I went out in search of signs of spring a few days ago, and found this cheery little dandelion. Sure, it’s a weed, but it’s a pretty weed.
This was taken on the corner of 4th Ave. and Florence St., by the community garden.
This little critter is a spotted cucumber beetle (I think) on a dandelion. The bug actually green and black, but I was in a black and white mood when I processed the photo.
I took this on Washington St., about a half block away from yesterday’s motorcycle photo.
In new camera news, I’ve really been enjoying my Canon Rebel T2i, paid for by some very kind visitors to this blog and my friends on Facebook. It’s served to provide new inspiration in my photography, which had been waning a bit lately. In other words, I love it.
This is another photo from September, taken by the pond behind the car park on Cascade Highway. Woot.
In other news, the tree which fell in my neighbor’s yard and took out three fences and our storage shed during the wind storm a little over a week ago has been cut up and is sitting in chunks in the yard. Our fence is still mangled, and the shed looks like it got into a fight and lost. Poor thing.
I acquired a used macro lens on Friday, so I’ve kind of been taking photos of really small things the last few days. I’m going to have to force myself to think bigger again.
So for today, I’m posting a macro shot of what’s left of a dandelion flower. I’m trying to remember where I took this, but I’m not sure. Not that it matters, since dandelions can be found anywhere.
I found these nifty dandelions growing by the side of the road. Kim at Seattle Daily Photo asked if I got down on the ground to take the picture, but, alas, ’twas not the case. The camera was the only thing down that low. Yes, friends, it suffers for my photography so I don’t have to. Or something like that.
In this neck of the woods, school starts again in a week… the effective end of summer. My 14-year-old niece went into a slight panic yesterday when she realized she only had a week left before she begins high school. I’m more than a little happy those days are long behind me.
To me, the photo above is symbolic of summer’s end, with autumn just around the corner — a field of dandelions which have spent their days in the sun and are greeting the sunset, with change coming with the sunrise.
Or something like that. The photo was taken at sunset in Stayton.