Bits & Pieces #1

Hello, my dears! Welcome to yet ANOTHER random photography post, where Allison dumps all the miscellaneous orphan photos that she couldn’t fit in any other post. XD I am waaay backed up with extra photos so I hope you’re ready for a lot of photography posts! πŸ˜€

Ahem. Let’s begin.

The Eclipse

I still haven’t shown you my pictures from the eclipse? Dear me, I AM behind. XD Anyway, I didn’t get any spectacular pictures, but I did get a few through welding glass to at least document what happened. The welding glass made everything look green, but I managed to edit out most of the color except that one green guy over there. XD As you can see, we weren’t in the path of totality.

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I thought the eclipse looked really neat through clouds!

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And here’s just a bonus picture I took that day. So pretty!

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The Enormous Bonfire

We occasionally burn a heap of brush or extra wood piles and such on our farm, and I got these pictures from one of those times. Dad pushed the pile around with the telehandler which made the bonfire practically explode in a column of glittering orange sparks. It was breathtaking!

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Bonus picture of the cows that watched the bonfire with us. XD There were a bit confused about what was happening, as cows usually seem to be.

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There were actually a few bulls in the pasture, and one started sort of stomping and bellowing. O.o Thankfully nothing bad happened. Isn’t it funny how he has a heart on his forehead? You can’t see it too well in this picture, but he really does!


Megan’s Birthday Party

We had a lot of fun decorating the front porch and outside table for Megan’s party. Aren’t the colors pretty?

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We used zinnias from our garden for some of the decorations, and I got some lovely pictures of the bouquets. β™₯

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Megan wanted to have doughnuts instead of cake, which was quite a good idea in my opinion. πŸ˜‰ We made the doughnuts the previous day and I also made a little happy birthday banner for the top.

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Yum, fresh lemonade!

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Grandma brought Megan a beautiful rose from her house along with her gift.

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We had a water balloon fight for one of the party games. It was so fun, AND I didn’t get very wet, which was good since it wasn’t that hot. XD

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A bonus picture of the gorgeous spreading maple in our front yard…

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Bonus picture #2 of an adorable fuzzy caterpillar we found before the party.

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Isn’t it cute? πŸ˜›

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Moving a Piano + Another Bonfire

One night we went to our grandparents’ house to help move their piano from the basement to their room. πŸ™‚ It was quite hard work… well actually I didn’t do much but stay out of the way and document it for posterity, but it looked like hard work. When they finally brought it to my grandparents’ room, it wouldn’t fit through the door. But then they tried turning it on end and thankfully it just fit. Phew! The poor piano.

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I also got some super neat pictures of the piano without its top on. I love them, especially after they were edited!

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After we got the piano all figured out we had a bonfire and picnic. Fire is so fun to watch, isn’t it?

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I got a really good picture of my grandpa smiling when he didn’t know I was taking a picture. I edited it a good bit, as you can tell, but isn’t it neat?

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Freshly Picked

I took these photos for my sister’s photo contest, BIBPC. I think they turned out rather pretty!

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Also isn’t this tomato HILARIOUS?! It looks like it’s sticking out its tongue at you.

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The Rest ofΒ Them

THESE COOKIES ARE DELICIOUS! I took pictures of them because I wanted to submit the recipe to Olivia Bell’s wonderful magazine. Be sure to check it out (and make it) when the next issue comes out here soon! You can subscribe to her magazineΒ through the contact form in this post.

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Random picture of the details on one of my Sunday dresses…

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I edited this one a LOT to get rid of the power lines crisscrossing it, but this is the view from one of our upstairs windows. πŸ™‚

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There we go! That was pretty much a whole bunch of mini posts smushed into one huge one. XD I hope you enjoyed! Which topic was your favorite?


89 thoughts on “Bits & Pieces #1

  1. okay, being completely, 100% serious rn, your photography is a m a z i n g. the pictures of the bonfire are probably the coolest things I’ve ever seen, and the one of your grandpa looks amazing!
    great post πŸ™‚




  2. My favorite picture had to be the ones of the piano without the top. It was so pretty to see all of the keys and such! I also liked the tomato photo πŸ™‚ It was funny!


  3. I love the birthday and piano pictures, soo pretty! Those little signs for the lemonade and donuts are super cute. πŸ˜€
    P.S. I love these types of posts, it’s so fun to just look through random photography!

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  4. I love the piano moving photo! It reminds me so much of our family! Once, when my siblings and I were younger, we decided that we were going to switch two of our pianos because one was in better shape than the other. So we tried to move the better one into our front room. It wouldn’t fit around the corner so we had to stand it on its end to get it through! When our parents got home they were so surprised that we switched the pianos all by ourselves. #memories
    Thanks for the post!
    ~ Megan Joy


            1. Well what do you mean by your own fonts? Do you mean like ones you download yourself or handwritten fonts or…? If it’s the former, I like to use PicMonkey all the way. Unfortunately it isn’t free anymore, but you can sign up for a free trial!

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  5. Great post, Allison! I really enjoyed looking at all the different types of photos. I love photography. πŸ™‚ I love the picture of the clouds with the sun rays–it looks so perfect that it seems almost unreal!
    I really like the flower pictures, too. They’re so pretty, the the colors look so nice. πŸ™‚
    I really like the piano pictures–they look really cool. Aren’t the insides of pianos so interesting?
    That picture of the tomato is actually kind of disturbing–but it’s funny, too .XD
    Anyway, I’m not sure which topic was my favorite, but I did really like the tomatoes and basil pictures. πŸ™‚ I liked everything, though. πŸ˜‰


    1. Yay, thanks so much, Sassafras! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
      Me too. πŸ™‚ I know, doesn’t it? I love sunrays through clouds!
      Thank you! They’re some of my favorites from this post!
      And I know, right? Pianos are so complicated inside.
      HA HA indeed. XD
      Aww thanks, Sassafras! And thanks for commenting. β™₯

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  6. The. Pictures. Of. The. Eclipse. And. The. Bonfire. Are. SO COOL!!!!!!! Honestly, they just look so, so, so, so, so, SO AWESOME!! Also, the rose is BEAUTIFUL and the one of your grandpa is so good!! Do you have any photography tips?


