Several From Around Our Place

The Bride and I took a walkout our place today. It was pleasantly warm out but we were accompanied by a nice crisp coolness mixed in by the wind. Here are several from around our place. Enjoy!

I do not know the name of this little blue flower but I like it. If anyone knows please leave a comment. I have dedicated a few hours looking online to no avail.
“Hey what you looking at?”
A fallen leaf for your viewing pleasure.
Small White Wood Asters being “cradled” by the Golden Rod. The focus is not great because I am still having handling issues with my PowerShot SX260. I like it anywho!
The Boy picks up scent. Cute isn’t he?
A Spotted Touch-Me-Not nestled under a bush.

One From The Day

As I took a break from my finishing the drywall in the bathroom I had an epitome: A bad day taking pictures beats a good day dry-walling! So off for a walkabout I went. Camera in hand, and a head full of worries and wants, I proceed to untangle my being doing something I love. Here is one from the day.

I took this picture with my pops FujiFilm S700. This flower was about three inches off the ground under and surround by other plants and wild things. Life is everywhere and I find that still to this day to be wondrous.

Taking A Moment At The Lake

The Bride and I took a little walkabout at the lake this evening. It was a nice break from the going on’s in our lives at this juncture. One of the many things I love about her is she encourages and supports my photography habit. Well that is up to the point of spending dollars we do not have at this moment on a new camera! But alas all is not lost since my sister-in-law lets me borrow her Nikon D40. The following shots are from that walk with The Bride. Enjoy!

Not yet sure what type of duck this is but I love the contrast between the softness of the white with the vibrant red mask it wears.
A feather that the wind was moving across the face of the lake. It looked like a little sloop out for a evening sail.
Hanging out with my fowl friends! This picture and the next were shot with sun to our backs. There is a softness to photos taken late it the day that I love.
We have mallards mostly here in my neck of the woods but this duck is new to me. Time to google ducks I suppose.

Grandfather Apple, A Violet Plus A Random Photo

Today, after a very lazy start, me and The Bride went on a leisurely walk around the place. After finding the areas I had cleaned out paths last year still very passable we went down to the creek. The violet pictured is about ten feet down the bank right above the creek.It was such a stark contrast to the sandy bank and bleak brown creek bottom I had to take the shot.

The apple blossom is from a very old apple tree The Bride has named Grandfather Apple. It has bloomed early like every thing else around here and adds flavor to the emerging colors and smells of an early spring.

Grandfather Apple

The last photo is of a wooden pallet outside of the loading dock at work. I see the pallet as thus so I am not sure what that says about me.

My view of a wooden pallet.

Please feel free to comment on what you like and what you do not.