1.03.2011

The Day Before the New Year...

It was a comfortable 65 degrees out. Yes. 65. Only one weekend after we had like a foot of snow. KY weather...always leaves ya guessin'. Anyways I went out with my Mom and little sister and my lil monkey and took a walk around our back field and found some things interesting to photograph. So I'm sharing some with you today in some Monday challenges! (And some from Sunday as well;)

Macro Monday
Macro
I took several macro shots that day but this is a top fav..I ran an action out of the Timecapsule set from Nelly Nero and added a texture from Paint the Moon. I have never known the name of these little 'fluffy things' that grow in fields but I love them, especially macros of them! To see more macro shots head on over to Lisa's Chaos for MACRO MONDAY


Paper Heart Camera; Mellow Yellow Monday; Scripture & a Snapshot
Scripture&Snapshot
This is probably a stretch for Paper Heart Camera since the theme this week was "new" and although I do have lots of photos of Dillon and others with new toys or things they got I look at this in a couple different ways .. one being that each day is a new day and we can find "new" beauty in the simplest things we've never noticed before or forgotten about. This is a bush in my parent's front yard. It's been there my whole life and I never remember that when it buds these little red balls are present all over..then it turns to dark green leaves. It's a beautiful bush and this day when I saw it, it seemed completely new to me :)
Photography love...MellowYellowMondayBadge

Happy Monday
Demples :)
The theme over at Allie's blog this week is New Years and let me tell you a funny little story and give my explanation for this seriously cute horsey nose. Okay so this photo was taken NEW YEARS EVE (yes, December 31) Allie asked us to show what we were doing New Year's Day..okay so that night (ya know where ya stay up till 12 and count down into the New Year) we were invited to a party my husband's Mom was having and had a BLAST! Thing is, I brought my huge heavy stinkin' camera bag...got out the camera..affixed the flash and when I powered her up..NO MEMORY CARD. URGH! I have done that so many times it's ridiculous. It was here at home, stuck in the slot in my computer tower from where I was editing pics in mini-bridge in CS5. So, no pictures for me..but it's okay, I had one of those Flip Recorders and got some G-R-EAT footage that I need to get uploaded and share with you LOL. But I hope this can still count, I have some pictures that I think were taken on the 1st but I have yet to even begin editing those. But we spent the last day of the year outside, enjoying the near 70 degree weather while playing with our neighbor/cousin's horses :D I LOVE HORSES and this is my favorite shot.
To see more "New Years" entries, go to Allie's blog and participate in her Happy Monday photo challenge!


The Paper Mama
Emily
The theme at The Paper Mama blog is "Sparkly" and I am going to HAVE to insist that my little sister's eyes SPARKLE in this close up! So this is what I'm going to use in my entry! :D
The Paper Mama

Lastly I wanted to mention I have re-started my project 365. I started it during the summer of 2010 and got to around day 25 and quit. I was so disappointed. This time around I am making one post per week instead of one photo daily so that I don't feel so overwhelmed and I hope that you all will try it too, it's pretty fun! Thanks for stopping by!

22 Lovely Reader(s) Said:

Our Beaten Path said...

I.Do.That.Same.Thing!!! And it irritates me everytime, lol...Leaving my memory card in my computer. Love the pics though. Especially the horsey nose. :)

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shots!

My Mellow Yellow

Natalie said...

OMG Jessica! Im so glad I am not the ONLY ONE who does it. LOL. I mean I hate it for ANYONE who has/does because it SUCKS but I felt so silly that night! And thanks for liking Demples (that's her name ;)

Thanks Chubskulit! ;-)

Uriel Lascano said...

But... what is that horse doing sticking his nose in the picture?! ;)
Nice colors.

tchesney said...

Awesome...love the added textures...both are absolutely beautiful!

Deb said...

Happy Monday! Great shot of the horses nose!

www.theclicksofmyshutter.blogspot.com

Kala said...

Wonderful texture work!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Great Marco shots..I love all of the textures you used and your little sister is gourgous...
I have started a new blog for my 365 project check it out when you get a chance.
Molly

Allie said...

Love the picture of the horse! I love fuzzy noses! Thanks for linking up to Happy Monday!

Ashley Sisk said...

So each one of these shots got better and better but that horse nose really is adorable. I've done that before too with my memory card!

Pain SUX said...

Hi there, I came across your blog totally by accident, and boy am I glad to become your newest follower.

I hope that when you get a chance, you'll stop by and follow me back.

~Steph
http://fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Beautiful shots! Love the horse's nose.. looks "cuddley" almost.

Great verse you picked! There is no way for us to know or understand what all God's done...

Jamie said...

65? Your killing me. We haven't seen temps above freezing for days. Your photos are great.

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

Okay I LOOOVE THESE! All OF THEM!! #2 would have to be the fav though. Thanks for the great comment what would I do with out my cell phone and to answer your question... I did the collage my self. Thanks for liking it! I am leaning towards doing them more and more.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

I love the photo you did for scripture and a snapshot the best Natalie - that was a great verse you picked aswell.

I'm doing the 365 aswell this year and I'll be posting once a week on a Saturday.

Shannon said...

Gorgeous pictures! I also love your I Heart Faces entry in the previous post.

Shari said...

Yeah, We say the same thing about weather in Indiana! gah! I was not complaining about the 65 degree weather but.. wow ya know!?

Oh and You turned me on to Nelly Nero... I have a few SUPER UBBER AWESOME lightroom3 presets that I use daily from her. Thanks for introducing me to her site!!

Tezzie said...

Oh, I love the horsie's nose...adorable!

Many thanks for kind comment at my place :D You asked about my Pentax; I do, indeed still use it (since it's the only camera I own). It's the Pentax K200D which is a beginner/intermediate level camera...I LOVE it, but then I don't have any experience with anything else. Although, I haven't heard anyone else complain about it, either. Plus, an added bonus is that it keeps you out of the Nikon/Canon war that tends to break out as soon as either brand is mentioned ;). The lens I usually use is the kit lens (the 18-55mm), but I'll sometimes break out my 'new toy', a Pentax DA 50-200mm F4-5.6ED. My only other 'gear', (other than those two lenses and the camera itself)is Photoshop Elements 6 ;D Hope that answered your question!

Katie said...

Your S&S photo is absolutely beautiful! And such a great reminder of how great and mighty God is, that we can not fathom all He is or has done!

Meg said...

Cute! :)

rebecca said...

your photos are beautiful! thanks for linking up! :)

{LyndsD} said...

Oh I love them all!!! Fantastic pictures and blog! First time visitor. Here through the Snapshot and a Scripture.

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