Serenity | In Weeding and Gardens

I know you are probably thinking I am loosing my mind saying there is serenity in weeding but let me explain. First of all I am the furthest from a good gardener. I really know nothing about what it is like to have a green thumb. That said, 15 months ago I purchased a few small plants to designate a small part of my yard as a butterfly and hummingbird garden. My first mistake was not to mark what and where I planted these teeny plants. My second mistake was to not keep control of the weeds in this area. So last summer, I was pretty disappointed in the growth of this garden. However, this year the two butterfly bushes and Joe Pye weeds decided to grow like crazy as well as a couple of other miscellaneous plants that I *think* I planted. However, again this year I let the weeds overtake this area and I decided this weekend I needed to tackle it.

OK why is this serenity, well the hours I have spent out in my little garden allowed me to be up close and personal to some of the most beautiful tiny creatures that share my backyard with me. I grabbed my macro lens and in between weeding I captured the beauty of these creatures that lives in their own small little world.

Here is a sampling of the critters that posed for me. Most of these bugs I didn’t bother to identify but I did recognize a woolly caterpillar, some butterflies, a host of baby tree frogs (oh so cute) and of course some flowers.

 

 

 

And now please head over to the talented Eileen Critchley and see her fancy new blog and her photos that she has for us this week.

Serenity | Spring Warmth and Sun

This month I am excited to be joining in on The Serenity Project with some of my talented photographer friends. Once a month we all share what serenity means to us and take photos. This month, as we are just now leaving a cold spell, I find my serenity in the warmth of the spring days and the bright sunshine on our faces and leaves.

I also find serenity in tiny blossoms, aka weeds, that surround my house at the edge of the forrest.

Please keep the circle going by heading over to see what Nadeen has for us this month.

Macro Monday and Spring Break

I didn’t shoot a ton over our spring break but instead enjoyed some much needed chill time with the kids. But here is a pretty freelensed shot of my magnolia in bloom.

March Best 9

We have been on a lovely spring break vacation over the past week and I forgot to post my favorite best 9 shots from March as well as my One Second Video. So, better late than never, right? 😀

March 2017 1 Sec from The Gaggle Photography on Vimeo.

Macro Monday and Cherry Blossoms

I am lucky that my cherry tree decided to hold off blooming until after all that nastiness we got in the middle of the month. Now I can enjoy some beautiful cherry blossoms for this Macro Monday. I used my Helios and did some freelensing. We were lucky to have one day this weekend with amazing weather. Bring on spring!

And now head over to the talented Iris Nelson to see her Macro Monday shots. 🙂

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