Looking Up From the Ground

I become so focused on my photography, that sometimes I forget to look up and just enjoy the moment.

The other day, I was intent on photographing this robin while I was at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens:

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Chasing a Robin

What appealed to me were the rich colors of the feathers on its back, as well as the distinctiveness of the white around its eye:

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Pretty Robin!

Yes, I can photograph robins in the backyard and I have (click here to see the momma robin outwitting me). But when I’m at the gardens, I photograph anything that appeals to me. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But I always come back with a lot of pictures even on the days I plan on only walking.

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A Wonderful Friday in Six Words

I had a wonderful day today and thought I’d describe it in six sentences of six words:

robin sings brightly before dawn breaks

bright sun, fresh air, lunchtime walk

my camera stalks today’s new picture

work energy rises for yearend close

waxing moon crisp in navy sky

And for today’s picture, taken several years ago:

jealous dog stuffs into cat bed

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Yes, he did!  A jealous 55 pound dog decided to use the cat bed since the cat was on the desk with me.  I was surprised he fit so well.  Can you believe he curled up so small? I was surprised the cat didn’t refuse to use the bed after it smelled like dog.

Over at A Daily Life is guest post by Pam at Mushy Cloud.  She’s given us her list of questions to use in remembering what happened last year.  I encourage you to try them out.  It’s easier to remember now what happened for your future self than it will be to remember it five years from now.

I’d also like to thank KittyHere for passing along the six word challenge.