A Little Twisted

I cancelled a photo walk this afternoon so I could be responsible and study.  However, I still really wanted to take a picture of something

This twisty little tree is just outside my patio door.   The water droplets adorned it quite beautifully and quickly became my subject of choice.  The shallow DOF created sort of a smokey quality in the movement of the background branches which I kind of like.  

I hope everyone has had a great weekend, and I hope to get back to visiting my favorite blogs on a regular basis soon!

Still Thankful

I was convinced that no force on earth was strong enough to keep me from my camera or my blog.  I was wrong.

A stomach flu knocked me down the past couple of days.  With literally no strength to even pick up a book, I watched hours of daytime television…and then primetime television as I faded in and out of consciousness.  That being said, I was not out taking any new photos or thinking of anything interesting or inspiring to write about.  However, keeping with my spirit of thankfulness, I am grateful to have survived the flu and for neighbors like Andy who brought me soup and saltines.  

This picture was taken on a photo walk a couple of weeks ago.  The familiar Northwest rain may give way to some snow this weekend.  Instead of water droplets, I could maybe getting some pictures of snowflakes…