Sunday, January 5, 2014

“Point and Shoot”

I complain about my camera sometimes but then I come home from the Park with photos like these!

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This one I took when we were walking. I barely slowed down, just turned and took the photo.

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I love the way the Crepe Myrtle trees are turning orange in the background.

(and yes, it’s still green in January here in Florida and my little camera is an Canon S100)

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Seasonal Sundays,

Sundays in my City,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!

I hope everyone is safe and staying warm in their homes this weekend.

I’m feeling a lot better, thanks for caring.

How are you faring with this latest storm?

51 comments:

ann said...

Glad that you are feeling better. It snowed most of the day yesterday. At 6:30 am, my iPhone says that it is cloudy at 9 degrees. More snow on the way, which is a good thing because we need the moisture. Your photos are awesome. Your little camera is perfect for taking wlmong on walks and you get great results.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful shots for sure! Everything here is sleep dark brown and wet...so cold and rainy!
Blessings,
Cindy

Diane said...

Lovely photos! Everything here is white!!

Montanagirl said...

Gorgeous! All we have is snow, snow, snow. It's minus 22 this morning. Brrrr. My favorite shot is the second one with all the trees. Lovely composition!

Stacey said...

So pretty! How lucky for you to still have such pretty views.

It's me said...

So lovely !!!!...happy sunday love Ria...x !

Vee said...

Oh good to know that you are feeling better. I love that beautiful, perfectly framed shot of the trees. The storm comes in tonight with freezing rain through Monday. I can see two grandsons for the day tomorrow!

September Violets said...

That last photo is beautiful! I used to have a horrible little camera when I was a kid, but I loved taking photos and "finding" a good shot. There was no photo editing then, and I had no special features on my very simple camera. I look back at some of those old photos of mine and they still look pretty good to me. But it's often just the composition of the shot itself that makes a good photo, and not necessarily an expensive camera.
Wendy x

Beth Edwards said...

i love the spanish moss ... great flowers. the main part i would wish for with my camera is better & clear-er close-ups. ( :

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Roxanne Reinhart said...

Oh my Diane. That last shot is frame worthy! It turned out so beautiful. I love it!!!! The flowers are very pretty as well

Winter storm and cold, cold temps for us. I heard the weatherman say wind chills of -20!

NanaDiana said...

OH- I am so so so jealous. We are growing icicles here and the only orange is really red-and that is blooming on our noses and cheeks. A great day to stay inside and do nothing. GREAT pictures, Diane- xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such beautiful photos! Point and shoots aren't that bad at all Sis! So glad you are feeling better. It is super cold here and I'm just hunkering down and working inside the home for the next few days.
hugs,
Linda

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I love seeing your photos in the winter ... give me hope that spring will return to the frozen north where I live :)

Jeanne said...

Cold and more snow on the way.
Love the Spanish moss.

TexWisGirl said...

no complaints here!

Linda H said...

Beautiful shots Diane- I really like the photo of the trees with all the Spanish Moss hanging...
So glad you are feeling better. Hope you continue to improve.
Hugs, Linda

Lila Rostenberg said...

That is a wonderful photo! Thanks for sharing it!

A quiet snow day here, gives me time to visit blogs!

Hugs, Diane!

Olive said...

I think you have the best weather along with California. It is raining and cold here and I worked on a table outside yesterday and nearly froze. Your camera does fine.

PatC - All is Bright said...

Hi Diane,
So glad your feeling much better. Beautiful photos. Still feeling a little sad that our Cowboys ended their season. Oh well, like the old saying goes - "wait until next year". LOL only problem is that we have been waiting for that year a long time!

Take care and a very happy New Year to you and Mr. Lavender!

hugs,
Pat

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Love that dripping mossy tree - what is that??

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I think the point and shoots do a fine job. I love mine. Your photos are very pretty and the weather is certainly prettier than ours! Unless you love snow. :)

Musings from Kim K. said...

Gorgeous! Especially love the shot of your tree. We already have 100s of schools closed for Monday with this latest blizzard and bitter temps. The girls aren't complaining. Break just keeps going and going and going!

podso said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick but glad you are feeling better. Beautiful shots with your camera. The crepe myrtles are a beautiful color. And I always like to see the hanging moss--so expressive!

