Monday, March 20, 2006

It Was A Good Day

Spring cleaning, one room at a time. With an eye out for bed bugs ;) I cleaned the family room right down to the dusty blinds, took the sofa cushions outside and beat the dog dander out of them. Mom and I turned off the news and listened to music all afternoon. I had started trimming the hydrangeas, grapes and honeysuckle several weeks back, but made myself go out and work on that nasty little chore, and put all the cuttings in the truck. Decided to scoop poop and mow (everyone else in the neighborhood was, why not?). So here comes the good part. I was trimming my grapes and hydrangea which take over in my neighbors yard and found these wonderful hydrangea skeletons hidden in under leaves. Also got a camilla from her yard. I am so sad since ours is dead. So between mowing, cleaning and putting stuff in the truck, I got to play with my new camera AGAIN. And here comes the second good part - listening to the birds sing at dusk, sing? call? (what do they do at night fall?) I grabbed my glass of wine to listen to that sweet serenade. With dirty fingernails, looking over my new photos, I am ready to call it a day! I still need to work on my "trade" stuff for ArtFest. Yikes. Today I found out that Liz is coming to ArtFest, a newbie to hang out with.

Hydrandea skeleton

Hydrangea skeleton

hydrangea skeleton

Camilla in the sun

8 comments:

liz elayne said...

all of these pictures...you have such an eye for shadows and lines and color.
so excited to connect with you today. thank you. i have been editing all day but hope to start creating some things for trading tomorrow!

*jenny said...

Gorgeous pics! Your new camera is excellent. And I was right with you listening to the birdsong.

la vie en rose said...

you are getting such awesome pics with your new toy...better than mine...please pass along your tips!

Anne said...

Perhaps the birdsong was simply a marker to the end of a full day well spent.

vicci said...

Kim...The pictures are beautiful! It's so exciting to have a new camera! Enjoy!

Charlotte said...

These are all gorgeous photos.. what a busy day you had! I so need to do some spring cleaning but haven't felt up to it.. or perhaps I'm using that a an excuse :) My lawn looks like a jungle.

phlegmfatale said...

what is this word "cleaning" you speak of?

phlegmfatale said...

I think you may have something to do with this. I just woke from a nightmare.

I was washing dishes.