Fall is a Mosaic……

🍂”Winter is an etching, Spring a watercolor, Summer an oil painting and Fall is a mosaic of them all.” ~Shirley Horowitz

Here’s to the last of the Mosaic colors of Fall.

~Donna

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“Energies are Contagious…..”

Surround yourself with people who reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel. Energies are contagious.  

Photo by Donna Robinson Photography of yard art of 3 birds in a birdbath.

“Surround yourself with people who reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel. Energies are contagious.”

Who are you surrounding yourself with? Do they inspire you? Do they support you? Do they bring you positive energy?

~donna

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“When You Have a Dream…….”

“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let it go.” ~Carol Burnette

What dream are you reaching for? Go ahead and grab it……what do you have to lose?

~Donna

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Peddling Through the Fall – Backyard Fun

Fall peaked in Atlanta this past weekend and it was truly spectacular! Everywhere we drove the trees were in full color! Reds, yellows and greens bursting in all their glory. It has been a few years since I have seen such abundance of colors. Perhaps it was the extra rainy summer we had, or maybe Mother Nature just decided to give us a show. For whatever reason, I couldn’t resist stepping out into our backyard and snapping a few photos of the bicycle and birdbaths before the leaves were blown away.

Mid-morning, shooting slightly into the sun! I don’t usually like lens flares, but these just seemed to give the bicycle a little extra personality. What do you think?
One of these is not like the other, can you guess which one? A snapshot looking downward into the birdbath with the leaves floating in the water.
A different perspective of the bicycle. Don’t you just love the baskets full of leaves?
3 birds chatting over some fallen leaves in the birdbath.
That’s a LOT of leaves! I hate to tell him that the wind blew more leaves all over the yard just after he left!

As you can probably tell by the last photo, we have a couple more weeks of leaves falling so I’m hoping to snap a few more photos before they all disappear. How are the Fall colors in your part of the world? I’d love to see your colors!

Until next time, Happy Fall!

~Donna

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“The More Grateful I am………”

"The More Grateful I am, the More Beauty I see." Quote by Mary Davis

🙏”The More Grateful I am, the More Beauty I see.” ~Mary Davis

Today, I’m grateful for another day with my 93 year old father! Our time together always puts a smile on my face……and his😊

What are you grateful for today?

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“The Miracle of this work……”

“The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it!” ~Mother Teresa

Another great quote by Mother Teresa for the upcoming season of giving. Have you found the miracle of being happy when giving or serving others?

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World Gratitude Day – September 21st

September 21st is “World Gratitude Day” and its history dates back to 1965 in Hawaii when an international gathering decided that it would be a good idea to have one day per year to formally express gratitude and appreciation for the many wonderful things to be found in the world. Following the meeting in Hawaii, many attendees marked Gratitude Day on 21st September 1966.

Today, I’m grateful for the beauty of the change of seasons.  What are you grateful for today?⁠

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 30

📸30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 30📸          

Well folks, this concludes my “30 Days of Hummingbirds” photography challenge.  I hope you have enjoyed this journey as much as I have enjoyed the challenge of capturing these beautiful little creatures.

So what did I learn?  Take a look:

  1. It’s ok to push the ISO during the “blue hour” in order to gain light while maintaining a fast shutter speed;
  2. The faster the shutter speed (and higher ISO) the more detail you’ll get;
  3. Patience and quickness go hand in hand when photographing hummingbirds;
  4. A trip to South America to visit the Hummingbird preserves is now on my Photography Bucket List!

There are a lot of great professional hummingbird photographers out there.  If you’re on Instagram below are a couple that I follow:

@thehummingbirdphotographer

@about_the_hummingbirds

Thanks again for following along with me.

~donna

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 29

📸 “Wind Beneath My Wings”

❓Did you know Hummingbird wings beat about 70 times per second in direct flight and more than 200 times per second while diving.

Field Notes:

Camera: Canon EOS 6D

Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm

Focal Length: 340mm

Shutter Speed 1/500

Aperture: f8

ISO: 1250

Time of Day:  9:08a.m.

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 28

📸 “Softly the evening came with the sunset.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

❓Did you know Hummingbirds have been clocked at close to 30 mph indirect flight and more than 45 mph during courtship dives?

Field Notes:

Camera: Canon EOS 6D

Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm

Focal Length: 400mm

Shutter Speed 1/500

Aperture: f5.6

ISO: 1250

Time of Day:  6:54p.m.

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