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh...how I would love to see flowers right now. We had a little snow overnight and then the rain came...lots of it. Here soon it is going back to snow for overnight and then the wind-chills will be -30 to -40 tomorrow. Brrrr.... I'm staying inside all day tomorrow!!!
hugs,
Cindy

Donna said...

The camera AND you do a mighty fine job!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous Photo!

Linda R said...

The weather sounds pretty crazy around the country.. It's cold here in Washington but nothing like whats going on elsewhere.. Love your pretty photos. I am thinking we need to head your way next winter..

Hugs~

Trace4J said...

Lovely bright and beautiful photos.
I hope you are feeling better.
Have a wonderful week.
Woolie Hugs

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Pleased to hear you are over your flu and back up , around and about.
Oh, how i would love some of that warm sunshine on my back right now.
Your little camera takes great photos.
Those flowers are so pretty.
Here in the Alentejo..we had bad winds last week.
Its cold. I have my woodburner going most days.
But parts of America and England have been hit really badly with the weather.
Happy Monday Diane.
hugs val x x x x

eileeninmd said...

You have me wishing I lived in Florida, I love the gorgeous view of the trees and the flowers are beautiful.. Have a happy week!

Cathy Keller said...

Indeed, beautiful pictures!!! Have a wonderful day! Cathy

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

That is a great shot of the crepe myrtles framed through the other trees Diane.
Hope you're back to your old self now and feeling better.
Judith

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Gorgeous images indeed! Thank you so very much for sharing such loveliness.

Here's to a lovely and creative 2014!

JG said...

What a treat to stop in for a visit and see bright flowers, Diane! The colors are great - so vibrant. Hope you're feeling better!
~Judy

Freckled Hen said...

Glad you are feeling better. Those flowers! I miss colorful things outside! Your pictures are always so pretty...

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So pretty, it looks like spring!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, I'm so glad that you are feeling better. I love all the photos today and thanks for the cheery photos! It's going to be in the teens tomorrow here. I hate cold weather and only go out unless I really have to. Take care and enjoy that weather.
Julie

jody said...

Glad you are on the mend and got out for a bit. Lovely pictures! Mine unfortunatly are all white of the hill the snow plow left me to move in -50 weather. But! Im not whining or anything.. Enjoy your day!

jody said...

Glad you are feeling better and enjoyed your walk! Beautiful colorful pictures! Mine are all black and white these days.. Enjoy your day!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Glad you were able to get out. Love the photo of the crepe myrtles. xo Laura

Nancy's Notes said...

What amazing photographs! Love each one of them, they are really great shots!
Happy New Year to you!
Nancy

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Can't beat those point and shoot cameras!! Love the last one with the crepe mrytles, oaks and Spanish moss.

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Your little camera is doing a beautiful job! Love all of your pretty snaps! I'm sure many are jealous of your beautiful weather!
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me.
Shelia ;)

Jeannie Marie said...

The pictures are really beautiful! Love all that green! We hi-tailed it back to Florida today and turned on the heater!

Joy H said...

I love the shot of the Crepe Myrtle trees and the collage is great. Your weather looks a lot nicer than our's.

Introverted Art said...

the red on that flower is just amazing. So bright and powerful.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh my, so gorgeous, just beautiful!!!

The Tablescaper said...

The last shot is breathtaking. Wonderful to have you celebrating the New Year at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Red Rose Alley said...

Some of my best pictures have been taken at the park. Oh my, look at these roses, they are gorgeous!

Love,
~Sheri

Diane Writes said...

Hi there namemate! Sorry for the late visit. Been busy catching up with work after the holiday break..

I guess cameras are like women too sometimes. They have mood swings haha It happens to me as well.

Your photos reminded me
Stop and smell the flowers

literally, I have yet to caught one in the city haha

Wishing you a great week ahead!

Diane Writes said...

Hi there namemate! Sorry for the late visit. Been busy catching up with work after the holiday break..

I guess cameras are like women too sometimes. They have mood swings haha It happens to me as well.

Your photos reminded me
Stop and smell the flowers

literally, I have yet to caught one in the city haha

Wishing you a great week ahead!