Over the summer, my camera and I didn’t get to hang out very often. Working from 8 am to 4:30 pm didn’t leave much time for going on my much loved photography walks or having little sessions with my girls. More often than not, I just whipped out my phone and snapped away with that.
But I missed it – a lot. I love having the weight of my Nikon around my neck, fiddling with the dials and trying to figure out just the perfect shot. I still have so much to learn and I know, I can only get better by doing!
The first prompt is green/active !
I didn’t have much trouble with that at all. Really, living here in Florida, one just has to open their front door and green is practically all around – from the manicured lawns of St. Augustine grass and the trimmed ficus hedges to the palm trees gently swaying in the breeze.
I decided to get a little creative and use leaves to show my love for Fall. The leaves may not change color here and we don’t get any of the typical signs of fall but the air is a little less sticky and the sky a little more blue.
This is all around me. Where ever I walk in our neighborhood this is the view – more or less. Many lakes and many more trees, bushes and hedges. All green… some with an abundance of blossoms.
It’s fun, to look for the details and really get into nature. Normally, I walk by the smaller trees, looking for the shade the bigger ones provide. But this time I got up close and saw these “berries”.
There’s even green on the signs. A common sight in Florida, and our neighborhood. Not that anyone would be foolish enough to get close enough to a gator to feed it. And going green to keep the green. That’s always a good thing in my book.
Here, I got lucky that middle just happened to have a balloon that was green. She decided to write a note on it and let it go. I had to run to grab my camera but managed to get a few shots. Wonder where the balloon ended up?
Are the leaves changing where you are? What are typical signs of Fall in your neck of the woods? I’d love to know.