Tuesday, May 15, 2012

outdoors in early spring

As is obvious, I have neglected my blog for the past couple of months. Spring has been a busy time for me and the internet has fallen down the priority list; however, I like to keep up with my pictures and update the blog for my faithful readers (what dear people come to mind!). I hope to do a little catching up here in the near future.


For starters, here are a few pictures of early spring. A lot of them were taken for fun while riding around where I live, and while following on the heels of Neil and Opal.
My appreciation and love for the southern landscape continues to grow as I get older.






Hiking Blackwater



One of my newer hobbies: bringing the outside in by creating terrariums from little plantlings I find in the woods.

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  1. I love those pictures! Especially the one with Opal. :)
    You are doing a wonderful job with your picture taking. I love to see it get better and better all the time.

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    1. Aww...thank you, Ruthie! That means a lot to me. ♥

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for coming back to check in! ;-)

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  3. Favorite pictures:

    Flowers in the car mirror and the terrarium.

    I too have spent less time on the internet this spring. It has been so beautiful.

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    1. Those are two of my favorites as well. :-) Thanks!
      Well it's nice to meet up again in cyber-space.

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  4. That one with the very small, delicate pink flower, that's mountain laurel, right? There's bunches of that in NC where we go for our family reunion and I picked a bunch for the table, and my uncle said it was mountain laurel!
    They're all so pretty!!!

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    1. I had no idea what they were...Funny we would have something down here with the name "mountain." ;-) I love having fresh flowers in the house or around whenever I can! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. How loverly. I love all of the different sorts of lighting techniques you are doing! It has been a lovely Spring. I'm glad you got a picture of Lakeview as well! We both had our sister-psyche when that was in bloom. ;) And I know what you mean about the internet getting at the lower end of the priority list...

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    1. Thank you, my dear. It was fun to share Lakeview.
      I suppose we are both playing catch-up-blog.

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    2. And how funny our posts are nearly the same without meaning to! ;)

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  6. Awwww - beautiful pictures...and I took a sighing (almost tearful) gasp when I saw little Opal following Neil on the hike! Love the pics and love you! MB ♥

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    1. I know! Isn't it cute? Man's best friend. She doesn't show the daring that Joy did and is a lot more cautious and won't do something unless she wants to. However, she is also really athletic and spunky and has a lot of good qualities. It's really neat to see the differences while doing the same things.
      And thank you!

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  7. So happy to see new pics! Lovely lovely pictures. :)

    Kaffrin

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    1. Thank you! I'm slowly getting back into the blog. I have lots of pics...but a lag-time. :) Glad I still have my viewers! ;)

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