Art, Creativity, Macro Monday, Nature, Photographs, Photography

Macro Monday | 04-06-15

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A ladybug covered in pollen, but so is everything else!

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Art, Creativity, Nature, Photographs, Photography

Pollen Makers

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Check out all of that pollen contained in those tiny little stamen heads! No wonder I can’t get rid of this cough. But I’ll put up with it for the beauty!

52-Week Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography

What Is It?!? Week 16/52

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. – Abraham Lincoln

Just in time, your 16th weekly “what is it?!?” mystery picture now awaits your guessing pleasure. Do you know? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? (Last Week’s Picture) – Week 15/52

Kay started the guessing game with, “Is it water? Like from a sprinkler?” Not water. Shahn mused, “I was thinking water as well. The side of a rock?” Not the side of a rock. Sébastien said, “Believe I took this shot myself…Looks like rock texture to me…” Alas, not a rock. Sarah asked, “The edge of textured materiel, like a coat sleeve cuff perhaps?” Not material.

So what was it?!?

If you live in the South, you’re well acquainted with this pesky yellow stuff. Yep, it’s pollen. In this case, a mound of pollen on my green Saturn Vue. It’s everywhere!

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Art, Creativity, Nature, Photographs, Photography

Pretty Little Stamens All Up the Tree

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Our River Birch tree is in full bloom (and sprouting pollen like you wouldn’t believe, can you see it on the branch?) … this one particular straight branch caught my eye, and my camera’s lens. 🙂

Sending sunshine thoughts to my friends stuck with winter weather and snow!

Art, Creativity, Nature, Photographs, Photography

Lily’s Got Pollen

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The Lily blooms are all open and thriving with pollen, waiting for those bees and other insects to do their work! (Three pictures)

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Art, Creativity, Nature, Photographs, Photography

Nature’s Perfume

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With all of its pollen and heavenly aroma, these blooms are irresistible!

Art, Nature, Photographs, Photography

Happily Pollen-Laden Stamens

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These pollen-laden stamens seem to be reaching for the sky, awaiting the bees.

365-Day Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography, Uncategorized

Day 92 – The Stuff Is Everywhere!

The sun is new each day. – Heraclitus

I have become thoroughly enthralled with the sun lately, taking as many pictures as I possibly can throughout the day, just to see what surprises are in store. These surprises are massive sun spots (yesterday’s looked like a heart), or flares, sometimes both. I now view the sun as I do everything else – a mystery waiting to be revealed.

Yesterday I decided to take a picture of something that is very, very prominent this time of year in the region I live (Northern Florida), I even talked about this on my personal Facebook page. How daring I’ve become! I thought it might be a giveaway, funny thing is, it wasn’t and I’ve still got friends guessing today.

But for today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture, I suddenly had an idea of something to photograph, thank you muse! That was simple, and I’m pleasantly surprised with the outcome. The question is, can you tell what it is? Do you know?

What Is It?!?

ImageWhat Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 91)

First, I’ll tell you what yesterday’s subject was not: not chenille, nor any type of fabric. It also wasn’t the surface of a colored Easter egg or egg shells. It wasn’t bread or a gold medallion. And it wasn’t a gold Hershey’s Kiss wrapper. But yum!

It’s springtime here in Tallahassee, Florida. What happens during this time? Lots of budding trees, plants, and flowers. What does that produce … EVERYWHERE and on EVERYTHING?

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Pollen. Yellow pollen. This is what my outside dining table looked like before I removed said pollen. Interesting patterns, but yucky stuff!