WWC–beauty and it's beholder

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Today’s Weekend Word Challenge, hosted by The Odd Mix asks us to show some beauty and it’s beholder.  (I personally think he should have asked for the beast, but that’s just me)

For Beauty I really wanted to capture a magical moment of my day.  I laid across my bed this afternoon, reading my book, listening to the girls laugh with one another and cuddled up next to one of the cats.  All of a sudden, it started to rain.  I looked outside and just basked in the beauty of the drops coming down and the green of the cedars in our back yard.  I didn’t capture this beautiful moment, but I will keep it inside of me.

In lieu of that beauty, I present you with a different beauty.  At Day Camp there was a bird nest that we all kept good track of during the week.  Those baby birds and thier parents were one of the true beauties of the world.

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The Beholder, would be me and my trusty camera.  (I’m thinking of calling him Oscar, but haven’t quite decided yet…)Not using a tripod results in a pretty blurry photo.  So with a little software magic, it’s supposed to look that way!

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16 Responses to WWC–beauty and it's beholder

  1. Jay says:

    Cool pics. Love the little birds nest.

  2. oddmix says:

    Very nice! I like the effect on the beholder picture. It looks like rustic glass.

  3. Chelle Y. says:

    My parents had a bird’s nest about their porch too. They were so cute!

  4. Chelle P. says:

    Not just baby birds, but baby birds captured in the moment of going, “PEEP!” *sigh* So cute.

    Oh, I love the filter you chose for your beholder picture! And, IMHO, Oscar is a very fine name indeed.

  5. KTP says:

    Susan,
    My LAM (Lame Ass Mac) can’t view your pictures so I actually went to a coworker’s desk to view the site this morning. GREAT PICS!

  6. Tink says:

    Neat pics! I use the software magic on blurry photos all the time. Sometimes converting them to black and white and then tweaking the contrast fixes it too.

  7. Claire says:

    What a lovely post and photo’s!

  8. graymama says:

    I just love standing out in the rain 🙂

    Your beauty shot is so cute!!! (And thanks for the story along with it because I have a visual impairment and couldn’t tell what it was at first.)

  9. Susan says:

    I have to ‘fess up that Shaun actually did the software magic. I did a version, but his was better!

    Chelle P, I’m glad you approve of the potential name for my little friend. I love the PEEP part of this shot too!

    KTP, I’m wondering why your LAM won’t show the pics. Is it just mine or everyones?

    Tink, I never thought YOU would have a blurry picture!

  10. Charlotte says:

    I think Oscar is a fantastic name! Your beauty picture is wonderful… most of the things that I find beautiful are found in nature. Great WWC!

  11. Kristina says:

    Oh my goodness, I love those baby birds…so cute! 🙂

  12. Peggy says:

    I have swallows too! Our swallow babies aren’t as far along as yours seem to be but then this is a second batch for our busy swallow parents.

    Love the blog! I’ve got one last boy that is just gearing up to be a teenager so I identified very strongly with “your puzzle”.

  13. luv the swallows….used to have them at another place I lived and would enjoy watching the folks teaching them to fly every year…..cool fotos!

  14. Becca says:

    awww, cute birdies. We used to have a nest of babies every year in our awning. But once we had the house re-sided the awning went away. I miss seeing that………sigh……

  15. Susan says:

    Charlotte: You’re the 2nd vote for Oscar. Maybe it will stick…I don’t usually have any problem naming things.

    Kristina/Becca: I know, they are so sweet. I may end up driving back out to where the day camp to see how those babies are doing.

    Peggy: Maybe I can learn something from you as you’ve been doing the teen thing a bit longer!

    Saz: I so wish I could see them every single day. They grew so much in the short week that we were observing them.