Photographing Bees

Posted by mrssmythe on July 18, 2017 in Critters, Garden, iPhone photography |

I’m finding that the best time to photograph bees is right after the rain. The bees are out, but they move much more slowly. They don’t seem to mind you sneaking up to take their pictures. They are, however, a bit bedraggled. Whenever I see this, I want to comb their “hair” for them. I […]

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Radiators, Socks, and a Great Blue Heron

Posted by mrssmythe on October 1, 2016 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, iPhone photography, Photography, Seasons, Week in Review |

The radiators popped on this week. When I woke up I could smell them. And it’s always nice to hear their early morning hissing. When the radiators come on, I know that fall has officially arrived. In other seasonal news, today was the first day I really noticed a lot of fall color. You can tell from the […]

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The Week in Review

Posted by mrssmythe on September 25, 2016 in Crafting, iPhone photography, Out & About, Photography, Seasons, Travel, Week in Review |

The weather was beautiful this past week. To take advantage of it, we spent as much time as possible outside. On Wednesday, we hit Forest Park in Springfield – a perfect place to practice with the Prisma App. Even ho-hum photos of tree roots can come alive with the right setting. Here’s a photo without […]

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Cooking with Pepper

Posted by mrssmythe on September 20, 2016 in Cooking, Homeschool, iPhone photography |

Pepper is taking a cooking course this semester – The Everyday Gourmet, offered through The Great Courses. She just completed lesson three, which means she’s spent the past two weeks studying two things – kitchen equipment and cutting techniques. Her first “assignment” was to make a vegetable bean soup. That was last week. This week, she made Ratatouille – that […]

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The Prisma App

Posted by mrssmythe on September 13, 2016 in Art, Critters, Ginger's Snaps, iPhone photography, Photography |

I’d like to revisit a topic I introduced in the last post – namely, the Prisma App. If you enjoy tinkering with photos on your phone, this is definitely something to look into. It can take any so-so photo and give it a wonderful, artistic look – so artistic, in fact, that I’m tempted to print […]

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