That’s one of our Hydrangea that decided to bloom after 4 years 😯

We got these 3 hydrangeas about 4+ years ago from Lowes & Sears (with blooms) as a small plants. The first year after planting it didn’t bloom. I remember calling the local college extension center and they said me about moving these plants to a sunny spot. So we did and didn’t had any luck for the past years. But it decided to bloom this year.

This kind of of reminds me of the quote from the Forest Gump movie…I’m pretty tired… I think I’ll go home now.

I bet if these hydrangeas were to talk they’ll mutter…

I’m pretty tired…I think I’ll boom now 🙂

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Fun photo post for  day 158. That’s the picture of our living room and entry room separated by a wall. I might have gotten this idea for this post over the weekend or so. Upon trying to execute this, this evening I found it a bit harder than I had imagined.

Now these are 2 different rooms one lit by the windows facing south and the other room has light coming in from windows on the North. So properly exposing this a bit of challenge – went all manual for this shot after trial and error with the lighting. Now composing this was another challenge by itself – as I had shot this from the entry was and had the camera mounted on the tripod, there wasn’t much room for me to stand behind the camera. So had it manually focused on the wall and shot this at f/10 at 5sec exposure.

Now only if I had a fish eye lens, to make this as a nice shot 😉


I took this photo during my visit to the Creve Coeur Lake yesterday. As the Sun had just set and everyone were leaving the lake, I found this kid still fishing. It worked for my today’s photo post – today is an exception as I normally don’t like posting picture(s) from earlier days 😉


While cleaning up my yard this morning I noticed these dew on cobweb. Shooting this turned out to be a bit of a challenge as this was atop mowed grass and was almost close to the ground. So I used my gorillapod to balance my camera and shot this in shutter priority.


I have been wanting to use my zoom lens for my 365 project and this evening decided to shoot with Sigma 17-70mm.

We have a library close home and by 7:30 PM on Fridays no one is there as the library closes early then. So went there this evening to capture some colors/clouds at dusk. It turned out pretty good – I should try using my zoom lens more often.


For today’s post I simply want to shoot cherries.

So had these trio cherries sit a white foam board board, used spot metering and took the metering of the cherry in the front. Then had it manually adjusted and shot this in RAW. I had to do a little ‘pop’ action in CS4 to bring out the colors.


No it’s not Photoshop layers that we all photographers know…LOL

My daughter has this Melissa & Doug easel and it has a spindle where the paper rolls sits. I think it might have been quite some time now since she has last used the paper for drawing and the paper roll has started curling.

As I noticed the paper curl last week, I thought it could be shot for an interesting abstract photo post.

So this evening I had to get underneath the easel to take this shot. As it was relatively darker beneath the easel, I had to bump up the ISO to 800 – hence the grain….here’s where D70 fails 😦

But I am quite satisfied with today’s photo post.