Archive for May, 2012

Heart of the Purple Clematis


I was out of battery power the day I took this photograph (a couple of weeks ago).  I took one shot, the camera power alert blinking red, and that was it.  It was a wonderfully foggy day, perfect for taking some shots, and I had made terrible rookie mistake.  No back-up battery on hand.


Then, I went back through this town yesterday and had a chance to  take a few quick shots of the same barn.












What Was Once Orange…

Thank you very much Shutterbug Sage! This is a huge help! I’ve made the change to my own site and hope others will do the same.

Thanks to the note Leanne Cole added to the bottom of today’s post, you can simply disable the “notify me of follow-up comments via email” option on your WordPress site.

  • From your WordPress dashboard, select Settings and then Discussion from the left-hand side of the page.
  • Just before the Avatars section, untick the box after Follow Comments that says “Show a ‘follow comments’‘ option in the comment form”

  • Be sure to click save at the bottom of the page.

Remember, if you are leaving comments for a blogger who has not yet made this update to their site, be sure to untick the  “notify me of follow-up comments via email” option when you leave your comment.  If you forget to do this, read this related post on how to unsubscribe from all comment chatter after the fact.

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A Wonderful Withering


I know I went full force on the dandelions several weeks ago, and I have not stopped taking photographs of dandelions since then.  In fact, I’m a complete dandelion addict now, if you must know the truth.  I can’t stop. I photograph them daily. They’re everywhere, and they all have something to say to me.  I have to force myself to look away now to actually reach a destination.  Otherwise, I’ll see a patch, go over, and  fall in love.  I’m fascinated by their life cycle, by their individualities, and, dare I say, their expressiveness.  I’ve tried to spare you my obsession, but today, I can’t resist.   This little puff was completely naturally illuminated this way.  A ray of sunlight was shining “just so” around a dark corner. I could see this little one from a block a way, it was so strangely bright. (I did not use a flash, but I obviously did darken the already obscured ivy background  to emphasize the dandelion seed.)