Smith Gilbert Gardens

I noticed a while back on a seemingly uninteresting road near our house a sign for the Smith Gilbert Gardens.  I looked up the garden and thought it was a place I should take my mom.  I haven’t had a chance to take her yet, but Bradley and I went on Saturday.  We loved it and signed up for their annual pass.  We also found out that with our membership, we have free access to over 200 other gardens across the country (at a fraction of the cost of bigger gardens like Atlanta Botanical!).

Bradley and I have been trying to think of things that we can do that interests both of us and would give us things to talk about.  Recently, I have become interested in using his big Nikon D200 to photograph all the projects I blog about.  Perfect new mutual interest!  Saturday was my first official lesson on the camera.  We were using a 35mm lens for ‘artistic’ photos.  I was working on focusing on an interesting subject and letting the background blur out.  Here are a few of the shots I got:

Definitely not a professional, but I don’t have any plans to become a photographer.  I just want anyone who reads my blog to feel like they are experiencing the things I write about like they are here with me:)

Here is a series of shots I took to learn the differences in settings when photographing something in motion – a waterfall!

Shutter speed from left to right:  1/640th ; 1/10th ; 1/1200th

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I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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