Wednesday, May 25, 2011


fluke (n.)
1. A stroke of good luck.
2. A chance occurrence; an accident.

I went exploring in my backyard yesterday to see if anything had sprouted since my last visit (heh). I found some interesting things and got some lucky shots. Like this flower.

I love the color, but the picture is blurry. So later I went back to try and get a better photo, but I couldn't find the flower anywhere. It was gone. GONE. Never to be seen again. Odd. At least I got one picture...

And this one? Look closely.

Do you see the wasp (is that what it is?) in the corner? I was just taking pictures and then it flew right in and made it more unique, even if it is fuzzy. After I snapped this, I got the heck away from there. I do not like stinging bugs at all. No me gusta.

And here's another accidental shot:

My finger was in front of the lens (it's out of focus intentionally, though). I thought it looked kind of cool, a splotch of pink.

Okay, can I just say something? It was ninety-eight (98!) degrees today. You could probably fry an egg on the sidewalk in this heat. Yesterday, when I took these, it was nice, not as hot. Last Friday it was raining (see below). Can't the weather just make up its mind?

raining cats and dogs

(Click on the picture for the full effect--you can see the raindrops falling!)
Something I love? The rain. I love the sound of it and how it renews everything, makes everything soft and green again. Beautiful.

Have a wonderful evening (or whatever time it is where you are when you're reading this). I have my first final tomorrow (Spanish). I'm not really worried but... Tengo que estudiar. Adios.



  1. Oh my goodness, that last picture is AWESOME. Seriously... I kept staring at it because there are so many different elements- the raindrops, DOF on the shingles, amazing bokeh...

    Gorgeous other photos, too. They all have a sort of dreamy quality to them! :)

  2. that last picture is AMAZING! awesome!

  3. These are all pretty dang gorgeous! Though...that wasp kinda scares me. ;P I LOVE your last photo! It just has so much subtle detail that makes it incredible. Nice shots. :) :)

  4. This post was amazing, Kendall! I love your "fluke" shots. Even if they are accidental, they are truly amazing! <3

  5. beautiful photos:) Love your garden- lovely flowers. I'm holding a few photo challenges on my blog too:) Love sharing photography throughout the bloggy world!

  6. Love the last one! One of my favorites! Thanks for linking up! :)

  7. Last picture is beautiful. In fact, they all are. Seriously, Kendall, you've got some serious camera-talent here.

  8. Beautiful photos -- my favorite is the first one. Wonderful DOF and gorgeous colors. Thanks for linking up!

    Have a lovely day!


  9. I love moments of 'fluke' where the unexpected steps into the frame. The wasp looks like a wonderful apparition!


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