Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Backyard Shootout 2

I have decided over the next couple of weeks to share the many wonderful things I snap every single day in my own back yard. It is a rare day that I don't find something wonderful.
At first glance this seed pod on our dwarf poinciana was not all that attractive....

 Yard Art, right there waiting on me......just crank on the macro shots


 Below is a seed pod from last year when they first started, it was pretty but I like the dried ones that are popping out the seed onto the ground. Our tree came from one of these seeds we snagged off a neighbors bush.
 And before the pods come, below is what the flowers look like, this one is from last year, the pods are popping which means in a month or so we will have a bush full of flowers like this one.
I have found I can feed my addiction to digtial without ever leaving the back yard.
Do you hunt in your own yard or house? I know some of you do. Lets see what you find without leaving home.

21 comments:

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow, your backyard is amazing!
i enjoyed seeing those plants sprouting new growth.

Beautiful pictures! All of them!

Have a great Tuesday!

Picturit said...

I must admit I like the dried ones to Sandra. Thanks for a glimpse into the life in your back garden.

From the Kitchen said...

It's amazing how differently we look at ordinary things through the camera's lens.

Best,
Bonnie

Snapper II said...

Great post and good idea. You are so creative. Not much going on with the birds right now. Nest sitting I suppose.I was thinking about doing a post on "Stuff" Like your's. I'll try it.
But first you know where we're headed to day.

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

You have such a wonderful eye. You see - and capture - are that I would just pass by.

Excellence!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Sandra, When i first saw that first picture, I thought it was a plastic airplane hanging on your fence. ha ha ha

I'm in my yard constantly these days it seems (when I'm not on the computer.. ha)---and am checking all of our flowers/buds/blooms, etc. I get so excited when I see a new bud opening!!!!!! BUT--I don't take pictures until we actually get a flower... Guess I need some lessons from the Madsnapper!!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Remington said...

You amaze me everyday! I love the pics!

Chatty Crone said...

I love love love your pictures - but I can tell you this - you are not ever going to get a picture of me close up! teehee

George said...

I like your macros of the seed pods. I also like the way you took us from the seed pods dropping seeds to the blossoms.

Shanda said...

Love the pod. You have a great eye.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those dried seed pods are the kind of art people would pay big bucks for.This tree is a keeper,with flowers that pretty.

Mama-Bug said...

What a gorgeous flower! The seed pods are pretty neat too. Love hunting in my yard too!

Ginny said...

The last picture is STUNNING!!!! And the dried pods, modern art! Call Andy Warhol, he would like these better than the Campbell's Soup Cans!! This is what I've been wanting you do do, I can't wait. Your yard and surrounding area is like a tropical paradise to me, I have to travel miles and miles to see things like this.

Ann said...

Oh yeah, getting up close to things sure does change the way they look. I love the shots of the seed pods.
Since I don't go much of anywhere other than work I do hunt the house and yard for things to take pictures of. Sometimes it's tough finding anything but if I really use my imagination I'm bound to come up with something

Regina said...

You know we have the same dwarf and there is an area in my yard it hangs and curls in the sun (love it)..situated next to wild sunflowers. Your right..it is yard art and your captures are that!!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I Love your yard art, so true it is art!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh, gotta love those seed pods. They have interesting shapes and colors.

I think of my backyard as my studio, there is always something interesting and I can move some things around to create the look I want.

Judy said...

Your Backyard Shootout photos remind me of the saying
"Bloom where you are planted".
You are a perfect example!

Tipper said...

Amazing how things we see everyday have such beauty and interest-love the seedpod : )

S. Etole said...

those are fascinating in every form ...

srp said...

Wow, that looks like a gorgeously frilly and bright orchid... what a wonderful tree!