Friday, May 25, 2012

It is after all . . .



. . .  a small, small world.
A world full of treasures, a world full of awe.

Did you ever notice that the bigger the circles we run in life,  that the harder it is to see
the details, the smaller world around us. And I don't just mean in nature, but the people around us too.
The bigger the circle, the faster we seem to be able to run, and the less we really see.
Making the circle smaller means we will go a little slower and well it sure is easier on my knees, and my eyes!


"Life is a great big canvas,
you should throw all the paint on it you can."

- Danny Kaye

And well, when we slow down . . . we have a better chance of getting some paint on it at all.



I was out this past week gathering some ideas for the garden,



. . . and came across other gatherers.


. . . beautiful roses,

[ photograph life-two subjects ] 
 . . . and even more gatherers. 


. . . and an itsy bitsy teeny weeny sweat bee.


And yes, I had to share this one! You know spiders have 4 pairs of eyes but have you ever seen them.
Gosh, I could as I'm getting older use an extra pair. We were weeding last weekend when it seems I disturbed this momma to be - uh huh, she is holding her egg sac filled with hundreds of baby spiderlings
who will for the first few weeks of their life hitch a ride on mom's back. That's why you never step on a spider in your house if you're in Texas, or you could have babies scattered everywhere. 

And last but not least one of my favorites of the week . . .  


[shoot.edit.submit, P52-favorites, Flower Art Friday, Photo Art Friday ]

Have a wonderful, long, and safe Memorial Day weekend!!

Love, Kim
XO


And...


 
 

photosbyleannePhoto Art Friday  


31 comments:

LeAnne said...

These are incredible. Great macros - even the spider! Thanks for sharing with Flower Art Friday!

Cherie said...

Oh I love stopping by here for the feast of the eyes. I can't wait to have a micro lens so I can capture some close shots like these. Absolutely fabulous!

momphotographer said...

what a wonderful set of photos! I love every single one! I envy your macro shots of the bugs... beautiful!

Sherri B. said...

Oh my...your photos always take my breath away. Just lovely!! That spider shot is amazing...

Deanna said...

Omg, omg, another great week. Your macros just blow me away, literally. Fabulous is a small word to describe your images. Hope sleep has returned and that you are feeling tip top. Last night was horrendous (4:00 AM)

Ida said...

Oh my you just keep on amazing me with your awesome photos.
Gorgeous Flowers, Fantastic Macro's and that Spider...a bit creepy but also pretty cool.

Cathy H. said...

Amazing macro images! I love seeing your bugs, they are fascinating!!

Jeanne said...

Every one of these is absolutely amazing Kim! Such marvelous focus. What type of lens are you using. Love these.

Southern Gal said...

Beautiful, gorgeous...until I got to the spider. Oh.my.word. I had to scroll down quickly to avoid the eyes. I am, after all, an arachnophobe. ;)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Everyone was stunning. Valerie

nancyjean said...

hi Kim, your macro shots are amazing. that one little bee looks like is kissing that leaf! all so beautiful!

nancyjean said...

hi Kim, your macro shots are amazing. That one little bee looks like he is kissing that leaf. super!

Kathy said...

Wow...what great captures and gorgeous flowers.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. When I find the instructions that taught me the mouseover, I will leave them for you. It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

Capture Life!
Kathy

Marvett Smith said...

The details are my favorite, and these images are simply stunning!

photo by ansku said...

These are just AMAZING!!! I usually don't like bugs, but these are truly beautiful. You're a Macro Master!! :-)

muellerssicht said...

incredible and extraordinary macros.

Bonnie said...

I'm speechless Kim! Okay, not really ... Wow! Love the editing on the one you submitted for PAF ... soft, delicate and dreamy.

The curls, curves and colors of the petals on the rose are just stunning! It's always a treat to come here and view your work. Thank you for sharing it with Photo Art Friday!

Pat said...

Stunning, every one, but I really love the tiny bee perched on a blade of grass!

Lori said...

Ah, Kim These are amazing! Wonderful shots! I love them all! That spider is amazing.

Thanks for sharing with Foto Friday,
Lori

sunflowerkat321 said...

I've been stalking around my yard as well looking for insects. It's quite a challenge and you did a great job. Love your photo art friday submission. So soft and delicate!

Janet Bocciardi said...

I didn't think it was possible that you could get any better at your flower and insect photos.. but you have! Knowing how tiny a sweat bee is incredible! Even though I'm not a spider fan, that photo is intriguing. I never knew about all the eyes... yes, that would sure be easier than carrying all the extra glasses these days.

A simpler life becomes more and more attractive to me and that includes tightening the circle.

Gunilla said...

Amazing shots! I love them all!

Karen said...

Honestly...spiders freak me out! But your spider photo is absolutely beautiful. Don't tell my husband I said that though...he may stop coming when I call him (scream for him) to come get a spider out of my way.

Andrea Dawn said...

You definitely have a gift for critters and flowers. Just stunning work . . . including the spider (eek).

Anki-itte said...

Nice pictures, the rose is wonderful.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Super cool macro shots, you captured some amazing detail. Spiders always intrigue me but freak me out at the same time too.

Beverly said...

Love your macro work on the insects! They are so fun to look at, especially the bee in mid-air. And I think I can count the hairs on that one bees head on the purple flower. :)

MG Atwood said...

Your shots are so inspiring. Nicely done.

lisa. said...

In a word? WOW!
These are just gorgeous!
I can usually pick a favorite, but you have made that quite impossible here.
So beautiful!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

your bugs are wonderful!! wowza

Liz said...

WOW!! What a wonderful post!! I share your love of "gatherers", roses... and that spider is amazing!

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