Thursday, October 3, 2013

It Would Soon Be Clearing....

Am really likin' my new camera....images seem to be sharper and more in focus.  But some of the buttons have moved and I am still trying to get used to that....sometimes it's hard teaching this old dog new tricks, but I am a tryin'.  Ofcourse what better season to get a new camera than the Fall and better yet, October...that glorious, colorful month.  Our leaves are beginning to turn quickly and now that we have had a little rain, oh wowzer it's going to be a technical 3D spectacular time to get out and about with camera in hand.

Today was no exception.  I have been so busy this week when the skies were gorgeously blue and the sun was shining like diamonds, that I didn't have much of an opportunity to get out, so today was the day.  Wouldn't you know it, as soon as I packed my bag, the winds picked up, I heard a little roll of thunder and then here comes the drops.  According to my trusty I-Phone, the weather app revealed that it soon would be clearing, so off I went for some morning fuel (a stop at Panera's for an orange scone and coffee) and then to the Arboretum.

Random 5 -
  • One of my guilty pleasure TV watching is "Sleepy Hollow", and really lovin' "The Black List".  I must have a dark side that I keep buried....hee hee!
  • Our new Bible study entitled "With" has me thinking more than any other study we have done for the past 4 years
  • Since my friend, Bonnie shared her trunk full of Honey Crisp apples, I have been eating an apple a day....keep that Dr. away (I hope)
  • The 2 dogs are becoming distant friends....Toby tried playing with Cinder in the yard, but she had no idea what he was doing.  Is she a little princess or what??
  • This was the week I was to leave for that wonderful trip to the Amalfi Coast in Italy, but cancelled (postponed).  Didn't feel comfortable being so far away from my sweetie, so a trip to the Great Smoky Mtns. for a week of photography, snapping & learning is planned in its place.  Italy will still be there when the time is right.  






Loved this lichen growing all over this pine tree..!!


All you bird people, help me out...what kind of a fine feathered friend is this??




I sure would appreciate you stopping over at my collaborative blog, Focusing on Life, to check out what other beautiful things I found today.

Sharing with Nancy at A Rural Journal

Kim for Friday Finds

Kim Klassen dot Com

And Maria for Orange You Glad It's Friday.

Orange You Glad It's Friday

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they're falling like they're falling in love with the ground.”  ― Andrea Gibson

Until next time....


39 comments:

  1. some great photos here Deanna; is it the D7000 that is your 'new' camera? It seems you were using that one earlier in the year so I'm not sure what you have updated with; I seem to have missed that detail somewhere and am interested. I love the first scenic photo and the pine tree one especially. You will get great value from the week away I can see.

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  2. Hi Deanna Your photographs are awesome. Love the clarity, colour and close ups. Looked over on the other site and am blown away by your close up photography. The raindrops from berries etc is amazing the the one with the sunlight in it is fabulous. Just remind us what camera are you using for the close ups please.

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  3. Love your shots here Deanna! What is this about the new camera? I have missed this. What did you get?? I am totally loving my D 800. The D 7000 is still not back from the shop, but know that it is now going to be relegated to the backup camera. A big difference between the two. Yes, it is sad not to be leaving for italy today, but Door County is coming up next week, and then after I come back from that, am going to spend a week in Arkansas at a bit craft fair there in the mountains, so this will have to do for now. I did get a note from the villa asking about us, and sent her a reply..... later. So am still planning the Italy trip in awhile. So what is that camera???? Beautiful shots.

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  4. Gorgeous autumn post and so many photos! Fall is for sure a wonderful season to tryout your new camera. I've just visited you on FOL, oh I've enjoyed my visit and admired all your berry shots, so beautiful.

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  5. Ww - i don't think the teaching an old dog new tricks really applies, here - your photos are awesome - it looks as though you're having no trouble learning the ways of your new camera! I'm sorry you had to postpone your trip to Italy, but your upcoming photo trip sounds great!

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  6. i love "Sleepy Hallow" such a great show. love it so far. ( :
    i wonder where they will take it next?

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  7. My mom and I are loving "sleepy hollow"!! My mom lives two towns away from the actual Sleepy Hollow so it's fun for us!

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  8. Oh this post makes me want to get out of my house and take some pictures!

