Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More "Never More" and More

I didn't realize when I was taking the photos of the crow last week that I had at some point put the camera in video mode. This is my husband's camera and new to me so I have been experimenting with it a little.


Short but interesting, I think. That's a dog barking in the background and the little noise at the end that sounds like a child is actually Bailey at the patio screen door, complaining because he wants to be outside -- or he didn't like the crow.

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This was another surprise. We received this Amaryllis as a gift several years ago. It was in a pot and the kind that you watch as it grows about an inch a day until it blooms with a magnificent flower.

Barry planted it in the back yard after it had finished flowering and now, here it is three or four years later blooming once again. We knew it was still alive because the leaves come up every year, but this is the first time we have had a flower.







This is an old drawing of one of the Twin Inns, now known as the Ocean House. There were two of them once upon a time, one on either side of the road, across from one another. They each had a large statue of a rooster outside. Unfortunately, as I understand it, one of the inns burned down. The one left standing has been renovated and redecorated. It is beautiful. This is where Son #1 took me for Brunch on Mothers day. An OUTSTANDING brunch.

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I decided to try out the macro focus of 'my' camera on a couple of the roses that came from Son #2 for Mother's Day. They came out pretty well. I have not done any manipulating of them.


I don't know if it's my imagination, but it always seems that photos of red flowers just don't come out as brilliant as they really are. Any way they are still as fresh as they were when I received them on Friday. Beautiful!

10 comments:

Wanda said...

Oh Chris your roses are to die for.....you really captured them so amazingly.

Your short but cute crow video was fun to watch.


You are quite the photographer!!!


LOL:Wanda

claude said...

Beautiful post, Chris !
You met a crow newspaper reader and so pretty flowers. Nice macro of the roses.
The drawing is beautiful too.

Cherdecor said...

Your roses are beautiful. I agree that we cannot really capture the color of such lovely flowers. I love the crow video. They are such brave birds!

Jose said...

Oh Chris your roses are to die for.....you really captured them so amazingly.

Your short but cute crow video was fun to watch.


You are quite the photographer!!!


LOL:Wanda
I concur!

Anne Vis said...

The artwork with the inn is really awesome!
And about the red flowers: I stopped taking pictures of them, since they turn out so flat on my camera. It's like all the contrast disappears. So your rose is actually pretty good! :-)

kaybee said...

These are great photos, Chris. MOTH's camera is so much better than your old one. I love the video....cheeky old crow!

Martyn and Sandy said...

Keep playing with that camera!!!

Abe Lincoln said...

I love your crow video. He seems to be trying to wrap a sandwich to take out. I also like the artwork and the roses. You have a nice post Chris.

ChrisJ said...

I think I gave the impression that my picture of the old Twin Inns was my art work. Sadly, no. I took a photo of it hanging on the wall. But it is a nice piece.

Ken said...

That's too funny, I did the same with my daughter's Blackberry, she had left it at our house and the alarm kept going off so I started pushing different buttons to shut it off and somehow starting recording. She never mentioned the short video I left her.

Thanks for identifying the marsh marigolds.