Thursday, August 30, 2012

Yesterday's Song




My little songbird sang loud and clear morning and afternoon, making up the song as she went.







The day dawned cool and foggy. The pecan nut tree by the levee wall stands bare as wild ducks scavenge underneath.







Another Livingstone Daisy reveals its face for the first time, fresh as .... a daisy!




Two hours later and the stamens are busting open.




As it faces the afternoon sunshine, the stem clearly reveals its succulent nature.













 The smokey haze created a wonderful sunset as I walked over the bridge. The sun was actually bright red, not white. Can anyone tell me how to capture the red setting sun? (I was using my super zoom here.)




A day of delights, yet my happy songbird with her tennis ball microphone, is my very favourite memory.....


Sharing at This or That Thursday, SkyWatch Friday, Shoot. Edit. Submit.


51 comments:

Sylvia K said...

And with good reason it is a favorite! Delightful captures, so much beauty and joy! Thank you for the lovely close of my day! Hope your week is going well, Karen, it does look as if it is!!

Jeanne said...

Just sorry you did not post Miss E singing as a video. I'll bet that was a great song, right up to the end. What a beautiful daisy and other shots too! But miss E always 'takes the cake when she is on the blog.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

A tennis ball microphone just the sweetest thing ever! What a sweet moment to capture! :)

missing moments said...

Beautiful images and memories!

Deanne said...

love the sunset.
your little songbird is very cute!

Marek said...

Hermosas fotos y recuerdos inolvidables sin duda
Saludos para tí y para cierta cantante con imaginación

Georgianna said...

And what wonderful delights! The backlit photo is just beautiful and so is the story of your sweet songbird. Thank you for sharing your lovely day!

G

geanina said...

beautiful images! the little girl is adorable! :)

Marias Teater said...

My songbird is suddenly 28 years old.. Take care, as you do already, for all beautiful memories, becouse time is running quickly. Lovely series.

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Rosemary said...

The last image of the daisy is magic - and your little songbird is such a sweet girl.

Birgitt said...

beautiful photos ... so that is the sunset with reflection in the water wonderful
the little singer with the microphone orginellen charmingly ...

warm greeting from Birgitt

Thérèse said...

De toutes beauté les photos et quel amour cette petite puce qui chante ...quelle douceur .
Merci et bonne journée.
Bisous .
Thérèse

flowersandhome said...

Love all your photos again, especially the one with the butterfly lavender and the bee and of course your precious little one singing her heart out. It would be my favourite memory as well.
Bye,
Marian

Jo said...

almost hear :)

✿ chica said...

Momentos lindíssimos captados pelas tuas lentes! beijos,chica

Isabelle said...

I love miss E.'s expression... you can see she is really feeling the words she sings :)
Love the bee on the english lavender.
As for your sun, you can try using a filter but I would choose a manual setting on your camera! It's time to learn to control the light :) Once you start playing in manual, you'll discover a new way to enhance your photographs.
Start with the Lumix, it might be easier.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Very nice pictures!
Many greetings
Yvonne & Raphael
(Yvonaut is back)

Tamar SB said...

She is just too cute!! Gorgeous pictures, as always!

Jenni C's said...

love the creative microphone, and her beautiful expressions as she sang..love your flowers too..

Pieni Lintu said...

So sweet singer!!! :D

Lovely flowers and that boat shot is so perfect!

Cinzia said...

La tua bimba è bella, simpatica ed adorabile!
Le tue foto sublimi!
Cinzia

ladyfi said...

What a lovely songbird... and the gorgeous shots of the flowers are almost as beautiful as she is!

Rosemary Aubut said...

What a gorgeous post! Beautiful child and the flowers are awesome!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So many wonderful photos here I don't even know where to start. Your little singer is just precious. Love the light on the back of the flower. But all the flower photos are amazing.

Butterbean Row said...

Pretty little song bird! Love your pretty photos. And I see that you have the dreaded dandelions just like we have here. :o)

All the best,

charlotte

Christina at My Moment Captured said...

Stunning photos! I LOVE the colourful close-ups, but your singing little girls is the photos that sticks with me. My girl also sings all the time. :)

Giga said...

Wszystkie zdjęcia są cudowne, ale córki są prześliczne. Pozdrawiam.
The pictures are wonderful, but daughters are beautiful. Yours.

Molly said...

She looks like she has the real makings of a performer about her. I love the boat image by the way... spectacular image

Mollyxxx

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

First- she is just darling!!! Second- woweee do you have some beautiful sights around you & you capture it SO BEAUTIFULLY!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

You have many talented children in your family, from cooking to singing. YOU have your own Songbird, How awesome is that.

Outstanding photography as always, they make my eyes happy.

Valerie said...

What a delightful series of images. That's an awesome capture of the sun and those misty scenes are so atmospheric. Thanks for sharing.

MaryL said...

Everything is just so wonderful, beautiful and relaxing... you have the most refreshing blog!!

Ahayes1225 said...

Beautiful photos, thanks for visting!

Rajesh said...

Amazing shots. She is very cute.

Gillian Olson said...

Amazing pictures, your little songbird is indeed special.

Jane said...

Beautiful shots, capturing the setting sun is very difficult apart from the face that it is very bright and you can easily damage your camera's sensor and your eyes too, it can be difficult to capture the colours of a sunset with a camera. All the tips I have seen state that underexposure is the best way to capture a sunsets colours, and its best to wait until the sun is just above the horizon and the atmosphere is thicker between your camera and the sun to shoot, also using Center Weighted Average metering may help too. Lots of tips on Youtube and Google photographing sunsets may help you. Thanks for sharing, love the Macro shots of the bee too:)

Donna Heber said...

What a gorgeous series of photos! Your sunset shot is amazing as well as the close up of your bee. It looks like you have quite the singer.

Dave said...

Those photos of your daughter singing are charming Karen. I can understand why you feel like that. Excellent close-up pics of the Livingstone Daisies too. They are one of my favourite bedding flowers - Dave

Gary said...

Beautiful sequence including the song bird!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Maurizio Riccio said...

Very nice macro shots, especially the bee!

Pat said...

Beautiful photos! Sweet little songbird with her tennis ball microphone!

Sue McG said...

Such very beautiful photos - looks like a great day in your neighbourhood!

cris photos said...

Que belas fotografias, e sua filha é muito bonita.

Beijos

eileeninmd said...

Your songbird is just adorable, very cute. I loved all your beautiful flowers and the gorgeous sky. Thanks for sharing, happy skywatching!

Rena said...

The detail, lines, color and EVERYthing in these photos are amazing. And your girl is a doll. How precious!

Luna Miranda said...

your photos are amazing---i'm drooling here! the pink flower basking in afternoon light is awesome! and you have a future rock star there!:p

Marion said...

Amazing, what a blessings!
Best wishes, Marion

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great set of pictures! My daughter seems to have the same talent to turn anything into a microphone!

The tips about underexposing the sky are a good staring point for sunsets.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Liz said...

Another beautiful series, Karen! I've missed so much here on Blogger as I have been somewhat absent (only posting a few times a week... but only once last week). I've missed your wonderful posts as I've only been on to post some images and then off again. Life has been somewhat challenging over the last few months.

Michelle said...

Where to begin...I love all of these photos so much, I'm speechless (and that doesn't happen often!).

Your songbird is precious...probably my favorite photos I've seen since I joined blogland...and the bees? Well, this post was a little bit of heaven!

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