How the hezmana are we already almost halfway through July? I swear two seconds ago, hubby & I were looking forward to watching Pop Goes the Fourth (because we’re such party animals), and now it’s already (Happy Friday) the 13th!
I actually read a post on Steemit yesterday that had a very good hypothesis as to why that happens. Here’s a tiny snippet from @insideoutlet‘s post (but do yourself a favor and go over and read the rest) –
At age 5, when your mum tells you its bedtime in five minutes, you think there is enough time to build a forte and pull every book out of the cupboard because that five minutes represents a much larger percentage of your life.
What do I mean by that? It’s simple at the age of 5, one year represents 20% of your life, at ten one year represents 10% of your life, at 50, that one year represents a sad 2%, and for this reason seems one fifth as long as it did at age ten.
Makes sense, right?
At any rate, now that the second week of July is about done and dusted, here’s a bunch of photos from our Durham, NH yard taken during the first week. Oh, and a little video too, since a butterfly was being anything but camera shy!
A little bit of info about how I took these pictures – as always, I used my trusty Nikon COOLPIX P610 and handy dandy tripod (Amazon affiliate links – thanks for the pennies if you click through and order something…LOL). I used the Auto Mode setting, and the differences in color and such are due to changes in zoom and exposure. I typically bounce the exposure bias around between 0 and -2 step. Then I reduced the pictures (usually 20-25%), and sometimes given them a tweak or two via PicMonkey, et voilà!
Hope you enjoy!
I also grabbed a short (20 seconds) video of him –
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The butterfly’s tongue is amazing.
I actually squealed a bit when I saw it through my viewfinder.