Thursday, April 21, 2011

Picture This

Ok, I've got a new idea. I know a lot of blogs out there have "Wordless Wednesdays" and such where they post a single photograph without words, but I LIKE words. In fact, I think the words can help describe the photo and really give the reader a more personal connection to the photo they are looking at. This is one of the reasons why I like scrap-booking, and captions, and those little thought bubbles in cartoons. So here's my version of the photographic showcase-

Picture This...

I got a new camera for Christmas, which I love, but I don't get to use nearly as much as I'd like. My husband (who is not a creative soul, nor a photographer) picked up my camera the other day and went outside for a few minutes. He came back in with this...

I have to admit, I was impressed. Even though originally I wasn't crazy about the idea of a pole full of martin houses being erected in my back yard, I've come to appreciate them over the years. That being said, I've never thought of that huge pole of gourds as beautiful until I laid eyes on this photo with the sun setting behind it. Score one for the inexperienced photographer.

Now, wasn't that a lot better than just the picture alone???



  1. Much better than just the picture! A picture may be worth a thousand words, but maybe we can't all figure out what those words might be without a little help, lol!

  2. this is a great photo, it has lots of character....I hope you have a great weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  3. GREAT shot. perhaps he should pick that camera up more often. and yes, i like the story with the picture :)

  4. I love that picture. It really sets a scene/mood. And yes, I like the words with it too. Makes a story.

  5. It's always great to learn the story behind a photo. :)

  6. Wonderful photo!

    Great meeting you through the Etsy Blog Team!
    I am a new follower/subscriber of your blog. :)
    Mary C. Nasser

  7. He took a great photo! Are there a lot of birds that lives there?

  8. We have 10 martin gourds on each of 2 poles, so yes- we have a lot of birds! They come back each year in the spring and stay for a few months feeding on mosquitoes and other such annoying bugs. They are also acrobatic flyers and fun to watch.