This looks like the same grass I took a picture of yesterday, only in a different place and less bushy. There is a courtyard area at my work that wraps around a blue glass building. On the south edge of the building complex are several planter boxes filled with this grass. The yellow orange grass is a nice contrast against the dark blue glass of the building beside it and always catches my eye. Especially when a storm starts to roll through the area and the blades start to move in the wind.
I don't know what this plant is, but I see it every time when I walk to the gym after work. And I'm going to have to figure out what it is and plant it in my own yard. It is a lovely tall grass with cotton-like tips. Looks just perfect as the sun sets. Would look really nice planted against the fence in my backyard, I think.
It started snowing just as I was leaving work this morning, so I snapped a few photos before going to sleep thinking it would not be snowing when I woke up this afternoon. And sure enough, it was sunny outside and there was not a sign that it had snowed at all. I really hope we have an okay winter this year. With the way things are panning out so far, it does not look like it's going to be that way at all.
Had a little taste of event photography again tonight because I was asked to snap some photos at my brother-in-law's wedding. It was a lovely ceremony, and I think I got some nice photos although the setting was quite challenging. Flash photography does not work too well in a room where there are no walls off which to bounce the light. And, I wasn't able to diffuse the light either, so I just had to do the best I could. It was a bit frustrating at the beginning because I just couldn't get the settings I wanted, and I did not want to sacrifice the quality of the photos by upping the ISO too high (anything over 800 on my camera starts to get too grainy). I knew the ceremony was going to begin at any minute, and I was feeling so unprepared and out of practice. It's not often that I take photos for other people and even less often that I use my flash. When the moment comes though, you don't have time to think about it anymore. You do the best you can with the tools that you have. And that's what I did. I'll probably try to get the photos done in the next week or so, and then I'll share some of my favorites.
Once again, I had all sorts of plans for what I wanted to do on my day off. Baking, cleaning, home decorating. Didn't accomplish quite everything I set out to, but I did at least get one thing done. I baked my first ever apple pie.