Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

I have a new toy. It is a microscope and camera attachment! Woo! Under the rationalization that my daughter needs it for a science experiment, I decided to go a little crazy. The kit I got came with a set of 50 pre made slides as well. From cotton to dandelions to fly wings to rabbit testis (omg, yes) it has a variety of things to see intimately. It is truly a treasure hunt! I like my new little microscope and slide set. I wish I could focus the camera a little better but I have issues with focus. 😉 In case you want one, I ordered from AmScope. They had GREAT customer service, prices, and fast shipping! Two thumbs up!


Christmas CactusI have a Christmas Cactus that is really old. I think I got it around 1998 as a gift. It is still in its original plastic pot. It could use a new home badly. It is completely lopsided, and this year only has one bloom. A brave little soldier. I can’t say why I haven’t repotted it. Maybe I am a little afraid of it breaking. I see new beautiful ones in the store, but I will not buy one until I give this one some love. I sometimes see them out on the curb after the holidays with the discarded trees and garland. I hate seeing that. It makes me very sad. Next time I see a Christmas Cactus I am going to save it from its death. I think they have the most exquisite blooms. I love the elegance they have, soft, sheer petals that somehow resemble shrimp to me. Mine has a pretty pink stamen that looks like a hand reaching out. I used my preview window, tripod, 100mm Macro Canon lens (which is awesome btw) and cable release to shoot these macro images. It is way better that holding your breath trying to not move.

How do you do?


Birds of a Feather

dewey featherI found this feather~ Moisture underneath it created such a cool pattern. Very exciting!


Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You (Part II/Jr.)

moonhueThis is last night’s “Hunter’s Moon” that at some point and somewhere had a penumbral eclipse. I couldn’t see it. Since I seem to be procrastinating other stuff, I added it to my “Hue of You” image from yesterday. Eek, a moon in my crevasse. Is there a Dr. in the house…?


Saturday’s Diptych

separated at birth?So similar, yet so different. The image on the left is from the sun shining through my window yesterday, on to some plastic, making the incredible reflections on the wall. It was really fun to move the plastic around and get different images. They really remind me more of skeletal shapes, but the movement is really cloud-like as well. I just had to stick them side by side. I just love stumbling upon great opportunities like that. What is that called? Kismet, fate (what’s the difference?), good luck, the beauty of stacking crap around your house and not putting it away? Yeah, the last one. 😉


Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

my kind of "selfie"I look forward to the Weekly Photo Challenge so much! I am very grateful to have such a fun and creative avenue to look forward to. This week’s challenge is no different! How fun, “The Hue of You”. I like saying it too. My photo is a perfect self portrait. The colors, the textures, the softness, the holes, the scratches, the layers. Sometimes a picture really can say 1000 words. Thank you, Weekly Photo Challenge!

Meant to Be

sky water

Today I breathe deep and hold on to the thought that all is right.

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns (part II)

Here is part 2: Photos grouped for their hard lines and coldness. See part 1 for the curvy & patterned photos. 😉

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns (part I)

I found many gathered over the last year or 2 that spoke of line and pattern. I thought I would do a couple of challenges, each with a different feel. These are photos that utilize more curvilinear lines and patterns.