Saturday, January 02, 2016

Little Things

With a New Year usually comes talk about the big things people want to achieve in the next 12 months. Big year, big plans, big goals.
Whilst all of that is great, lately I have been focusing on the little things in my world. Whether proportionally small, or a fleeting moment, it is the little things in life that generally act as the small steps and building blocks to create the bigger picture.

Here are just a handful of little things I have noticed lately. The first three photos were captured with the macro lens, they look much larger in a photograph than they are really.

1. These tiny blooms of the Cherry Pie Plant have the most heavenly scent. They smell of vanilla and it's tempting to taste one sometimes, but they are for decoration only

2. A tiny thumb-size frog was watching me hang out the washing one morning this week

3. Raindrops cling to passionfruit vines in the prettiest way

4. Toadstools beginning to emerge in the mulch in front of the sheep shed

Are you noticing big things or little things in your world as we start a new year?

Thank-you for your kind comments and emails on my last post of 2015. I love hearing your stories, your feedback and it thrills me so much every time you take the time to leave a comment or send an email to tell me how much you enjoy it here. So from the bottom of my heart, thank-you!

Have a lovely weekend,
Sarah x

For those of you who want to know, my macro lens is a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro, mounted as usual on my Canon 550D. The last image is shot with my Canon EF 50mm f/1.4

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  1. Beautiful photography Sarah. Love the frog. The last time I saw green frogs that size I was living on the Sunshine Coast. They were numbering thousands, all over the windows, in the pool and unfortunately for a few hundred of them, on the road.

  2. Hi Sarah,

    Happy New Year!

    I'm with you on being present to appreciate the little things. At the start of a new year, there is so much chatter about goals, resolutions and big plans. Personally, I'd much rather potter around the backyard looking for sprigs of winter mint in the garden; peek through the window to watch our cat and his new lady friend galavant down the street; and discuss recipe tips with my neighbor over the fence.

    Thank you for sharing these gorgeous captures with us- I can almost smell that heavenly vanilla aroma from over here... xx

    1. Happy New Year to you too Emilie!
      Thank-you for your lovely comment, the remark about your cat made me smile :-)

  3. Oh, sweet cherry pie blossoms. I have these in my garden too, though mine are a deeper purple. Whenever I catch their beautiful scent I'm immediately reminded of my Grandmother and vanilla biscuits. Such beautiful photographs!

    1. Thank-you Meg! Cherry Pie is heavenly isn't it? x

  4. Unfortunately, I'm not noticing very much today Sarah, because the day has hardly got light at all today, along with persistent rain! I did notice a few days ago that there are little shoots popping up though, which is a good sign. Unfortunately, it's too dark to take a photograph.
    Your macro's are brilliant especially the mushrooms.
    Happy New Year to you ;D

    1. I love rainy days but they can be a bit annoying when you want to take photos :-) Hope you get some sunshine soon and Happy New Year x

  5. I'm so behind with everyone after my manic December but I'm just popping by to say thank you for another year of inspiring photographs and tales of farm life. Happy New Year Sarah :)

    1. Thank-you Annie and Happy New Year too you too. I hope January is a little calmer for you x

  6. Clever photos Sarah! I am noticing a lot of little things thanks to school holidays and some quiet time after the Christmas rush x


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