Friday, December 21, 2007

Macro-liscious Friday

Since it was a beautiful day here I decided to get out with my Nikon and see what I could find to shoot. I LOVE shooting in macro and I think I produced some pretty neat photos today. Maybe I will make this a weekly endeavor. I kind of like the sound and feel of Macro-liscious Friday. How about you? Make sure you click through to see the larger version of the images!






















Lots of duck feathers... I know, but they were so pretty in the camera I could not resist! Have a groovin' Friday night and I hope none of you are still out Christmas shopping!

10 comments:

Groover said...

I love squirrels. They always remind me of my late grand dad. He sometimes told me about how he used to put nuts in his pocket and go to the park and the squirrels would come up his leg to check his pockets. I was in awe as a little girl. It feels good to remember grand dad. And I miss seeing squirrels ...

Thanks for the pic!

Peter said...

Hi Bethany,
Got to your blog through onepic, after reading your comment about Haruki Murakami - he is one of my all time favourite authors - how are you getting on with The Wind up bird Chronicle?
Peter, UK

Bethany said...

Hi Groover... I am glad someone out there got a kick out of my squirrel pic! Your Grand Dad would have has work cut out for him here in Texas! There are hundreds of squirrels out back at this camp ground. They are such funny little creatures. They tease our dog. It makes him crazy!

Thanks for your note and for sharing about your Grand Dad

Bethany said...

Hi Peter.... The Wind Up Bird Chronicles is one of my favorite books I have ever read. I actually read it awhile back. I read Kafka on the Shore directly after. There is no other writer who creates such a dream like quality or can stretch and bend reality to his own vision better than Murikami. And it always seems that he infuses so much of himself into his main characters as well.

Right now I am immersed in Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman. I always wonder just how much meaning (if any) is lost in translation...

Thanks for writing.... which has been your favorite book of his?

Peter said...

Hi Bethany,

Ah, Kafka on the Shore - brilliant, brilliant. Loved it. I have to say that my favourite is probably The Wind up Bird, but Norwegian Wood comes close. I've got Blind Willow.... at home, waiting to be read - no doubt I shall dive into it as soon as I can! I think his imagery is amazing, especially those with cats (can't think of any examples - ooh, a cat goes missing in The Wind up Bird!). Talking about him makes me feel very intelligent! Have you read any Ryu Murakami?
Peter

Bethany said...

Happy Christmas Eve to you Peter...

I have not yet read Norwegian Wood. Anymore when I find an author I love I usually try to hold back a few books for later... I used to just read everything they had written all in a row. But now I prefer to sort of drag it out over years!

I have not read any Ryu (I will put him on my list though.) But I did go through a phase of reading some older Japanese literature. The life history of some of these writers is fascinating to me. Takiji Kobayashi was involved in the proletarian movement in the teens and twenties in Japan and his most famous work is "Crab Canning Boat" which I have read. I also read some compilations of short stories by Yukio Mishima who acually commited suicide via suppuku (aka hara kiri or disembowelment with a sword!)at an early age. His work is really bizarre and interesting to read. I recommend "Death in Midsummer."

Wind Up Bird was my favorite Murakami too. I am not quite half way through Blind Willow... and so far it's been great. But I do long for a full length novel from him. I guess I just really enjoy his character development and the way he weaves his web. No room for all that in a short story!

It's nice to find someone to chat about this with! Hope you have a good holiday...

Peter said...

Hi again,

Happy Christmas Eve to you too (although maybe I should say Happy Christmas in general!).
I shall have a look at some of the older Japanese literature. You might also be interested in Banana Yoshimoto (I just love her name!), especially her book entitled 'Kitchen'.
Would you mind if I put a link to your blog on mine?
Have a good holiday,
Peter

Bethany said...

Hi Peter... link away! And thanks for asking! I will put 'Kitchen' on my list of stuff to read as well!

savannah_rae said...

I love the idea of macro-licious friday!! keep it up! =]

Bethany said...

Thanks for the encouragement Savannah Rae! It's almost Friday again... I have to get out there and start shooting!