Wednesday, May 23

:: just dandy



 
If you haven't figured it out by now, let me tell you how much I love macro photography. Take these lovely dandelions for example, look how beautiful & brilliant they are. What an amazing design for self propagation. Who can resist watching all of those little seeds blow away in the wind. I just love looking at natural objects, their structures & intricacies. I do apologize for the photos since these were taken before I acquired a macro lens. I can't wait for a few of these to pop up so I can get another chance, I'll be on the lookout for sure.

It's an overcast and gloomy day here today, so I suppose I finally have a day to take care of the inside of my home instead of the gardens & outside : (. I hope you have a lovely day where you are.

{peace, love & hugs}
Carrie

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Friday, May 18

:: feathering a nest


Someone's feathering a nest, but it isn't me this time. As I was sitting on my patio this afternoon taking a break from planting I heard a rustle coming from underneath my hammock. Then all of a sudden I saw this cute little wren jump up onto my candle holder, and then over to my fountain where it appears to be building it's nest.


I sat watching for the longest time as it made the same trip over and over bringing bits of leaves & twigs and diving into it's nest. It was so precious. Once it was inside you could see the little mound of bits moving around while she fluffed and tucked all of her little finds in.


After watching a few trips I ran inside to grab my camera hoping she would still be there when I returned. This is one brave little bird, she didn't seem to mind me one bit. At one point I couldn't have been more than four to five feet away. It was a bit tricky catching her in action though. I simply trained my camera on the lip of the candleholder and guessed which side she would land on so I could try to set my focus correctly without having to depend on autofocus which would have taken too long.


The real key to catching these shots was patience, and a good prop for my arm : ). I truly enjoyed every second of it, and I think she knew it too, look at her looking around over her wing so coy. She was quite cautious, she would pause to look around before leaving the lip of the candle holder to flit up to the fountain. I did get a little overzealous and moved over just a bit closer which sent her off into the trees to spy on me instead. So from now on I'll be sure to keep a proper distance for her comfort of course.


T H E   E N D


{peace, love & hugs}
Carrie
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Wednesday, May 16

:: first peonies


Nothing makes me happier than fresh flowers on my table. Except when those flowers come directly from my own gardens. These are the first of my Peonies to bloom this year. I generally have a hard time cutting them but these were drooping to the ground so I thought I would save them by bringing them in to be enjoyed. I added some clippings from my Lemon Balm and a few blooms of my False Indigo. I think they made a lovely arrangement, I only wish fresh blooms lasted forever.


After a long break from my blog, I'm feeling my creative juices starting to flow again so I hope to visit more in the coming days. Hope you all are having a wonderful day. See you again soon.

{peace, love & hugs}
Carrie

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