The purdy little things

little growing plant
Photo by Engin Akyurt on Pexels.com

“Purdy as in pretty because it’s slang.”

I like using words that sound similar. As is this purdy word. It’s a thang (thing) with slang.

It’s those purdy little things that make the world a better place. We all need something pretty when the place is grey.

I won’t use more colour on this post, even it looks purdy. It was just something I wanted to try. If you don’t try, you never know how things work. It’s been a busy week, so this post is short. This will be a weekend that will feel like a real one. Other times it would just be one day among the others. It’s been early morning from Monday to Friday. I will sleep longer this weekend.

Leave you with this photo I took with my mobile from my balcony. This is what it looked like at 7.38 am one morning this week.

view with a sunset
Photo: Mia, 2022

Bloganuary: I’m no tree, I am an ent

tree bark
©Mia Salminen

Day 30. If I was a tree, I wouldn’t be one. I would be an Ent. The one in Lord of the rings. Don’t ask me why. They are cool, that’s all. But if I was a tree, it would the one below. I don’t know what kind it is, but it has branches twisting here and there. I’m complicated, and I have different qualities. The photo is taken in front of the clubhouse of a golf course. It’s an ancient tree, but still standing.

©Mia Salminen

Bloganuary: What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken?

break dancer on the floor
Split-second by taken by me, 2014

Day 20. Now a prompt I’m familiar with. I have taken photos for over 25 years or so. It isn’t easy to know what my favourite photo is. But this one could be it. I never seem to catch moving subjects. They get blurry. But I manage to get this one. It’s from a dance show on a cruising ship. I took many photos from the show, but this one was the one I managed to ‘catch’. It’s breakdance which goes really fast. It’s taken with Canon EOS D40. Even if I have studied photography, I still don’t get the exposure, apertures, etc. I tried a lot, but still, I find it challenging to photograph moving things. I prefer to take nature and architecture photos.

More of my photos can be found here.