A New Macro Lens

I got a new macro lens for Christmas..

Typical me….it stayed in the box until recently..

Always busy doing something (like trying to finish taking down the Christmas decor)..

…..and travels and community functions.

But I did take some time this morning to take a few pics….

…..I am sure I am not using it to the best of it’s ability.

I need to take some time soon and read the manual (hate reading manuals!)

So here are a few that I took this morning…

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I came home from being away for a couple of days…

…..having fun with Kim and Laura…(and Bailey too!)..

……….and seeing Rhoda’s gorgeous home!

There was a dead leaf on the table…

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and this sprig of an evergreen…

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I think I may need to do something with the aperture…Right Pat?

Now this is a shot of an arrangement that I use for Christmas…

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It came from this arrangement..

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And then I took a close up of a topiary….

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My hubby asked me why in the heck am I taking a picture of “sticks”??

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For texture!!!

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and a bird’s eye view!

And I took this one from a bit farther way…,,

…..you can see that I am breaking down the winter mantel…stuff all over the hearth…

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and this was taken from a farther distance too…

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And believe it or not, this is the bottom of a small votive candle…

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I am slowly re-arranging and adding accessories as the Christmas decs “go away”…

…..like this beautiful watercolor that I received for Christmas…

……….from my friend Martha…I was just “blown away”…

……………see how it beautifully matches my canisters.

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and practicing macro shots of signatures…:)

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Then back to the regular lens…

…..a pic of some items I am adding to the living room…

……….adding more blues.

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Bought this faux large topiary boxwood ball on super clearance after Christmas.

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One of the projects is adding furniture to my craft area…

…..stay tuned!

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It’s a mess in there now!

And after being away for a couple of days…

…..having fun with the girls..

This is what I came home to….

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…..say ahhhhh…

Who knew that the guy who sat behind me in the second grade….

…..who was always pulling at my hair….

……….would be my true soul mate and do things like this! :)

So I took my macro and took these too…

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I told him that he needed to keep buying me flowers…..

…..so that I would have lots of “practice material” !!!

I wish you all a most wonderful week!!!

I am joining:

Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Yvonne at Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits