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July 15, 2015

Stepping Back In

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bleeding heart

Hello Blogging friends. It has been well over a month since I’ve posted. Time for me to try jumping back in again. I recently commented to Robin and to Carol that I’ve been having trouble getting back into the swing of things even though I am out of school for the summer and have much more time on my hands. Where should I begin? Which stories and photos are worth sharing? I started scrolling back through the shots on my memory card when I remembered that way back in May, Dawn invited me to do the Five Photos, Five Days challenge.


I continued my scrolling, now with a purpose. Which five shots could I tell a story about?

can't remember their name

Now, as you may recall, I’m not one for sticking strictly to the “rules” when it comes to blog challenges. I often like to find a way to make something my own. If I remember correctly the “rules” for this one were only to post a photo 5 days in a row with a story, fiction or nonfiction, to go along with it and to invite another blogger to join in each post. Well, here I am making my own so-called rules.


First of all, I think the Five Photos, Five Days challenge was out and about long enough ago that any of you who are regular visitors to my blog who might enjoy this sort of thing have probably already participated. Honestly I’m wondering if I will still have regular readers after this blogging break – I guess I will find out! If you are that soul who hasn’t been invited but would like to participate, consider yourself invited!


Secondly, I found 6 photos that I have inklings of stories to tell in my head at this time. Right now, it is my plan to do Six Photos, Six Days.


And third, regarding the fiction vs nonfiction aspect of the stories, I feel like I could possibly create a bit of a whimsical story to go with each of the photos I’ve chosen, or at least maybe the beginning of a whimsical story, but that I’d also like to give you the real story behind the photo. I think these shots can help “catch me up” a bit with what I’ve been up to.


So that’s my plan. Whether it really works out that way, I don’t know. I haven’t written the posts yet, so I guess we will see over the next few days.


In case you were wondering about the flowers meandering through this post, they are flowers you would’ve seen had you had the chance to meander about my yard at various times throughout the spring and early summer. Many are in the ground, and long since passed by, while some are in containers around my deck and still blooming.


These were all taken with that 85mm lens that I was so thrilled to have purchased this past March. The shots are all SOOC, completely unmessed about with in editing programs. I’m still extremely happy with it and it is becoming my “go-to” lens unless I need telephoto or wide-angle.


Post number one should be up tomorrow… and away we go….


  1. Excellent! I look forward to what you’ve come up with! But tell me…what does SOOC mean? And is a 85mm lens sort of a mid range lens? Or something else?

    Comment by Dawn — July 15, 2015 @ 8:34 pm | Reply

    • SOOC stands for “straight out of camera”
      Yes, the 85 is a mid range fixed focal length lens, meant especially for portraiture and nature photography.

      Comment by Karma — July 15, 2015 @ 8:36 pm | Reply

  2. Oooooo…..I love all of these flowers! And I’m looking forward to hearing your stories about your six photos as well. I too have come out of my unplanned blogging break and wondered at first how to begin. I chose “Wordless Wednesday” to get back on track and I’ve been on a blogging roll ever since. I think the main thing to remember is not to overthink what you are going to say, just write. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Joanne — July 15, 2015 @ 8:46 pm | Reply

    • Forgot to ask, the first photo looks like “Bleeding Hearts”, but they are usually pink/red coloured. is there a white variety too?

      Comment by Joanne — July 15, 2015 @ 8:47 pm | Reply

      • Thanks Joanne. Good advice. Yes, that is a white variety of bleeding hearts – I have a plant of each kind in my yard. πŸ™‚

        Comment by Karma — July 15, 2015 @ 9:11 pm

  3. Love all the flowers, most of which are familiar. I think Joanne’s right – don’t overthink, just write.

    Comment by Carol — July 15, 2015 @ 8:59 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Carol. Will do my best. Just scheduled post number one for tomorrow morning!

      Comment by Karma — July 15, 2015 @ 9:11 pm | Reply

      • Looking forward to it!

        Comment by Carol — July 15, 2015 @ 9:17 pm

  4. Welcome back! I love all of your flowers. They are so beautiful. I am going to have to look into that lens. They take portraits of nature just as well as portraits of people. I am looking forward to your photos and stories, and am so glad to see you back in the blogging world. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Robin — July 16, 2015 @ 4:11 pm | Reply

    • Ooops… should have said this first: Thank you for the link. πŸ˜€

      Comment by Robin — July 16, 2015 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

      • Thanks so much Robin. Feels good to be back!
        As far as the 85mm goes, it is a bit on the pricey side new, but I signed up for an alert program at Canonpricewatch.com – you can tell them what you’re interested in and how much you’re willing to spend and they will send you alerts to different sites selling the lens in your price range. I got lucky one morning and got mine from B&H photo, gently used and very reasonably priced.

        Comment by Karma — July 16, 2015 @ 7:02 pm

  5. I love your garden.

    Comment by sybil — July 16, 2015 @ 5:20 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Sybil – wouldn’t it be fab if all of those were in bloom at once? πŸ˜‰

      Comment by Karma — July 16, 2015 @ 7:03 pm | Reply

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