Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Through My Lens

Yesterday, after the rain, John and I went for a walk so I could practice using my new camera. It was early evening and the air was still cool from the day's rainfall. We could hear the birds in full chorus hiding in the trees above us. I really do mean that they were hiding. I could hear them all around me, but I just couldn't see them. It is almost as though they knew that I wanted to photograph them.

We walked through the woods down our back drive to the road. We were strolling down the road when a deer crossed in front of us. I hurried to take the lens cap off of the camera and focused hoping that it was not alone. Sure enough, several others bounded across the road allowing me to get some pictures.

When we returned to our driveway we were able to capture a couple of pictures of one of the bluebirds that have taken up residence in the box that my dad put up for me. They are very shy and usually fly away before we get too close. We had seen the male and the female both holding worms in their mouths sitting on the power line earlier.

The babies must have been very hungry for both mom and dad to be so busy.

We were so excited to see so much wildlife on our evening walk. When we returned home, there was more wildlife to be found. Our girls were playing bocce ball with a friend. Now, that can really get wild!

I couldn't resist taking pictures of my hostas covered with raindrops. There is something special about little drops of water on the big green leaves of a hosta, don't you think?

Some of you may remember a previous post about my vole killer, Mo. Well, I found her sitting in her watchful position. Don't you just love animals that earn their keep?

As you can see, I am enjoying using my Mother's day gift very much. Capturing special little moments in time is truly priceless. Don't you agree?


Katarina said...

I totally agree! Without my camera, I wouldn't be able to remember all those precious moments.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The moments in time are wonderful and as your collection builds up over the years ever so interesting to be able to go back and make real comparisons ... I often find my memory just isn't in line with the facts and the photos are objective truth.

tina said...

Yes I do and you captured the lovely walk!

Randy and Jamie said...

Looks like you are getting really good with that new camera!-- Randy

Roses and Lilacs said...

You are doing really well with your new camera. Your photos are very good. Loved seeing your bluebirds.

The White Farmhouse said...

The pics are gorgeous! I think I missed something. What kind of camera did you get? I hinted about one for Mother's Day. Wasn't so lucky though!

myletterstoemily said...

you and your new lens seem to have forged
a lovely friendship. keep those pictures

sweet bay said...

You must be loving the new camera. I especially like the picture of the hosta leaf, it's beautiful. What kind of camera did you get?

Counting Your Blessings said...

Isn't playing with a new camera one of the most fun things?! I love when I have the opportuninty to just shoot one picture after another, trying out different things. Your pictures came out so lovely! And your peonys from a previous post are AMAZING!

Blessings... Polly

Denise said...

Great pictures with your new camera Carla, I love the road you walk down it looks like a lovely 'evening stroll' kinda place :)

Glenda said...

Love all of your beautiful photos! Isn't photography fun?! I especially like the photos of the deer and the bluebirds. You really live in a beautiful place with great opportunities to use your new camera. Love the reference to your "wild life" at home!