Posted in Sunday photos

My photography journey 19Apr20

Shots from around the neighborhood, as most shots are these days. It’s interesting how many things I’m seeing that I haven’t seen before, despite walking, running, and biking in the same places not only in the last month and change, but in the few years we’ve lived here.

Locks on a gate that I’ve passed at least 100 times:

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Along the canal are many back yards. I hadn’t noticed this guy:

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A different yard got a new gate:dsc_0411

 

A third yard had these growing. They’re fun to look at and it was a good challenge photographing them while avoiding lots of other garbage in the background—the roof, wires, other plants. Also, I’m glad they’re not in my yard:

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View from the canal:

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And, as always, cactus:

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I learned this week that these yellow-topped weeds are invasive and are causing some significant problems in certain areas. If you’re in Arizona and you have them around, hack them down!

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I love catching the birds in the cacti!

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Three shots of similar plants. The second one is The Kid’s favorite.

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I love the contrast of the bougainvillea against the white wall. Also, this is someone’s front yard and the front of their house. I wonder if or when people are annoyed, paranoid, or irate about my photographing. (I’m not snapping people or identifying information or inside people’s houses, so I figure it’s fine, but they don’t necessarily know that… No one has said anything yet.)

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It was a good day to catch a reflection in the canal:

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And finally, not on a walk, we made banana muffins, one third plain, one third with almonds, and one third with mini chips.

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I’ve started to learn some about how to manipulate my flash and how to use the external one I got for Christmas. Hoping to have some good shots for you next time using some of that new knowledge!

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My name is Heat! (It's short for Heather.) My last name is Polish and has a few Zs in it and it's really just easier this way.

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