Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Trying To Jump Higher

On my trip last week I had some fun taking photos of this windmill-thing (that's city talk for I don't really know if this has an actual functional use or if it is just ornamental).  It was in the neighbor's yard at my father-in-law's lake house in Tow, Texas.

I shot it in the afternoon sun...


In the early morning as the sun came up over the horizon...


And in my lame attempt at a self-portrait...


I can't seem to time the photo to capture my feet off the ground when I jump--even when I set the camera to take multiple shots as I jump up and down like a crazy person.  I am sure it has something to do with the fact that I can't jump very high.  I wonder what the cute little 85 year old neighbor lady was thinking if she saw me out her window that morning.

Linking up today with The Old Nichols Farm.

Facing Myself

19 comments:

R Montalban said...

I am laughing at the thought of you jumping up and down with an 85 year old looking out and thinking "dem city folks"! ;-)

On a different note, I know you are an accomplished knitter, can I ask you to help me with something? I have put up a blog post about it http://rmontalban.blogspot.com/2010/11/help-me-with-knitting-query-please.html

Lori said...

those windmills certainly do have a purpose! they typically pump water. i grew up seeing them everywhere, usually with a texas flag flying from the top too. oh, texans. such braggadocio. i also thought everyone had pumpjacks on their property. i've been to tow....on lake buchanan. you can spot the visitors, because they don't know how to pronounce it properly. buh-KANN-un. :) how nice that you were in my old neck of the woods!

Ashley Sisk said...

These windmill shots are awesome and I love your self portrait attempt - I really struggle with them.

Virginia said...

Love the thought of an 85 year old lady scratching her head at you jumping around in the morning.

Great photos!

Oliag said...

These windmill shots are gorgeous!...and the self portrait too:)

justine said...

these windmill shots are wonderful, I love them! and well done for your self portrait, I think it's great.

Jamie said...

Awesome photos! And I can just hear the neighbor telling all the ladies in the beauty shop about you this week - small town life!

Paige said...

Oooh, I especially love that first shot!

Lisa@ Cow Spots and Tales said...

These are beautiful! I'm going to have to start following you just to get another dose of wonderful photography. (and maybe some inspiration to work on my own lacking skills...)

Maria said...

Windmills are awesome; beautiful and functional. I'm with everyone else - I really love the thought of the 85-year old neighbor wondering about the city visitor next door out jumping up and down. That's great!

Jess said...

"the cute little 85 year old neighbor lady" oh goodness you cracked me up. Whatever it takes to get the shot, right!? Even if it doesn't turn out exactly like you envisioned. I think it's a super-fun shot. Love the vignette and blurriness to the edges too.

Krystal said...

Those are gorgeous and that last one is so cool!!! I love it!

Encarna said...

Perfect shots! Nice treatment!

Jen said...

I love the self p! very unique set. the light in the first pic is perfect too.

Clare B said...

I love windmills, hoping to snap a few photos while I'm home. ... not sure if it works, but what happens if you bend your knees (maybe it looks like you're higher)

Anika said...

HA! Great image to think about from that neighbors perspective. Love that first shot a lot, beautiful and charming

lisa said...

Great shots! Texas is such a great place. Love the jumping up and down shot!! Makes me smile.

katlupe said...

I love your photos of the windmills!

Classy Career Girl said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the windmill and thinking about your 85 year old neighbor watching you:)