Around the Yard

Thursday January 05, 2012   

I’m around! :deco9:

When I got back I had a chest cold the next day. Went into work though since I feel ok with the help of cough syrup. :deco13: It seems to be getting better. So many of my family members were sick last week when I visited. Discounting the possibility to have caught something on one of the my planes I took. 

Things are good though! Booked a hotel for a weekend getaway for February the night I got home. Something to look forward to rather than planning to “rest” aka sit on my ass again all winter.  :deco6:

Now posting some photos from visiting family. :deco8: These are all from day one. Taken in the yards of my childhood home, these spaces are etched into my memories. A small vegetable garden and a few flowers are still blooming even now in December. :deco11: And the kitty that makes multiple appearances is named “DC” after my moving away. She’s not fenced in, she quickly jumps over both to join me. :deco2:

All of these are using my new micro 4/3 lo-fi lens.



39 Responses to “Around the Yard”

  1. 3lin says:

    This photo more like a vision photo. Really nice.

  2. Veronica says:

    Lovely! I wish flowers were blooming here.. it’s 12… TWELVE… TUH-WEL-VUH lol

    • jenny says:

      AHAHAHA I don’t know how you do it. It was 10 here yesterday morning and we don’t usually have that. Everyone freaking out. I feel for the more northern states!!! When I was in MS is was 70!!

  3. Michelle says:

    I love love love love love these photos! ^^

  4. Lisa says:

    Awe, this makes me want to visit my hometown in Louisiana. :) Wonderful photos!

  5. Lum says:

    Was the lens hard to use with your epl2? i heard that the lens will only work in Manual mode.

    • jenny says:

      Not hard per se but it is manual focus and takes some getting used to. I played with manual focus on my HD lens a little before trying this, but I’m still discovering this lo-fi lens. It will though work with all other settings wonderfully (except aperture) that’s manual as well.

  6. Sewon says:

    Ohh these are beautiful photos! What a fun new lens and lovely childhood home. Glad to hear you’re starting to feel better

  7. mommo says:

    OMG those are lovely~
    sorry but happy new year :)
    I just came back.. so a little late sorry~

  8. L says:

    I like the look of that lens. Its just like a toy camera but digital ^^

  9. Choko says:

    The pictures are nice but the focus is off…don’t know if it’s a manual camera with the wrong settings or an automatic with the wrong lens but it makes my eyes go cross-eyed when I look…I’d have enjoyed them if they’d been focused properly.

    • jenny says:

      It’s a fully manual lo-fi “toy lens” that gives soft bokeh, vignetting, lens flares, low contrast, and shallow depth of field for near tilt-shift like photos. I understand not everyone loves toy camera-esque pictures, I happen to be a huge fan of Lomography though :D

  10. Thao says:

    The lighting is really nice in these pictures. I really love the colors. It’s natural and captures winter well.

  11. Thanh Thao says:

    I love love love DC, sooooo cute! And I love how the fotos turned out! :)

    • jenny says:

      She’s the sweetest cat I’ve ever met too. She “talks” and comes up to you right away. She was following me around the yard the entire time.

  12. Lolo says:

    awwww kitty cat~
    the photos are really nice~ I can’t wait till I get to visit my childhood home….I have no idea who lives there now. I would be so nervous to visit~

    I hope you feel better soon Jen~ Happy New Year!

  13. MissFeelo says:

    awe the little kitty is adorable. I think sooo many people are getting sick this time of year. Even if it’s not winter where you are. Curse of playing so hard during December? haha

  14. Tori says:

    Gorgeous little photo diary ♥ It looks like it was gorgeous weather where you were at! Louisiana, no?
    Hope you’re feeling better by the time you read this!

  15. Ellie says:

    Awesome photos! :-) They look almost alive and very cinematic. I hope you get better soon, Jenny! :D

  16. Namie says:

    Lovely photo diary! It’s cute that the kitty is named DC ^__^
    A February getaway sounds so nice — I love that you schedule downtime in advance. I want to do that~~ the new semester is starting and its more hectic than ever ;A;

    Sorry to hear that you got sick~ Hope you’re feeling better!

  17. Amelia says:

    These photos are lovely. Hope you get better soon.

  18. Bianca says:

    i hope you feel better…:(

    on another note, i love tabbys! theyre sooo cute! XD

  19. Courtney says:

    Very pretty photos…they seem to do a good job of setting the tone of your home… Ohh my broccoli’s still growing, too! (lol)

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