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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve!

Since I know
most of you are gathered with family
and it is a busy time...
I just wanted to post a
Happy Christmas Eve message
along with
a Merry Christmas too!
 
Thank you all for being in my life...
 
You mean the world to me!
 
 
This little picture was taken last year.
 
It is a driveway across the lake from our side of the lake...
 
but I loved the gate and the snow,
and somehow,
it just feels like the
road their family takes to get to a family gathering...a real
Christmas scene to me...
 
 




I also hope 2013 brings you good health and happiness!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I can't get them out of my mind....

I am like most of you...
 
in mourning
over
those precious little souls
lost
in the school shootings this week.
 
 
I just can't get them out of my mind.
 
 
Recently, I visited a local cemetery
and
found this lovely angel headstone.
 
She looked forlorn to me,
and
sad.
 
 
Now, she has taken on new meaning to me
as it seems she is looking down from
heaven
onto the earth
and wondering,
like us...
how this could happen................
 
 
 



May God be with all the families in compassion and strength.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

This and That from late Autumn.......

Well, Google's blackmail did work....
I ended up paying the new plan of
$2.49 a month
in order to continue posting pictures on my blog.
Even though it let me post a few more
with smaller loading,
it stopped letting me load pictures again,
saying I had taken up too much space.

So much for a "Free blog", huh?

So, I bit the bullet and am now paying to do this.
But since I have so many images
that I love to show you,
and because it has led to a few "jobs" for me
in the photography world,
I decided to continue here.

Today?
I have a few images from this past autumn.
I am still so far behind in post processing
my many, many, MANY autumn images,
that I may be showing you quite a few more
over the next few weeks/months until I get caught up.

We are expecting a HUGE
snowstorm over the next few days.
(The flakes JUST are starting outside my window as I type this).
So, before I know it, I will be donning my snowshoes
and getting out in the wild white wonderland to get some
winter scenes too!









I hope this big guy made it through this hunting season..I took this in November right before our hunting season began...






This guy is NOT legal to hunt here (yet)....a bull moose. We saw him a few days in a row, we found where he was hanging out....but then after that we went back the next week, and he had moved on from the area we saw him before.





And despite the cold, cold weather, the same day we saw THIS....
poor little thing was moving in slow motion (probably FROZEN). Sure hope he got somewhere safe to hibernate for the rest of the winter!:
Maybe
I better do the same????

Friday, December 7, 2012

Gotta Love that Bokeh!

Say WHAT?
 
What is Bokeh you say?
 
(I know, I had NO idea what it was either until I started into photography for reals).
 
Bokeh means "blur"...it is when you do a closeup of your main subject and purposely blur
the background....
and if you want to experiment,
you can be creative with your bokeh
by making a lens cover for your camera
lens in shapes....
 
 
Here are some we did in photography class a few weeks ago!

Believe it or not, I hung mini Christmas lights in the background behind these objects, but
I cut out a "fake" lens cover with a snowflake design in the middle
and used a rubber band to hold it around my lens and snapped away...
and
THIS
is what you get!:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Then, I used a homemade lens
where I cut out a little heart
in the middle
and rubber banded it
around and in front of my lens
and got

THIS!!!:


Now?


 
 
NOW?
I am bugging all my scrapbooking friends
to borrow their
cutouts to make more homemade lens...
 
I think I have "bokeh FEVER"!!!!
 
 



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I retired in June 2008 and started my blog in November 2008. I worked at several jobs as a Registered Nurse prior to retirement. I LOVE being retired! Blogging has offered me a whole new venue to start writing again and to share new hobbies such as gardening, birdwatching and sharing my nature photography. If you like my blog, PLEASE click on "follow this blog". Having a lot of followers reading my blog gives me incentive to continue to do photography and to continue to write. I also LOVE comments, so I encourage you to leave me a comment after you read my posts. Thanks everyone, for taking the time to read me!!

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