Doing that thing I do

More from the yard. Everything was shot with the legacy OM 90mm f2 macro except for the amanita. My husband is used to it by now. If I see something, I can't sit still until I shoot it. Sometimes just a new idea about how to shoot something will obsess me until I do it.... Continue Reading →

Elusive Wildflowers – Part 10 – Garden Loosestrife

Another one that's not elusive in the sense that it's rare, but that I've never encountered it before. This post combines my love of wildflowers and my yard macro thing from the last post. I spotted these guys in an overgrown garden that's being reclaimed by weeds. Sigh. Laziness. That's why I can't have anything... Continue Reading →

There’s this thing I do

that I call 'Yard Macros'. It's when I go into the yard for some camera therapy. I live in the 'burbs. On a tiny plot of sand. I suck at gardening. As much as I'd like a nicely landscaped yard, I don't (once I attempted it, but it didn't take). I can't stand yard work or... Continue Reading →

Corvus Mortis

Finally a post that fits the blog name. Without going all Disney on you about the cycle of life, death is most certainly part of it. While I don't seek out dead things to photograph (even though there's plenty of roadkill these days), I didn't avoid it when presented with an opportunity. I thought there... Continue Reading →

Mining Bee Macro

A follow up to the last post, I went out back to the carpet of whitlow grass again and found it buzzing with tiny mining bees (1.5 cm or 5/8 in).  The sun being strong, but slightly diffused by clouds I went back in for the camera.  So glad I did - Isn't she sweet?... Continue Reading →

OK, I shot

I can't help it.  Discouraged and in  my weird place I still had the urge to go out after a storm and take pictures of my front garden.  The process itself made me happy and that hasn't changed.     I basically just walked the driveway and the shoveled path and used the legacy OM... Continue Reading →

Down on my knees again

Suffering for my art. Snagged a branch off a wonderfully photogenic, but wickedly invasive, bittersweet plant.  They're everywhere now, like purple loosetrife, choking the life out of native plants. Anyway, I haven't been shooting macro much so decided to bring out the big guns for these - the OM 90mm f2 and the OM 35mm... Continue Reading →

End of an Era

The Era of Chuck. Aka Monkey. Aka The Orange Menace. Aka The Boy. Aka The Old Man. And he was old.  18 years.  Amazing really, but not enough.  This is the last photo I took of him.  Again, not enough. My heart is broken and my life is surely poorer without him.  For 18 years... Continue Reading →

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