So I took most of the winter off from photography… not because I lost interest, but because I was just tired of “searching” for something to photograph and blog about. Now that Spring is in the air, and the colors are starting to peep out of the foliage, I’m feeling the urge to carry my camera around and search again.

This photo was taken several days ago when Sandee was counting her loose change. I’ll be hitting her up for a loan later on. :)

Swirling Dervish

I had nothing else to post today, but I wanted to put something up.

Part of this beautiful day was spent watering new sod. I didn’t have a neutral density filter for the lens I was using, so the lightness in the sky was blown out a little bit. I do like the speed I picked to capture the movement of the water as it was spinning around (1/20 sec).

I watched it for a while, enjoying the way the sun was flickering off the moving brass, the patterns the water was making, and the smell of the neighbor’s fresh-cut grass. Yes, spring is practically here!

Who Knew?!

I thought this kind of flowering tree was called a Tulip Tree. I think I even referred to it last year as such (in a bad pun, of course). However, Tulip Trees have yellow flowers. This is actually a flower on a Saucer Magnolia. Whatever it’s called, it’s still a beautiful bloom. Looking forward to more color and life springing forth these next few weeks!

The Real Henny Penny

Yeah, that’s a chicken. And what you can’t see is that the chicken is wearing a red diaper with white polka dots. So then, do I win the prize for the strangest thing seen today? :)

I had to stop by the vet’s office to pick up some meds for Eddie, and one of the ladies working in the office (didn’t think to ask her name), was showing this chicken to another customer. She then came to help me, and I found out the chicken is her pet, a silky chicken named Penny.

Fortunately, I had my camera with me, so I asked if I could take some photos. She nicely agreed and let me take several photos of her lovely little friend. It’s so hard to believe those are feathers and not fur!

On a related note, a friend asked me the other day where I went to get the photos I take. I told her that, many times, it is simply a matter of keeping my camera with me almost all the time and being ready when the unexpected opportunity presents itself. I think this proves my point.  :)