I seem to be really focused (ha ha - get it????) on my photography lately! I just can't tell you how much fun I'm having with it. Learning as I go, sometimes falling back on the Auto mode, but when that doesn't work I remember I have other, better modes to play with.
Here is a macro shot I took yesterday. We've had a LOT of rain lately. I think I need to go out and do my "no more rain" dance....the rain dance certainly worked! Getting tired of the gloom around here!
Without further ado, here is my ROSE..............
I have some other photos that I recently took, but haven't taken the time to post here. This is my absolute favorite of late........
There was a reason that Mr. & Mrs. were hanging around. I looked down at the azalea bushes just under the porch railing and look what I saw!
It has worried me the last couple of days, since taking these photos, that I scared the cardinals away....I haven't seen the mom or dad around, and the babies are not visible in the bushes....we had some really hard rain the other night and I'm praying that the babies didn't drown, or worse, get caught by the feral cats that hang around. I thought I could hear the singing of the parents yesterday in the pine tree near the barn, but I couldn't see them at all, and I've been spending time outside trying to see if they are still around. I hope my pursuit of them didn't scare them off and think it was unsafe here!
Photographing things wasn't the only thing I did this weekend. I actually got a warp wound on Thursday and Friday, got the reed threaded on Saturday, and got the heddles threaded on Sunday. I am still in the process of tying on, and I plan on getting that completed today, get everything in place, and start weaving - hoping I don't have any mistakes. I've NEVER before had a warp go on with no mistakes....but there's a first time for everything, yes?
I had to order more matching fabric from Missouri Star Quilt Company last week, to have enough to do a binding on the lap quilt I have ready to bind. I ordered enough for the next 2 quilts also, figuring since I didn't plan well enough for this one, the other two will turn out similar and I ordered the same amount of fabric for backing for them - which means there isn't enough for binding. That arrived quickly and I want to get the one quilt done and start another.
This week will be fairly busy for me, but I also have time at home and if I use it wisely, I can get a lot done! Today we go back to the dr. to get hubby's lump looked at. He had a gland that went way out of whack on one side of his throat a couple of weeks ago. We couldn't get into his dr. so we saw someone else in the practice. Luckily, the antibiotics they gave him, worked, and I don't think we have anything to worry about. If they hadn't worked, we'd be looking at getting a needle biopsy! Thank goodness we don't have to go through that!
Tomorrow is lunch with the girls, although one of our girls is MIA visiting family in Long Island and Delaware. Wednesday I babysit. Thursday and Friday (at the moment) are free.
Ooooo, Kohls is having a sale starting on Weds and they have two things I'd like to get - a pretty pair of headphones for my IPad & IPod use, and a pair of shoe/sandles that look very comfy. Hopefully on Weds, I'll either go to Kohls with the baby or if her mom doesn't want her out of the house that morning, I can get there on my way home.
I hope you all have a wonderful day, and a wonderful week! I know I will.