Monday, March 12, 2012

A FEW SNAPSHOTS

Just to let you know I am still around, kicking my heels, raisin' a little cane, opining and stirring up the pots, etc.,  I am posting a few photos I have had so little time to do.

The remodeling jobs are winding down, but there is cleanup and then I have to get my hanging pots going outdoors.  Since I am drinking decaf now, I don't have enough same size coffee cans for my usual steps, so I will have to come up with another idea.

All the CUTIES (clementines or madarin oranges or  a cross, depending on who you ask) photos are straight out of the camera and were really an interesting study of light coming in a kitchen window.

Two pieces were lying on the counter and the light fascinated me when I viewed different angles. So the only thing that moved in the multiple photos is me and the camera. I think there is a subtle mood change in a couple of them.

The forsythia is the first to open in my yard. There were 4 in one day.
Daffodils In Yucca
I've had daffodils for a month.

The moon photo is a poor representation of what I saw. I am going to have to read up on taking full moons. I think it involves a tripod and long exposure

When I first saw the moon it was at a dangerous Flippin AR intersection. It was barely peeking over the horizon; its color was darker then the clementines, nearly red. I have never seen a moon so colorful. By the time I got home it had risen and much of the color diminished.






Full Moon 03/09/2012




PHOTOS: NitWit1 unless otherwise attributed.








CLEMENTINES (CUTIES):
STRAIGHT OUT OF CAMERA (lLight and camera perspective study)


This comes close to being my favorite, but would have
preferred the label been facing camera, and left
Cutie not chopped off.
The light shining or reflecting through the two Cuties
obliterated the bottom of the second Cutie. WEIRD!


10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the clementines on blue are really pretty! love the spring blooms, too.

Sandi McBride said...

I am starting my baskets tomorrow....now pass me a clementine, I need energy!

Arkansas Patti said...

I love how you experiment with your camera and keep improving. I have an entirely too much of an "Oh well, maybe next time" attitude which shows in my photos.
I need to try some of those cuties.

rosaria said...

Clementines are now called Cuties? Who knew!

NitWit1 said...

HERE IS A LINK TO CUTIES WHICH ARE TWO TYPES OF MANDARINS: CLEMENTINE MANDARINS AND MURCOTT MANDARINS. THE SEAON FOR THEM RUN FROM NOVEMBER TO APRIL.

http://cutieskids.com/what-is-a-cutie/

NITWIT1

Suburbia said...

Love your cutie study ( fab name, not heard them called that before :-)

Amber Star said...

I love the pictures of the cuties. The clementines on the blue is very dramatic. Your use of light is very good.

I'm hoping to get some plants into a planter today. They have been languishing in the "greenhouse" since the biggo cold front came in last weekend. It has been very warm the past couple of days. Our forsythia has bloomed and the Carolina Jessamine is nearly finished blooming. The quince on the side of the house has finished. The mums have been deadheaded and are growing well and have a few little buds. Moms are such a great plant! After they bloom in the fall I leave them alone over the winter. They start looking pretty icky over the winter, but the dead foliage sorta acts like a blanket.

Our pansies are still blooming like crazy. They like the temperatures right now and have had time to mature over the winter.

The mesquite trees haven't leafed out yet...well, not as of two weeks ago. When they leaf winter is officially over.

Have a fine day and plant something fun. The naked ladies haven't bloomed but have a healty bunch of leaves. Is that what happened to your relative's lillies who lives around here?

Nezzy said...

Great pictures girl. I've yet to try those cuties...I've gotta get some!

God bless and have a magnificent day!!! :o)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Way to girl! You are really getting the hang of picture taking.
Wish I could do the same.
Came by the other day to say hello but the blogger thing gave me an error of some kind when I tried to leave you a comment.
Your flowers are pretty. I need some baskets too. Something else I need to add to my to do list. lol
Hope all is well
Love
Maggie

Dimple said...

I have said before, photography is all about light. You showed this well with the cuties...I like them a lot!

Your remodel looks functional--exactly what a utility room is supposed to be--and I love your redone yard. I remember you posted about the work there as you were doing it..

Blessings!