Serenity | In the Awakening of the Earth

Spring took a long time to finally reach us this year. Its been a long, cold and dark winter. But I take great joy at the sunshine, longer days and warmth that we have ahead of us. My flowering trees are enjoying the sun as well.

And now please head over to the super talented Iris Nelson to see what her serenity is for this month.

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.

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. 🙂

Macro Monday and Magnolia Almost

Happy Macro Monday. It was a brutally cold weekend around here just to prep ourselves for the Nor’easter headed this way. But before we are buried under a foot or more of snow (I’m still holding on to the fact that it could be just a rumor) I went outside to take a few photos of the almost blooming magnolia with my new Lensbaby Trio set to twist on my Fuji to practice and see if it would do a little freelensing. I hope the flowers survive the deep freeze this week and still blossom.

I am pretty happy with how this one turned out. It was pretty hard to freelens but that could just mean I need more practice on a nicer day.

I also shot a few with my canon macro lens too. Here is my fave:

And now head over to the amazing Tiffany Kelly and see what she has for us on this Monday.

Macro Monday And Blossoms

The Plum tree has decided to blossom early. Luckily it was only a few of the blossoms that got a little overzealous becasue we had a cold snap after the lovely February weather we were having and now they are all wilted. But likely there are more on their way to bloom. Lets hope the weather starts to turn a corner into spring. 🙂



February Best 9

Here are my favorite 9 photos of last month for both kids and non-humans. I also took part in a movie project last month where I shoot 1 second videos each day of the month. Well I increased it to 1.5 seconds instead and added in a few extra. So super fun and the kids really loved it too. We plan to try a new one each month this year. 

Feb 1 Second Movie Project from The Gaggle Photography on Vimeo.

Macro Monday and Roses Revisited

The roses I bought a week ago are just now starting to show a little wilting so I decided to use them again for this week’s Macro Monday and shoot them the way I wanted to last week, a little dark and moody. I used my Lensbaby Velvet56 to freelens these.

Now please head over to the super talented Tiffany Kelly to see her Macro shots this week. I am sure they will be fantastic.

January Best 9

As we are halfway through February already, I thought I would share my best 9 grids from January. My new yearly project is to collage 9 of my favorite photos per month. I am going to create two grids each month when I can, one for wildlife and one for my kiddos. In January I spent New Years at the lake nearby watching the bald eagles on a surprisingly warm day, we had a day of snow flurries and a small ice storm. We also adopted a new hamster, Mr Pickles, celebrated a birthday for dad, and started working on finishing our basement.

Macro Monday And Velvet56 Freelensing

A forgotten image from when I used my Lensbaby Velvet56 to freelens. I love the DOF and softness of this image.

ranunculus freelensing

Please head over to the talented Iris Nelson to see her Macro Monday shot for today.

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