Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

May 22, 2012

Happenings

Filed under: For the Birds,What's Blooming — Karma @ 4:42 pm
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It has been more than a week since I posted – I’ve been a bit of a slacker, I suppose, but then this tends to be the “When I Feel Like It” way.  It has been a busy week as we approach the end of the school year (16 days of school left for me!), recital around the corner and spring in full bloom.  In addition to all the good, a drop of the bad had to rear its ugly head as well.  On my way home from work yesterday I was the victim of a motor vehicle accident.  While I was stopped behind several cars waiting to take a left turn, a very young and newly licensed driver hit my car from behind.  I am fine, but my poor car is damaged yet again and having a reunion with the body shop it has already visited 3 times in its past (none of those incidents my fault, by the way!)  So how about the photos of the nice stuff that happened this week?

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Mandaville hanging flower basket from my daughter for Mother’s Day

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Peonies, ready to bust open

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My little lupin, in light and shadow

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Mr. & Mrs. Duck, stopping by my still covered pool – the water on the cover is sure to contain a variety of tasty insects

A pair of hummingbirds has returned to my yard. I was distracted getting ready for work one morning in my attempt to take these pictures:
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My dearly loved bearded irises have started to bloom:
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While sitting outside hoping to find a nice shot for Scott’s Blue Hour assignment, due this week, I was thrilled to come up with this iris photo:
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I’m particularly happy with how that one came out.

I’m not as happy with how my blue hour attempts came out. I’m still deciding whether I will choose to post them tomorrow for Scott’s deadline.

What’s been happening with you?

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20 Comments »

  1. The peonies are coming! The peonies are coming!!
    I meant to ask you how earlier if you had any irises in bloom yet. I see them around town and always think of you! ;oP
    Cheer up…long weekend approaching!

    Comment by Renae — May 22, 2012 @ 6:53 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Nae – you are very right. Very much looking forward to the long weekend.

      Comment by Karma — May 24, 2012 @ 6:52 pm | Reply

  2. Beautiful pictures Karma!! I’m looking forward to your June photo challenge!! :-)

    Comment by catbirdinoman — May 22, 2012 @ 9:59 pm | Reply

    • Thanks very much! I will have to get thinking about June – it is sneaking up on me!

      Comment by Karma — May 24, 2012 @ 6:54 pm | Reply

  3. Ooohhhh, you’re right – that last shot is gorgeous!! I love how the late day light comes through the petals, showing such delicate detail. Mr. & Mrs. Duck look like they’re having a conversation, how cute!

    So sorry about your car…. hopefully this is the last time!!

    Comment by Photo By Holly — May 23, 2012 @ 8:04 am | Reply

    • Thanks very much Holly. I think my poor car must be jinxed!

      Comment by Karma — May 24, 2012 @ 6:55 pm | Reply

  4. So sorry to hear about your accident, Karma. :( No fun at all…but your photos are lovely. Happy spring! I have been deep in retreat-mode and learning new things every day.

    Comment by Kathy — May 23, 2012 @ 8:18 am | Reply

    • All is well that ends well, right? No one hurt, minor inconvenience with the car.
      Thank you Kathy.

      Comment by Karma — May 24, 2012 @ 6:56 pm | Reply

  5. Ouch! Sorry about your car. :-(

    I’m glad your week had some good! That iris photo is beautiful and the hummers! Yay! I briefly saw the female last week fluttering just outside my kitchen window. The feeders are out so hopefully she (and HE!) will come back so that I can get some shots.

    Oh, you’ve GOT to uncover the pool! We were in ours on Sunday and it was AWESOME!!

    Comment by milkayphoto — May 23, 2012 @ 8:43 am | Reply

    • Thanks Tracy.
      We will probably think about working on the pool this weekend, but first priority is the veggie garden!

      Comment by Karma — May 24, 2012 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

  6. Karen your pictures are beautiful. I love your lupine. I’m jealous…I think they are just such a beautiful flower. So cool that you have ducks on your pool. Maybe they are waiting for the opening!

    Comment by trish49 — May 23, 2012 @ 12:37 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Mom. So far just the one lupine is blooming and it is small. But that’s okay – it is cute!

      Comment by Karma — May 24, 2012 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

  7. I’m sorry about the accident and your car. Ouch. I’m glad spring is providing you with some good stuff too. Your photos are wonderful, especially that last one. Stunning. :)
    My blue hour shots are not what I’d hoped for, and I ended up not posting them.

    Comment by Robin — May 24, 2012 @ 5:10 pm | Reply

    • As I said to Kathy, the car turned out to be only a minor inconvenience and no one was hurt, so it is really okay.Thanks – I’m glad you enjoyed the photos.
      I didn’t post my blue hour photos either. I’m just not happy with them.

      Comment by Karma — May 24, 2012 @ 6:59 pm | Reply

  8. Sorry about the car. Glad you’re OK. I’m a huge fan of iris. That last shot is wonderful.

    Comment by sybil — May 24, 2012 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

  9. Bonjour Karen, me revoici après des semaines très mouvementées. Heureuse de retrouver tes belles photos de nature, d’oiseaux. J’aime bien la rencontre des canards. Désolée pour ta voiture mais heureusement que tu n’es pas blessée ! Bonne fin de semaine.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — May 25, 2012 @ 7:37 am | Reply

    • Bonjour Isa! J’espère que tout va bien avec tu. Merci beaucoup.

      Comment by Karma — May 26, 2012 @ 8:23 am | Reply

  10. Love spring…and your photos. Too bad about the car, but at least you’re OK. Will look forward to your June challenge as well…

    Comment by Dawn — May 27, 2012 @ 10:42 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Dawn. I’ve got to do some thinking about that June photo hunt!

      Comment by Karma — May 28, 2012 @ 8:36 am | Reply


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