Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Shine

Inspired by Sunshine’s Macro Monday #21

While attending a Festival of Trees recently, I noticed this ornament hidden in one of the intricately decorated Christmas trees on display.

After experimenting with different settings on my camera, I landed on one that did it justice…

gold ornament

…giving it a chance to shine.

Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Almost Underfoot

Inspired by Sunshine’s Macro Monday #18


During a walk in the woods a week or so ago, I remembered to look down.

Then I got a bit closer…

Let’s not forget what has fallen off those trees with the once gorgeous leaves and needles.

Before everything is crunched and flattened on the ground by wildlife or walkers such as myself.

Before it all eventually disappears…under the snow.

I believe there is always something eye catching in nature…even at the end of the life cycle.