Monday, October 20, 2008

We went walking.

This weekend was the first real fall weekend we've had all year. The leaves were changing color, the temperature never got above the low 60s (and down to 40 at night), the sky was clear, and the air was crisp. Plus, we just received a gorgeous DSLR as a wedding gift from Torsten's parents. So, interspersed with lunch with friends and meetings with our officiant and florist, Torsten insisted that we go for two walks, one on each weekend day--although one could more accurately be described as a hike.

As you can see, the weather and the camera were competing for first prize in the gorgeousness category. Full sets here and here. All photos by Torsten.

On the first walk, Torsten took photos of flowers:


And bark:


While I sat on the ground:


And lay in a field:


You can see which one of us is the more dedicated photographer and nature enthusiast. But perhaps things changed on Day 2? Torsten took photos of foliage:



And moss:


And bark, again:


And stumps:


I sat on a rock:


Yeah, no, nothing changed on Day 2. I still stick to my motto: Nature is what windows are for.

29 comments:

  1. The look on your face in the second set of pictures says it all!! =)

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  2. HAHA. Nature is what windows are for.

    I love the one of you lying on the ground!

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  3. hahaha this cracked me up so much. The pictures tell such a story! Love it.

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  4. HAA! You're too funny. That totally cracked me up.

    The pictures are lovely - nice camera. And you straightened your hair! Looks cute!

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  5. Nature is what windows are for? Ha. So I guess you're not much for camping, huh?

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  6. camera envy! also, I'm an anti-outdoorsite as well.

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  7. yeeeeeeeeaaah,

    i dont really like it when nature touches me.

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  8. The colors are beautiful! I'm with you...nature is what windows are for! :)

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  9. Oh I'm so jealous of the camera! The pictures are awesome. The one of you lying on the ground is gorgeous.

    Your expression in the others cracks me up!

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  10. The leaves are so pretty. This is why I love fall!

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  11. "Nature is what windows are for." ha ha ha ha ! Too funny.

    Love, love, love the photos!

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  12. I had every intention to be outside this weekend to enjoy the fall weather and leaves...but I never made it. Looks like you had fun and got some great pictures!

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  13. Ok, those photos are great! I love DC in the fall, it is so gorgeous! You guys are so cute.

    I like the quote of nature is what windows are for!

    LOL

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  14. I love to take pictures of it, hate to be out in it. Life is hard.

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  15. OOOH straight hair! fun! how long does that take?

    hee, i'm totally with torsten. my friends and i went pumpkin picking yesterday, and i spent half the time taking close-up shots of the weeds and vines and leaves. yay for dslrs :-)

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  16. those are fantastic pictures of you!

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  17. oh my gosh your pictures are beautiful. I love the ones of the leaves and tree. Makes me miss the fall changing colors.

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  18. That must have been wonderful! Your camera takes GREAT pictures (or maybe that's just Torsten?). I love fall when it's not too gray and rainy. Gorgeous.

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  19. hahaha i love the ones where you sat on the ground, then on the rock. hilarious! and the photos are beautiful!

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  20. First... haha haha ha haha the look on your face is priceless!
    Second... this is the FIRST weekend with fall weather?!!! Dude... its already minus degrees and it snowed (again)yesterday. We had fall back in September.... no fair.

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  21. Those two photos of you sitting there waiting absolutely CRACKED ME UP! Thanks for the entertainment!

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  22. Love the pictures. YOu really have a flair for getting the right angle and just the right size.
    What kind of camera and lens do you use?

    I would pay money for some of your pics.

    Cheers,

    GJ

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  23. Okay, that's hilarious. My husband is way too interested in photography too (although he's good at it so i shouldn't complain). When we go for hikes and stuff it very often ends in just this way...only I don't often sit quietly. I'm usually pacing and complaining about how long it's taking....but sometimes, 10 minutes for one picture is just too much!

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