I had a discussion with my dad the other day about how the dawn & dusk hours are the BEST time for photos. Perhaps not the best time for portraits but for purposes of this here blog - these are the best times. As you may be aware, I'm not a "dawn" kind of person. This morning, however, my husband left at 6:30 (I understand that's nowhere near dawn. That's like 2.5 hours PAST dawn... but it was closer than I'd been in a while) to head out towards the rainforest where he'll be the (paid) guest speaker for a middle school retreat. (EEP! This is sooo close to my #47 that I can hardly contain myself. Super happy for him.)
So. Since I was already up early (Lawd knows men can't find what they are looking for without waking up their wives for help...) I decided to take the pup for a walk. Have you ever walked outside and been smacked in the face with the smell of fresh rain? Ahh.... That's the best. I said to my husband, "Bring on the Fall!" That's my favorite time of year and, call me crazy, after a few days of 75 degree weather, this Washingtonian's ready for some pumpkin patches!!
Taking these photos makes me dream of the day when I treat myself to a legitimate macro lens.