Sunday, November 27, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Here it is Sunday already, but this week did go by faster than usual
with all the eating baking for Thanksgiving!
  The blessings and bounty of leftovers is a curse for my waist so I suppose when I set out for a
walk this week I'm really going to need to walk, which means I may have to leave my camera
behind - wait nevermind that won't work!

1. Waiting: For the second year in a row my husband and I got up early on Thanksgiving morning to go watch the sunrise, but as you can see it was extremely overcast and cloudy and so we waited....and waited... and waited ...until finally we got a glimpse of the sun, however it was fleeting. 



2. Foliage:  On my walk this week I finally found some incredible red leaves that are just now turning and falling from the pear trees and it was pretty darned exciting! I know, for some of you this is old news, but for
those of us in the south this is good stuff! (so you get two of them!)



 



3. Candid:  WARNING, this photo may make you smile! Just look at those beautiful, happy women . . . I did take this from my archives from a sunrise on the seawall last summer. We were getting ready to walk back to the car when I spied these women all dressed in white and with my camera to my eye I waved and they waved back. I remember the woman on the left pointed and said, look wer're gonna be on CNN (LOL)! And although I'm not a shy person by any means, I'm not sure why I didn't ask them their story - everyone has one and theirs seemed interesting. Were they related, friends, visiting, on vacation? The fact that it was Sunday and they were all dressed in white I have a feeling they may have been there in worship, but now I will never know.  But one thing I do know, is that for just that one moment in time, there was a connection between strangers.


4. Knife, spoon, or fork:  Okay, I think I see one of each! This is the first Thanksgiving we have spent in this house even though we have lived here 3 1/2 years. The first year we moved here we spent it in our apartment and we were talking about how we have no clue how we made dinner that year in a kitchen where a 4'x6' rug barely fit!




5. Rules of thirds:  Another part of my walk, okay I didn't really walk because there were just too many fun things to photograph. I went back to check on the Monarch's and was so excited to see these Monarch capterpillars! From the size of them I would say that they are just about full grown and will start their journey to transformation very soon. And for me, there is something of a miracle that in 21 days this caterpillar will turn into a butterfly. This isn't a perfect thirds, but it works.


"Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing process
of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives."

- Mary Ann Brussat

Have a great rest of the weekend!
Love, Kim
XO


 
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26 comments:

Lea's Menagerie said...

I say that Waiting sunrise photo was well worth waiting for! I love the caterpillar, too!
Have a blessed Sunday!
Lea

Cedar said...

This set is simply fantastic! The caterpillar is lovely! Such a fun candid shot!

hannah said...

What a posh diningroom you have.
Beautifully set up. Love the soft caterpillar photo and the quote.
Such a finely constructed post.

Nadege, said...

Great post. Fun candid shot, love the caterpillar macro, amazing dinning table setting and room, beautiful sunset, worth waiting for. Gorgeous composition for the foliage.

Sara said...

Fantastic set, love your candid, such a fun shot, great composition too! Wow, I love your caterpillar, great composition!

Leanne said...

These are fantastic photos. Candid is gorgeous & love the caterpillar.

Serline said...

Your candid shot is fun and I love the angle. Beautiful bokeh and color of your last shot.

Tamar SB said...

That foliage is stunning!!

jumbledhutch said...

What an amazing set of shots! You are so right your candid does so make you SMILE! Fun fun fun!

gotmycamera said...

Your candid shot is amazing. I also really enjoyed your sunrise shot...so lovely.

Ashley Sisk said...

Great set - love your first and last shot.

Sarah said...

Awesome shots. I love your waiting and that last one. So gorgeous.

Saun said...

Love your candid shot and the story to go along with it.

Seeing Each Day said...

Your last shot is amazing - this is going to come out wrong probably but your depth of field makes the leaf look like it's a thick piece of wood. So clever. Really enjoyed reading your words about your candid photo.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Oh so many wonderful photographs! The ladies looks so happy and welcoming. They look like old friends.

Here in CA our leaves are just changing, too... and my macro photo is of our gingko which goes bright yellow and drops its leaves (all at once) within a few days. I wanted to capture it before they dropped! It's one thing I get to experience twice that I love - the fall colors.

Coincidentally my sister-in-law and I will be going to see the monarchs at Natural Bridges State Park in 2 weeks time. They winter here until Jan-Feb and all this time I've not seen but a few! We're shooting for a sunny day.

And, last, but certainly not least - your Thanksgiving table is gorgeous! Looks like something from a magazine. I love those squash bowls... and LOVE the color of your walls. : )

I am thankful to have you as a friend.

Kathy said...

Kim, I think the clouds in that sunrise make it sooooo much more interesting than a straight sunrise capture. That glimpse of brilliance amidst the dark clouds, gorgeous! And that candid!!!!! Totally priceless. I love your explanation of it too...I feel like i was there! What gorgeous women and sisterhood. LOVE it! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend. I SWEAR I can FEEL my butt growing...sort of Willy Wonka-ish! haha. It's back to the gym on Monday for moi!

Kathy

Zondra Art said...

Amazing shots!

Greetings.

Marcie said...

Wonderful..wonderful..just simply wonderful!

Christine E-E said...

love, love, love the pics of the women... they look like my group of women!

Jeanne said...

love your sunrise and the women all dressed in white. Isn't it fun getting photos of people that you don't know, but have that moment of connection. Hope you do hear their story the next time.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

These are all amazing, Kim. From the sunrise right down to the caterpillar. Well done! :)

Marvett Smith said...

Wow! Love that sunrise. Good for you for getting up to enjoy it. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Deanna said...

Oh love the sunrise shot, beautiful. yes, we were on the same wavelength only on opposite oceans. Your dining room is gorgeous, love that color on the walls. Those women sure looked like they were having a great time and the pic did make me smile. Ahh, the caterpillar, believe it or not I saw one of these yesterday at San Juan Capistrano, beautiful shot.

Henrietta said...

OMG I LOVE your candid picture of those ladies. They are gorgeous and so happy. That is the picture that I would like to see when ever I'm in the bad mood, really nice one:)

Linda R. said...

Such fabulous shots.. Everyone of them!!!

One said...

Two weeks ago I took a similar photo to the second one. The only difference is that my leaf was yellow and yours is red. How strange!

I came here to thank you for picking my little kitty b&w photo in Quotography. I asked and Nicolosa told me you were the one to pick it. Thanks.

That candid shot of the women all dressed in white is fantastic! Love it.

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