Posts tagged “52 weeks

Haiku Tuesday

yesterday: plant seeds,

today: sun, water and growth

tomorrow: life. food.

This Haiku is brought to you by the season, my want to give back, life as we know it (a cycle) and my recent visit to see the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC.  This Haiku can be applied literally, as I’ve seen many people tending to their garden this past weekend. The idea of cyclic growth can also be applied to learning and raising children. “What goes around comes around,” and “what you put in is what you get out.” Plant healthy seeds, nurture the seeds and life will bloom. Sometimes I really marvel at it all.

Anyways, here is a sneak peak of more to come later in the week from the Cherry Blossom photo walk:


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Macro Monday:: Week 13

These macro shots are starting to really grow on me. I’m 13 weeks in or a quarter of the way through this adventure and I’m having such a blast searching around for material. The next couple months I’m sure will be filled with flowers. I’m loving the spring weather! We got up to 88 in Northern Virginia today. Anyways, I’ll stop rambling and bring you this weeks image:

I wasn’t sure I had this shot nailed, with the wind and people, and honestly wish it was a bit more sharp. Overall though, I love the pinks and soft feel of the whole image. This was taken yesterday while in DC visiting the Cherry Blossoms. I had so much fun and will be sharing some of my shots with you later in the week.

*Admin Note: Yesterday I posted on Facebook and wanted to mention this change here for everyone who follows this blog and has an interest in my photo walks. Please like my nicoleinbold facebook page for further updates and events. I am going through a reorganization, which means I will not be posting these things on my personal Facebook page starting this week. Oh and don’t be alarmed that my web page isn’t working, I’m in the process of switching hosting companies, things will be back up shortly! Thank you for you patience and support!


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Haiku Teusday

impervious – no

what was is: not what is now.

courageous strength – LOVE

This haiku was inspired by last week’s episode of Bones. I hope you enjoy!

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Macro Monday::Week11

Some facts to start off the week. It is officially Spring, bring on the allergies and wonderful color of budding life. Mutual respect will get you far and lastly, I’m positively in love with the color yellow and the amazing spring time bush, Forsythia.

I ordered some calling cards from @overheardatmoo, and they came in today, two days before I was expecting them. I’m so excited to share them, it will be hard to part with them! I’m so glad I didn’t put a different image on each card, as I would definately not be able to part with them. Photography and Design done by yours truly. Here is a peak…


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Macro Monday::Week 10

Some whimsy and fun for a less than peaceful Monday worldwide. I’m drawn to the asymmetry and sense of chaos that mother nature throws us. Out of every tragedy we learn how strong we really are, as a people, nation and world.

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Macro Monday::Week 9

I hope everyone’s weekend was fun and your Monday was pain free!

This past Saturday I had the wonderful opportunity to teach the photography station at a local Cub Scouts Belt-loop Bonanza. The day was filled with boys learning everything from good manners and chess to basketball and soccer. I educated two groups on the parts of the camera and the benefits of photography in modern culture. Afterwards, we went outside to practice. The teaching part was fun, the kids learned so fast and were awesome with the technology, as everyone had a digital camera of some sort. I was excited and nervous to teach this station, one, given the age group and two, the relative expense of the common digital camera. It was hard to corral and structure picture taking with 10 or so boys, outside and wanting to go in their own direction. I couldn’t blame them though I tend to wander, not wear my neck strap and climp obstacles with my expensive camera. It is an exciting thing, to capture stills of everyday life. I made it out alive though and no one dropped their camera, plus there was plenty of sharing pictures with eachother. Overall, I enjoyed watching the boys learn and then practice and help eachother out. It was neat to see what they wanted to take pictures of as well. Mostly eachother, but I had a few willing to lay on the ground trying to get a leaf at a new angle, to be different and unique. A great experience!

In honor of the Scouts and to poke a little fun at us professional and hobbyist I have come up with this satirical image. I hope you enjoy!

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Macro Monday:: Week 8

I was slightly stumped this week. I think I need to get out more, I’m running out of interesting ideas, which is not good in week 8. My day job has inspired this post. I come across a lot of color, patterns and textures. I hope you enjoy!



I saved my favorite for last. The blues, purples, and yes even some yellow = LOVE!

These could have used a little more editing, but I think that takes away from the assignment a little. I’m always open to constructive criticism though!


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