Friday, July 26, 2013

Birthday Gifts

My garden has given me
The prettiest birthday candle ever -
A geranium bud

A few months ago, my husband ordered my birthday gift online.
It was a Canon Macro Lens EF 100mm 1:2.8
It was supposed to remain in its package until today...

Yeah, right.
I've been using it, well, learning how to use it ever since I received it :)

It has opened my eyes to a whole new world of beauty
So, this year I'm celebrating:
A love of learning
Seeing things anew
And being eternally fascinated with nature

My heart lives in the garden :)


  1. Happy Birthday Rosemary! Judging by the many macro pictures we've seen here in the last months, you're a true master at macro photography already!

  2. Happy, happy birthday Rosemary - may you continue to have lots more fun with your macro lens, and we can all share your results too. I don't think that I have ever seen a geranium bud looking more perfect.

  3. Happy birthday Rosemary! May this be your happiest year ever. What a perfect gift for both you and all of us lucky enough to see your gorgeous photography!

  4. Happy birthday, Rosemary.
    You have been given a wonderful gift, it is a super lens, I got it too.
    The photos are beautiful, well done!

  5. Perfect birthday gift! You are talented photographer and I think you'll use this camera every day.
    Happy Birthday, Rosemary!

  6. You can certainly tell you heart lives in the garden from the beautiful photos you take, filled with love. Happy birthday. xx

  7. HAPPY Birthday! Your photos...then AND now...leave me in total awe, Rosemary. You share such beauty with your words and photos. Thank you. Now go party like it's your birthday! :)

  8. I am soooo jealous of your macro lens! Your photos are just gorgeous, keep on posting, I enjoy every one of them :-)
    Happy birthday!

  9. LOL!!! Sounds like someone else I know:) A macro lens should never be left in a box when you can use it right away:) It's incredible the detail and color you can get from these types of lens. Happy birthday!!! Hope you had a nice day.

  10. Hi Rosemary,
    It is thick to see that you enjoy with all your heart from your garden,
    Each photo is made with love so this too!

  11. What a nice gift! I like the dreamy look of the geranium bud.

  12. Happy birthday and macro change your life.
    Lot of pleasure. Regards Anne-Marie

  13. (¯`v´¯)
    ¸.·´¸.·´¨) ¸.·*¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ .·´ ¸ HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope your day was a lot of fun, full of all your favorite things--Including that perfect gift, I'll look forward to seeing where the new lens takes and shows you!

  14. Hi !
    Happy birthday, I have the same lense and can only say - you will love it !
    Congratulations from Norway !

  15. Congratulations on your birthday emt Rosemary and also with getting your new macro lens. If I pictures you see here we go much more beautiful plates you get to see :-)

  16. Dats a really good b'day gift... I agrree, this littel bud is the best ..
    Maybe we can follow each other..!!
    keep in touch

  17. Nice husband! I know because I got Judy a camera for her birthday a couple of years ago.

  18. Your husband bought you a perfect birthday present! Happy birthday, Rosemary!

  19. Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin. Przepraszam, że się troszkę spóźniłam z życzeniami. Geranium jest cudowne. Pozdrawiam.
    Happy birthday. I'm sorry that I missed a little greeting. Geranium is wonderful. Yours.

  20. Excelentes macros de bela flor....
    Parabéns pelo seu aniversário....


  21. Beautiful thoughts, beautiful images and blog very sensitive. I've done a follower... from the Mediterranean Sea...


  22. Hey Rosemary,
    Congratulations with your birthday!!
    So nice that you've get a wonderful present of your husband. You've photographed this beautiful flower very well. I hope you will make much of these amazing shots with your new macro lens. Have fun with it!!

    Big kiss,

  23. What a great birthday gift!!! I have thought long and hard about buying this same lens (but haven't - yet). I love your "birthday candles", you have the most amazing way of interpreting what you see, love it. Happy belated birthday too Rosemary!

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)


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