This week, Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge is HERON. These were taken with my iPhone5 at Lake Apopka in Winter Garden, Florida before we moved.
Oh, boy. What a state of mind! Here I am just sitting at my desk this morning trying to catch up on a few things. I’ve just been moping around feeling sorry for myself because it’s cold out and I miss my Florida home, family and friends. Moving away from all of this and out of my comfort zone (not speaking of the weather on this one…well, maybe a bit) was not an easy thing for me.
I’ve been wanting to post more about our new surroundings but haven’t braved the cold new world. So I’ve been pretty much staying inside going through and catching up on my emails, some Facebook and trying to figure out when I’m ever going to get consistent again on my posts. Waaahhhh! Big baby. When lo and behold! What to my wondering eyes should appear out my window? It’s too late for reindeer! But wait, there’s a whole herd of gorgeous deer (that I have yet to get any pictures of).
They’re so beautiful! And I watched about seven or eight of them just dilly-dallying on the hillside down from my window. Of course, I tried to sneak out to snap some group pics but, no matter how quiet I was, I think my black jacket gave me away! So off they went on their merry way. Well, all in due time. Now, can someone here in North Georgia please tell me when hunting season is over? We’ve heard shots (albeit in the distance but still sounds too close for comfort) since we arrived in the middle of December. I’m nervous for my new friends because I’ve been hearing shots all afternoon. If I could just explain to the deer that if they hung around our house, they’d be safe. We’re not hunters; we’re feeders.
At the closing on our house, the previous owners told us about how in the spring it becomes so beautiful around here with all kinds of flowers and plants, etc. I can’t wait (but I guess I have to).
But looky, looky!!
I’m thinking daffodils? I don’t know my flowers at all but I suppose it’s time I started learning! Are they usually early bloomers? I know the weather has been absolutely crazy.
And what wonderful new friends we’re making here. I’m just loving the people we have met here. All of our new friends at church — I just love them to pieces already! And this week, we’re going out to lunch with two of our neighbors. We’ve been emailing but because the weather has been so off-putting, we haven’t met face-to-face yet. Well, we’re going to change that! I’m excited! The good Lord has sent us here for a reason. One of these days, I’ll find it out! I still don’t like the cold one bit but this too shall pass! Right?!
From The Daily Post: The Rule of Thirds is a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image.
The following was taken one afternoon at Lake Apopka with my iPhone5. Hope it fits somewhat into the Rule of Thirds category!
From Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: This current series is all about visual textures. I hope you have some fun with this new series. I hope you have a lot of fun finding shadows for this week.
So, here are my contributions for this week’s Shadows!
Inky went outside with me recently to see if I could get any kind of moon shots during the lunar eclipse. They all turned out to look like white blobs, by the way. On the way back in, I noticed Inky looking at her shadow. Only this little kitty would be scared of her own shadow!
Well, I never thought I’d get to post this photo for anything! I love the mosaic tiles but wasn’t able to get a picture without shadows from some direction or another. So, I guess it’s true. Don’t delete! LOL!
Okay, so I think it’s cheesy. But, gosh, what are you gonna do when you don’t have very many photos you would consider good enough for a shadow challenge?!
I love tree-lined streets!
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