I’m back with another collection of miscellaneous photos! I’m not too far behind this time, so it will be a little shorter than usual Etcetera posts. I hope you enjoy some of my favorite recent pictures of nature, people, landscapes, etc. 😉
Sit back, relax, and start scrolling!
Almost all the pictures in this category were taken on the same day as the photos in this post. Everything was foggy and dripping and silent. It was beautiful. ❤
I love the filter on these two – crisp black and white, but with a cool tint. It goes so well with the fog and bejeweled spiderwebs.
Ahh, now for some color. Isn’t it fun to find a few colorful leaves when it’s not fall? Especially if they’re wet and glistening.
Anything covered in water drops is beautiful to me, even if it has thorns. 😉
Back to the black and white… The vulture adds a kinda creepy touch to an otherwise boring picture. I like how the contrast clearly shows the bare structure of each tree.
About half a dozen vultures were conspiring in a tall sycamore by the stream. I kept clicking as I walked and managed to get a good picture of some flying away. I think vultures look fascinating from far away and extremely gross close up. So I just take pictures from a distance. XD
After my birds had flown, heh heh, I continued on my way to the stream. The air was so heavy with moisture that long, thin rivulets of water ran down the trunks of almost all the beech trees I saw. If you stood at the right angle, it looked like they were crying silver tears.
The faded beech leaves provided a nicely coordinating background for this bright amber lichen. I’m not a huge fan of orange as a flat color, but in nature it can be lovely!
This stump was covered with boring ol’ gray lichen but also brilliant, shaggy moss that looks like a carpet. Ahh, wouldn’t it be amazing to have an actual moss carpet?
Next, some portraits! The first one features my youngest sister, Carmen, in her new pajamas, waiting to open gifts on Christmas day, and wearing a… thing Jeff got in a previous Christmas party. Not sure how to describe it, but it’s kind of like a slinky you can roll up and down your arms? It’s weird but I like it. (Both the picture and the toy. 😉 )
These next few pictures are also from Christmas day. After we got back from caroling at a nursing home, we didn’t really know what to do… so we went on a walk with Eeyore. 🙂
Eeyore is MUCH tamer than when Megan first got her, but she’s still stubborn at times. She’ll follow along for a while and then stop to eat grass about every thirty seconds. 😛
Isn’t this so picture-perfect? Thanks for obliging, Megan and Eeyore. 😀
Guess what? Megan can ride Eeyore! Or at least sit on her. Eeyore doesn’t always want to move, but… XD
That’s it for the Christmas walk – now back to the stream! We explored it again when some friends visited. Carmen and her friend had great fun looking for pretty pebbles or places to build fairy houses.
The filter is a bit strange, but I like the picture. 🙂
And again… The lighting was super harsh so it was hard to get a pretty picture, but at least it’s a cute one!
To wrap up this category, here’s a picture of my siblings and cousins playing hockey in Dad’s shop with roller blades, broomsticks, and a crushed water bottle. XD IT WAS SO MUCH FUN, even if my team didn’t win. XD
Okay, I just realized that this little category might be better named “moonscapes.” Apparently I’ve been taking a lot of pictures of the moon. O.o Sadly I didn’t get a picture of the blood moon, though. *sniff*
Ahh, I love this one! It seems like sunsets with a visible moon are always clear and colorful.
Isn’t it neat how the sky fades from navy blue to light pink in this one? Seeing the moon through tangled branches usually reminds me of the “moon hammock” poem from this post. 🙂
We will end this tiny section with a brighter picture: the view through the old, blurry glass panes of my bedroom window one frosty morning. I love the contrast between the warm yellow sunlight and the icy blue shadows.
Now for the really random photos. Let’s start with one of my favorites, shall we? I noticed the rows of birds covering this picturesque windmill at a farmer’s market and immediately ran to the car to grab my camera. XD Isn’t it so neat?
We baked and gave a selection of cookies to our neighbors for Christmas. (I almost said, “We baked and gave our neighbors…” but I thought I’d better change the wording. XD ) These tasted as good as they look. Mmm.
Yet another Dutch licorice picture, heh. The stuff on the left is basically a pile of slightly-licorice-flavored-salt-bombs that I’m not sure why people like, but the spirals on the right are DELICIOUS! I had a hard time restraining myself from eating some while I edited the picture and wrote this post.
We’ve been using our fireplace quite regularly these cold winter days. It’s fun to experiment with different types of fuel, like pine cones. The tips of each scale turn red when they burn, transforming a woody cone into a glowing fire flower. Sadly it doesn’t show up that well in this picture.
We shall end with this cute little succulent. I love plants in general, but especially succulents. They’re adorable and pretty and so perfectly formed! I think they, along with all nature, show the intelligence of their Designer.
Welp, that’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed browsing through this assortment of photographs. I’d love to hear…
Which picture was your favorite? Would you try to ride Eeyore? What about playing hockey in roller blades? Did you see the blood moon?
Thanks so much for reading, dears, and have a lovely day!