Sunday, October 30, 2011

I ❤ Macro October 30, 2011

Joining Lori Plyler, of Studio Waterstone, for "I Heart Macro" slash "I Heart Close Ups: Up Close Photography for Macro Makers and the Camerologically Challenged".

This weeks macro shots, featuring weeds from my yard.

Carolina Snailseed.  The name refers to the seed, which supposedly resembles a snail shell.  The birds really love these bright, red berries.

And the lovely Rag Weed.  We try to eliminate these before they bloom, but missed this one.

I also wanted to share a picture of this little guy.  It's one of the many Battle Beasts that my eldest son collected when he was a boy.  About twenty years ago my son accidentally pulled one of the arms off and for the life of me, I could not get it to snap back into the darn, little hole.  I sat it on a shelf to fix "later" and over the years would try again, to no avail.  This morning I gave it a try and after wrestling with it for 15 minutes, the arm finally snapped into the hole!  Proof that mom's can fix anything, even if it takes twenty years.

Please click on the button below to view all of the wonderful macro submissions for this week.

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Enjoy your week!


  1. great photos and love the little story of the action figure.... :)

  2. Love the bright colors in your photos Kym. The toy you fixed is now a collector's item, so I'm sure your son will be glad that it is fixed.

  3. lovely to come visit your blog Kym; I had to smile with your story on the toy fix.

  4. I really like your Carolina Snailseed photo! Some weeds are so pretty aren't they.

  5. I didnt know that the berries were part of a weed! I guess I learned something today. Love the story about the little toy. My grand daughter thinks I can fix anything too.

  6. Hahaha, love that story! Love your weeds too!!

  7. The Battle Beast, the Mom, and the photo, are "too cool for words!" I'm learning too, sometimes it just takes 20 years for it all to come together just right! :-)

  8. Thank you for stopping by the virtual craft show! I love your blog and look forward to seeing more. I hope you take the time to check out my designs at designs by susan and Hope to see you!