Come already

Daisy season will never ever get old for me 🙂 Can’t wait to be enchanted once again by these Northern beauties.

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The hymn “Fairest Lord Jesus” has been on my mind the whole day! I can’t help it, I am anxious for spring. I grew up on hymns, it doesn’t matter how many contemporary songs catch my attention, hymns will always hold a special place in my heart.

Fairest Lord Jesus,
ruler of all nature,
O thou of God and man the Son,
Thee will I cherish,
Thee will I honor,
thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.

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2 Fair are the meadows,
fairer still the woodlands,
robed in the blooming garb of spring:
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer
who makes the woeful heart to sing.

3 Fair is the sunshine,
fairer still the moonlight,
and all the twinkling starry host:
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer
than all the angels heaven can boast.

 

Nifty fifty.

 

I finally did it, I have crossed over into the world of camera lens, FYI the ones I have been using are the ones sold together with the camera. So happy, I am! I did some saving and bought a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM. I know that sounds like gibberish for anyone who is not into photography. Basically its the cheapest Canon lens that makes it easier to take detailed photos of anything.

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I went out for a two hour walk today, hoping I would find more evidence that winter has truly gone. Seeing as last year we where dumped with a pile of snow in the middle of May, I am not holding my breath.

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Well, at least in my neighbourhood, there are no flowers at all, not even a hint. Just a lot of dry grass, *grumble *grumble.

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But lucky for me I found something that was blooming, I don’t know what they are called … maybe its a Birch tree bloom??

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Good heavens I am horrible at naming flora … Anyways, Enjoy!

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Looking forward to teaching myself more on what I can do with this lens.

Small pleasures.

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I very much enjoy taking pictures of flowers, I easily loose track of time or that I am hungry, today it was a pounding headache that stopped me from taking more shots 🙂 It was a “please feed me NOW, I am hungry.” kinda headache LOL!

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Part of adjusting to a new environment is practicing the art of observing without talking too much (talking too much means one is not listening enough, no one likes a know it all) I find that taking shots of flowers is the perfect way to practice quietly observing one situation with as many different perspectives as possible, that’s why I can take 10 mins or more on just one flower trying to get that one shot that makes me happy.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABeing in a new environment and culture can be mentally exhausting but I know in time I will assimilate 🙂

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I am thankful for Spring, anytime I need to practice the art of silence I just have to step outside and observe nature around me, looking for the little things that not many people will notice. Today I was practicing taking shots of small wild white flowers and editing them. I am not completely happy with the shots but in time I will get the hang of it.

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