Welcome to another (Almost) Wordless Wednesday! This year I’m using my Wednesday posts to stretch myself photographically and to really improve my practice – both in terms of my in-camera photography and in my post-processing skills. To that end, I’m participating in the Dogwood Photography 52 Week Challenge…although it has been a couple of months since I participated. Each week is a different theme, although they run in a pattern – moving from portraiture to landscape to artistic expression.
This week the theme is Artistic – Metal. So photos of things that are metal. I had an idea for this shoot – as I do for most of these ideas – but it didn’t work out quite the way I planned…so that means that even thought I’ve taken 7 weeks off, nothing has changed.
In our front yard, we have this huge concrete planter/raised bed that contains four live oaks. We spent some time this past week doing some landscaping and planning for how we want to transform that space. We planted a few things in there, but because it’s all roots, that’s difficult. It was even difficult to find places where we could put our garden art.
We have two gyroscopic metal things – for lack of a better word – in our garden. One of them is a cat chasing a mouse that we originally got for Sweet Husband’s granny. After several years, she gave it back to us…and we are just fine with that.
We also have a flower with hummingbirds and a crystal gazing ball, but I couldn’t quite get all of it in the shot so I settled for just part of it.
Our yard is also marked by my slight obsession with flamingos. Not the cheeztastic plastic pink flamingos but pink flamingos nonetheless.
I’m debating whether this guy needs to be repainted.
We also have quite a few of these little guys sitting around in pots because if there are large flamingos surely there are babies, right?
Isn’t she a cutie?!? What do you have decorating your yard?
Next week the theme is to take a portrait that shows movement. I’m not the best at taking pictures of people, but I will be at a crawfish boil. I bet that I can get some pics of the cooks stirring the pots. What do you think?