Hello, November

Last year fall photos, because so far, this November sucks. :c
I’ve got a lemon tree and it has flowers! Finger crossed!! ^_^
My son loves bugs, even stinky bugs. He rode these two in his toy cars.
Felix’s opinion of your opinion. Kidding, Felix’s not a jerk. Usually.

I’m participating in Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop by Ellen of 15andmeowing and Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs.

1. I like being home alone, but it never happens. Never.
2. I don’t want to do chores, but I have to. (Instead, I wanna crochet all day long)
3. I’m counting down the days until school break, although…
4. …although school break is a lot like normal school days for me. *rolls eyes*

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Uncertainty

I don’t usually write about very serious things, but that’s the way it is now. These are hard times, you guys. I never imagined I could ever live through something like this. It’s hard, so hard. It’s frustrating and frightful to feel so powerless.

Some days are pretty good, other days are tolerable, and other days are depressing and I can barely drag my feet around the house to accomplish something, such as lunch or cleaning the cats’ litter. In those days I would like not to lift the blinds and just lie in bed all day. Preferably with a bag of chips next to me. But, of course, I can’t do that, because there are little people who need me. For them, I have to move on. And no matter how hard it is, I’m grateful. I don’t get truly depressed because of THEM.

However, I can’t help but think that there are weaker people out there who can’t control their negative feelings and hurt their loved ones. My heart aches when I think about how many people, especially women and children, are suffering right now. My opinion is that there is too little talk about it and much more awareness is needed. As for the epidemic, humanity has gone through the plague and the Spanish flu and many others, I hope we get through this ordeal as well.

You would think that in this situation there is time for everything, but honestly, most of my days are unproductive. After I finish everything I have to do around the house, I don’t feel like hobbying anymore. I am too tired. And I’ve heard others complain about it as well. However, sometimes I take photos, then I sit at my desk, open Photoshop and play with them, while my husband plays with the little one.

Toamna

Toamna este un anotimp al extremelor. Dimineața îți îngheață nasul și degetele când ieși din casă dar la mijlocul zilei mori de cald. La soare parcă ești într-un cuptor dar la umbră e prea răcoare. Când e soare e prea lumină, când e noros parcă e noaptea. Și pe-afară e o învălmășeală de chestii, unele pufoase, altele rugoase și scârțâitoare. Dar e fain toamna, găsești o grămadă de lucruri interesante de fotografiat. Timp să ai. Și nu care cumva să zică cineva că “timpul ți-l faci singur” că de multe ori nu-i deloc așa, na. #mămicăocupată Din fericire, din când în când reușesc să-mi fac timp să-mi hrănesc latura artistică. Bucurați-vă de poze și urmați-mi exemplul. Ieșiți afară, fotografiați frumusețea toamnei. Asta dacă nu suferiți de alergii.

Autumn is a season of the extremes. You freeze in the morning but it’s too hot in the middle of the day. It’s too hot in the sun but too cold in the shadows. When it’s sunny it’s too bright, when it’s cloudy it’s too dark. And there are a lot of messy things outside, some fluffy, some harsh and crunchy. Fall is nice, though, because there are a lot of interesting things to photograph. The only issue is time. And don’t even begin to tell me that “you make your own time” because most of the time it’s not true. #busymom Luckily, from time to time I find a way to feed my artistic side. Enjoy the pics and follow my example. Go outside, capture some fall goodness. Unless you’re allergic.

Red, Orange and Yellow

October is here. The weather is beautiful now and there are lots of nice things outside to photograph. I just wish I could stay outside more but there are not enough hours in a day.

I am participating in Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by Four-Legged Furballs and 15 and Meowing. 😊 Here are my fill-ins:

1 – My favorite font is Thinfont-Thin, among others. I like simple, airy fonts, but I also enjoy cursive ones.
2 – October is perfect for taking pictures and capturing the fall splendor. The sun has a special golden glow in October.
3 – Where I live is nice, but I can’t wait to move into our new house in a brand new neighbourhood. 😁
4 – I feel very stressed this time of year. Because I’m a mom of 3 kids. School starts in fall, wich means flu season starts too. This is why I often miss the fall goodness.

Beads and Bokeh

Although I am a born arachnophobic, wet spider webs are one of my favoured things to photograph. The water was my doing, though. I gently splashed the spider webs with water to get these faeryish effects I absolutely adore. The occupants of the webs were grateful as it was a hot hot day. One of the spiders kept coming out and enjoy the water. 🙂

And here it is, the happy freaking monster.

Up Close

Quality macro photography is quite hard to achieve without a tripod. It’s so hard to stay crouched in the grass and keeping the camera still at the same time. I could have done better. I did a little better when I photographed the butterflies, it was raining lightly, the air was fresh, it was overcast but there was still enough light. But I failed to shoot a decent photo of the bug with long antennae because it was sunny and hot outside and the sun and I aren’t best buddies.

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The Pretty Yellow Flowers

This little boy loves flowers. Roses are his favourites but he said these yellow flowers were pretty too. By the way, can anyone tell me their name? (Note to self: buy that app that tells you the name of all plants)

Also from the garden: water for bees, greenery and a yellow leaf. It’s full of yellow leaves in the garden, courtesy of the cherry trees, who were the first to offer their fruit and now took a well deserved break. Until next spring, cherries.

We call this beautiful white flower Queen of the Night, because it blooms in the evening. It has a very lovely fragrance too.

Have a lovely weekend, y’all! ❤