A New Year and A New Lens

Yesterday, I started the year off right by playing with my dreamy new macro lens out in the front garden.  It's a Canon - EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens if you're curious.  My (sweet) Pirate encouraged me to make the splurge instead of buying a new couch for our empty living room.  Someday, I will decorate our living room, but for now, I'm having a blast playing with my new lens.  (Hey, if you know anyone who is trying to get rid of a dane sized couch in my area, let me know!)

 Grass seed head

Grass seed head

I tried My Pirate's method of messing around with my new toy before reading the instructions.  It was fun!  I have plenty of reading to do and tutorials to watch.  A new mysterious world is opening up to me in my garden.  

 Rugosa rosehip

Rugosa rosehip

I'm normally not one to participate in New Year's resolutions, but this year I've decided to pick a theme.  My theme is focusing on health.  I'm going to focus on becoming stronger than the life I live. And focus on continuing to create a healthy garden with organic practices.  

 Rugosa Rose leaves

Rugosa Rose leaves

I'm really happy to see 2014 in my rearview mirror.  It was a tough year filled with migraines and personal/artistic growth. 

 Dinosaur kale leaf

Dinosaur kale leaf

Next week, I'm meeting with the Hazel Dell School and Community Garden Coordinators to plan our upcoming garden season.  And I'm going to volunteer in the MG greenhouses, propagating plants for the Mother's Day weekend plant sale.  Next week, my 2015 garden volunteering season kicks off!  And I feel ready after a quiet December.   

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So, have you made any resolutions for you and/or your garden?  I'd love to hear about them!

 Golden Oregano seed head

Golden Oregano seed head