Saturday, August 9, 2008


by me?!?! I took my camera outside yesterday on impulse to try to capture a few closeups of nature around my house. I didn't plan anything but closeups, because at the moment my flowerbeds are not picture ready. They have been fairly well neglected the last several years, except to kill weeds. I've only planted a few things here and there. But I digress, as I often do, lol! It was later in the afternoon, approaching dusk, and the temperatures were very pleasant for the deep South! There was a breeze blowing, so it was a little hard to catch a good photo of the butterflies on the butterfly bush. The branches were rustling around some in the wind. There were a good number of butterflies catching a ride on a waving flower and some bees out for a late supper. I noticed the Black-Eyed Susans blooming, so I zoomed in. Just played around trying different things on the camera. I'm not a photographer, for sure, but think I managed to catch some decently good images. I did some others of textures that I'm hoping to play around with in photo editing software as backgrounds or some such.

I didn't manage to shake the cold off, though it's not as bad as it could be as far as congestion. I'm taking cold medicine to try to keep symptoms from getting too bad, but still feel shaky, achy, weak, and nauseated at times. So there is my whine for the day about it! I'm stubbornly trying to get some of the things done that I wanted to, just at a slower pace. Still it is good to be off work and I'm thankful for that.


Kim's Treasures said...

Jill~Your photos look great! I usually only take closeups because my garden is out of shape. It just needs a little TLC...nothing too horrible. Isn't nice that it cooled off some!?! It did here too, a cold front from Canada blew in and it is a bit chilly this morning. Hope you are feeling better real soon!

Holly said...

Moms....your photos are awesome!!!!! They really look great! Maybe you should quit your job and become an artist/photographer :)

Hope you are having a nice day off!

Love you,

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