January 8-14

by Maura Elko January. 15, 2017 1675 views

I started the week out wanting to try and take pictures following the weekly theme of Winter Landscapes, but in the middle of the week it warmed up and started to rain, which was a sharp contrast to the bitter cold experienced earlier in the week. So I had some trouble motivating myself to go outside to say the least lol.


Anyway, here are my weekly shots. I played around with some post processing effects to make them a little more interesting :)


January 8


Setting up a bird feeder is the best way to get closeup bird shots!

My parents have a bird feeder hanging right outside their window. You can sit from the comfortable warm inside and snap away! I wish I had a good place to put a feeder where I live.



January 9

Sunset down the road

I love, love, love sunsets! Especially when you're higher up, on a hill or mountainside and can see for miles. 



January 10

Frozen Leaves and Grass

It was bitterly cold out today. So cold, I did not want to go outside. But I made myself, for a few minutes at least to take some pictures. The next problem was what to take a picture of? There really wasn't anything interesting around. Everything was dead. Three berries left on a bush? Hm, maybe. Snap. Bush with a little snow on it? Boring but nice colors at least. Snap. Leaves on the ground with the grass poking through the snow? Snap. 



January 11

God Bless ...Road Construction in the USA

"Yikes, look at all that traffic up ahead!" I said to my husband as we sat in the car, looking at a huge train of red tail lights in front of us. "Maybe an accident?"....Ten minutes later...Oh, I see, down to one lane. Just some road construction.



January 12

A beautiful fluffy cat! Her name is Fluffy too. She's not mine, but belongs to a very good friend I have.



January 13

Enoki Mushrooms. These were one of the many fresh foods going into a "hot pot" dinner.

Dinner over at a friend's house! We were having what's called "hot pot". A type of asian cuisine where many fresh vegetables, mushrooms, meats, and fish are put into small bowls around a much larger, and heated, bowl filled with broth. It gets nearly to the point of boiling and cooks the foods you choose to put in it. Take them out after a few minutes, serve with rice and sauce. Eat. Repeat. It's so delicious and healthy too!



January 14

Snowing again!


Yes, another chance today to get a shot of a wintery landscape! Except it's super cold again outside and I don't want to go anywhere lol. So this, best I could get. And boy, is it hard focusing when the snow is coming down!


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Antonio Gil 2 years, 9 months ago

love the post. The cat stole the show :-)

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Maura Elko Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 9 months ago

Thank you! Yes she is beautiful!

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Kelly M 2 years, 9 months ago

Love the colours in the second photo!

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Maura Elko Replied to Kelly M 2 years, 9 months ago

Thank you, me too. Sunsets can be so colorful!

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