Surrounded by Beauty – Give Me Your Best Shot #PSF

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Only photographers go on outings for the sole purpose of taking pictures. And only bloggers go on outings for the sole purpose of taking pictures for blog posts.

I’m doomed.

After spending the week either sitting at my computer or running errands at the store, I needed to find some inspiration.

I found it this morning at 6:50, as I was driving my oldest daughter, KitKat, and her friends to the high school. We passed the lake – part of our normal drive – that was covered in a light mist. If I could have stopped right then, I would have. I had to be satisfied with returning to the lake after the kids were all in school.

Thank goodness for this much-needed break and the reminder that there is so much beauty around me. So much to appreciate and enjoy.

…even if I did get a few strange looks from my fellow path-walkers as I stood in the middle of bee-covered bushes to catch a few close-ups with my non-macro lens. Sigh.

Lake nature photography

lake nature photography

old tire in a lake - nature photography

jogging along a lake path - nature photography

insect on flowers - nature photography

nature photography

weeds near a lake - nature photography

brown and black butterfly - nature photography

bee on flowers - nature photography

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I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between. You can also find me writing at Home Made Simple, Famous Footwear blog and P&G Everyday. *Add my posts to BlogLovin' or Feedly today!*

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  1. What fantastic photos! For some reason The one with the tire stands out for me. Thanks for taking me on your morning walk.
    Carrie Keiser´s last blog post ..Foto Story Friday #230 Pink!

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  2. Awesome photographs. I’m dying to get a telephoto and macro lens. Can’t decide which one I want first!
    Susi´s last blog post ..One on One Time

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  3. You got some wonderful pictures! Yes, indeed, sometimes it is hard to see the beauty around us while we are busy… it is great to be able to stop and finally see it! isn’t is!!!

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  4. Gorgeous shots!!
    Sarah´s last blog post ..Friday Favorites {Week #8}

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  5. Love the lake pictures…so serene!!! Yes, only bloggers will ever understand….what we go thru??
    Laurie
    Laurie@Pride in Photos´s last blog post ..Ride The Ducks….Newport Style

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  6. Oh the first couple lines- that pretty much sums it up for me!!! I’m totally laughing. Since I have been doing more recipes & working on my food photos the latest joke in the house before anyone eats anything is “has this been photographed yet?” Yep- sometimes I make things just for the blog- they get the benefits of that later.
    Gina´s last blog post ..Ballerina Ballerina

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  7. beautiful images-love that moth!
    i posted on just about the same subject, right down to a photo of a moth… :)
    patty´s last blog post ..1440 {11} :: This Moment

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  8. Only a photographer would understand why you were standing in bee covered bushes. lol Really great shots! I love the first one of the lake/
    Run DMT´s last blog post ..Suds, Sun and Fun Runs

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  9. What gorgeous photos! I love the butterfly and bee ones.

    One of my favorite things about photography is how it makes us really see the beauty that is all around us. When I take a minute to stop and capture a moment, I enjoy it all the more!
    Honey Mommy´s last blog post ..The Joys of Boys: Camping and Fishing

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  10. Beauty in the ordinary. Love it.
    Krystyn´s last blog post ..The perfect a-mountain of lizard | PSF

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  11. You certainly are, my friend!

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  12. These are beautiful!!!
    Cecily R´s last blog post ..Photo Story Friday: A Little Purple

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