I’m as busy as a spider spinning daydreams I’m as giddy as a baby on a swing I haven’t seen a crocus or a rosebud Or a robin on the wing But I feel so gay In a melancholy way That it might as well be spring, It might as well be spring… excerpt from the song “It Might As Well Be Spring”
Given how unbelievably cold today was it’s hard to believe that winter is soon going to be over. Its grip is still too strong when it should’ve eased off a little. Happy to see this little flower and the surrounding buds that couldn’t wait to pop open like little corn kennels in the microwave. It’s like nature’s ‘message’ to us for what’s to come. I know that at the moment it feels like winter just drags on a bit longer, […]
The unfinished web. Getting ready to welcome spring, the owner of this web has been busy spinning away to build a new home. I found this web amongst the rose-bush early in the morning. The web with the morning sun behind it and the colour of pre spring as background plus couple of rain drops from the night before makes quite a pretty sight.
Like it was in autumn when some trees have changed their colours before the rest of them caught on, those -I’m sure they are the same- trees now have decided to spruce up some happy spring colours before spring is officially here. The random patches of colours here and there around town made the windiest month of winter almost bearable. They made the season a bit more -dare I say it- delightful. This winter is soon going to be over, […]
I passed this tree again on my walk with my dog today. I noticed the balding top and the change of colour. It still has most of its leaves, but the colour has completely changed compare to last May when I photographed it last. I wonder whether the dried up (dying) leaves ever going to leave and fly away to make space for the new green ones. It’s the 222nd day of the year. Winter will soon be over, and […]
My first Bird in Flight snap! It was unplanned, as I was busy trying to catch good shots of 5 kids under 5 on bikes. The day was beautiful, even the birds looked like they had so much fun just hanging out under the sun. Birds+kids = birds chased by kids, that’s how I caught this one. It’s not a perfect Bird in Flight snap, but it captured the feeling of this afternoon for me. All happy, free and glorious […]
The winter this year turned out to be quite a serious one. The cold weather was not just a tease. This winter we had the cold temperature, freezing wind, and then some. We were greeted with frosty morning today. Even around 9 in the morning we could see a lot of white on the ground. In the shadowed area where the light hasn’t touched, everything was icy white. I’ve lived here almost 6 years now, and this morning was the […]
It was always worth the effort to hop outside in the morning after it was raining the night before regardless how cold it was. The wet world, water drops and the sun could make quite a dramatic scene just outside your window. I love the bokeh in this image, but the sparkling drops and the clarity of them made me wish for a macro lens on hand. Another item to add to the bucket list? Most definitely.
Call it obsession, lack of variation, or anything you want. Bald trees and/ dead trees will always be one of the things I love to capture in a photograph. Is it the gloom, or is it the shape, I’m not actually sure what draws me to them. For the lack of a better word let’s just call it an obsession. For now.
In a windless morning like today the lake was really like a giant mirror. It reflected everything in front of it (or was it on top?) in perfect symmetry. I love water reflection image (maybe) largely because I love symmetrical things. My eyes were drawn to everything symmetrical around the lake today and boy, they were everywhere. Here are the two of many images I captured this glorious morning.
Categories: Learning Photography, Nature, Nikon D90, Places & Destinations, Project 365 - 2012 • Tags: bald trees, Canberra, Lake Burley-Griffin, Project 365 - 2012, reflection image, symmetry, trees, water reflection
I surprised myself today. It turned out that I was not as lazy as I thought I was. Proof in point: I ran today. I woke up nearly noon, and decided to do nothing but reading, or just pottering around the house. Hubby on the other hand already out in the yard as soon as he saw how gorgeous the day was. Happy as a busy bee working around the house he’s always been, especially in good weather day like […]
It was a beautiful day today. No wind and almost no ripples on the water. I would’ve liked more clouds in the sky, but this clear blue sky worked as well. This picture was taken from the area behind Yarralumla Nursery. The water reflection was almost the exact mirror image of the scene above it. Oh how I love the color of winter in Canberra.