Inspired by Sunshine’s Macro Monday #25
A Walk in the Woods
I wasn’t sure how the tree remained upright…extending high above my head.
Its shredding rotted spindly branches barely hanging on.
Stripped of bark, listing to the side, full of holes…it somehow had survived…now completely naked.
Not a speck of green. No signs of life. It seemed odd. Out of place…surrounded by so many healthy trees.
Surely a potential danger to humans walking by.
I wonder if the wildlife in this patch of woods are done doing their damage…
Inspired by Sunshine’s Macro Monday #24
Does anyone every look closely at a salad?
Past all the “extras”…
Dressing. Croutons. And so on.
But I did…
Move over crunchy tomato…make room for the lowly lettuce leaf.
Inspired by Sunshine’s Macro Monday #23
Root vegetables galore covered the tables at a local indoor farmers’ market a few months ago.
I don’t usually buy fresh beets at the grocery store.
However, this time I thought…why not?
Look at all those colors!
Inspired by Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #77: Favorite Photos of 2019
Choose my favorite photographs of 2019?
That’s a tough one (which I made a bit easier by not including family photos).
I managed to pare it down to 15(!). It was an especially exciting year as I dove into the world of macro photography. An additional photographic challenge.
I am curious…which one is your favorite?
1: January…ice crackling on the river…
2: February…a welcome color display…
3: Early Spring…signs of nature coming to life…
4: May showers…
5: Summer sunsets…
6: Butterfly on zinnias…
7: The magical pond…
8: Sunflower parade…
9: Amber waves…
10: Crunchy path…
11: Fall arrives…
12: Watch your step…
13: The cactus blooms!
14: Late fall fantasy edits…
15: Last, but not least, back to where the year began…with the crunch of ice.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Inspired by Sunshine’s Macro Monday #22
One of the many memorable parts of spending Christmas 2019 at my daughter’s home was her amazing cooking and baking.
The menu: extensive (even included a cheese course!).
The vegetables: fresh…and, in this case…the nutritional powerhouse cruciferous variety.
I decided to document…
The roasted Brussels sprouts (along with cousin cauliflower) were seasoned to perfection and enjoyed by all.
Remembering the colors of spring and birthday flower bouquets….
December Colors and Letters photo a day challenge: Golden Orange
Autumn leaves meet up with early snow.
Both hanging on in the bright afternoon sun.