CFFC: Apple Red Colors #WordlessWednesday

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CFFC: Caramel Color #WordlessWednesday

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#SundayStills: #Vivid Memories of Early Photography Days

✋I am raising my virtual hand, Terri! I do remember the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenges.

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CFFC: Pink Lemonade #WordlessWednesday

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CMMC: September Color – Bright Pink or Magenta

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CMMC: September Close Up

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#SundayStills – Monthly Color Challenge: #Mustard

I never really liked the condiment mustard – the yellow stuff that’s famous on burgers and hot dogs, even though I’ve never really tried it.

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CMMC: June Pale Any Color

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #190: Close and Closer

This week, on Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #190, host Patti challenges us to look closer and I mean real close.

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CFFC: Mostly in Two Colors

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CFFC: All in One Color

Strictly Yellow mums
So green

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #172: A Day of the Week

This week, on Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #172, Amy invites everyone to share a Day of the Week.

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CMMC: October Pick a Topic

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #169: The Ordinary

This week, on Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #169, I.J Khanewala is guest-hosting and he’s challenging everyone to take a second look at the ordinary. Sometimes, those things can surprise you or even put a smile on your face.

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CMMC: September Alphabet Must Have O in the Middle

Close-Up of Coreopsis (Tick Seed)

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #164: Looking Up/Down

This week, on Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #164, Sofia from Photographias challenges everyone to Look up or Down.

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CFFC: Yellow

Golden glow of parting clouds
Yellow Sunflower

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CFFC: Orange

In the glow of the morning light
Orange Flowers

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CFFC: Real vs. Fake

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Lens-Artists Challenge #130: It’s a Small World

I love macros. They are so exotic and different and really only can be seen either with a magnifying glass, a dedicated macro lens, or in my case, a good ol’ regular camera lens with a screw-on macro filter. These filters are tricky to use sometimes as everything must be completely still and as you can see from the below photo, it only magnifies a specific area of the image while blurring the rest.

Close up of Japanese Maple Leaves

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, I had not had the opportunity to photograph with my macro lens filters as I was being driven by work and anxiety to the point I had somewhat lost my muse and inspiration to make photographs. I hope to make some in 2021 as it’s looking like spring might be coming early. Therefore, please enjoy some pre-pandemic photos. These photos were from the beautiful spring of pre-pandemic world of 2019.

Close-up of my budding cherry tree

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5 Months into 2020…

So we’re now 5 months into 2020 and I think you’ll agree with me when I say this, “2020 sucks!” Continue reading “5 Months into 2020…”

Creating a Container Garden…

Almost 3 years ago, I moved into my current home. There were raised beds in the backyard and the front yard was incredibly bare except for a Japanese Maple tree which my mom has threatened to cut it down many times since and I have to keep reminding her that this is my house, not hers.

2 years ago, I started creating my garden. I planted 2 cherry trees, 2 plum trees, 3 strawberry plants, and 6 dahlia bulbs hoping to stop my neighbors’ weeds from invading my yard. Continue reading “Creating a Container Garden…”

Sunshine’s Macro Monday

Playing with Lightroom after watching a few videos on YouTube on how to make a subject pop. This is one of my favorite macros and I think with the adjustment, I achieved my goal of making my subject pop.

Sunshine’s Macro Monday