kv0925: (Gromit Reading)
You want to know what's happening in my Central Florida yard the weekend before Christmas? I had no idea you cared, but I'm glad you asked!

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Cassius blue butterfly (Leptotes cassius) on shepherd's needle in the butterfly garden. These guys are tiny, and FAST! This one posed for me for a minute, though.

Clicky! )
And that's it for now--slow week at work, I hope. I'm here through Wednesday, then off for Christmas and Boxing Day. Next week I'm angling for a 6-day New Year's weekend, maybe! I need to get out to do a little shopping here shortly, but maybe later I can post about our Virginia trip and other goings-on.

Have a great day and thanks for looking, as always!
kv0925: (Gromit Reading)
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For the benefit of the new folks: butterfly gardening is a hobby of mine, as is photography, and they dovetail quite nicely this time of year! I like to grab the camera and macro lens and head out to the garden to see what I can find--and of course, what I find isn't the half of what's really going on out there, but it's fun to see what I come across. :)

That first photo above is something of a rarity: I have lots of passionvine, which several species of butterfly use as their host plant, in this case Gulf fritillary (the orange one) and Zebra longwing (the white one). But normally they lay eggs on different areas of the plant, so it's unusual to see their caterpillars in such close proximity. Kinda neat.

More right this way! )
kv0925: (Gromit Reading)
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I suppose I would be remiss to not mention the severe overhaul of our beloved LJ. I dunno, this sort of thing just doesn't faze me all that much. I'm always amused when Facebook changes something and everyone freaks out because the totally-free service they enjoy using has been modified. Of course, I understand that a lot of people DO pay for LJ, and for all of us it represents a pretty significant time investment--I've been here for nearly 14 years myself! But even so, I'm here for the content, and if the container that content comes in starts to look different, it doesn't really bother me as long as it functions more or less the same. It will be interesting to see what future changes LJ has in store--I guess the new CEO is ex-Google and ex-Microsoft, so she's undoubtedly a smart cookie. I'll reserve judgement until I see if it makes things better, worse, or simply different.

On to the weekend recap, then?

Clicky! )
And now it's Monday afternoon and I'm avoiding some work, so I should get back to it. I hope everyone's week is off to a good start!
kv0925: (Gromit Reading)
As is my custom, a few photos from the past week or so!

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The weather was really nice last Monday, so I came home early and we went back out to the Magic Kingdom for a bit. There's so much great photo potential in the Haunted Mansion alone, but it's pretty dark in there. Maybe when I finally upgrade to a full-frame dSLR I'll have better luck. :)

More, of course! )
And that's it for now! Last night I had that engagement shoot at EPCOT, but we got home past our bedtime and I haven't touched the photos yet. I'll maybe share some here or over on [livejournal.com profile] shutterbuggery before long.

Later on today I'll munch a quick lunch here, then go watch the girls (and take photos, of course) in gymnastics class. And then I'll go shopping for my new Android tablet! I decided on a Google/Asus Nexus 7--seems like a good value for the price, and it has GPS, which not many tablets seem to include. Can't wait!
kv0925: (Gromit Reading)
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The weekend was basically a gloomy washout--when it wasn't raining, we couldn't be sure it wouldn't start raining again soon, so most of the tentative plans we had got scrubbed. But we did get out a little, and I realized I never posted about the end of last week, so I figured I'd cover it all in one photo update.

Ready to go? )

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