This week’s challenge is the color pink. It just so happens that one of our pink rhodies, Mary Belle, is blooming…
Mel’s nose is mostly black but he does have a small patch of pink inside his left right nostril. He wasn’t too happy about the camera being stuck in his face….
It’s the middle of October and the strawberries are still going strong!
Got so busy last week that I missed Sunday Stills! At least there’s always next week. 😉
When I first saw the bee, I thought it had gotten too cold to fly, since it was pretty overcast. But then I noticed the white spider – practically the same color as the rose – with a death grip on bee’s neck. Without the two red stripes on its back, it blends in incredibly well. Did a quick Internet search and found out that the spider is a Goldenrod Crab Spider, which is either white or yellow, depending on what color flower they are hunting on, and they can change between the two colors.
It’s a toss up between the super macro mode and zoom – both are equally awesome!
I didn’t realize until we got the challenge this week just how much yellow we have around here!
Rhubarb Curd. Yes, not exactly the most appetizing shade of yellow, but the delicious lemony flavor more than makes up for it. Want to try it, recipe here.
Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor), an interloper in our hay fields.
Torching up scrap into more manageable pieces.
Butter cup patch.
Old broom handles come in handy for keeping stirrups straight when you’re not riding.
Enjoy more Sunday Stills contributions here.
Macro Monday, fall edition! You know that fall is here and winter’s just around the corner when everything is covered in little ice crystals…
Our second frost of the year, hardly a killing frost, but cold enough to make you reach for a scarf and clean off the wood stove that sits all summer for a nice little fire.
Note: To everyone who wanted to know about the virus – it’s gone, thank god. I had the computer up and back to normal in about six hours.
Flowers/Wildflowers – a perfect spring-time challenge! One of the many rhododendrons in our yard… I can’t remember the names of all of them, but Mom knows most the them.
Okay, so not the best shot, but I wanted to combine all the color of the lilac tree, the sky and the leafing out chestnut trees in the background.
In dappled sunlight by the house…
This week’s challange is a little bit different than the previous ones we’ve been having. For this week, we were supposed to pick two subjects from past challanges and reshoot them, either in black and white, or edit them and change the color to black and white after they’ve been taken.
Trace posing so beautifully for the camera (I think he loves his job as a model….) This is from the pets challenge, which I believe was the very first Sunday Stills Challenge ever issued! Shot in black and white.
Shot in black and white. Do you consider your non-working horse a pet? I do, so I figured Nick would fit into the pet category.
Shot in black and white. Finally, our Siamese kitten/yearling, Gretchen.
Shot in black and white. Black cherry from last week’s macros of flowers challenge.
Pale pink/white Rhododendron. And finally, my favorite flower shot of the week! Shot in black and white.
This week’s challenge was to shoot some macros of whatever is starting to bloom for the folks who don’t have much green and no flowers yet. This is the perfect challenge for this week, almost everything has greened up and is flowering like crazy. I took so many pictures that I had a hard time narrowing it down to a select twelve or thirteen to post!
Big Leaf or Oregon Maple
Trillium, complete with spider
Match-stick lichen, also known as British Soldiers
purple and periwinkle Vinca minor
wild flowering currant
Hardly any time for words today because it’s supposed to rain tonight at midnight, so we’re in a mad rush to get everything weeded and harvested that shouldn’t get wet, before rain comes.