Paul, Sammy and I went hiking yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day, and this rattlesnake must have thought so too, as he was sunbathing right in the middle of the trail. I am glad we did not step on him. Got to take some nice pictures though, and I poked him too, just to see if it really does rattle. It did. No worries, I was far enough, and no one got hurt. Snake is ok too.
Here are some more serene pictures. Sammy taking a well deserved brake in a little swimming hole.
Then a close up of a fern. Not sure what kind, but I loved the textures. It's nice to have this new camera, there is so much to experiment with. I am still far from understanding much about it, but I learn every day.
Here is a picture of Paul with lilacs. I really liked the angle here, and the colors are really vivid too.
And finally, I give you Lemon Drop Predator.
The focal is an ox bone carving in the shape of the movie monster, the Predator.
It was my Christmas present ( I asked for it, in case you were wondering), and I wanted to make a cuff with it, for myself.
Since this piece only has to please me, I thought I would let my macabre sense of beauty loose, and indulge in as many glass eyes as I can fit. The pearls have an interesting quality to them on this piece, because they are all different sizes, so they kind of look like eggs.
I wanted the main color scheme to be bone white, grey and yellow. I think the yellow rivolis add a playful element to the demure Predator.
I decided a while back that once in a while I make a piece for me too, something that I enjoy wearing.
This is definitely going to be a fun piece to show off.