There are spots of our little yard that are totally overgrown. I have a forsythia and a blackberry bush ready to take over one side of my house and a grapevine that blows my mind whenever I pull in my driveway. How can one vine coming up out of the ground take up 15-20 feet of fence? I love looking at it! There are also spots that are loaded with weeds that I just can’t get to right now and I’ve found peace with it for now. That said, I’m pretty proud of what we do have growing and that things are in relatively decent shape. I’ll never know how Chris and I fit so much into one little yard.
I had the opportunity to borrow a lens (Nikon 50mm f/1.8 prime) and play with it a bit. It isn’t a macro lens, but I couldn’t resist running around my yard to capture botanical details and the beautiful bokeh (blurred background) that happens with an aperture of 1.8. All photos in this post were taken with this lens.
We were supposed to go camping this past weekend, but instead we stayed the whole time at Grammy and Papa’s in New Hampshire. Grammy just had her first chemotherapy treatment this past week and wild horses couldn’t have kept us away. She is one heck of a trooper. Anderson had such a good time with his grandparents.
As much as I’d like to hurry my tomatoes, peppers, carrots, etc. along, I don’t want to rush things. Summer goes so quickly and soon the smell of fresh cut grass will be replaced by decaying leaves (another smell and season that I love). Savor ever moment while you can.
A very special thank you to Photo.net Nikon guru, Shun Cheung, for kindly loaning me this lens from his own collection.
Such beautiful photos. Such a beautiful garden. And such a gorgeous family. Wonderful post, Cara. I’m inspired. 🙂
Gorgeous photos and gorgeous baby:)