I'm starting to notice most of my posts have been about photography lately. There's a few reasons for that, in case you've noticed too:
1. The girls have kept me busy enough I haven't quite figured out how to work in time for my sewing machine but my fabric stash is starting to call a little louder to me each day.
2. I have an army of awesome moms bringing us dinners for 5 weeks straight. That alone makes me one of the luckiest ladies on the face of this planet! But it also means I've been spared the task of spending even a moment in my kitchen, thus no new recipes to share with you. I'll be back to that grind shortly, so there will be a return to some food posts soon enough.
3. My camera is in nearly constant use as I capture Little Pea's growth and continue my P365. It is the one non-kid raising interest I've made a point to keep up during this busy time. So more photo posts will be on their way at least for a little longer.
Today I thought it only fitting to share one more reason why I'm in love with my macro setting on my camera.
This is a coneflower from our front yard. Last summer I planted a handful of bulbs for these little guys and this is the only one that returned this year. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but isn't that photo pretty? I bet you're imagining a lovely garden right about now.
Maybe you're asking yourself, how does she find time to tend to flowers with a newborn in the house?
I have a confession. I'm not romping around in our neatly manicured gardens in a beautiful sundress while my darling children entertain themselves in the fresh outdoors.
This is the same exact coneflower taken from "just a little further away":
Notice it is the only live thing growing in this tiny flower bed other than the tall green weed to the left? See the dying remnants of our spring daffodils?
That macro setting is a lifesaver for any of you other mothers of young children out there. I highly recommend you find it on your camera and learn how to use it!
Life is all about perspective and right now it is easier for me to hide the dirty details of our crazy life if I get super up close and personal. Beauty is here, I just have to look really hard to see it sometimes!