I love to track growth stages in different plants, so I’ve been keeping an eye on the neighbor’s blueberry bushes this year. That side of the yard gets some beautiful light in the evenings, and I wanted to see how it looked with a softer focus. I usually prefer sharpness and clarity, so I keep having a nagging feeling that these are too sloppy, but overall I think I like the softness with the evening light.
And if the neighbors hadn’t already suspected as much from overhearing me talk to our pets when the windows are open, I’m sure that by now they think I am quite the weirdo for creeping around their bushes on a semi-regular basis in the evenings. But hey, somebody has to keep things interesting in suburbia. :)
The blueberries in this final image aren’t from the yard; it will still be a while before those are ripe. But I shot some store-bought berries for a class assignment and figured I would throw them in with the bunch anyway. Thinking about their size relative to the ones in the yard, it makes me wonder how much genetic tinkering we are doing with food these days.
It also makes me realize that, holy cow, having kittens in the house has drastically reduced the amount of food photography I can get done now. :)