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Macro Monday | 5.11.20

Macro Monday | 5.11.20

I would love to share a post with all the exciting “Motherly” things I did this weekend, but well… on weekend nine (ten?) of Stay At Home… not much was different. We had snow/rain on Saturday and it was not warm enough to be outdoors on Sunday.

I did have calls with my kids… that was nice, but it would have been so much nicer to physically *be with them* (and honestly, there were tears all around)

Hilariously, PA is “opening Allegheny County” this Friday. However, without mass testing and contact tracing, I am not going to be running out to “re-enter” whatever used to be normal life.

However, I do have a couple of macro photos to share. Despite this miserable freaking weather, my chives have started to bloom! I love these little purple pompoms! They are one of my favorite things of spring!

That is all I have for today, I will be back on Wednesday for some Unraveling to share with you all. (And, for the next couple of weeks, it will only be Wednesday posts. I am taking a bit of a “blog vacation” but!! Wednesday’s will remain “vacation free days!”)

I hope you all had moments this weekend that brought you joy, see you all back here on Wednesday!

 

Macro Monday Haiku | 5.4.20

Macro Monday Haiku | 5.4.20

Spring rain wreaks havoc
and lilac confetti falls
among empty walnut shells

And finally, with a nod to my favorite son, May the Fourth be with you! *wink*

Happy Monday everyone!

 

Macro Monday | 7.29.19

Macro Monday | 7.29.19

I was lucky to have this lovely visitor yesterday morning! The butterflies have been abundant on the butterfly bush this year, but I have not been outside with the “big camera” and the tripod when they have visited!

This Red Admiral butterfly was most photogenic, and it is the winner of the week!

Now, on to the weekend… which just flew by, didn’t it?!

I sewed another pair of Rose Pants which I had hoped to wear with my newly finished Early Bloomer. But, when I tried it on with them – it just looked frumpy! Curiously, I think it is too long! I am not quite sure what to do about it – or rather, what exactly it needs to improve the fit. Perhaps the pants just aren’t right so I am going to try it with a tunic today to see what I think. My fear is that the fix means ripping it back and removing some length. Grrr!

The Neville House (aka Woodville Plantation) was so much fun on Sunday afternoon! I loved having a little local history lesson along with the opportunity to see a house that was built in 1755!

But, what about you? Did you all have a good weekend?

Macro Monday | 7.22.19

Macro Monday | 7.22.19

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. – Robert Burns

Note to self, 95+ degree heat and humidity at a gajillion percent means that your camera lens will instantly fog up…

Add to all of that, this morning it is raining, and the humidity is still off the charts making big camera photography impossible. So, I am phoning in my “homework” this week… literally. These photos are from my iPhone Xs Max, and Steve has already weighed in on how pitiful they are. No, they are not actually macro photos. Yes, they are a bit blurry. But I hope they convey the obvious joy of the subject.

Bee, complete with a full pollen basket

Sunflowers are the bee version of a hamster wheel… they go round and round and round!

Bee Joy might just be the most wonderful thing ever! And, these bees are fearless – no flinching, or flying away from my phone all up in their business! You can see that these 99 cent sunflower plants are a HUGE hit! And can I just say – holy cow on the number of blooms? Each plant has easily 2 dozen flowers and buds!

As for my weekend, with a glimpse of “hell on earth” temps this weekend – I spent much of the weekend indoors with the perpetually running AC.

I discovered a new to me mystery series – Maigret. The mysteries are based on the novels written between 1919 and 1922 by Georges Simenon. I binged a bit on them and got “close” on my Early Bloomer. I am having a bit of a “do I have enough yarn” panic, so I put the body on waste yarn, and I will finish the neck and sleeves, and then finish the body and lower ribbing.

I also sewed up another Uniform Tunic Dress – it is almost done, and I just need to ease in the sleeves, which I plan on doing this morning. I have finally mastered sleeve placement with no puckers, but it means taking my time and methodically pinning – with LOTS of pins!

And, that was my weekend complete with my photos.

I hope you had a great weekend. Happy Monday, stay cool and dry!

Macro Monday | 6.17.19

Macro Monday | 6.17.19

This week the weather was this photographers biggest challenge (although, some photographers managed to capture some amazing images!) And while I love the breezes that have been blowing so nicely – those same breezes create havoc with photos! Still, I took about 3 dozen images this week and happily there were two images that I was pleased with….

The lavender is spectacular this year!

Vinca faces make me smile

I am getting much better with manual focus and am having more success with the part of the image I want to be in focus!PLUS….this weeks winners helped me determine that my flowers have a large collection of Thrips… soapy water will be spritzed on them soon, weather permitting!

And there you have my larger than life Monday! What about you? What are you focused on today?

 

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