This is Indiana’s weather pattern right now:

Freezing weather, overcast days, turning sunny and finally seeing clear days, but too cold to go outside at length because it’s in the thirties, then warm and in the sixties but overcast, rainy or super windy.

Indiana weather=never predictable

purple tulips in spring

Recently we had several trees bud and flowers pop up only for it to turn cold again.

Not sure all the flowers survived. We shall see. I personally don’t plant ANYTHING till after Mother’s Day to be safe.

Lastย week it was in the 30s and SO COLD and WINDY, that we bundled up under three layers of clothing just to take a walk. I haven’t been able to walk or bike much the entire year due to some horrible, 24/7, back pain, but I got a little relief recently (may write a blog about my theory as to why), so we immediately headed outdoors… frigid temps and hurricane-like winds, or not!

We quickly noticed we were the only ones walking the trail as we pushed against the wind. We looked like bears coming out of hibernation that desperately NEEDED a walk, with all those layers of clothing!

As for shooting pictures along our walks, it’s now too painful to carry much gear with me, so I’ve been shooting more with my iPhone, a 5 at that! I know, I know, you DSLR owners are shrieking right now. But, it is what it is.

A single pine cone along a walking path this spring in the park.

Along one of the paths, I came upon some pines and captured this lone pinecone. I noticed hundredsย of tiny pinecones littering the ground and quickly began to stuff my pockets with them. They were so cute. My husband was patient with me as I ย discussed how great it’d be to make another poster with them.

When I first got my DSLR as a gift from my parents, I shot my first ever poster with acorns I gathered from another trip where I tagged along with my hubby as he had business up in northern Indiana. But, not too long after enjoying my new camera, my tripod fell over and my lens jammed. So, now I only have a telephoto (kit lens) and I have to back up to Timbuktu to capture most shots.

nut poster

So here’s to consistently warm days (with low pollen counts for me) AND talking my husband into buying me a larger, iPhone 7.

OKAY, I’ll settle for a 6+ ๐Ÿ˜‰

since I also can’t see very well….

do I sound very convincing yet?

I mean, my birthday is coming up, after all! ๐Ÿ˜€

Tell me below what you like to shoot with and what are your favorite things to try and capture?

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6 thoughts on “Nature Photography: Lone Pinecone

      1. Yes I did! Like you said, It does not feel like spring at all the weather is still cold haven’t seen a single blossom on trees , Thanks to you.. I bought a big bunch of spring flowers to welcome spring into my home as well.

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      2. Good for you! You know, I used to always tell my husband never to buy me flowers as they are so expensive and always died so quickly, but as I age…I’m finding I want them around more; especially on dreary days. ๐Ÿ™‚ And, luckily I don’t need roses. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      3. I agree, Flowers really do lift up your spirits! I’m glad to read that you are feeling a lot better to take more nature walks and hikes with your lovely husband.
        My advance wishes for your upcoming Birthday! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’
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