Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Did You Know????

While we were in Florida a few weeks ago, all of this Spanish Moss caught my eye.

I didn't know much about it.  So I looked it up on WIKI and learned this:  Spanish Moss is a flowering plant that grows upon larger trees, commonly the Southern Live Oak or Bald Cypress in the southeastern United States.

The plant consists of a slender stem bearing alternate thin, curved or curly, heavily scaled leaves 0.79–2.4 in long and  0.039 in broad, that grow vegetatively in chain-like fashion (pendant) to form hanging structures up to 240 in in length. The plant has no aerial roots and its flowers are tiny and inconspicuous. It propagates both by seed and vegetatively by fragments that blow on the wind and stick to tree limbs, or are carried by birds as nesting material.
Now I know where all my crafty moss comes from.  Very interesting stuff!
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Walk About

One of the best ways to refine your photography skills
is practice, practice, practice....
Since we have digital cameras we can take tons of random pictures.
So today I went for a walk around the outside of my house.
I practiced taking pictures of objects to
capture textures and different viewpoints.
Notice the pollen, thats pretty close for my point and shoot camera.

Texture of my birdbath.

Bunny eye view.

A bit blurry.  Trying to get a good depth of field.

A view from up top.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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