those thing through the lens and in the smallest of things like this quiet, lovely little Fleabane.

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Something Fowl From Awhile Ago

I came across several shots I had taken late Autumn 2012 with a Fujifilm S700. My Dad had loaned it to me after my beloved Canon Powershot S3is had died. During that time he bought himself a small Nikon and gave me the S700. I use it from time to time and this was my weapon of choice on a very bright but cold morning by the lake. I saw these this morning and it has me motivated to brave the cold and head to the lake here in a bit. Till The next time here is a little something fowl from awhile ago.

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A Couple Of Crazy Days

I have had two of the craziest days this weekend.  The Bride is in school again and I am her lab partner or ” slave monkey and photo bug” if you wish. The great thing of on-line schooling is that which is also the worst thing: Technology!  We are having issues to say the least…uh not us but with the techno-stuff.

I also have had a mechanical issue with my ride and found out today I will have to get the last little part, to finish the job, from the dealer. Oh, I also got a foreign object stuck in my eye.( I seem have a gift for this but it still stinks when it happens.) After flushing my eye for at least a half an hour, and what seems to have been divine intervention, I am object free in the eye department.I have never felt pain like that before and I am gratefully for the gift of sight.

So what to do in such a frenzied mess?   Share some captures I grabbed in between the madness!

I used my SX260 on Live mode for this hand held shot last night of the Supermoon.
I used my SX260 on Live mode for this hand held shot last night of the Supermoon.
The Fleabane are back and I am glad. I grabbed this shot as they were closing for the evening. I used my SP-350 for this one.
The Fleabane are back and I am glad. I grabbed this shot as they were closing for the evening. I used my SP-350 for this one.
This is a Buttonbush bud and when they bloom they are a great asset to nature. I used my SP-350 on this shot as well.
This is a Buttonbush bud and when they bloom they are a great asset to nature. I used my SP-350 on this shot as well.
I love Damselflies and this one is really cool. I used my Powershot Sx10is in this capture.
I love Damselflies and this one is really cool. I used my Powershot Sx10is in this capture.
I have a FujiFilm S700 my dad gave me and I used that for this shot. I by the way love taking pictures of rusty things!
I have a FujiFilm S700 my dad gave me and I used that for this shot. I by the way love taking pictures of rusty things!
I took this last night using a tripod and my Powershot SX10is on full manual. I was having a issue with it being to beige and set the white balance on "florescent" and this is the result.
I took this last night using a tripod and my Powershot SX10is on full manual. I was having a issue with it being to beige and set the white balance on “florescent” and this is the result.

How Do You Dew

As The Boy and I took our morning stroll, in search of the perfect poo”spot”, I noticed that dew was gracing all natures wonders this fine morning. After his business was completed we went back inside and I grabbed my Sp350 and pops FinePix S700.The hope was to get several shots with the morning sun dancing across or draping the morning dew draped landscape. Here are a few of the Dew as I see it. (As an aside to clear up any confusion The Boy is my little buddy Ficus, a Corgi, not a real boy. Upon reflection it is now past his bath time, due to an unexpected surgery, and he smells like a teenage boy so there are some similarities!)

A grass we call Sedge grass with a spider web, with said spider, as a fly in the mix. This was taken with my pops FinePix S700
A beautiful little yellow flower that I believe is a Moneywort greeting the day. Taken with my Olympus Sp350.
Another angle of the Sedge grass taken with my Sp350.
I do not know the name of this tiny purple flower but I do know Butterflies like it. Taken with my Sp350.