Elisa, of Elisa Loves, invited me to take a nature walk so I did, even though it was raining.
The rain has been falling for the past few days which isn't so good for nature walks, but it's wonderful for the farmers, so I'm not complaining. Much of our state is drought affected so every drop of water is very welcome.
Today it was absolutely pouring down but that didn't stop me from grabbing my camera and heading outside to see if I could find some nature worth photographing. I took an umbrella which I balanced on my shoulder and managed to stay relatively dry.
I strolled around the garden looking for interesting plants and flowers and raindrops. Then I hurried back inside to upload my photos to my computer. After looking at them, and sighing a little with frustration, I went back outside and had another try. Actually I ended up going on three nature walks before I was satisfied I had something worth sharing.
I'm still learning how to use my DSLR camera on manual mode so my photos aren't perfect, but it's all good practise. One day I will work it all out!
I put the photos into a slideshow, together with some music, and now I am ready to share my walk.
So come with me... We're about to take a stroll around the Elvis family garden on the first day of autumn. Don't forget your umbrella!
And if you haven't got time for a leisurely stroll, I won't mind a bit if you click quickly through my photos instead.
Music: Nothing Lasts Forever by Kai Engel, (CC BY-NC 3.0)
PS: Elisa had an inside nature walk this week. You should see the view from her windows. Wow! I can't imagine living where there is so much snow. Go take a look!