Monday, April 25, 2016

A Week in Pictures

 The nature challenge mentioned last week in this space resulted in the posting of these ten photos (3 for day seven). The first, taken the day after the challenge was issued, is a neighboring yard. The house behind the yard is empty and I believe, has been for some time. One of the things I love most about Spring is the surprise blooms of perennials in gardens of all shapes.
Day Two, you've seen before 

    
 Day Three, a neighbors Mum display from Fall 2015. 
Day 6 HI Fall 
Day 7 (1) Winter, not Blah 

Day 7 (2) Summer Bloom 




Day 7 (3) Array of Fall Colors 

Day 7 (4) Spring Bling

Some of these pics are from archived shots, a couple are new with the challenge in mind. A good friend who accepted my nomination, said on her 7th day posting,
"I opened my eyes to new things this week ... noticed such beauty that I wouldn't usually take notice of."  I had a similar kind of reaction. I am a fairly observant person. But, what I noticed most during this challenge, was a concerted effort to observe differently. I walked down the same blocks, but on the other side of the street, for instance. I look forward to exploring with my camera in hand, to see if what I see, is what I document. :-) 





18 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed all these photos. I especially enjoyed your last sentence.

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    1. Thank you. I continue to try to get birds in flight. And it continues to be an epic fail. (i.e seeing vs. documenting.)

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  2. I love photography. This is a fun post.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I had fun looking at older pics and taking new pics, with this as the challenge.

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  3. I keep looking at the photo of the snow on the trees because only the one tree still has leaves and the contrast between the red leaves and the white snow is gorgeous. Obviously, my favorite.

    I agree that changing up one's perspective is a good practice. I think I will also walk to work on the other side of the street and see what can be seen.

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    1. I love the trees (that are not evergreens) that retain most of their leaves in winters.

      I recall one of the first times I did, I saw signage for businesses and other points of interest I had not known existed.

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  4. Oh! I love Day 4's pic. I had to stare at it a long time before I saw it.

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    1. That was a lucky shot. The forest preserve is bordered by relatively busy streets. While deer sightings are not what I would call rare, they are infrequent. And young ones, even more so. Fun day. :-)

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  5. My favorite is the daffodils thriving despite the chaos of the overgrown abandoned yard. I love the bright yellow against so much beige. And the deer! And the fall pictures. There's just so much to love. I love the idea of suddenly noticing all this beauty that's always been there but has been missed or maybe not so thoroughly enjoyed before the challenge. I look forward to your next set of photos documenting the nature around you!

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    1. Thank you. Each pic does have a story. I look forward to telling more. :-)

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  6. It's autumn here, so I loved the Fall colours photos.

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    1. I love the colors of autumn but I am in mo hurry for the return. Need more Spring. And SUMMER!:-)

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  7. Thanks for all the beautiful photos. I have some "annuals" from last year that all of a sudden started blooming again. Isn't nature just amazing?

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    1. You are welcome. Thank you for the "beautiful". Nature is ahhmazing.

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  8. I know exactly what you mean about walking on the other side of the street. Sometimes I sit in a different part of the bus, even sometimes the sideways seats, and the differences that I see on the same route are astounding.
    Thank you for sharing all the beautiful pictures.
    :^)

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  9. You're welcome. It is my pleasure. :-)

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