I am someone who enjoys taking photos, my subjects are random, from bugs to babies. Photography is therapy for me, I have no real knowledge of the art, I am learning a bit here and there. I use an inexpensive camera.I simply love taking shots of interesting or beautiful things I see. I love the adventure of attempting to get the perfect shot. Please enjoy these photos and share them with your friends. For me the ultimate success is knowing someone may be amazed or made to smile.

CLICKING ON EACH PICTURE WILL ENLARGE THEM.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Walking our Street with my Grandaughter

My granddaughter loves flowers, more importantantly she loves to pick them to make bouquets, or simply to present a blossom to someone she loves. Unfortunately, all the flowers she has access too, are in someones's yard. I had the task of explaining to her that picking them was wrong, they don't belong to her. In my attempt I remembered that she also loves photos I take of flowers and wants to learn how to do it. We took off on a walk, with her baby brother and my 2 borrowed cameras. She learned if you don't pick the flowers they are there for everyone to enjoy and if you take photos a lot more people can enjoy them. Here is what we came up with, her pointing out what she wanted a picture of and me trying to get the composition correct with a toddler in a stroller trying to crawl out. We had a great time, I hope you do too!
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  I sincerely hope you enjoyed your walk with me and I also hope you will share this post with your friends so that they to may enjoy these blossoms of color. Maybe they can lift someone's day, as I hope they have yours. Thank you for visiting.

23 comments:

  1. This is a really pretty garden !! You took some great pictures but then you did have a director lol


    Good Job Jan !!

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  2. Jim yes I did, these are from several gardens up and down the street, only the flowers we could get too without trespassing,, another lesson for the granddaughter...lol

    Thank you for coming by and commenting..<3

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  3. Dear Jan,
    I absolutely love flowers. Looking at these just brings a smile to my face. All my favorite colors too...I'm imagining myself along on the walk with you smelling these beautiful blooms. Just gorgeous & not bad for borrowed cameras! (smile). I just might ask to use some of these as the images for my upcoming collaboration blog Lovers' Cove. Very nice. Thank you for sharing dear friend. <3

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    1. Thank you Andy, it was a fun even with the new frustrations. I am so not used to accommodating others on my walks, let alone on my photography forays...lol. It was good though, we have all been learning and adjusting and this proved to me that I can still take pictures.

      You are welcome to borrow whatever you like just let me know and I will send you a link or you should be able to download from here.

      I hopefully will be able to visit your blog once more, I have so many meetings and whatnot right now, the computer seems a bit alien to me. Love to you always. jan

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  4. Oh, I simply adored taking this walk with you, Jan! And, what a great lesson for your precious granddaughter - that if she doesn't pick them, they will be there to enjoy tomorrow. My favorite is the one with the ladybug! :)
    Thanks for treating us all to such beauty, my friend!
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Martha, I enjoyed this and even the little one was excited, thus the not staying in the stroller...lol He loves Lilac blossoms and the fragrance, sticks his nose all the way into the bush smells and thn looks at me and just gives me the biggest smile...<3<3<3

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  5. Your granddaughter is blessed to have a grandmother that teaches her to appreciate nature and to take the time to stop and smell, and look at the flowers! Beautiful pictures! Such vibrant colors!

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    1. Thank you Jessica, she and I have something different that is for sure. She has taught me an awfully lot about being gentle and tender. It was a cloudy day which enhances the color somehow....

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  6. Flowers always brighten our day and mood...and yes, they did for me. Lovely flowers and lovely shots too.

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    1. Thank you Janaki i am glad you enjoyed and they made you smile...<3

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  7. 'Thanks' will be the most inappropriate word for this bounty! You almost took us on a walk through paradise!
    -Portia

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    1. Thank you Portia, we had a good time exploring and seeing what everyone was growing....<3

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  8. what a lucky Pug!! great pics

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    1. Yes Yona is pretty lucky, so are we to have her..Thank you<3

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  9. Totally amazing pictures! How did you pick your favorite?

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    1. That top one struck me when I took it and I still like it the best, just something about it I guess...Thank you for your wonderful compliment.

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    2. owsom pics Jan,Lovely flowers and lovely shots too.

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  10. http://mani-wheniwaslostinme.blogspot.in/2012/05/sunshine-award.html

    Award for u :)

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  11. oh romantic. I could smell them. awesome photography

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  12. BEAUTIFUL flowers! I love Spring!!!

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