After the rain

On my last full day in Hawaii, I grabbed my camera and stepped out the front door after one of the many rains we had. Sweetie is coming home tonight. The critters and I have missed him very much.

Day 50 – Faded Roses and Budding Pines

I wandered into the yard today with plans to practice with my light meter.  I metered and photographed the dogs, the trees, the sleeping vegetable garden and just worked my way around the backyard.  It worked swimmingly and with few exceptions, my shots were properly exposed for my intended shots.

Our rose bushes have not been pruned so there are quite a few dead blooms on them. After shooting some of them, I headed out front to check out the Austrian Pines. We planted five of them when we built the house eleven years ago, and at the time they were just about three feet tall.  Now they are huge and I noticed today that only one of them has pine cones on it. Odd.  All the pines are “budding” though.

Rose Leaves © Carissa Snedeker

Red Rose © Carissa Snedeker

White Rose © Carissa Snedeker

Pine Bud © Carissa Snedeker