Autumn’s Doorstep

I loved playing with acorns as a child.  Last night I collected a coffee can full of big acorns from our neighbor’s lawn.  My little girl played with them this morning.  She put them in the can, took them out, put them in…

1/125:: f4.0::100mm macro lens 

I took the above photo of the acorns specifically for the banner.  I was thinking about how to make a long rectangle and how to make the pair of acorns stand out.  Here’s how I did it:

The green stand is made of some modeling beeswax that was handy.  (I’ve used this trick before.)  I made sure there was lots of room around acorn pair to allow for cropping.

I used the macro lens because I wanted lots of detail.


I took my camera on my walk to pick up the girls at school.  I knew there would be some flowers out that had been coaxed out of the ground by this unseasonably warm weather.  

Taking pictures reminds me to take time to notice small things like these crocuses in February.  And at the end of the day I think about the day’s flurry of activity: dishes, sock and shoes, dance class, laundry, dinner, baths, bedtime, and these bold flowers poking through the leaves.