Saturday, October 3, 2009

a walk around the neighborhood

Today we walked around the neighborhood and looked at some yards and landscaping. Our yard is in great need of work and Charlie started today by digging out some stumps left from plants we cut down. But we took the walk to look at what other people have done in their yards. I found several little gems of things that I liked and saw these flowers.

This blue one was one of my favorites. There is a teeny tiny bee on the center one. He was friendly.

I hate these plants (cope berry bushes?) but the berries are pretty.

I have no idea what the little purple berries are, but they seemed happy and friendly in the sunshine.

I have been enjoying my new camera lens (18-200) and learning how to work it, and I think I have finally figured out how to work the macro setting. I still can't get as close as I can with the standard 18-55 lens. I do love the softness of the bokeh. Lovely. Double click on these photos and you can see them in all their large glory. Such loveliness.


Frizzy said...

That purple berry looks fake. I've never seen a berry that color. Too cool!

Melissa Stover said...

those look great. that's the best way to get better with your camera is to walk around and practice.

Alison said...

I love those purple berries.
I'm glad you enjoyed your walk around the neighborhood.

Flowers said...

That purple berry looks wonderful. I have never seen anything like it.

Hunnybee said...

What are those berries? That picture is really cool!

redeemed diva said...

Great photography. My girls and I went on a nature walk today too. Your finds are much more interesting than ours!