Friday, July 9, 2010

Parchment crumbles, my words fade

Brittle grass crunches under my feet as I make my way to the garden.

At the gate, soft swirls of pink rise up to greet me, thirsty for rain.

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When bright flowers bloom

Parchment crumbles, my words fade

The pen has dropped ... - Morpheus

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Spent morning glories from today. There are plenty more to take their place tomorrow and for months to come.

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There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anais Nin

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These photos were all taken with my Nikon 60mm macro lens, the lens closest to my heart. (Please don’t tell my other lenses). A macro (micro) lens allows you to get up close and personal, much closer than you would with a normal lens in the macro setting.

It was worth every penny I paid for it. In fact, I began my blog the night I bought it in December 2007 and this was my very first real post. (Don’t worry, it’s short).

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If you click here, you’ll see the very first post I wrote on George. I think he looks like he’s wearing a baby bonnet. He looks very different today.

He looks like a

SOOPAH – STAH !!!

Until tomorrow, then

33 comments:

Andi said...

My morning glories are reaching for the heavens but NO buds?! I miss them. Everything here is getting crumbly and brown despite our efforts to water....think I shall do a blog post on that! :)

I covet a macro lens.

Deb said...

he is a Super Star....I love morning glories...

Gail said...

Your talent, even though you credit the lens, is amazing.

Karen said...

your header is beautiful!...

Julie Harward said...

I like this new lens too...so amazing to see things up close and personal that we don't ever notice! :D

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Beautiful flowers, Kate, and you're right...George IS a Super Star! xoxo Donna

A Bluebonnet in Beantown said...

George is indeed a soopah-stah. He's absolutely georgeous! A dog deserving of his own adjective.

And it's definitely the photographer, not the lens. Beautiful morning glories.

Gena

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

I absolutely LOVE all the photos you take! I hope you print and frame them! Just gorgeous. And I really want a macro lens:)

Fearless Nester said...

George IS a soopah stah, a very gawjus soopha stah! And you're a pretty amazing piksha taka too! :) ~Lili

TSannie said...

Andi and I are in the same boat - loads of morning glory foliage and not one single bloom. Darn!

George is the bestest!

Cloudia said...

Soopah!







Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Char said...

i bought a 60mm to replace my 100mm - i think i will love it too.

beautiful shots

Michelle said...

Exquisite close-ups! Maybe someday you'll put them up as prizes in one of your contests? (she asks hopefully)

beth said...

he is a soopah-stah !

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

OK, I was ooing and aaahing over the gorgeous photos and then said what the hay, I'll click on the original George post to see what's up, and O.M.G.

If you hadn't said "I think it looks like he's wearing a baby's bonnet," I might have thought it was just a younger image of George and that would have been it.

But the image of George wearing a baby's bonnet is hilarious.

And so very accurate. Thank you for that laugh.

Leenie said...

Morning glories (Heavenly Blue) are on my top ten list. I love those tightly wound buds that turn into fairy dresses over night. I have some trying to survive our stupid cold weather. Would share it with you if I could.

Awww about the George puppy pic.

Cait O'Connor said...

Beautiful words.
Beautiful pic.

Daryl said...

So pretty ... empty window box here .. sniffle ... cue quivering lower lip....

Jayne said...

Love the morning glories too, and give the chance, a lens would win over a mixer every time girl. :c)

Jill of All Trades said...

Just beautiful.

Kerri said...

This has to be one of my fave posts! Love the images and the words!

And

I LOVE George!

Lucia said...

Morning Glories when you put your nose in one and breath in they trap your nose...I loved doing this as a kid. George is superb!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Deb. Isn't it wonderful how the camera finds beauty in the simplest things like the design of spent morning glories. I loved seeing your border collie. I share my home with several cats and a BC, Aggie, better known as psycho dog:)

My tomatoes are almost ripe and I want to make that tomato/mozzarella salad you showed on a previous blog. Yum, it looks so good.
Marnie

mrs mediocrity said...

I am in LOVE with the first photo, gorgeous!
The heat wave continues, although rain is predicted for today...my garden is so very thirsty.

Mental P Mama said...

That's because he is s soopah stah!

Oliag said...

I never realized how beautifully exquisite the spirials of a morning glory bud are until I saw this first photo of yours Kate...that is a SOOPAH STAR photo!

I still only have the kit lens with my new camera and I'm trying to decide what to get next...the 50mm or a telephoto...which do you use the most?

jillsy said...

your photography skills have greatly improved since then!!

Mary said...

OK, next year I'm planting morning glories. I swear to God.

Gorgeous shots! The grass is crunchy here, too. Here's hoping for some rain this weekend.

give the SOOPAH-STAR a big kiss for me. :)
xoxo

The Japanese Redneck said...

I really do luv morning glories, but they are on the top 5 hit list this year.

The MG, along with a couple of other very invasive and very persistent weeds/vines have not been welcomed in the yard.

I've been on a personal vendetta to remove them all before they seed. We have a horrible plant that has stickers and a jillon seeds that is also #1 on the list.

I do love your pictures. Beautiful captures.

Low Tide High Style said...

Beautiful pictures, and I'm so happy you bought that lens so that you could start this wonderful blog that has blossomed just like like those morning glories!! Happy weekend!

Kat :)

Caroline said...

My 60mm macro is my favorite too ;)

Gorgeous photos and words today. Have a wonderful weekend too!

Snappy Di said...

He IS a soopah stah. And don't you forget it or you will break his itty bitty heart.

Love your photography. AND jealous of the lens you have. Someday... me too, sighs.

On another note, we had rain today!

Di

Ellen said...

Lovely flowers....have a great weekend! smiles.