Category Archives: Photography

Garden Buddy

The zinnia seeds I planted this spring have rewarded me with some colorful blooms. Each morning this week I have been making my way to the garden with my camera, hoping to catch the blooms at their best in the early morning light; and each day I have been greeted by a little insect which I have identified as a katydid nymph. He seems to know I am photographing him since even when I get a little too close and shake the stem of the flower he continues to hang on. When the blooms have faded and I no longer see my garden buddy each morning, I trust he will be out in the garden as a full-fledged katydid and I will be listening for him in the evening!

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Expectations

When I planted the sunflower seeds almost three months ago, I had visions of tall and stately plants with yellow heads so full that they would bend over because of their weight. Instead, when I looked out the window into the backyard this morning, I saw that one of the short and spindly stems actually had a small bit of yellow color at its top.  Upon walking outside to the sunflower plot and upon closer examination with my camera, I found a small, yet beautiful flower. This was not what I had expected. It was not what I had wanted. But I would have been disappointed in myself if I had let myself believe that this beautiful little sunflower bloom was not good enough. As I started to photograph the bloom, I quickly began to appreciate how beautiful and delicate it was. Don’t you agree?

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Celebrating

It’s always a good thing to be able to look forward to something. Over the last few months, I’ve been packing, purging, donating on an almost daily basis. I am so looking forward to completing the process of moving from one home to another. How could so much stuff have accumulated and become hidden in one house? In fairness to me, there have been some unforeseen things to slow me down, but  I finally see  a light at the end of this physical and also very emotional process. When it’s all done, I will certainly celebrate. But until then, I think I’ll just celebrate tomorrow and St. Patrick’s Day!

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