I went outside with the new camera this morning.
I used the panorama setting for the above photo.
For the most part I stayed with the 'auto' setting or played with the several adjustments for macro.
I have so much to learn!
The software for this camera is quite different from the other two I've had. The folder of photos disappeared somewhere in my PC.
I've found a 'work-around' to move them to where I can post from them, but hope I can discover the more direct way to store and access.
The booklet that came with the camera doesn't cover this.
The bee in the redbud kept moving, but I think I captured him.
When I walked to the mailbox the humming of bees in the redbuds was a constant contented drone.
Redbud sends up blossoms directly on a branch or twig.
This is a fleeting and lovely sight: 'seed wings' on the maples.
Aren't they exotic looking?
I was admiring the sweet-scented appleblossoms on one of the old dooryard trees when I noticed the painted effect. It looks as though someone dipped a fine brush in carmine paint and very lightly stroked one petal.
Gazing upwards into the apple tree.
It has been allowed to send up new branches until they have created a twiggy clutter.
Redbud flowering on a nearly horizontal branch.
Redbud aka Judas Tree--dainty against the blue sky.
Clematis in the morning sunshine.
Plump clematis buds.
Looking at the upper perennial strip.
Pinks coming into bloom. These have spread into a thick and hardy clump.
The flowers are small but very fragrant.
Edward, caught in mid roll on the warm asphalt of the driveway.
Nellie and Willow are standing guard over the entrance to a mole tunnel.
Closer investigation showed that an assortment of cats had been following the moles' pathway, stopping to dig every few yarrds.
kittens boy CATS came in with their claws caked with bits of turf and mud which we had to pick out.They troup outside into the dew of early morning, then stomp through the flower gardens, returning with muddy feet and wet, bedraggled under-carriage.
If I'm sitting with my morning coffee [my only coffee of the day!] my lap is a favored destination for wiping and warming chilly paws.