Sunday, April 01, 2012

Sun, Glorious Sun!!

And we got to enjoy it for a fleeting day Saturday.  It was the warmest day of the year, in the low 80's.  After a busy day at church with the women's ministry, Shilo and I headed out for a walk in the late afternoon.  I have a new favorite walking trail, and best of all, it is close to home.  It starts out by the clubhouse of the golf course, winds through a park and one end of the course, then continues along with the river on one side and farm fields on the other.

We start out crossing a bridge over the river (or creek, as my Midwest friends would say).  I was taken by the patterns of the moss and rocks in the river, and snapped a couple of pictures.  They look like cool abstract art!

I played with light levels some, but other than that, this is straight from my camera.  I love the surreal look.

As we walked, I couldn't help but look up at the gorgeous blue sky- an intense blue, laced with a few clouds.  The patterns the tree branches made against the sky were wonderful.

I tried getting a close view of the new leaves on another tree, with the grays and browns of the other trees behind- hoping to get a blurred background with a shallow depth of field.  The point and shoot isn't as easy to use as my DSLR, but I did get an interesting shot after several tries.  Love the lime green!

This is the view I had walking back to the car.  Glorious!!

Today, it is gray, wet, cloudy, and thirty degrees colder.  The whimsy of spring in Utah, you never know what you are going to get. 


nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

You live in a beautiful place! Lots of green inspiration!

upstateLisa said...

beautiful photos!

Ineke said...

I see some quilts coming.

Rian said...

Glorious is right! Don't you just love a deep blue sky.

Renate said...

wonderful shots that I'm sure will inspire more fibre creativity. I notice they fall into a green theme.

Vicki said...

The rocks and moss and algae in the creek are lovely. I can see them in fabric in my mind!

JB said...

The moss covered rocks look like inspiration for the next TT challenge.