Friday, January 13, 2012

Picture Winter - Days 6 - 10

I'm faithfully keeping up with Picture Winter. As I mentioned, this is the second time I've taken this prompt class. It is so much easier this go round. I'm not intimidated by the other photographers. They know me by now. They know I can take good shots and not so good shots and they are very forgiving and encouraging!!   I don't feel like it's winter. We've had a couple of cold winter days. Most of the time it's been unseasonably warm. I was looking at my pictures from last January and on this date we had heavy ice!  Not this year, it's supposed to be 60 degrees tomorrow! I'm headed to the northern part of the state for a few fun days with my grandsons, and maybe it will be colder up there. They had snow yesterday, we had sun!! Enough about the weather, on to the pictures!!

Day 6 - Cracked Open  -   She had a quote on her page I liked, "Everything has cracks in it. It's how the light gets in."   - Leonard Cohen
The picture above is the one I posted in our gallery. It is just mind boggling to think that a mighty oak tree can grow from a little acorn. This one has cracked open, letting the light in and the roots are seeking soil.

On my morning walk I found these long seed pods hanging from a tree. They're about 5" long. There was one little seed left in the pod!

Day 7 - Quiet Beauty - we were looking for beauty among a resting world.
Several years ago my daughter gave me two of these gorgeous bushes. They're called Japanese Fringe Flowers. They bloom in the spring and in the fall. This year with the warm weather, they're still blooming.

Day 8 - Texture Seekers - looking for texture in the kitchen or anywhere else we chose
If you had asked me a year ago if I would be taking a macro photo of coconut; my answer would be a loud "no way"!  But, this year has taught me a lot. I've realized how much of the tiny details of life we miss. Our eyes just can't see them, but, my macro lens can.  Did you know coconut was so sparkly and sugary looking?

Day 9 - Bundle up - capture how we bundle up to go out in the cold
It's been so warm I haven't bundled up much this winter. It was cold enough to put on a sweater and pull up the hood for a photo. I even put on a little bit of lipstick for you!!

Day 10 - Seeking Balance - find a way to portray the balance we need in our lives as we start this New Year

I just had fun with this one. I kept thinking of something that I could balance on this block. "B" is for balance you know!  I found a little Lego man, but he wouldn't stand on one leg without his walkie-talkie in his hand to balance him!  I've been seeing a lot of Lego photo shots and I think they are so much fun!!

Hope you enjoyed the update!!
And, hope you're enjoying the winter!

"If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
~P. B. Shelley


  1. Cathy - I had no idea that coconut was so sugary and sparkly but then again, that may explain why it is so darn good! Love the side-view selfie. And your balance shot is very imaginative - I too really enjoy the creativity that people put into their Lego people set-ups. Enjoy your non-winter.

  2. I love all of these - Congrats for picking up another class, you are so ambitious. Each and everyone of these are so special in their own way, really, really nice job.

  3. A nice set, Cathy. I really like your Japanese Fringe Flower. I've never heard of that before. And your Balance shot is very clever.

  4. I am so very impressed that you would apply lipstick for that photo of yourself! That is not something I would do, but then I always forget to even use lip gloss. You have set a new standard for me now with self portraits...but I'm not sure I can live up to it!

    Balancing Lego Man is quite adorable! I just love coming here because your photos are great and you bring so much fun and joy into what you share with us.


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