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20 August 2010 @ 05:58 pm
 
I hadn't intended on going for a hike today, but Don was working from home which meant I wasn't going to get a lot done around the house. Besides, I'd been meaning to hit the steep trail again since last week. Bonus: quality time with my new camera.


I rather like this shot:

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Now, I'd snapped a few shots directly before this, but I guess I wasn't really paying attention. It was only after I'd uploaded the new pics to my computer that my failure as a keen observer became evident.



In my very weak defense, I was futzing with the aperture.

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"Helloooooo."

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"Off to fetch your golden bauble. BRB."

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And the picture you'll have to supply in your mind: the wee frog sitting at the edge of the stream, looking up the trail. "I'm sure she'll be back." The shadows lengthen. Dusk falls. "She will. I just know it."

Poor frog. But then I'm no picnic to live with, so I've probably spared him more grief than I caused. Also: not a princess, no matter what Frances Hodgson Burnett and Liesl Matthews say.
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La Petite Souris Scientifiquemelebeth on August 20th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
I love that first shot. Also... FROG!
Silviesilverfyshxin on August 21st, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
Those are beautiful.
Stealth Chaos Butterflybunnymcfoo on August 21st, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
SO CUTE.

sorry, i really like frogs. :D
Zoë Tzoethor on August 21st, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
I agree, frogs are ADORABLE!
Ratesjul: somewhere out thereratesjul on August 25th, 2010 07:41 am (UTC)
Cool!