Refraction or Reflection? (weekly photo challenge)

I’m wishing for a spring day so I could try and play with some photos with rain drops on flowers for this challenge.  Since it’s fall, I cropped a couple of photos from earlier this year.  I’m still not sure if they are reflections or refractions but I love the way the light and water create their own art.  You decide.

Autum Leaf Refraction – Weekly Photo Challenge

I was excited to see this week’s challenge because it gave me a place to share these photos that I’ve been playing with.  I’m fascinated by the way the fall light refracts through the leaves of the trees creating interesting softness, lights and darks.  I took these while out on “training” walks in the woods with our new puppy.  We are hoping for a happy off leash hiker that won’t run away so practice, practice, practice!

Harry’s 1st Woods Walk

We welcomed Harry into our hearts a week ago.  He is a lab mix who came from South Carolina to New England via New England Lab Rescue.  His short life has been one big adventure but today was his first adventure walking in the woods.

where are we?

where are we?

this place is interesting!

this place is interesting!

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what’s that?

cute little face

cute little face

sticks taste good

sticks taste good

really good

really good

even when you are laying down

even when you are laying down

moss tastes good too

moss tastes good too

all tuckered out

all tuckered out

We are enjoying the dog love our new baby has brought into our life after loosing our 14 year old lab in February.  I think this long-legged boy will grow into a great hiker.

Texture – Weekly Photo Challenge

globe thistle a feast for bumble bees & honey bees

globe thistle a feast for bumble bees & honey bees

Prickly globe thistles soften as the buds open.  The soft, fuzzy bees almost make you want to touch them.  They seem so engrossed that they might not notice – but I decide looking with my eyes is probably safer.