Friday, November 18, 2011

Frosty Friday Morning

This morning it was 29 degrees and our first real frost.  I've been trying to use different settings on my camera and still haven't mastered it.  I am trying  to have the foreground sharp and the background blurry.  I still have a ways to go. I am determined.

Only seven more days until Thanksgiving.  My sweet mother-in-law will be here along with some of my immediate family.  We are looking forward to it.  I have all these goals to accomplish before then.  I am heading out in a few minutes to do some grocery shopping. 

This short post is just a little note.  I will be back later ... I appreciate my loyal blog followers so very much!


Clint said...

Yeah, you were a hoot this mawnin', makin' trip after trip out the back door to get just the right shot of the frost covered plant. The pic turned out great.

I loved hearing your constant remarks each time you returned inside after a photo-shoot about how cold it was outside. You're funny.

Cindy Ellison said...

Believe me, if you had gone out wearing only a t-shirt (I know I needed a coat):-) oh, and shorts, you would have kept repeating how cold it was outside!

Shady Del Knight said...

29 degrees? That's hard for me to imagine, Cindy. I had the air conditioner running on high all day yesterday. Today it's just cool enough to open the windows and let in some fresh air.

Breaking news: The Florida groundhog just saw his shadow and predicted six more months of summer! (LOL)

You remind me of my father, Cindy. He was a lifelong shutterbug. In addition to taking tons of pictures of the family, he loved nature photography. He often made my mother angry because he took forever to snap closeups of blossoms, fall leaves, tree bark, fungus, fallen trees, decaying stumps, any type of natural phenomena that he encountered. He typically fussed 15 minutes or more over each shot, tweaking the exposure, the lighting, the angle, distance from subject, etc. until he was satisfied. To his credit my dad assembled a very impressive collection in his lifetime.

I hope you and Clint have a wonderful weekend, Cindy!

Carol Blackburn said...

Cindy, that's a great shot of those frosty crystals. Don't you love a good painting on your car window by Mr. Jack Frost?

Cindy Ellison said...

Tom ~ I smiled when I read about your dad fussing 15 minutes or more over his photos. I am not sure when your dad passed away but it makes you wonder how he would have liked this digital age in photograhy. Anyway, your dad reminds me of myself! Years ago I worked in photograpy, printing color, retouching, airbrushing and doing oil tinting of photographs. The other day I was thinking of how magical I found that old black and white darkroom in the old studio where I worked. The studio was actually in business for over 100 years! I am sure you and your brother must treasure all your dad's old photographs. May you and Mrs. Shady have a peaceful weekend!

Carol ~ I love the picture you painted, Carol, when you said, "Don't you love a good painting on your car window by Mr. Jack Frost?" I do love this "painting" and love to study the designs. The other day I was thinking of Jack Frost in a most unusual way ... as in a cookie. For several years during November I entered a cookie contest in Dallas. One year a cookie won in the decorated division that I loved. It was a cookie decorated in the likeness of Jack Frost. It had little icicles piped on with frosting.

I need to check in and see what you have been doing. Thank you so much for your comments. you are a talented commenter! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi beautiful Cindy,
I was checking on your post and paintings.
Wooowww!! I've found great work from you.
I ought to be one of your customers one day, when I get back home. I love your photos too. The frost on the leaves looks like dew. Don't you think so?... You've got a special touch with your inspirational artistic style, Cindy.
It's super hot in the Rainforest Area in South America. We need air-conditioning. Summer Time is unbearably hot at times. I prefer a mild weather. Well, I have already posted my country song-lyrics in my journals blog for you to read, if you are interested. I called it: "Dreaming of good old Tennessee." It's got a country style in its melody. It's dedicated to Southern American folks.
My fellowman, Dr. Paul and I will take a long break for our Summer Vacation together, if that is God's will. Then, I'll pack my suicases again and head for a family reunion in New York, in the Spring of 2012, if that is God's will. So, I'll be very busy next year in 2012, if that is God's will. I might not be around as much, I guess. Anyway, I'll keep in touch with you, Cindy and visit your awesome blog. God bless you, Cindy & Clint, and loved ones!! All the best, Poet Starry Dawn.

Cindy Ellison said...

Starry Dawn ~ I just read your beautiful "Dreaming of Good Old Tennessee". The photos were so beautiful, too. I would have cried if I had read this before I was able to move back here. Thank you so much for your visit today. I have left a comment on your blog, thank you for letting me know about your posting of your poem/song. I hope you are improving everyday! ♥

Anonymous said...

Cindy, Your photos are GREAT! you inspire me to try and take better pic's. I have learned some from watching you when you took photos .

keep up the good work. Ginny