Another autumn in The Middle and I have to say it is perfect. With all the uncertainty around the globe, our seasons here have been splendid.
I have spent a lot of time pondering and trying to get motivated. Motivated to write, to paint, to create……
Let’s move on. The motivation is slow in coming. But here are some beauties of where I live. Enjoy!
It is finally warm outside here, in The Middle. Buds are on the trees and some have blossoms. Birds are singing and nesting and flying north once again.
I have longed for this. Winter lasted a long time this year and kept coming back every now and then. I do believe it is finally gone.
I sat outside for a couple of hours this morning just soaking up the sun and vitamin D. I love it. The breeze and the bright blue sky brings hope on its’ wings.
Here are some photos I grabbed….. go ahead and click on each one…….
“You talkin’ to me?”
I see you
snow geese – way up high
again – elusive cardinal
Here we are, almost into the middle of December and just now the weather has gotten cold. That’s ok. It makes winter even shorter, at least in my head.
Here are some images before the weather turned at Pertle Springs. Such blue skies and water.
Then we have the culprit that brought in the cold. A thunder storm in December! Brief, but successful.
thunder and lightening
It’s that time of year where the colors outside are slim pickins. So here is a glimpse of texture from my own backyard.
Oh. And a really cute dog named Teddy Roosevelt.
Not a caterpillar but George Bailey’s hair (one of our dogs)
inside out bark
Teddy Roosevelt – Frisbee catcher – well, in training
just a mole hill – don’t make a mountain out of it
left over walnuts for the squirrels
We haven’t seen a lot of sun here in The Middle.
Today it is shining brightly.
Cate B 😀
Fall is in full swing here in The Middle. The colors this year are not as brilliant as the last few years. Sad. But it still smells great out there and leaves are falling and air is fresh and cool.
Enjoy this Season!
I am still getting to know my camera and the zooming in part.
Here, in The Middle of the USA, the summer can get rather hot and things begin to dry up. We had a great spring and beginning of summer.
But now, the drying up has begun. I decided to find color. Any color besides browns and tans. They have their place – I especially miss the tan M&Ms.
Here is what I have found so far…….
caught him by accident
dancing shoes resting
I just love to take pictures. My Fuji from 2004 bit the dust completely last year sometime. I was so sad, but it was outdated. It was time.
I continued to take photos with my iPhone6! LOL. It was alright but I missed having a real camera in my hands.
Just so you know, I am by no means what I consider a photographer to be. I am clueless as to what aperture means and all the other terms involved. All I know is point and shoot and hope for the best – the beauty of digital!
Well, I finally decided on a camera. It actually came recommended to me by a photography blog I follow. I just loved Cindy’s photos of the colorful birds in her area. Absolutely beautiful!
So here goes. This camera, a Sony – DSC-H400, is simple to use and the best thing is it zooms to 63X. Say what?
That zoom got me excited. But it takes practice for a simple lady like myself. But look at the moon:
And I know I can do better with practice! It’s all I can do not to spend all of my free time outside looking for things to shoot.
Here’s a few more…..