testing out the new tool! it is awesome. easiest camera i've ever had - even NOT on "automatic" which most of these were taken with the auto selection, but some not (i was trying to try out what i learned by reading the instructions last night).
the bees were busy pollinating the blueberry bushes! they were so busy that they didn't even notice me taking their pictures!
found this old birds nest in a tree - do birds reuse them from year to year? this one was about the size of a cereal bowl.
can you find the 4-leaf clover??? i see two.
the tulips are in full bloom at mom and dad's house. these have the biggest petals i believe i've ever seen. dad also said he tried to pull the all up last year, so these are all "volunteers" - so funny, we still have the same 5 tulips we planted the spring of our reception at our house, they've never multiplied!
The garden started growing last week, also. This is a row of corn (I think), peas are to the right, potatoes are to the left beyond the row of sprayers (they aren't up yet). ever wonder what to do with an old graduation gown? well, dad had a good idea - this is the 2nd or 3rd year for this scarecrow! his face/head is a tight ball of plastic bags, like from the grocery store. he's standing on 2 tobacco sticks strapped together (so they are tall).
and who could forget the all-american jeep. its the most functional piece of yard "art" i've ever seen. ha!
some wood out in the shed. this wood is as old as katelyn probably (who had a birthday yesterday, happy birthday kate!) and, it burns fast too - it is dry as a bone!
eh, by the way, no editing done on any of these save the first three that have the "fisheye" effect. i didn't crop or enhance (color) or anything. i tell ya, a camera will only take you so far. (i.e., you can be a good photographer and only go so far with a point-and-shoot camera - the camera makes a difference! i'd like to thank my husband for bending our no-spending rules and allowing us to get this camera! something like this is truly a luxury item, especially when we are living on one-income, but, i do plan on putting this camera to good use! besides taking pictures of my own children, of coarse...)