Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fun With Friends

Last week Wednesday,I had the special privilege of spending the afternoon with two teenage friends of mine.Both of these girls enjoy photography so we wanted to get out and have some fun with our cameras.
The afternoon started out with a light drizzle,but we were determined to have a good day and a little water was not going to stop us.We headed off to A Rocha,hoping for the skies to clear a little.

This shows the valley the way it looked when we got there.The mist made it look like a fog.This had a special beauty to it,but as photographers we would have welcomed a little sunshine.
Not to be deterred we made the best of the situation.


At the house the four Hummingbird feeders were very busy.It seems like they all wanted to feed at the same feeder,so there was constant jousting and bickering among them.
 Momentarily ,these three declared a truce so that they could get some nourishment.


Sydney,Abby and I set out into the woods,looking for photo opportunities,which we found many of.
The raindrops on the leaves caught my attention,while the girls found other sights to capture.

Neither of them had been at A Rocha before so they quite enjoyed nature's beauty.
I loved to see the enthusiasm they had about being out in nature.

We did not go very far down the trails,as we didn't want to get caught in a real rain,but even the short walk yielded many pretty images.It really is beginning to look like fall with those yellow leaves around.

Our day ended with the girls coming to my house for supper. On the way home the talk turned to pancakes.We thought that the rainy weather was perfect for pancakes,so we decided to make crepes at my house.What fun this was!
Unfortunately,we were so hungry that I never took time to get pictures of our supper.
I can only hope that Sydney and Abby enjoyed the day half as much as I did.I would be ready to do it again any time.
Thanks girls for the fun time we had.

32 comments:

  1. that sounds like a blast! i love the wet woods and colors you already have! and the 3 hummingbirds all supping at the same time is priceless!

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  2. Hi Ruth...How wonderful to be in such young company with the same interest, in photography !!
    I really like the last photo..it is gorgeous!!
    Grace

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  3. Can't believe that your leaves are turning shades already! What a mutual blessing to have young friends! They must be quite mature young ladies! They would have an awesome mentor in you - you are such a fun-loving person! I just loved reading this post! Crepes for supper - YUM!

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  4. Oh my but that trail through the trees looks inviting! Great fun to take a couple of young 'uns out to share in one of your favorite pastimes!

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  5. It says a lot about you that these young women would enjoy spending a day with you. Your pictures are beautiful. I hope Sydney and Abby did as well. The last picture, of the trail through the woods, is truly beautiful.

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  6. It always gives you such a fresh perspective to see the world with a different generation. I'm sure they gained so much from you. Sounds like a wonderful day. Diane

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  7. Sounds like a fun day! You always hope for sunshine when you're on a photo shoot, but sometimes wet days deliver some wonderful shots, like the ones you captured here. I love the water drops on the leaves, and the last shot of the trail is exquisite! Well done, Ruth!

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  8. Oh how FUN!
    PS - love those droplets :)

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  9. Sounds like a really fun day Ruth. :c) Love seeing those yellow leaves and can't wait to see them here in the the South.

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  10. Hi Ruth, What a great day and you captured some excellent photos. That raindrops on the leaf pic is just great! John

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  11. Good company and friends that you can share something you love with sounds like a perfect day. I liked the leaf with the raindrops and the path with the yellow leaves along the side...very pretty.

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  12. How fun to share your love of photography and some of your skills and ideas you have learned along the way.

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  13. The last shot is my favorite...always love paths in the woods...somehow mystic. How wonderful to be in the company of two enthusiastic teenagers - with cameras!! LOL

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  14. double wow on the raindrops shot and love that last path. i would love to go out with those girls. what a fun day even wet.

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  15. Ruth, sounds like you had a great day! Love your shots. The Ruby throats must be more tolerant than the Rufous Hummers we have here. Seems they wont tolerate anyone else around at the same time! Lots of aerial jousting!

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  16. I'm sure the girls had as much fun as you did. : )
    You don't always need the sun to take some great pictures has you have showed us!

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  17. OH how neat, Ruth... I'm sure these teen girls had a great time with you (the photography expert)... That is great that they are both interested in photography... Looks like a wonderful day.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  18. Sounds like a super fun day. I always enjoy when my grandson, who is 14, wants to take photos with me.

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  19. it's just wonderful to have friends who share a love of photography!!

    and the dinner doesn't sound bad either ;)))

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  20. How wonderful to have teenage friends! Most teenagers just ignore people over 40:-) Nice pictures and I know you all had a good time!

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  21. Sounds like a very good time! How wonderful to spend time with two teenagers so enthusiastic about taking photos. Yes, autumn is moving closer, isn't it?

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  22. What a lovely way to spend the day. Kidlets company, cameras and good food.

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  23. It looks as if you had a great time with your young friends. You certainly got some great photos. The crepes sound pretty good as well.

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  24. Sounds like you had a great time. I think they can learn something about photography by watching you.

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  25. By the way, did you know that your link at the top right is wrong(personal expression link)?

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  26. Photography is not my gift but I so enjoy looking at blogs where the writer has this gift. Beautiful pictures and you are teaching others..passing it all. Blessings.

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  27. popping in from Run A round Ranch...beautiful photos and what fun for those girls! Would love to find a camera buddy to share my passion.
    HAve a great sunday.

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  28. Absolutely lovely! And the pancakes... hum... now that sounds like the perfect thing to make for dinner...

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  29. How fun to spend the day with fellow photographers...you have so much to offer them. How fun to see so many hummingbirds at once...we always have one pair, still a delight to see!

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  30. that is a wonderful day Ruth, spending time with teenagers sounds like fun...and you got some great shots even in the rain. Love the hummers on the feeder. Have a great week Ruth with your camera.

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  31. What a wonderful place to go and your young friends seem to be greatly enjoying it. I'm sure they learned a lot from such a great photographer as you being with them. I'm always surprised when I see several hummingbirds feeding together. At my house they are so territorial, that only one will feed at a time and they spend most of their energy chasing away the others.

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