Monarch sounds much prettier, don’t you think?
This is the aptly named Mirror Lake in Yosemite Valley. The last time I saw it, around 10 years ago, it looked a lot different – it was bigger and less “mucky”. Through natural processes, the lake is filling in and will someday disappear altogether and become a meadow. In this photo, I applied an HDR affect which gives it a surrealistic quality, although Yosemite is surrealistically beautiful all on its own without the aid of Photoshop.
Here’s one of Sean climbing El Capitan. Hoo boy did he take to mountain climbing. I could hardly keep up. Of course I had to carry the camera, so it was a bit more challenging for me what with my bad knee and all. Yeah. No, not really. But I did have to carry the camera. And it was heavy.
Here is one of the approximately 30,537 pictures I took of flowers while I was in California, most of which are in Cousin Judi’s fabulous garden. I learned how to make the frame in Photoshop in a video tutorial at Yanik’s Photo School, which you can see here if you are so inclined. He has great easy to follow video tutorials and I love the soothing quality of his voice.
I know. It’s probably not a gecko. But I couldn’t think of a cute alliterative name to go with lizard. Larry was just too obvious. Gordon lives on my front porch and eats ants. In exchange for room and board he patiently poses for my camera.
Last week was Spring Break and I was doing springy breaky things, like wandering around East Texas taking advantage of the hospitality of nice people who are willing to take in a family of three, one of whom is always pointing her annoying camera at something or somebody. Our first stop was my friend Amy’s lake house where we stayed for a couple of days just hanging out and eating Oreo’s and watching the children do dangerous things. Don’t ask. There was fire and fish hooks. That’s all I’m saying. The weather was lovely and sunny…
This was the view out my front door last night around 6pm. Just as the sun began to set, a rain storm rumbled through leaving behind this rainbow ~ a nice way to end the day.