5 Nov

Recently my mom told me that one of her friends likes visiting this site when she is stressed out.  She especially likes the macro shots. She finds them calming.

Well, I’m feeling a little stressed right now.  Last week we had a third round of very deep layoffs at work and my uncle died. On Friday I’m having surgery, again.

So, I decided to go out into the backyard to see if taking macro shots could calm me down. And you know what? It worked.

So thanks Patty!  I hope these shots bring you the same degree of placidity in viewing them that they gave me in taking them.


10 Responses to “Macro”

  1. Nath November 5, 2009 at 10:16 am #

    Hi Ann, just a little note to wish you well for the coming days. It’s not my place to say more but it is sincerely meant.

  2. Marisa November 5, 2009 at 10:58 am #

    Oh Ann, I am so sorry that things are so challenging right now. I’ll be thinking about you tomorrow.

  3. Christine November 7, 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    Ann, I am so sorry to here about your loss. I hope that surgery went well and that you are on a speedy road to recovery. The photographs are lovely.

  4. ann November 9, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    Christine, Marisa and Nath — Thank you all for your best wishes and kind thoughts!

  5. Miriam November 9, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

    That sounds like a truly challenging week. Your photographs make me smile every time I come here, I always hope they bring that to you in the experiencing and taking of them.

  6. Pat November 10, 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    Thanks for creating such a beautiful blog and the soothing macros… through your eyes I am enjoying the simple beauty of the world that is often overlooked. You have also inspired me to cook more interesting dishes! I hope you will be better soon Ann. I’ll talk to your mom and see how you are doing. Please give yourself permission to rest.

  7. lornasass November 10, 2009 at 9:11 pm #

    Thank you for the magnificent photographs, so mysterious. Hope you’re feeling better.

  8. ann November 13, 2009 at 7:56 am #

    Miriam — Thanks! They do, but sharing them makes me even happier :-)

    Pat — You’re welcome. And I did rest. I hope you’re feeling better as well.

    Lorna — Thanks, I am. I kept hoping we’d run into you, and I even thought of calling, but Isaac says it’s a good thing I didn’t because even though I thought I was good company last weekend, apparently I wasn’t. Consider yourself spared ;-)

  9. Julia November 14, 2009 at 7:07 pm #

    Beautiful shots, very soothing indeed–focusing on nature is always a balm. Whenever I get low I just need to be outside, even if it’s just to stand in the garden. Makes it all better.

  10. Cupcake November 17, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    I too have found your site very calming. I see that this post is dated November 5th, already in the past. I hope that all is well with you and that you are looking ahead with hope, insight, and knowing that you have a fantastic blog!!

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