If you measure the success of a day out by the number of customers, and the hopes you had of selling enough of your items so as to cover a bit more than the cost of your site and a cup of coffee, then it was disappointing.
If you measure the success of a day out by the opportunity to people watch, by the breeze and overcast skies that tempered the heat, and by conversations with fellow suitcase fillers, it was a good day.
When life (or your lemon tree) gives you lemons, here’s one way to manage the overflow when they choose to ripen at the same time. Given the number of lemons required to provide juice for the liquid, just the one sealed glass jar is now stashed away in the bottom of the pantry to do its thing. We’ll be able to gauge the success of this afternoon’s fun with salt and lemons in about a month’s time.
I followed this recipe from She Cooks She Gardens. Thanks, Erin Brooks!
When I was growing up, these plants were more commonly known as Lasiandra. A Lasiandra by any other name (now Tibouchina) still shows off its delicate whiskers on its claw-like stamens.
It continues to be a challenge for me to find ways of improving focus points, both their selection and execution, when depth of field is so shallow using the Canon Macro Lens with an adapter on the Sony A6000.
Today the dome spider helped out a little bit by being in a position that I could catch some profiles and get some semblance of focus on his eyes and across other parts of its body.
Today’s shots are untreated except the last two which have been cropped.
This young magpie and his mother are regular visitors to our back yard. While I was hunting for new spiders this morning, they descended onto the fence. I lifted the camera to take a quick shot of the two of them, when …….
It’s a windy day today with blue-glare skies, the kind of wind that feels like it might blow in a storm, or not.
The dome spider’s web is holding firm. Today’s first picture may not hit the mark as far as macro-focus goes, but it does show that this spider is not letting go, no matter how bumpy the ride.
It’s an experimenting kind of morning. This includes playing with aged effects and cropping on this morning’s photographs of a garden orb spider, and testing watermark software, placement and fonts.