REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Too Busy

This week has been very busy for me....the retired one who is supposed to have all this free time! Babysitting a little one for two days, taking my mother-in-law to the doctor and then driving 40 miles round-trip to get her prescriptions, driving to visit my mother and taking her to have her hair done, BBQ with relatives of husband who are in town for the centennial celebration of our local Opera House.  (For three years, I've been dealing with the restoration project in terms of writing grants, etc.....and will attend the gala this afternoon.) I haven't visited blogs as I try to do, but I am determined to keep up with my photo posts.

These are weeds...rust-colored seedheads in a dry landscape on a hill above the valley where our town sits. I'm linking up with Your Sunday Best and  Weekly Top Shot.   (And now I have to get dressed for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting of the newly restored grande dame Opera House..... almost four years and $860,000 later.  The old beauty is ready for another 100 years.....already in the middle of 3 weeks of "Fiddler on the Roof." Not bad for a population of 1700, and a small but active group of volunteers.)




30 comments:

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful photo with lovely golden tones. Nice framed edge as well.

The Opera House restoration is impressive from a financial standpoint, considering the small population. You'll have to share pics!

Deanna said...

Love the golden tones and that's a mighty impressive feat for a small town. Best wishes for a successful run at another 100 years.

Kerri said...

Stunning image! I hope you are able to "catch your breath" soon :)

Madge Bloom said...

I love this shot, it so speaks fall to me... have a good time, the opera house sounds like it must be grand... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #49!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Seems to me you're handling it all just fine. Mind you, when things settle down a bit, you might be a little tired.

Beautiful image! The background is quite fascinating.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful colours and focus Evelyn, very autumn in its feel. Hope you have a quieter week soon.

Beth Edwards said...

beautiful capture. i love "Fiddler on the Roof" ... i bet it will be great for you. fun! (:

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I like this photo a lot! I am always drawn to warm tones and especially with Autumn here.

rainfield61 said...

I love the plant which stands so freely in the "rush hour".

Carletta said...

Definitely beautiful tones!
Sounds like a lovely evening for some well deserved time spent in a worthwhile project. Enjoy!

Marlo RepurposeMyLife said...

feels like fall. very nice!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

All that and you still find time to post a lovely image. I tip my hat to you!

lorik said...

Beautiful golden light and nice composition.
I understand what you mean about being busy -that's why they call us the "sandwich generation" :)

Zosia said...

Beautiful fall colours. Visiting from the Weekly Top Shot.

Tina´s PicStory said...

very beautiful! :)

bailey-road.com said...

Love the warm autumnal tones of this shot.

Ellie said...

What a gorgeous picture - I love all of those lovely warm tones.
You do seem to be very busy - I hope you manage to catch up with yourself soon :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Wonderful, warm fall photo, Evelyn.

And good for you -- you know how to keep a secret, don't you? Hope to see some photos of the opera house soon.

Have fun!

Ahayes1225 said...

I think weeds make very interesting photos, great job.

Dina Lettre said...

Wow, Evelyn....the processing is gorgeous! Love it.

Lisa Gordon said...

That had to have been an amazing group of volunteers, Evelyn. It sure is a lot to celebrate and be proud of.

Love the wonderful golden tones in this photograph.

beyondzephyr.com said...

Gorgeous image and lovely colors!

Daryl said...

that is a full plate .. and you still got your blog posts up .. brava!

Emily S said...

What a pretty photo! Isn't it amazing how some of the days just fly by right before you? Happy Monday!

missing moments said...

Your work is so beautiful Evelyn!

Ida said...

Lovely photo and processing. Hope you had a good time at the grand opening. What a great thing for your little town to have accomplished.

Ross said...

Beautiful shot! Even weeds can be amazingly beautiful.

Ross said...

Such vibrant colors! This is a really fantastic shot!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

A wonderful photo in warm tones. So beautiful !

Angie said...

Evelyn, you need to go back to work so you can have some "free" time. LOL!

Gorgeous shot! Love the bokeh. What lens? Was it perhaps by chance that 85mm?