Reaching tentacles with a natural intention. Calling birds, bees not so subtlety in their direction. Keeping their focus, catching their minds. Placing a bet that when something flies by they will notice, stop and continue the cycle of this flowers life. Bathe themselves in the flowers hand, dancing all day if they can. (more…)
An intermission in the stormy skies
Looming, I have a few minutes before my next "have to"
with my camera jumping out of my pocket I wander simply
Among the planted garden looking for raindrops glistening on
Branches, petals with the hints of fresh sunshine illuminating
Tiny jewels, my eye catches a damp but wonderful Iris
Her petals clumped together like chewed purple gum, not much
Of a wonder and yet I am drawn so I carefully lift her petals
to uncover her beautiful layers and ruffles to my surprise
A creature stirs beneath
The petal I just turned
I jump with a start
Then move in slowly to see
A moth hunkered down
Trying to weather out
The storm he is safe
And dry and curious
We stare at each other
Neither of us move blink
But I did admire his natural abilities
For quite a long time my nose to the
Petals wondering how long this creature
Was quiet listening to the rain
Pouring and then it starts
I felt a raindrop, on my cheek and my shoulder, the air temperature instantly sank colder. The sun was still out, for how long was unclear but I was purposefully alone and I wanted to be here. Perhaps I made it, just in time, between storms or perhaps I was about to get soaked. (more…)
One day late, but I made it! My family went on a camping trip and then celebrated Thanksgiving away from home. So, I wasn’t up and current with this weeks themes. I was happy to see that many of the themes work well with photographs I took on our trip. We had such a great time and I made sure to carve out time during the “golden hours” in the early morning and late afternoon to enjoy my surroundings and work on my photography skills I have learned this month.
Thank you so much for reading these lengthy posts, I really did have fun putting them together. Happy Thanksgiving.
Now for week 3 of Photography 101. I am really enjoying the themes each day and writing too. I continue to learn and grow and appreciate the continued support of my readers and family. I know this is a long post, but it is a great exercise for me each day. Thanks for following along.
Day 15- POP OF COLOR
Photo By: Carrie
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata CA(more…)
Days 6 and 7 were over the weekend, there were no direct themes associated with these days. I am enjoying this month-long challenge. I enjoy thinking of images in themes like this and using images that first come to mind when I read the theme. Although, with my schedule as it is during the week, there isn’t really time for me to take a theme related image most of the time. These images are all very recently captured. Here are this week’s posts.