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Looking for magic

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It’s the reason why I’ve gotten into the habit of taking my camera everywhere I go – even if my only planned destination is Walmart or the gas station. I never know when something will catch my eye – the way the sunlight hits a leaf or a field of dandelions, the quiet dignity of an abandoned house or my favorite! – the glow of the plump full moon as it suddenly appears over the hills. I’ve come to think of it as looking for magic, and I never know when it’ll happen. When it does though, my heart beats faster, I jump out of the car and lose myself in trying to capture it.

I don’t have an expensive camera, and I have so much to learn about photography but now and then I manage to get a shot that sparks my imagination and gives me a little feeling of that magic. Here are a few of my favorites-

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Weeds decorated with caps of frost.

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Sunday morning sunlight bursting through the trees.

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Just some cows in a field, but the sun and the mist give it the look of an old painting.

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A suddenly bright sunset reflected in the rain slicked street right after a thunderstorm.

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The sun rising through heavy lake mist, making it look more like a full moon.

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The sunset lighting the window of an abandoned farmhouse, making it look lived in again, even if just for a moment.

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Huge fluffy dandelions!

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And the moon – always the moon!

Bovine Beauty

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Yeah, I know the name of my blog is “lilruby jewelry”, not “lilruby everything except jewelry” but to be honest, my jewelry mojo is in a lull right now and is on a short hiatus.

In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying the incredible beauty of these fall mornings. After the nasty drought we had this summer I wasn’t expecting a pretty fall, but it really has been! When I came upon this idyllic scene of the sun coming up over a pasture of Holstein cows this morning I just had to hit the brakes and pull over.

I expected these young cows to be skittish, but as soon as I walked up to the fence and started jabbering at them they came to see what I was up to.

 

Before long I had several wet noses sniffing at my camera while gorgeous chocolate brown eyes gazed at me from under long, girlish lashes!

She’s even wearing earrings!

After a few minutes I had to get back on my way to work, but I really enjoyed my visit with these bovine beauties!