final tear

final tear

Last Saturday when I was at the gardens it rained a lot (shocking in Florida, I know!) but I managed to get a few shots from the day and this is one.

Since I returned from my big trip across the country, I just haven’t been out shooting much. Motivation and inspiration have been lacking lately. I’ll be heading out to hopefully get some fall photos in a couple of weeks – yay! – but until then it’s time to get life in order again.  Fall clean up or something like that.  

I’ve heard from a lot of people that things have been tough lately and I’m feeling you guys – I’m in that camp too.  I think it’s time for a little reflection and then a turnaround.  🙂

for FloralFriday and the awesome team of Eustace James Kiki Nelson Beth Akerman & Tamara Pruessner 🙂

#floralfriday   #droplets   #teardrop  

dabbling

dabbling

This one’s for Sairam Sundaresan – Happy Birthday dear friend!!  I can hardly wait until we get to meet again at lovely places like this (and I will learn to photograph them better without breaking equipment – I promise!)  🙂 Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!

It was a pleasure to be the guest judge for this contest.

It was a pleasure to be the guest judge for this contest. There were many amazing photos!  Be sure to also take a look at the entries that didn’t make the finals because there are some fantastic shots in there too.  🙂

Finalists: http://blog.viewbug.com/winners-on-a-tripod-photo-contest-by-brenthaven/

All entries: http://www.viewbug.com/contests/on-a-tripod-photo-contest-by-brenthaven   (click on Entries, then View All)

http://blog.viewbug.com/winners-on-a-tripod-photo-contest-by-brenthaven/

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday  

evolve

evolve

I just love looking at the fur on these tiny guys. 

It’s been forever since I participated in Macro Monday because I never seem to have anything for the weekly theme – lately mostly due to not getting out there and doing any macros. I’ve been busy learning other things but I missed doing macros so I dusted off the lens and got out yesterday – finally. Here’s one (sorry it’s not fruit related) with a hello and happy Monday to the new team: Sandra Parlow Jeff Moreau Kelli Seeger Kim & Kerry Murphy 🙂

#macromonday   #butterflies   #macro  

entertainment

entertainment

No theme for Selfy Sunday this time. I think that makes it harder actually. Check out the full gallery here: http://bit.ly/1aVi7vK

#selfysundayproject   #selfysunday   #excitingSaturdaynight  

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday  

just because

just because

The clouds were so nice, that I thought I’d grab a shot of the normally mundane tree out front.  We do get nice clouds here a lot.  🙂 

for Tree Tuesday with Allan Cabrera Christina Lawrie Ralph Mendoza Kim Troutman & Shannon S. Myers 

#floridaclouds   #treetuesday  

stars

stars

Another round of Chrysta Rae’s Scavenger Hunt (the Summer 2013 Edition) will close out soon with the final album (maybe tomorrow). Check out her stream for all of the entries, winners and other details. This was my entry for stars. Have a great week everybody! 🙂

#monochromemonday   #scavengerhunt   #starfish  

for you

for you

It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in FloralFriday but I felt today was a good day to jump back in.  I hope you all have a great weekend!

#floralfriday  by Beth Akerman Tamara Pruessner Kiki Nelson & Eustace James 🙂

#floralphotography   #flowers   #character