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  9. aptly named yellow-rumped warbler. :)

    glad your pups are getting more used to each other. your fall colors are beautiful. and i love the black list, too. :)

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  10. Oh lovely Deanna I can't enough of those Autumn shots. Sleepy Hollow and The Blacklist are due to start in the UK in the next few weeks so I'm looking forward to trying them. Have a great weekend..

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  11. Sounds like you made the right decision to postpone the Italy trip. Heck, the mountains in fall sound just as good, and with a new camera to boot! Loving your fall images. We don't get that kind of color here.

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  12. Beautiful fall images! Honey Crisp apples are yummy!

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  13. Lovely fall photos! I love how you capture "pieces" of a tree or foliage--very stunning. Honey crisps are so good, it makes it easy to have that one-a-day. :-) The Great Smoky Mountains sound wonderful. It has been some years since I've been, so I'll look forward to your photos!

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  14. Your photography is incredible. I have yet to see Sleepy Hollow my intentions are always good but my lazy boy has a different thought:) I will catch it eventually:) B

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  15. Wow the fall images are just stunning. I'd love a camera like yours too if I could take pictures like that with it.
    Nothing like a nice cold crisp apple on a fall day - Yum!
    To bad about the Italy trip (hopeful you'll still go someday) but looking forward to your Smoky Mtn. photos.
    Haven't gotten into any of the shows like Sleephollow, Walking Dead etc...I guess my "dark side" hasn't come out yet!

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  16. Beautiful photos! We are loving Sleepy Hollow too!

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  17. You are right Italy will always be there. The Smokies will be beautiful, the important part is just getting away for a while and doing something you love.

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  18. Great that the pups are now getting used to each other. Mine don't play together much at all -- so I figure that's "normal." Lol.
    Lovely Autumn shots -- so glad you were able to dodge the raindrops.

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  19. I so enjoy your posts.
    You have a wonderful way with your photos and your stories.
    Thanks for sharing!
    diane

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  20. This is truly my most favorite time of year! I can see you share this too! Enjoy!

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  21. Oh my, your shots are stunning! I really like the pine needle close up. I've also gotten sucked into Sleepy Hollow, which is a complete surprise to me. Guess it's the Halloween aspect of it all. :-)

    Visiting from Friday Finds.

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  22. Magnificent shots..I love the pine needles entwined with leaves♫ Glad to hear Honey Crisp apples are back on the market, they are my favs! And I combined my 5 randoms with OYGIF: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/field-yield/

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  23. Beautiful! Just beautiful! And, yes, I do think your new camera was well worth your hard-earned portrait money.

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  24. These are all great. I especially like the leaves caught in the pine needles.

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  25. Oh how I wish I was back at the Arboretum with you Deanna, I can only imagine how beautiful it is right now!! Still living vicariously through all my northern living friends, it hasn't come this way yet. On to check out your other post!

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  26. Beautiful shots of autumn!

    Big fans of honeycrisps here too!

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  27. I have a bird site that's amazing and you can pinpoint what your looking for. I'll have to find it and send it to you. I know you have a new camera-but what model and lens did you get. Your photos are even more amazing. The mountains are going to be amazing.

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  28. I enjoyed your photos as much as the random 5! East Tennessee is a wonderful place to be in the fall...

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  29. Lovely photos! I especially like the trees and the field, and all the close-ups of leaves are so clear and colorful. I'm glad you're enjoying your new camera!

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  31. Big sigh! These are just gorgeous fall shots!

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  32. Hi Deanna
    You sure are one popular lady, I wasn't sure I'd have the time to make it down to the bottom of your comments....wink! :)
    It is totally worth it mastering your new camera as your work is lovely. Although I have to say what's more to master? You look like you're doing pretty well!!
    Enjoy your trip to the Great Smokey Mountains I look forward to seeing your photos.
    Have a lovely week
    Wrenx

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  33. These are just gorgeous, Deanna! You don't seem to have any problems getting fantastic photos with your new camera! Love the colors in your new header.

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  34. Your photos have me drooling all over my computer.. Looks like you already a pro with that new camera my friend. Hope you are enjoying your week..

    Hugs~

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  35. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing on oygif.

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