Monday, May 10, 2010

A Photo Journal

Checking my camera I realized I've taken some photos that I wanted to share. These were taken in the past week.

The beehives enjoy morning sun on Sunday, even though the temperatures were in the low 40's.

Blackberry leaves and clover blossoms drying yesterday evening, to be used for teas later on. I picked these on my way home from work yesterday since I'm going to be lucky to have a chance to do it any other time. When I got home, several neighbors were on hand to get tomato plants. I'm happy to find homes for the extras since otherwise they'll go to waste.

Great-granddaughter Cadyn, showing off her walking skills on Sunday. She had her first birthday in April and gets around very well. She's talking too. I can't get over how quickly she's growing up.

Star of Bethlehem in bloom last week beside the log cabin we're taking down. I hope to dig a few bulbs.

Vanilla ice cream with redbud syrup that was supposed to be jelly. But it's mighty good anyway, and just look at the beautiful color.

Sunset on the lake near Derek's house last Thursday evening. It just stopped me cold and I had to try for photos. I ordered a new camera this week and I am in high hopes that it will provide better night-time and low light photos. I've had this camera for four years and it's showing its age now, losing some functions and clarity. The glass of white wine I spilled on it two years ago didn't help it any.

The huge silver maple beside the log cabin stretches far above the tin roof and ancient logs of its companion. I wonder if the tree will notice when the cabin is gone?

Wild dwarf iris in bloom on Joe's Run. The heavy morning dew silvered the wood vetch growing companionably around the iris.

Early morning sun on Joe's Run Lake. It was a pretty, pretty time to be out, although chilly. We've had a cold spring this year overall, with heavy frosts two days this week that had Larry scrambling to spray down his gardens with water to prevent frost damage. So far he's been successful.

9 comments:

Kate Dudding said...

Dear Granny Sue,

THANKS SO MUCH for sharing your photos.

I love "Early morning sun on Joe's Run Lake" because it demonstrates the curvature of the earth. Since the earth is curved, the light from the sun first hits the tops of the trees, and then eventually the ground.

I also love "The huge silver maple" since it reminds me of one my favorite Georgia O'Keeffe paintings "The Lawrence Tree" which also has the viewer underneath a tree looking up http://www.wadsworthatheneum.org/view/american-paintings.php?art_work_index=8 .

Hugs,
Kate

Angela said...

Hey Granny Sue!

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us! I think the one of the tree looks like an Angel with her arms up in the air praising the Lord!

ps: my word verification is:
wingr

Granny Sue said...

Kate, I never thought of how the earth's shape affects such things. What a neat thought.

I wish we could move the tree with us. It's ancient.

Angela, another neat thought! An angel--I like that very much, an angel watching over the cabin. I hope it watches us as we move on with this project.

Nance said...

lol! I thought that tree was Mother Nature, with arms stretched upwards, beseeching . . . beseeching??? well, beseechingly! Good pics! PS: I still miss my first big digital Sony, about the size of a half brick. Took GREAT photos. I would use it still if it would just hold a charge.

Granny Sue said...

I thought the tree had a human look to it too, Nance, with the upraised arms. It's all in the eye of the beholder, isn't it?

I'm anxious for my new camera to arrive. I so want to try moon photos again--I was just getting the hang of it with my camera when I spilled the wine on it.

Rowan said...

There are some lovely photos here, the sunset one is stunning. Cadyn looks as though she is a happy liitle girl, she's more or less the same age as my granddaughter Lucy who was 1 in March, they are learning fast at this stage. I must pick and dry some blackberry leaves too, all the fresh young growth is coming now, like you you we've had a cold, late spring.

Granny Sue said...

Rowan, don't your berries ripen in the fall? Our are usually ready in July, but I seem to remember my mother talking about picking blackberries later in the year.

Robbyn said...

I had no idea redbud blooms could be used to make jelly OR syrup! Wow, thanks for another great find :)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful pictures, Susanna!
Angela, I seen the angel too! Even before I read your comment.
Susanna, would you tell how you spray before a freeze. I've heard of it, but never tried it because I was afraid of doing it wrong and killing EVERYTHING.

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