Thursday, May 27, 2010

photos to share...

So here's the prayer shawl I mentioned in yesterday's post. It is so warm and comfy and is nice to wear around my shoulders and can stretch it out down my legs if I want to warm them up. The colors are muted and the yarn is so soft. Just wanted to show it off...the ladies worked hard on it! And the prayers were so welcome.

The following shots are from my yard. I am always trying to work on my photography, and with no babies to shoot and some uncooperative dogs, I tend to shoot plants. (The doggies DO NOT like it when I put the camera in front of my face.) So anyway, I came home the other day and it had just finished raining, so I grabbed my camera and walked around the yard.

This little vine was growing off some plant. I'm so into my plants, can't you tell? I have no idea what they are.

This is part of our sky pencil, complete with spider web. The sky pencil normally has dark leaves, but the buds are such a yellowy-green.

My hydrangea is blooming!!! We bought this plant last year when our social worker came to visit, because I had nothing in my front yard planters. And we picked PINK, cause the baby was a girl, but I'm glad that they bloomed again this year. I am so proud that they lived through the winter.

And I do love the picture. It should be said that I don't really edit my photos much. I know that many people do a lot with computer editing, and sometimes I play with them, but I think much of the skill comes in taking the photography to begin with. Equipment plays into it a lot, and so does knowing how to work your camera. I'm still learning, and I think I'm going to spend time with a professional photographer this summer. I offered myself up as an apprentice to a parent at the school where I work, and she said YES. Very excited.

Okay, not much else to report. Talk later!

7 comments:

JellyBelly said...

Thanks for posting pics from your garden! I planted hydrangeas for the first time this year and I can't wait until they bloom! I carried some in my wedding bouquet and I LOVE them!

J+TMcLamb said...

Loving the garden pics :) Was thinking of taking some pics of my gardenias, which are blooming for the first time this year! You are great w/ the camera!!

marge said...

how lovely! sorry i haven't been commenting much. i have not had time on the computer to look around and read my favorite blogs. i've missed you!

Bailey's Leaf said...

Wonderful! I take so many photos that my husband tells me that I'm worse than a Japanese tourist.

Alison said...

Beautiful pictures! I love hydrangeas. Plants are entirely cooperative and never make faces or hide from the camera.
How fun to learn from a professional.

Together We Save said...

Wonderful pictures!!

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

beautiful pictures!