Friday, January 11, 2013


It’s something I don’t usually post (here's the last time)…But Chuck and I often have non-family photos and I thought I should post a few here from last April-June.  Spring is always a beautiful time in our neighborhood.
We stop mowing the backyard so we can enjoy the bountiful blooming season of the wildflowers. This Spring was particularly lovely, due to the substantial rain.
Here’s an example of the backyard.
We also enjoy a good bug photo here and there. Since moving here, I have become much more aware of the various insects, both good and evil. This is a cicada seen through my window. Once you get over the ick-factor, they’re quite intricately made.
Ahh, butterfly season! I have an enormous amount of photos of caterpillars, cocoons, and butterflies.  The kids and I stayed outside nearly all of the sunlit hours of a few days to watch the festival going on in our yard.  We also jarred a few, but found that only one of every three would make it. Thus, we decided that they’d be better viewed outside.
And finally, there was the glory of the skies above us. Chuck is a wizard at getting moon shots.
And anytime there’s a colorful sunset, you can find me on the roof of our front porch, making panoramas, This one was concocted with 36 different shots! A new record for me.  For photogs, this was using the Brenizer method. You can click on it to see it larger, although I have uploaded a smaller version.
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This was a single shot.
Ahh, how therapeutic it is to be in God’s creation, marveling at the mystery of it all. We are so blessed to live in a place where we can enjoy it to this extent!

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

I think you should come back to California for a visit so we can go to Yosemite together and take tons of pictures!