It’s All In The Way You Present It

 This evening, after a dinner of salmon and asparagus perfectly grilled by the men in my house, I pulled out my new super zoom lens and started snapping photos from the comfort of my patio chair.

Pine cone clusters grouped like bananas at the top of my old white pine

Dahlias just starting to bloom among the tomatoes and squash.

Peeking over my fence into the far corner of our vegetable/flower garden. 

 And as I realize the ability to capture images in the far distance with this lens, I absentmindedly comment, “I would make a great stalker.”

A cluster of containers going up my back stairs.

The pepper corner with Chili Chilly Pepper and Purple Flash Pepper. 

A comment to which my #4 son responds, “Mom, I wouldn’t be saying that in public places.” (Which is why I am so writing this on my blog.)

Oakleaf hydrangea “Pee Gee” 

 And #1 hubby chimes in with, “Maybe you can say you would make a great Private Investigator.” He’s always looking for ways to not be embarrassed by me.

Abutilon

Peeking through the Ginko tree at the neighbors crepe myrtle. 

 So I’m thinking I’ll start the #1 Ladies’ Plant Detective Agency. Yes, that would be Precious.

Spring and Summer I have to coordinate container plantings with our canoe’s seasonal storage spot. 
Because you never know what may be lurking near where you store your canoe,  

Or what’s coming up in your garden jungle.

So stop by for a cup of red tea and between my new powerful lens and a few years of plant nerdiness, let the #1 Ladies Plant Detective Agency work with you on solving the greatest of plant mysteries!

What I Focus On Will Change My Perspective

 Today I had fun playing with my camera and seeing what different perspective I could get on this pretty view out the window and the cool shadows from the light coming in the window.

 With each shot I focused on a different aspect of the view I was looking at.

 On this one, I focused on the view outside the window

 Here I focused on the small basket of fruit on the window seal.

Here I focus on the light that hit the island top inside the kitchen.

I love how photography is a reminder that what I focus on in my daily life effects my whole life perspective.