Monday, April 2, 2012

Fever...

(A Weekly Top Shot entry)
I have a fever…spring fever.  I’ve been dragging my butt around all day and not just today. This has been going on, in varying degrees, since the powers that be changed the time.  The weekend was a prime example…it took me two hours to do the ironing.  Ugh!

This year's dogwood getting ready for the 'show.'
And I’ve been hungry all day. Hate that feeling at work…there you sit, watching the clock until you can make a mad dash for lunch, only to inhale it and not really enjoy it.  Hmmmm, this is something I have to work on…you know, NOT inhaling my food but actually savoring and enjoying it.
Grown from a sapling harvested from a neighbor's yard, this dogwood
has been in the front yard for over 15 years
Maybe, when the dogwood is in full bloom, this fever will pass.

Front yard dogwood in full bloom...2011.
Or could this be lottery withdrawal?!?

22 comments:

  1. Well, I think we all get a little giddy when the weather warms up and the flowers begin to pop. :)

    Beautiful -- I love those dogwood blooms.

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  2. Wow. Great macro shots here, Helene.

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  3. Hahahaha I love that lottery withdrawal better. Did you win? ^_^

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  4. Oh Kim, I'm thinking of a whole other post re. that lottery! So glad it's over...until the next big one! LOL

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  5. Wonderful macro photography, Helene! Enjoy your spring weather!

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  6. It's hard coming to your blog. Every time I look at your photos it makes me want to go get a macro lens. Great images! It's amazing how complex some things are when you look at them up close.

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    1. The 85mm Nikkor micro is the lens that's on my camera most of the time. When the flowers really start popping, I'm determined to experiment with some Kenko extension tubes. I initially used a Canon 500D which is like a filter that attaches to the front of any lens but much much better. I got a set of step up/down rings and used it on all my lenses. You can get come really interesting results with it. With your talent, you'd have a blast with a macro!

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  7. SO gorgeous! I think dogwood is one of my top favorite trees! I understand in the inhaled food, tired etc. It is spring break next week, hopefully things will be better... for us both! Thank you Helene, for sharing on Weekly Top Shot... ;-)

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    1. Thank you! Love sharing with you!

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    2. Gorgeous...
      Best regards from Paris,

      Pierre

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  8. I love dogwoods! I wish I had one in my yard. Aren't they funny things up close? Nice captures!

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  9. Hi Helene you made me laugh at your comment about "lush".

    I am inviting you to join me here
    Water World Wednesday

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  10. What great photos .. I know that swallowing lunch whole and then wanting a candy bar feeling ... GAH ... its hours away from lunch, I just gobbled breakfast down ... will I be able to wait? Wanna go for a walk?

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  11. Oh, I love dogwoods. We have one in our front yard, but it just doesn't want to bloom! Instead, I head over to my neighbor's yard and take pictures of it!
    Wonderful photos as always!

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  12. Beautiful shots of your dogwood! I just read about the Canon 500D close up filter. I might have to give that a try. ;)

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  13. Oh my Helene...these dogwood photos are just amazing. Oh boy...I hate that hungry feeling! I hope it passes quickly! xo

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  14. Must be the weather. I've been eating like it's going out of style. Great macros of the dogwood.

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  15. Wonderful images Helene... take care of yourself and have a lovely Easter Weekend.
    A big hug from Drew xx

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  16. Beautiful photos. I've been having Spring fever too... Luckily we have already had some so Springy days! :)
    I just love Spring and everything that come with it, specially blooms!

    Happy Easter!
    Regards from Barcelona.

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  17. I just saw the picture you entered into a contest, the one you took some years ago in Vermont. It's INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL! I love it.
    I wish some day I could visit that part of the US. It must be so so beautiful there during fall.

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  18. these are beautiful...my dogwood is in full bloom and the petals will be dropping soon.

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