Macro Monday | Little Green Acorn

It’s almost fall around here and the squirrels are in full force gathering for the winter. So when I was outside this week and this acorn fell in front of me I knew it was going to be my next macro subject. However, the shot didn’t turn out exactly how I envisioned it but alas I didn’t get a chance to do a reshoot. So here’s my attempt at little green acorn in the ‘rain’ with my Lensbaby Velvet56. 😀

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And now please head over to Iris Nelson to see her Macro Monday shots for this week.

Thru the Lensbaby | March

This month my daughter turns 11. So today’s story is how she spent her afternoon while I captured it on my Velvet.

First a trip to the Dr for some shots.

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Then packing for a sleep-over party this weekend.

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And finally the obligatory birthday portraits.

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Now keep the circle going by visiting the super talented Anna VanDemark to see her amazing March shots.

Thru the Lensbaby | Feb

This month I am the recent proud owner of the Velvet56. So I took it for a spin around my house with my girls and a most beautiful sunset.

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And now please head over to the amazing Caroline Jensen to see her shots for February.

Thru the Lensbaby | January | Week 3/52

This is the squall before the big storm. We got maybe an inch of snow this week before the big blizzard of 2016 hit us in the Mid-Atlantic. My daughter and I decided to play a little in the snow with my Sweet35.











Head over to the super talented Celeste Pavlik to see her lensbaby shots for January. <3

Hanukkah Night 6

Tonight I had some fun with my Lensbaby and Sweet35. It was also Shabbat so we had a nice dinner with Matzoh Ball soup (because I am nursing a cold), challah and corned beef. The girls also wanted to light the Shabbat candles. Who am I to say no to to that request?







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Tonight it was a nice quiet evening and I got a little more time to take some photos with my Lensbaby and Edge80.





Lensbaby Love Blog Circle November

October in Maryland this year was spectacular. The colors were just beautiful. We were graced with an early, and unusually warm, fall. I know that the warm temperatures won’t last. But I was lucky enough to be able to head to one of my favorite local spots and test drive a Velvet 56 lens on some beautiful leaves.











And now head over to the amazing Anna VanDemark to see her November shots.

Lensbaby Love Blog Circle October

I admit I have been a bad Lensbaby owner recently but I am super excited to be posting in a new Lensbaby blog circle with some amazingly talented ladies. 🙂 I dusted off my Edge80 and got a few moments before breakfast, hence the PJs, with my girls on a day where schools are closed.


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And now, its my pleasure to direct you to my friend and super talented photographer Celeste Pavlik to see her Lensbaby shots this month.

Nature Camping Weekend Part 2

The second half of my camping weekend was just as beautiful.

At the campground, these birds (which I haven’t identified yet) were nesting in these houses on the lake.


This Northern Bobwhite Quail was a resident of the campground. His name is Shimmy and he was mostly friendly. He let me get close to him to take some photos but wouldn’t let me try to pet him, I would get chased. 🙂
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A Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly.

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This web was found deep in the woods on a nature trail. I have no idea what kind of spider this is but I thought the web was quite cool.


Another shot of my favorite Great Blue Heron perched peacefully on a sign.


A Blue Grosbeak

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This Osprey was guarding his catch.

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My hubby who was so tolerant of me, followed me around the island looking for things to shoot. <3

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Sunset with my wide angle across the bay at the campground.

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The next few were taken with my Lensbaby.

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And some macro shots as we drove away.

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I hope to make another trip there maybe in the Fall or Spring so I can see different birds as they migrate to and fro.


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