Monday, August 31, 2009

Macro Mountain Monday

First of all, thank you, all of you who didn't just forget I existed. Your comments were so sweet with our little announcement. Pygmy Child and Brown Boy are expecting their little bundle sometime the middle of April and we couldn't be more thrilled. While we wouldn't mind a change of pace and having a grandson, Brown Boy's mama, the "other" grandmother had only sons and is really wanting a granddaughter. I feel so richly blessed, so we are actually hoping for another girl. BUT, we will adore and spoil rotten whatever the Lord sends.
I am slowly reading and commenting on everyones' blogs again, so no fear, if you haven't heard from me today, you will in the next couple of days.
As for my blog hiatus, nothing terribly bad happened, but lots of little, not so great things did happen, including our Little Man losing his ever loving mind and ours too in the process. Once again, nothing huge, but lots of little things. Now he is back in school. Whew. Same school, same teacher, most of the same kids, the transition back to school has been really good. Little Man seems to be settling down, and we are all starting to breathe again.
Macro photography is basically close up pictures and enlarge-ifying of subjects, hence, the "macro" part. I love you so much, I went out and took a whole roll of film for you. Well, it would have been a whole roll, if I were using film. So I think I should get the credit as if I did use film and have it developed, even if I didn't. Don't you?


One frog yes. If you look close, you can see another one!







A turquoise dragonfly!




This spot is just so very lovely!



If you en-big-ify the picture, perhaps you can see someone hiding in the mossy algae.















I kind of hate to mention it, but the rose hips are telling us even though the weather is still hot and sunny, fall is closer than we think!


Who knew a plain 'ole weed could be so pretty?



I am going to have to a separate post on the grandbabies, but for your entertainment and delight, Buttercup is cooing, smiling and laughing now! This is your official warning. The level of cuteness in the next picture is unmeasurable because it is off the scale. Look at your own risk. Tangled-me does not take responsibilty for any lethal cute overdoses, or bruises and broken bones that may happen if you fall over from being overcuted. Okay, ready?






Told you so!

21 Kids Who Want To Play:

SO said...

Oh how I adore macros!! Those are beautiful.

And the adorableness of that last photo is off the charts!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Okay,that was oooldes of fun! I have missed it!
I was not hurt too bad by the super cuteness either! thanks!
Love the pics!

Lee said...

Oh my gosh those pictures are amazing! The dragonfly takes my breath away!

The Head Eagle said...

As always..BEAUTIFUL! I am so glad you are back! I've missed my mountain mondays!!

And you're right the level of cuteness was off the charts. I think I might need to go lay down! I'm a little overwhelmed!

Happy Tuesday, My Friend!

The Boob Nazi said...

The dragonfly one kind of scares me. It's nice to see you again here in the blog world!

Yondalla said...

Beautiful dragonfly!

I'm so glad you're back

Christa said...

It's the little things that build up and up that always get you. I'm glad to see that life is settling down again.

The yellow flower is stunning.

Jessica G. said...

You are so much better at this picture-taking thing than I am. I'm gonna show the dragonfly to Boo. Her head might explode, though.

Laura in L.A. said...

THUNK! I fell over from being over-cuted!

As always, Jo, thank you for sharing your artistry!

Love, Laura

M-Cat said...

What fantastic photos!!

K J and the kids said...

OUCH ! I skipped ahead to the picture before I read the warning. My head is KILLING me. I hit it on the desk on my way to the floor. CUTE BABY !

I can't stand how much I love your photography. So wonderful. makes me want to live in utah. :)

Jillybean said...

Those pictures are fabuous! The dragonfly shows so much detail.

Buttercup's cuteness is way over the top!
I fell off my chair and I think I hurt my back.

rychelle said...

oh, the cuteness!!!!!

;)

Kristina P. said...

I;m glad you're back! And with some beautiful pictures!

Holly said...

What cool pics... so glad your back. I'm back too!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Oh, Jo, I've missed your posts! You're Mountain Mondays are always so inspiring. They make me want to get out with my camera and take pictures too. Although, my pictures will probably never be as lovely as yours.

I wish I new all the nature-y stuff, like signs if Fall coming, etc. And, how is Ms. Tenacious Oak Leaf doing?

Monica English said...

Wow, you take beautiful pictures! What kind of camera do you use? I really want to make the leap from my simple snap and shoot to a more sophisticated SLR, although I might have to save for it for a while. Any suggestions on what to get and how to learn?

elizasmom said...

It's good you warned us about that last picture!

I think my favorite of the macros is that dragonfly. What wonderful colors in the fly and the green stalk, set off beautifully by the haze of the brown/gray background. I bet this would look awesome blown up huge and framed.

Annette Lyon said...

I think I just decided I like macro photography.

Jami said...

My daughter was thrilled with your frog hiding in the scudge picture.

I only survived the cuteness of that last picture, because I slowly built up an immunity to baby cuteness. But I barely made it. That was a close one.

wendy said...

Nothing warms your heart as much as a baby's smile eh. Love the photography ---awesome!! Sorry about all the "little things/challenges" that you have been going through. yes, little things can still get us down and take it's toll. always glad to hear from you