Starting Over, Still Learning, Trying Not to Give Up!

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Do I still have followers?  I sit here on this cold fall day and wonder why I give up on myself so easily…

This picture was taken yesterday in my PJs kneeling down on the soaked driveway, with my camera wrapped in a lite plastic cover that you would use to cover fancy clothes.  Because that is all I could find in a hurry!  Trying to catch the rain drops as they landed and splashed up I just couldn’t quiet capture it.  After several attempts I discovered that this one spoke to me the most.  Or perhaps, like the title suggests I gave up…

Should you still have me in your sights I hope you enjoy the photo!

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Nestled In The Trees

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I understand now when a photographer says they will never go back to the Auto setting after learning the Manual settings.  I didn’t think it was possible for me but, everyday gets easier and easier. I haven’t been very good at posting the settings, I should get back to that.  I just get so excited about posting a picture that I forget to give the details.

Oil Slicks In The Sky or Something Natural…?

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The sunrise this morning was absolutely amazing, did I have my camera on me for the best part… no!!!! I will learn eventually!  This one I purposely made it dark so that I could get the circle of the sun to show up.

I find the rainbow clouds to be pretty cool but it looks like an oil slick in the sky… makes you wonder?  I think I heard it was a natural phenomenon something about the frozen ice crystals in the atmosphere and the sun shining through it.  Please if you read this and know exactly what causes it, enlighten me.

Morning Tree Silhouettes

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Getting up late has its advantages.  Had to take the kids to school and on my way home I spotted this pretty scene.  I still have yet to learn, to bring my camera everywhere.  I had to run to the house and get it, not too far away though.

Another photo that I have been meaning to take for a while.  I like these trees and the way they come together and frame the morning sun, with a rainbow to boot, my lucky day!   Have a wonderful day everyone!

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Hiking, Hiking, Can’t Wait To Get Back At It!

Just one of the amazing views that the camera could not do justice! but it gives you a good idea of what it was like in person.

Just one of the amazing views that the camera could not do justice! but it gives you a good idea of what it was like in person.

My best friend, her daughter and I hiked around Mt. Rainier last summer in 9 days on the 93 mile Wonderland Trail!  It was so much fun!  We had one meltdown day and the rest of the time it was a blast.  It was so beautiful, we totally anticipated rain but the Lord was good to us and it only rained at night after we had the tent set up and had our dinner.

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There was so much to see, my friend loved all the mushrooms and had to take a picture of just about every one we came across.  So yeah, I have a folder for just the Wonderland mushrooms.  🙂 We did see some pretty cool ones though.

I think this Screams "Caution do not eat me!"

I think this Screams “Caution do not eat me!”

Can’t wait to get back out there, The Northern Loop trail is next on the girls hiking list around Rainier.