I am really enjoying making these garden granny squares!
I have also learned how to make these little butterflies, and flowers by following video tutorials.
Maybe I am not as much of a Dunderhead as I thought I was. Now that I have studied the stitches, and the abbreviations, and learned the difference between a UK and US stitch abbreviation, I can read a pattern. Well, a simple pattern, that is.
I have been playing with my telephoto lens lately to take pictures of the beautiful Orioles that come to my house for nectar and grape jelly.
Above are photos of a female Oriole. They are much lighter in color, as are all female birds. Next picture is a young male Oriole, that has not yet developed his full rich color yet.
And the beautiful, brilliantly colored adult male Oriole. I love these birds!
This morning I was talking to my friend Rob, who is a photographer. He told me to try a couple things in using the telephoto, and what setting to use on the camera. So for contrast, here is one I took after I talked to the pro.
He said that using this setting would blur the other parts of the photo that were not the focal point. I need to practice.
Happy Friday everyone! What are you doing this weekend? My Unky Johnny is getting married to his long time girlfriend tomorrow here in town in their beautiful backyard. All three of Johnny's girls will be here for this. I can't wait to see them all. And we are also celebrating Nana's birthday too. She will be 96 years young on August 1st. She is something special!!! Pictures to follow, for sure!