Photography 101 – Treasure

Show us something (or someone) you cherish, and get up close.

Not really what I had planned when I read the description of this challenge.  While walking around the back fields today I saw these – while they are not a treasure to me they could definitely be to the birds during the cold.



Photography 101 – The Natural World and #NaBloPoMo

Capture a moment, big or small, and pay attention to the lines and curves produced by nature.

Since my pictures of the deer chose not to cooperate with me I am using a couple that were taken early in the spring.  An announcement from Mother Nature that warmer weather was on it’s way then.



One of my favorite winter photos is from the backyard where I used to live.  It was used by the company I used to work for as a Christmas greeting on our emails one year.


Photography 101 – Day 1 Challenge – What does home look like? & NaBloPoMo #3

Photography 101 – Day 1 Challenge – What does home look like to me?

When I think of home, I think of a safe place, a place to grow and learn and be loved.  My mother always had roses and many other flowers, there was seldom a month that was half way warm that something wasn’t blooming.  When I see roses I think about her.  My roses are still putting out new growth and blooming even though we’ve had several nights in the lower 30’s and upper 20’s this past week.

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Taken with my Fire phone but downloaded to my computer.

Wildflowers and weeds – what do we see?

While out mowing today I stopped to look at the wildflowers blooming.  Yes, they are wild,  but they are beautiful.  I love my roses and other flowers but there’s just something about these growing wild, yeah they’re just weeds but look at the beautiful flowers they have.

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