Thursday, August 9, 2012

Just a Dead Frond




 Bob was throwing the ball for Jake, I was practicing standing on one foot (seniors get off balance and I read in a book standing on one foot helps with balance) and I ran for the kitchen table, grabbed the camera and zoomed way up in the tree.



Bob: what do you see?
Sandra: don't you see it?
Bob: it's just a dead frond.
Sandra: wait until you see it, the sun is painting it brilliant orange. IT"S A SUN PAINTING... oh YES it is.

PS: if you are OLD and you stagger just a little off balance when you walk or get up, standing on one foot to count of 20 works, but stand close to something to catch hold of in case you fall. Also walk heel to toe, like a drunk test, do 20 one way and 20 back. IT WORKS. did it for 2 days and have not staggered since. BUT you have to do it every day several times a day.   THIS ADVICE IF FREE OF CHARGE TODAY ONLY

32 comments:

EM Illustrator said...

Beautiful colours in those pictures, great shots!
Good advice about the balance, have to remember that when it occurs. Have a great day!

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a wonderful example of sun painting. The color is just amazing. Even a dead palm frond can be gorgeous in the sunlight.

diane b said...

They do make great photos especially with the sun shining on them. Thanks for the free lesson, I need to try it. I have a Wii program on Fitness and it has lots of balancing activities but I don't do them often enough.

Relindis said...

The best thing about a sun painting is that it's not elusive - you can capture it on camera and enjoy. Thanks for sharing and also thanks for advice about improving balance. Will go and try that.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yes, it does look like a sun painting, Sandra. The comment on a previous post about beauty being all around is true and we only have to look around to see it, which you always do!
Thanks for the balance tips, which I have tried , but confess to not being good at...hoping practice makes better. Catching up on earlier posts, and rich does have talented kin.

RoeH said...

Hmmm.... I'll have to try the balancing thing. Love the photo!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Amazing photo op! Yes, we do SEEEEEE so many more things, when we love to snap!

Oh gracious, do I ever need those "exercises."

"Auntie"

troutbirder said...

Amazingly colorful that's for sure. Thanks for the cure. My self help was to give up climbing any ladder more than 3 feet...:)

Miss Debbie said...

Wow...beautiful colors! Thanks for the tips

Maple Lane said...

Love the brilliant orange color of the frond with the sun coming through. Thanks for the tips about balance, too. We both need all the help we can get. John has already fallen this morning. He's not badly hurt, but the sound was terrible and I nearly broke my neck getting to him!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

With your outstanding capture it looks like a taste of Fall is in the air. I do love how you got the sun just right behind the frond.

Hum, that in interesting info, thank you!.

Kathy said...

Good advice. And what will you charge tomorrow?

Remington said...

Beth said thank you for the free advice! She said she will try that! LOVE the sun painting! God certainly knows how to make things look awesome!

Birdman said...

I agree. Nice colors. I would have shot it too.

SweetMarie said...

These pics immediately made me think of Florida oranges! Such beautiful colors!!!
FREE of charge today??? You're so silly! :)

TexWisGirl said...

that is gorgeous, sandra! good eye and great shots! beautiful colors and shadows and shapes!

Snapper II said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You have a great photographers eye. I would not have thought to take a picture of that! About standing on one foot. What do you do if you don't have a good leg to stand on??? :-)
Luv u, Madeline

Rose said...

And how much is the charge tomorrow!

Madi and Mom said...

this is an all purpose blog...
we see beautiful pictures and get free advice!!! Life is good.

That is a beautiful picture.
hugs C

Val said...

Oh my gosh, I've done the same thing with the camera and my hubby just shakes his head.
love the free advice!!

Chatty Crone said...

I didn't know the name was Frond - but it was orange and beautiful.

And thanks for the free advice - I will certainly try it. LOL

sandie

S. Etole said...

You have a great eye for beauty.

EG CameraGirl said...

You make the dead frond look so gorgeous!

Thanks for the free advice. :))

Terri Buster said...

Cool snap, now I must go stand on one foot for a bit!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That dead frond is gorgeous. The sun has turned it to pure gold.

Ann said...

No way is that just a dead frond. It's a work of art and it's beautiful.
Thanks for the free advice about balance too. I'll keep that in mind

Amy Burzese said...

It is beautiful! I'll start doing that balance improvement thing. Thanks!

Angela said...

Thanks for the free advice! I will have to try that if I start getting off balance. The sun sure did a fantastic job at painting that dead frond and making it beautiful!

Catherine said...

Oh my stars you are too funny! Lovely colors!
xo Catherine

Deb said...

lol I read your title and thought it said Dead Frog...was so happy to find out it was a dead frond...so pretty...thanks for the advice on balance...and free of charge too...that is hard to find nowadays...

DawnTreader said...

Such lovely colours!

LC said...

Beautiful sun painting. Good info on avoiding balance problems. Elders' balance issues can also occur from loss of feeling in the soles of their feet due to diabetes or other conditions.