Saturday, July 17, 2010

(Day 198) Backyard musings

Sat. July 17, 2010

Coming back from vacation usually means there's lots of work to do around the house. The lawn needed to be cut, and the weeds certainly weren't on vacation either. There was no time to pursue photos, at least not until after dinner. As we were lying on the lounge chairs and enjoying the warmth of the late day sun, I decided that, in keeping with the spirit of relaxation, my shots would have to be taken from where I was parked. Surprisingly there were lots of subjects at hand. I limited myself to posting just these.

(70-200mm  f5.6  1/125 sec  ISO200)




















(70-200mm  f5.6  1/1000 sec  ISO200)



















Although the weather forecast included the potential for thunderstorms, these skirted our area to the north and did nothing more than show up to have their photo made.

(70-200mm  f11  1/500 sec  ISO200)

24 comments:

darlin said...

I love the first photo Rick, it's so country!

Carolyn Ford said...

I especially like the top photo, too. It's so real and simple yet so photogenic. The light is beautiful and the color soft. Very nice, Rick.

chasity said...

i LOVE that bucket/well photo rick!
and the garden piece...
oh
and the amazing clouds too!

they are all completely wonderful.
very nicely done.

have a blessed sunday.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great ,relaxing pictures.It is interesting what can be photographable from one position.
Blessings,Ruth

Scott said...

Very peaceful and relaxing, especially the top two. Isn't it nice when you can do that?

CarreraCaballo said...

The first two photos arm warm and cosy - I also like the shadows :-)

Greetz,

Joseph

marty said...

The first photo is so beautiful - I love
the clouds too !

Chad said...

You must have quite a place there. Having not to leave your property to great daily photos,you are really lucky. Your first photo is my favotite.

Photog Ave said...

Great shots Rick!
I absolutely LOVE the first shot!!! That could be an award winner!

['Ô ] Avery

imac said...

And what a grand show they are Rick.

Rick said...

@darlin - thank you; yep - it's not the real thing though - still looking for one of those.

Rick said...

@Carolyn Ford - thank you Carolyn. I've often wondered if early morning light is as nice (I'm just not up to see it for myself ;-)

Rick said...

@chasity - thank you kindly Chas! I hope your Sunday was blessed too!

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - thank you Ruth. Yes, one only has to look around - there's usually so much to 'see'!

Rick said...

@Scott - thanks Scott. After a week 'on the road', and a day of doing chores around the house, relaxing was top of the agenda - and so nice to extend that to making some photos.

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - warm and cozy describes how I felt too, on the lounge chair ;-) Thanks Joseph!

Rick said...

@marty - thank you marty! Have a great week.

Rick said...

@Chad - glad to see you're back Chad and your computer up and running. Thank you - we are blessed with the place where we live, and lots of photo ops to boot.

Rick said...

@Photog Ave - thanks Avery! I really liked that one too - especially what the sunlight did for the colours and shadow. Hope your weekend was awesome!

Rick said...

@imac - thanks mac! I guess my decision 'forced' me to look, but it wasn't all that difficult ;-)

Barefoot from Heaven said...

uhhhh these colours are beautiful. Love the pomp (do you guys use this word too?).
Dag.

Rick said...

@Barefoot from Heaven - thanks Dag! We only use 'pomp' when there's a ceremony, as in 'pomp and circumstance'. ;-) But I know what a 'pomp' is :)

Katherine said...

There is so much to capture isn't there?? I love all the photos Rick...the first one is lovely but I do love big white pillowy clouds. Just lovely!

Rick said...

@Katherine - yes, without moving from my lounge chair, I was able to capture these, but could have got a lot more. And since we'd had thunderstorms in the area (not at our place though) we had all these great skies !