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Lingering Summer

Woodland Sunflowers

Summer Haiku (Linger)

Lingering flowers
Stretch toward the summer sky
Knowing fall is near

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Are you ready for seasonal transition where you live?
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Tomato Stills

Tomato Still Life

I have decided to take part in Julie Powell’s Sunday Stills photography class. The Week 1 focus was on light. I have to admit, I didn’t exactly follow the rules to set up the scene and photograph it across the day to observe the light changes. I discovered that finding a natural light area for photos in my house was quite a challenge due to window pane shadows! Plus, I only had an hour when I was inspired to set up the scene with light through the window of my back door into my kitchen. Even then, I was challenged with shadows as the afternoon sunlight was shining through tree branches, and I had to avoid blocking the light when taking pictures.

I did immerse myself in setting up the scene, watching the way the objects cast odd shadows, and noting how the changing light affected the color of the tomatoes across just an hour of time. It was almost meditational, just as Julie has suggested it could be!

Tomato Medley

The photo with only the salt shaker was taken at the start of the hour, the top right around the midway point (after adding the pepper shaker for interest), and the lower right was taken at the end. The light and color changes are subtle given my time constraint. I also cropped the photos to avoid evidence of kitchen clutter!

My house has it’s limits as a photo studio! But, I am looking forward to following the instructions for the next class! You can join in too; the online classes are free!

Cedar Waxwing Wonder!

I finally saw Cedar Waxwings last weekend during a walk in the park! I have been hoping to spot this kind of bird for a long time so the sighting was a celebration. Some passers by even stopped to see what I was so excited about. They congratulated me on my find as they went on their way! Another pretty bird to add to my list!

It’s been tough to devote time to my blog lately, but hopefully I can start to give it more attention. Hope you all are well!

Little Green Finally Seen

Little Green Heron

This is a photo of a Little Green Heron that I finally saw mid September. Years ago, I glimpsed this kind of bird at the park creek and have been looking to spot one there ever since! Finally, there it was! Very exciting! It was starting to rain (like nearly every day recently) so I was glad I got the chance to take the picture when I did. That’s one more bird for my list!

Ok, I must admit that I backdated this post to yesterday! I didn’t want to miss posting in September since I’ve been trying to post every month since I started four years ago. I got distracted and suddenly it’s October! I did take the picture in September, so that will have to do for now!

😊 happy fall, y’all!

Flutter-by

Summer Flutter-by

Summer Haiku (Butterfly)

Taking on the heat
Flutter by, my butterfly
Summer on your wings

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Where has summer gone?
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Sweet Sugar Water

Sweet

This tiny Ruby Throated Hummingbird was a nectar seeking visitor this past summer. He, and these other hummingbirds who stopped by, sure loved the sweet sugar water! It must have compared to the the natural sweetness of honeysuckle growing on the nearby fence!

I love watching these sweet little birds every summer. This past summer, I spotted them from July 10th until September 16th. They come and go like clockwork! You can see more Hummingbird pictures by clicking on the Hummingbird header at the top of my page!

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Posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: sweet
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Vibrant Growth

Growing

Vibrant Growth

Growth comes in unexpected places
Bursting through hard, rocky spaces

Above the base below
Rise, surge, grow

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Posted for the Daily Post weekly photo challenge: growth
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Calendar Year 2017- The Changing Seasons V2 in Review

Calendar Haiku (2017)

Twenty seventeen
Across the changing seasons
Soon a memory

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2017 gallery collection of Changing Seasons photos.
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I’m ready to reflect, dream, and flow into 2018! Happy New Year!
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Suburb-The Changing Seasons V2 (December 2017)

Star

Star Haiku (Promise)

Each beckoning star
Giving a glimpse of heaven
Promise fills the sky

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Best wishes to everyone as we head toward 2018!
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This is my twelfth 2017 post for year three of Cardinal Guzman’s photo challenge, The Changing Seasons. You can post a photo gallery (V1) or a single photo (V2) that showcases your view of the month. You can check out the Cardinal’s page for the general challenge rules and see his photo gallery. His photos are fantastic! Like last year, I have added a haiku along with my single V2 photo each month. Even though it has been said that a picture paints a thousand words, I like pairing pictures and words; both can still mean different things to different people.

Thank you to the Cardinal for hosting the challenge all these years. It’s been fun! And, thanks to Su Leslie for keeping the challenge going.

All my previous Changing Seasons posts are in one place under the Changing Seasons header at the top of the page. Take a look around my blog if you are interested! Comments are welcome!

Creek Glow

Creek Stone

Creek Haiku (Glow)

Luminescent glow
Glistening on the water
Around rough creek stone

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Crossing over the footbridge, I saw that the creek water down far below seemed to be glowing! Perfect for the daily post weekly photo challenge: glow

Tourmaline .

Miniature Diorama Photographer

The Godly Chic Diaries

BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH

XingfuMama

Exploring my world with pictures and words.

Still life, room to breathe

My Journey through Still Life Photography

Zimmerbitch

age is just a (biggish) number

52 Weeks Photography Group

A year in images, one theme at a time

Collect Life

A collection of life, inspiration and joy

A Walk in the Garden

"How quickly comes the sun when first it sets its mind to rise." - - j. s. v.

Susi Lovell

short story writer

Thoughts Of An E'ville Woman

The secret to having it all is believing that you do!

It's a long story ...

a light-hearted look at life by Tresha Barger

A Sawyer's Daughter

The Life & Times of a Sawmill Man's Eldest Child

Norm 2.0

Photography, fiction, humor, opinions, and whatever else I feel like posting

The Eye of a Thieving Magpie

My view of this wonderful and crazy life - as I travel and explore.

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

citysonnet.wordpress.com/

photography, poetry

Minute Meetings with God

Meeting God Personally through his word

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World

Life is for Living Every Day

Celebrating Faith, Family, Love, Laughter

My Life Lived Full

If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much space

Park Preview

A guide to Seattle area parks with an emphasis on accessibility, photography, and birds.

Jibber Jabber with Sue

Everyday Thoughts and Musings