......................................................................................................................................................Finding BEAUTY, JOY and CONTENTMENT in my everyday life.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Home Sweet Home







It seems a little "ordinary" to be posting photos from my own suburban yard again after the wonderful scenes from our seaside holiday. However, most of life consists of "ordinary" days which really are special in their own way when we stop to think about it. There is still beauty and unexpected joy to be found right where we are, every day.

 I can't remember ever having seen an insect like this one which I "discovered" this afternoon in our backyard. I wonder how many more surprises I will find this year, right under my nose.







These lovely little flowers, also in our yard, are beginning to fill out. I have never really appreciated the details of their beauty before. There always seems to be something new to see when I look with fresh eyes.

Sharing at I Heart Macro.


37 comments:

tinajo said...

Such a cool creature - great shots! :-)

Nadege, said...

Great captures of the little bug. Love the shots.

s.c said...

Still very nice to see. Thanks for showing PoS

Pam said...

I remain in awe of your lovely photos, Karen. You are right, beauty surrounds us if only we pause long enough to enjoy it.
~:)

Here is a link to the camera forums I read. I found the photos and info extremely helpful.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/.

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Wow, grossartige Macros!

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

geanina said...

wow! great shots:)

Deanna said...

How peaceful, your images along with the beautiful soothing music is a true pleasure. Have a wonderful 2012.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The first one is like dancing !

Debbie said...

there is nothing ordinary about these pictures...wowzers!!

fudelchen said...

Wundervolle Makros!!

Bren said...

I've got to say, he is covered in the most amazing pattern. Really something what's right there before us. Great post

thefisherlady said...

your insects are a beauty world all their own!
I will be waiting to see your flower open!

Sylvia K said...

What terrific captures, Karen! I love your macro shots and the colors! Beautiful! Hope all is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Ginger Zuck said...

WOW! I bow to the master of photography! I want your camera! and yard too. Positively breathtaking.

Helene said...

Awesome! It's wonderful to view these photos...especially while we here in the States are just getting into winter. In fact, here in central New Jersey we saw 11 degrees this morning with a windchill of 1 degree!

Hilda R.B said...

Great macro photos. So nice to see summer again!
Have a beautiful day.
Greetings from Hilda

Filip said...

The insect is great and so sharp. It is typical of many of your pictures, the sharpness is so stunning.

Greetings,
Filip

Мъх said...

It's amazing!!!!

Giga said...

Owad pięknie wygląda :-) i ma ciekawe wzory na sobie.Kwiatek jak się rozwinie będzie pewno będzie śliczny. Zdjęcia wspaniałe. Pozdrawiam.

Insect looks beautiful :-) and have interesting designs on them. Flower as it develops will certainly be lovely. Photos wonderful. Yours.

Linda R. said...

I just love seeing these lovely shots with so much GREEN in them.. Everything is so brown and dead here.
And Your macro shot of the bug is soooo cool. I love it..

♥ Lisa RedWillow said...

I love these last two and the first two were oh my gosh. Way to go. I dont know if I could

♥ Lisa RedWillow said...

Thank you so much for your kind words and stopping by . :)

Simone said...

How amazing that insect is! Makes you appreciate how different every single day is, even in our own backyards!

Ruby said...

very beautiful pics!

Seeing Each Day said...

Thanks for the warning! I had a second and third look at your last 2 shots - really love the depth of field in both of them.

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

Great macro shots! So clear and soothing to the eyes!

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Great this macro.It looks like a bug.
Your pictures are so sharp, I'm stunning.

Liz said...

And again... beautiful macros of a lovely little insect.
Welcome home :)

Jenni said...

Love the bug and the pretty combination of colours on your plant, beautiful shots,
jenni

T... said...

what a fun little bug the first shot looks like he's dancing....

Shel said...

Wow - he's so beautiful isn't he? And of course, thanks to you amazing shots we get to see just how beautiful little creatures like this are. Thank you!! I actually really love the design on his back and his colors.

Annette said...

The bug is so cool up close! Love these shots!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Amazing photos! I love the little creature.

Bead Lola Bead said...

Now that is a bug I just may be able to learn to like! Beautiful!

Sharyl said...

Bizarre little bug, but he poses well! :-) The flowers below are lovely. Enjoy your yard and garden, and thanks for sharing with us!

momto8 said...

you should enter these pictures in a contest!!

Cathy said...

He's dandy! I do believe he was posing.

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