Wishing a happy Memorial Day weekend to all my American friends. There should be some great photo opportunities out there as you celebrate with family and friends.
This week's hunt came together for me much quicker than usual and it kind of surprised me as I thought the prompts were quite challenging at first glance.
1. Beneath Your Feet
As more and more time passes since my surgery (6 months now), I am finding myself more adventurous and spontaneous about stopping to get the shot. I had seen this beautiful tree (below) when I drove home from church last Sunday and thought to myself "I must go and get some shots of that". This week, as I was really close to that same location, I just did it . . . parked my car and trekked up close to the tree. When I was done, I headed back to my car, but I turned for just one more shot. And then I looked down . . . and there it was, beneath my feet . . . perfect!
A little research tells me this flowering shrub is called "Laburnum Anagyriodes" and can grow to 7 metres in height. It's common name is Golden Chain or Golden Rain, and is sometimes referred to as 'false ebony' as the wood from very old specimens can be used in place of ebony.
2. Showing Movement
When a water hose was left on in the neighbour's yard it created a flash flood in ours.
This little fellow took a dip in the temporary pond and splashed around creating ripples in the water.
So kind of them both (the neighbour and the birdie) to help out with this prompt.
The way the sun was shining on this clematis blossom it gave the petals a sparkling velvety texture.
4. Face Your Fears
I had to face my fear of being stung to get this shot.
This busy bee was in nectar heaven and paid me no mind, thank goodness.
Currently, Gracie's favourite pastime is bird-watching . . . she takes after her mama.
Linking with Ashley and friends at Ramblings & Photos for . . .