    1. Hee hee! Thank. You. So. MUCH! I’m suuuper glad you like them! Hmm, photography tips…
      1. Go looking for things to photograph. Find and capture little moments that no one else notices.
      2. Good quality cameras really help. πŸ˜‰
      3. Take TONS of pictures, but only save your favorites. By deleting the bad ones you can hone your “style” and decide what you like in a picture.
      4. If you have a DSLR, learn how to use manual. Even if you don’t, learn about your camera so you can make the most of any settings that can help you take the perfect shot.
      5. Look at other people’s blogs, Pinterest, Instagram, etc., especially professional photographers, and figure out what you like about their pictures. Then try to do that yourself!
      So yeah! I hope that helps, and that’s about all I have for now…

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  7. Wow! First, thank you A MILLION for the shout out again, you are the sweetest!!! (and I went to Hannah’s blog to give her the mag links, thanks so much for helping her!) And your photos, where do I start? The bonfire was amazing, your Grandpa’s picture was phenomenal, the tomato was hilarious (it totally looked like it was sticking out it’s tongue!), Megan’s party looked beautiful, I loved the banners and donuts and zinnias, the eclipse photos looked great, and I just loved all the photos!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Thank you again for the shout out!!!! πŸ˜€


    1. AWW THANK YOU for your sweet comment, Livy! And you’re super welcome for the shoutout! I love your magazine. πŸ˜€
      Aww thanks! Hee hee!
      You’re welcome again and thank YOU!


  8. Haha! I love these posts, except that I always have too much to say for all the different pictures!!! Haha!! ANyways… Um, lets start at the beginning….
    The eclipse pictures are so neat! I’m glad a lot of other people (the whole U.S pretty much! XD) got pictures since I wasn’t able to see it! πŸ˜€
    WOW! I LOVE those pictures with the fire! That would make a super good background for a book cover! πŸ˜‰ Like… “out of the ashes…” Or something! XD hehe! Okay, now I”m getting a little carried away!!! haha!
    OH WOW! Next time I have a birthday party I want you to be helping decorate for it! That’s SO adorable! And a great choice of game too! πŸ˜‰ haha!!! Wow….. I love the colors and design of it all!! It’s so cute! ANd donuts instead of cake is brilliant! πŸ˜‰ Hehe!!! That’s so fun sounding!!!
    Ooh! A caterpillar! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    That’s a great tomato! The computer is VERY badly misbehaving so I have only seen the pictures for like a split second before it scrolls to the SAME SPOT OVER AND OVER AGAIN! Anyways…
    NOW I REALLY WANT COOKIES! Those look so yummy!!!! Anyways. The computer is still being weird, so I will leave you with
    THOSE WERE GREAT PICTURES! Thanks so much for posting! I really enjoyed looking at them! πŸ˜‰


    1. HA HA! I know the feeling. XD
      Aww, that’s a bummer you didn’t get to see it. :/ But ha ha, I know – it seems like EVERYONE took pictures. XD
      Aww, thank you! Ha ha, good point! XD Maybe I’ll use it sometime… Or ooh, it would be fun to make a post of picture prompts or something!
      HA HA! Sure, I’d love to help you decorate for your next party! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› Heh heh, I know. XD Yes, it was!
      Heh heh. XD You should make some! And thank you so much for your lovely long comment, K. A.! I’m so glad you liked the pictures!

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      1. Hehehe! Yeah… πŸ˜‰ Yeeeaaah!!!!!! πŸ˜€
        That would be super neat! πŸ™‚
        Yeeaaah! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
        I want to now! No problem, I like leaving long comments, although they probably get annoying a LOT… like the one I just left you! XD hehe!!! Oops… *looks away* *guilty smile*


  9. YIKES! I never commented on this post OR your fall post! I guess this comment can count for both. πŸ˜‰

    First of all, I loved all the pumpkins and leaves and generall autumn-ness of your fall post! *applauds* We’ve been having some really cool weather so it actually feels like fall outside. I’M SO HAPPY EEP! I think this picture was my favorite out of them all:

    The tiny tree is so cute! πŸ˜›

    Second, I LOVE all the pictures in this post so much – but the bonfire ones are my favorite for sure! They’re so gorgeous! Ooh, Megan’s birthday decorations are so pretty – and those doughnuts (*cough* DONUTS *cough*) look delicious. Great, now I’m hungry…. XD My favorite photo was this one:

    The eclipse pictures are also amazing! Wasn’t it just so incredible? O_o

    Sorry I didn’t comment until now! I always bookmark your posts to comment on and then forget about them until a week later. XD

    -Clara ❀


    1. HA HA! XD No problem, dear! (Although I do love your comments. β™₯)
      Yes, I agree! And thanks! I like that photo too. It’s such a wittle itty-bitty baby Christmas tree.
      Aww, thank youuuu! Yes, it was such a neat photo opportunity! HEH HEH YES THE DOUGHNUTS. (AHEM. You’re spelling it wrong.)
      Aww, well thanks! Yes, it was so weird and neat!
      No problem again. But aww, I’m glad you take the time to bookmark them and comment! I always love it when you do. β™₯


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