Friday, March 2, 2012

Foto Friday - It's Springing . . .



. . .  right outside my front door.

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.
~Ruth Stout

And it's a good thing because this week that is about the only place I have been able to greet it.
Not on a walk on the birding trail, or at my favorite garden center, and certainly not at the butterfly garden!
Just outside my front door . . .

About this same time last week I was taking photos and like I normally do I knealt down
on my knee (the already bad one) and when I got up...well, let's just say it hasn't been the same.
As in, I can't walk on it. I had to go in for an MRI today and with the help of sedation (and my sweet husband) I got through it with flying colors! Now I wait with fingers crossed . . . for good news.

(Insert violin music here, for my little pitty party)

Besides the gray, gloomy, and dismal days we have been having which is outside the realm of normal
here, I've also been having a dysfunctional relationship with a pair of crutches.
So, I decided to take some cuttings of my Indian Hawthorne's inside for a little photo shoot, which didn't last long as I was feeling a little distracted . . . by all the bees . . . gathering pollen outside my front door.


Do you see it, the light of the sun? It tried to shine it's way through the clouds for a brief second.



And then one second more....



I'm not sure what it is about the honey bee....but I could watch them all day long!




{Photo Art Friday - Abstract-ish}


{Shoot, edit, submit}


(Thanks for your indulgence in my little pity party)


Have a wonderful weekend friends!
What's the first thing to spring out your front door?

Love, Kim
XO 




 Photo Art Friday 
 

20 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Gorgeous photos Kim. Your first is so dreamily beautiful. Hoping for good news about your knee too. I hadn't realise how much you use your knees and back taking photos until I get behind the camera myself.

Kelly said...

So pretty. And I'm with you-when the blossoms are out I can sit for hours with the bees- infind that their butts are far to
Often in my shots!!!

Bonnie said...

Such pretty photos - and I love your 'ish'! It looks a bit honeycomb-ish as well as abstract-ish.

Sorry to hear about your knee. Hope you get good news and are feeling better soon. I've had a sore hip for a couple of months and just read in two places that magnesium is the supplement of choice for joint pain. Don't know if that applies to your situation or not ...

Thanks for linking up with Photo Art Friday Kim.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful macro photos.
Sorry to hear about your knee. I hope you will feel much better soon.


Regards and best wishes

Amanda said...

Gorgeous photos! LOVE the last shot. :)

Sherri B. said...

Wow, what beautiful photos! Absolutely gorgeous...I'm sorry about your knee and hope it heals quickly.

Jeanne said...

These are just gorgeous captures of the honey bee and the flowers. You definitely got lovely lighting in there also. Hope your knee is getter quick as that is not very fun and certainly makes it hard to get around. Be sure to stop in my blog also and get a chance to win some of Bonnie's textures.

Madge Bloom said...

SO lovely!

Linda R said...

Such great photos. I just love the abstract shot.. So cool!

Nadege, said...

Hope your knee is better soon.
Beautiful captures, the first image is absolutely gorgeous.

Jeanne said...

Back again Kim, and just wanted to remind you that I will be announcing the texture winner in a March 15th blog post, so be sure to check back in. really like your blog and signed up to keep up with you! Have a great day and remember to give your knee Patience! Hard to do, but will pay off! Have a great day, oh and amazing in your third photo how paper thin the bees wings are. lovely capture!

Ginny said...

Each photo was more beautiful than the last. I hope that you will receive good news about your knee soon.

Marilyn said...

Bees are really fascinating to watch as they go about their work. However, I love the top image of the Indian Hawthorne in the pitcher. Just a truly great image.
Thanks for sharing.

Honey Mommy said...

Your bee shots are truly breathtaking! The last one is just perfect.

Henrietta Hassinen said...

Yes I can see the soft swing light in pictures and they warm me up. I SO miss that light and spring. We have so long way till spring. I love every single picture of yours and it is so great I can enjoy the spring through them.

ceevee said...

Those bee pictures are fantastic! Beeee-yootiful. I empathize with your knee pain as I am there too. As for crutches....oh, no.

Branson said...

Lovely! Hope you are fully mobile again soon! I know how frustrating that is!

lisa said...

These are all gorgeous Kim!
I especially love the last one here.
I know it won't make you feel any better, but no one is more dysfunctional on crutches than I was. The doctor actually suggest I stop using them for fear I woukd further injure myself. So uncoordinated on them. Probably pretty funny too. :-(

Liz said...

Great shots Kim! I love the last bee shot.
It must be the week for bees... my shoot edit submit was bees too :)

I do hope it's good news with your knee & it improves. Knees are such annoying joints (I've had 6 knee surgeries)!

federica said...

Really lovely the photos with th ebee ;) F.

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