Enjoying the Outdoors

Yesterday I decided to take my camera out and go exploring a bit.  I found a footbridge that goes across a lake we have nearby.  I knew the lake was there, of course but I didn’t know about the bridge and I was surprised by how many people were there exercising, walking dogs, or spending time with their kids.  It was fun walking around and taking pictures.

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I hope you had a nice weekend, too!

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2016 Calendar

If you’re in the U.S., I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Our Thanksgiving was full of delicious food and great company.  I made this caramel cheesecake from Tartelette and it was so good!

My 2016 calendar is ready!  Below are the images I’ve chosen.

If you’re interested in ordering one of my calendars, please contact me at theprojectboard@gmail.com and I’d be happy to work with you!  Price depends on your preferred size and quality of the calendar.

A look back at my calendars for 2013, 2014, and 2015 is also available.

I also wanted to take some time to include a brief description of each picture. All were taken in 2015.

  1. January – this is a tree in our neighbor’s yard during a snow storm.
  2. February – this is a scene I came across while out for a walk as the snow was melting during a warmer winter day.
  3. March – taken in my garden with my macro lens.  I added a photo filter because the original turned out too pastel-looking.
  4. April – taken at my parents’ house with my macro lens.
  5. May – also taken at my parent’s house, but I used my high aperture lens for this one.
  6. June – picture of a luna moth in my yard.
  7. July – flower in my garden.
  8. August – from a flower garden where I work.
  9. September – trees outside of a building near where I work.
  10. October – a foggy morning at my house.
  11. November – a display outside one of the shops downtown.
  12. December – Christmas decoration on my mantel.

    Thank you for visiting!

Macro Lens

My husband bought me a new lens for our anniversary!  I got a Canon EFS 60mm f/2.8 Macro!  I’ve been wanting a macro for a while, so I am really excited!  Here are some pictures I took earlier with absolutely no edits made.  It’s going to take me a bit to get to the point where I’m as comfortable with it as I am with the others.

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Yay!

Moths and Butterflies

While watering my plants today, I came across a large, white moth hanging from one of my flower baskets.

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This is a Lunar Moth, found only in North America.  Did you know that moths and butterflies have a lot in common?  The main differences are the way their wings fold, their antennae (moth antennae are fuzzy), and the fact that moths tend to be nocturnal.  They have so much in common that they are both in the same order of species called the Lepidoptera order.  And there are so many more moths than butterflies that moths make up about 94% of the order while butterflies make up only 6%.

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Interesting, right?

Sunny Skies

This morning it was dark and dreary and looked like it was going to rain any second.  But when I got home from work, I noticed there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and it had turned in to a really nice day!

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What’s the weather like where you are?

Welcome, Summer!

The official start of summer is a little over a week away.  I’m excited for cook-outs, bonfires, fresh flowers, and warm days.  Here’s a pictures I took today of a yellow flower that just bloomed in my garden.  Unfortunately it’s a tad overexposed.  While my high aperture lens is great, I’m hoping to get a macro lens soon so that I can take close-up, detailed pictures of flowers and other small things.

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