Thursday, April 19, 2012

New Love

Would you believe
my friends and family pitched in and bought me
a big, beautiful Mac computer?

I'm still in shock.
You can read about it here.

Mac and I are still in the 'getting acquainted' phase of our relationship... the past week has been crazy busy... but it was love at first sight.  I can't wait to play with some photos I took of a friend and her family last week, and get back to work on my book.

I hope you forgive me for neglecting you.

In the meantime, here are a few shots from a recent afternoon walk...

I loved the contrast of this yellow flower against the dead wood.

Tiny flowers.

Tossed by the wind.

Sunlight's touch, instant art.

Sunlight illuminating the petals.

The bugs are back!

Framed by purple.

Finally staying still long enough to say hello.

Which way did it go?

I hunt flowers and dragonflies.
They hunt lizards.

To each our own.


  1. Your photos are always fantastic... but that big Mac blows me away! We are a Mac family, too and I wouldn't have anything else... unless it was a bigger Mac!

  2. your photos are beautiful! I'm glad I found my way here...

  3. I love my Mac - I think we have the same model.

    Lovely flower shots. Spring is still delayed over here.

  4. Congratulations Barbara!!
    You are going to love it.
    I cannot think of anything finer for photography, and I would be so lost without mine.

  5. i have never used a mac.

    hope your writing is going well... would you share any here sometime?

  6. Ooooooooooh, you lucky, lucky girl - only this week I was out pricing Mac's, ever since my eldest got one at Christmas, I've been pining for one. Hubby has also worked on a Mac since forever, and simply swears by them. Sadly, right now I really can't justify the cost, so I've opted for a Toshiba, instead (but of course I love it, anyway - and there is always next time for that Mac..)!

    Love your photography - the macro shots are gorgeous.

  7. Congratulations on getting a new Mac! You're going to love it! Woot woot!

    Wishing you a very happy Sunday Barbara!
    xo Catherine

  8. How exciting, did you sign up for the one to one. I have to drive 1.5 hours to the mac store but it's still worth it, I learn so much each time and I've had macs for over 20 years :)

    I've been scrolling through your recent posts, so many beautiful photos, the butterflies made me swoon, the 2 for I shot is stunning <3

  9. Wow, Barbara! That is just so nice of them. I have thought about the switch but would have to get all new programs that would be compatible with Apple. Let me know how you like it.
    Lovely photos. I am downloading one to use a texture on to show you the difference it can make. I will send right back and would never use or abuse it.



  10. Awesome! You will love your Mac! Take your time getting acquainted ... I made the switch 5 years ago and have never looked back. Best thing I ever did ... especially for the photo/creative side!

  11. woot! a Mac! AweSome! congrats. One day, maybe . . .
    Love your bright colorful photos.
    You are writing a book? did I know about this? Sorry menopause has taken it's toll on my brain of late. Regardless, hope it's going well for you.

  12. How great is that? I'm a pc gal myself -- too old to learn and that's a fact! Happy for you -- and is the German Shepherd yours? I have two and I love them!

  13. our photos are beautiful and i am also a photography addict. found you on Texwisgirl today. your dogs are beautiful, and our Jake is an avid lizard chaser, baby girl is afraid of them. congrats on winning the bird from Theresa.


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