Monday, November 14

My neighborhood

The other day, my mom, brother and I were out walking in our neighborhood. It was about six thirty in the morning, and it was freezing. Still, sometimes photographers have to suffer for their art, and we did. I have to tell you that I didn't want to bring the camera. At all. But Mom knew I'd have a change of heart when we got down to the lake, and, of course, she was right. I couldn't resist snapping a few shots of the lake, the trees, (which are changing color!!!) and the grass with frost on it. So, I'll shut up now and show you the pictures!
A duck swimming on a lake. Like you couldn't figure that one out. Sorry it's a little blurry, but it was six thirty on a Saturday morning and I was out taking pictures instead of at home in my bed. What would you expect?

The lake in our neighborhood. I guess it's Marcus Lake, since that's what our neighborhood is called. I dunno. See how you can see the water evaporating? Isn't it cool?
YAY! It turned out!

The fence. Yes, it has barbed wire on top. We don't live in a neighborhood of criminals, so I don't know why it's there.


Same scene, different camera setting, totally new colors!

Frosted grass, fall trees, fog...this is a fall-tastic picture!

The moon looks so puny up there! It looked bigger in real life.

Doesn't this look exactly like the picture I had from summer vacation up in NC?
The picture from North Carolina. Notice how similar? The colors are just a little more vivid in the NC picture.

For some reason I've had the song "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid stuck in my head all morning. "Up where they walk! Up where they run! Up where they stay all day in the sun!!!!" Why? I dunno. I've never even watched that movie.

I was so nervous I was gonna drop my camera in the water when I took this shot. :)

See how beautiful the red is? I guess I spoke too soon about only having one stretch of fall!

I like that the sun is rising earlier now because Mom and I used to be stuck walking in the dark. Of course, then we could look at the stars!


  1. What nice photos! Sometimes the best ones turn out in some uncomfortable elements. But it looks as though it was a nice reward for a turn-out. :)

  2. Those ARE nice pictures! I love your sunset picture. I can't believe how similar it looks to the other one. That's interesting...

    Hmm, the close up of the fence looks like the place close to the Millers' house. :)

  3. I am very impressed that you got the shot of the sun rising. It was so bright I couldn't even turn my head that way! Good for you for being a good sport and getting up to walk even if your bed was telling you to stay. :-) I hope it was worth it in the end! (I thought it was!)

  4. Hey it does look like by the pond at our house!
    Great pictures!! You should enter one in the art show!! :D