Our Statures Touch the Sky

Posted in Photography 365 on December 9, 2010 by Megan

Skyscape
We’d never know how high we are, till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky.
-Emily Dickinson


Skyscape
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
– Rabindranath Tagore

Skyscape

As I lay me down to sleep, this I pray: that you will hold me dear. Though I’m far away I whisper your name into the sky, and I will wake up happy.
– Child’s bedtime prayer

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Sunset Silhouettes

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2010 by Megan

This certainly isn’t the most perfect shot in the world, but something about it utterly captivates me. The feathery texture of the pine needles intermixed with the clouds, and that pure golden light hitting a few leftover stems just perfectly… It’s imperfect perfection, I suppose.

Sunset Silhouettes

The Weaver

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2010 by Megan

A shot from the period when my computer was down – I’m doing a very non-traditional Photo 365! Then again, that’s just how life works, I suppose.

This beautiful lady was in our field two days in a row, in the exact same spot.

The Weaver

I felt so lucky to catch her as she was working on her web!

The really cool (bizarre?) thing is how I found her. She was tucked back a little off the trail, but I saw these tall grasses frantically swaying and bending, like trees in a hurricane – not normal tall grass behavior even on a windy day. When I went to investigate, I found Weaver, using her legs in a pumping action to make her enormous web bounce like a vertical trampoline.

I don’t know the reason for the behavior, but on the way back she had captured a large dragonfly, so perhaps it’s an effort to attract or trap prey?

While you’re here, have you checked out my other blog? It’s linked up on the right, but click here to go to my first ever giveaway!

Almost There….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 6, 2010 by Megan

At long last! I have Photoshop up and running – and miles and miles of photos to share. I’ve been steadily shooting this whole time my system has been down, so that’s roughly 60 photos to make up for.

And yes, dear readers, I’ve learned my lesson about hard drives. I now own two spanking new external drives, both of which back up everything on the machine on a daily basis. Just like a grownup!

In honor of being almost fully restored, I bring you tidings of cheer – and dark chocolate caramels. Yum!

Almost There

Now to re-acquire all my brushes, actions, textures and so on! If you’ve stuck with me through this, thank you ever so much!

Technical Difficulties

Posted in Uncategorized on October 9, 2010 by Megan

My computer crashed last night, in the most spectacular way. So I’ve lost all my files and photos, as well as just not having a computer.

A new hard drive is on the way, but it may be awhile before I have all the programs I need to edit entries for the blog.

Now I’m off to find the patron saint of lost files… 🙂

Luchador’s Day Off

Posted in Uncategorized on October 6, 2010 by Megan

Cleaning Products

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2010 by Megan

The best stores are the ones that sell everything you need to cleanse your soul!