Day 322…Tis The Season

Welcome to day 322 of  365 photos…Tis the season and holiday decorations are everywhere. No, it wasn’t raining today. I took this photo the other day in Swansboro and saved it to use today for the start of the Christmas season – that would be the start of the Christmas season in my mind. Retailers thought it started before October but most folks wait at least until Thanksgiving to decorate.  This truck, with the wreath on the grill caught my eye. I stopped in the middle of an intersection, rolled down the window on the passenger side and snapped this photo. I thought the truck was old but Mr. B tells me that this is new and made to look old. Whatever – I like it!!

Day 322 - 365 Project - Tis The SeasonCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 60mm – Aperture: f/8 – Shutter Speed: 1/60  second – ISO: 100

The photo that caught my eye for today was near where the first one was taken. The only decorations in this home are the candles in the windows but WOW!!–check out those berries growing on the fence. Talk about a natural decoration. I am not sure but it appears to look like the same plant in a photo that I took a few weeks back only that was a bush and not vine. I was told that from the photos, it could be Pyracantha. What ever it is, it makes for a natural looking Christmas decoration, don’t you think? I put my wreath and candles in the windows yesterday. Yep, tis the season! I am a big kid at this time of year. Have you started to decorate yet?

House in Swansboro

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Day 321…Columned Stinkhorn

Welcome to day 321 of  365 photos…this mushroom is growing among the wood chips in the garden. We have had a lot of rain lately and they pop up quite quickly. After doing some research, I found they are a Columned Stinkhorn (Clathrus columnatus). Well, the pretty mushroom has a gross name and the smell is even more gross, if what I read is to be believed. I think I will just take their word for it and not smell it myself. They are not harmful to people, pets or the garden. They love wood-chip mulch, which they decompose, making nutrients available to your plants. That, of course, is a good thing.

This is not the only form that they have taken in my yard but I like the ones that look like this. Have you ever had one of these growing in your lawn? Have you ever seen one?
Day 321 - 365 Project - Columned StinkhornCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 145mm – Aperture: f/6.3 – Shutter Speed: 1/250  second – ISO: 400

Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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Day 320…Happy Thanksgiving

Welcome to day 320 of  365 photos…Happy Thanksgiving to all. First things first. I did not take this photo today. I took it WAY back in 2006 when I lived in Maine. I took it through the window as these two Tom’s walked by, seemingly having a conversation.
Give Thanks
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, – for love of friends
For everything,
Thy goodness sends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have a great holiday – give thanks – stay safe.
Day 320 - 365 Project - Happy Thanksgiving

Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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Day 319…Gray Day

Welcome to day 319 of  365 photos…It was another gray day today. I headed out to Swansboro for the mail while looking for today’s photo. I drove slowly looking for “THE” photo. It was another hard day to find something but I liked the clouds so as I went over the last bridge, I pulled into Bicentennial Park. The park is located on the shores of the White Oak River and it is on both sides of the bridge.

I took a couple of photo’s from near the fishing dock and then decided to go to the other side. It’s really cool because there’s a walkway under the bridge to get to the other side. I didn’t think to take a photo of the walkway but the tide was in and the water was lapping over the left side of the walkway.  I carefully kept to the right and went to the other side where I took today’s photo. If you look to the left of the photo, you will see the shrimp boats that I shot yesterday. On the horizon, there is a sailboat and a trawler–snowbirds heading south. I loved the look of this in black and white. I will post the original below. Which one do you like best?Day 319 - 365 Project - Gray DayCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 18mm – Aperture: f/8 – Shutter Speed: 1/500  second – ISO: 100

Here is the original.Original Gray Day

Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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