Saturday, July 11, 2015

Life Grows On

I don't have words right now other than while I was tending the veggies another neighbor walked by with her dog. She told me our garden is beautiful and we've done an amazing job and that it is a joy for her to drive by every day when she checks out what we are doing. 

Monday, June 29, 2015


This weekend, I lost my little sister way too early in life. I'm am heartbroken. Please send some good thoughts out to my mom and her boyfriend. They were so happy together...

Joyce "Joy" Marie
Such a beautiful woman.
I miss you so much!

Sunday, May 31, 2015


 I got out my Tamron 90mm macro lens today which is really fun to work with. I forget to take it out because a tripod is a must for this sort of photography. I also have to use my remote shutter trigger, so it is a bit more work than stepping out the door with the camera. The results are well worth it. I think this is the crispest lens I have.

The plant above surprised me with the tiny pink flowers. Cool plant.

 Here's a closeup of those surprise flowers.
 The tiny hairs didn't show well in my previous photographs.
 The globe alliums are still interesting.
The foxgloves are in their prime.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Finished Concrete Block Planter

 This is a great example about camera lens quality. The photos above were taken with my wide angle lens. It's a third party lens and does the job for large subjects, but the focus isn't the best.  The photos below were taken with my Nikon 50mm fixed focal length lens. It was a cheap lens, only about $150, but is takes great photos. The little closeups show the fun detail of the plants that you can't see in the first photos.