Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Greetings from somewhat dreary and slightly snowy Nebraska!

I’m currently spending a week with my family here, but last week we spent four days in Pennsylvania where spring was certainly in the air. We visited family and friends and attended our good friends’ wedding out in western Pennsylvania. The weather has cooperated with us for the most part as we flew and drove hundreds of miles around the East Coast.

One of the sure signs of spring out east is the sunny yellow color of forsynthia blossoms. Almost every front yard contains these cheerful colored bushes. You’ll even see forsynthia randomly along side of the road.
During a few pleasant mornings, we took a stroll through the nearby wooded areas, and I decided to test out my new camera lens on the wildflowers we encountered. I have wanted a 24-105 mm Canon lens for two years. We finally could justify the expensive price tag since I take on average 8,000 photos per year!

This camera lens is amazing and takes some fabulous upclose photos! Just look at the morning dew droplets on some of these wildflowers. And the green moss covering an old log is one of my favorite photos too.

Happy spring (again)! Hopefully, spring will arrive soon for my parents too!
I took this photo out in western PA. Loved the rolling hills and the bright blue skies!

Morning dew droplets on white wildflowers.

We don't see many squirrels in Istanbul, but we did in PA!

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Sara Louise said...

The new lens was definitely worth it! The photos are incredible, especially that squirrel one!! Such a cute photo :)

Joy said...

@Sara Louise, thank you! Yeah, the lens was sooo worth it. We took 500+ photos in Pennsylvania. Lots of editing to do now so I can send the bride and groom so photos. :-)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

you were right in my neck of the woods! where were you? i'll send you some squirrels. teddy won't miss them, we have tons!

Joy said...

@Joyce, We were in Stahlstown, PA, for our friends' wedding and then outside the Philly area where my in-laws live. I was really surprised how rural and how pretty western PA was! :-)