Dr Marm never without my Nikon!

Our Winter with Lensbaby

It gives me great pleasure to share some of my favorite images celebrating the winter season.   As with the previous posts featuring the seasons, these pictures are also taken with either a Lensbaby lens or optic allowing me to create in camera with my eye to the viewfinder a world of fun via artistic blur of just a magical digital scene.


Some folks may wonder why there are flowers, new growth, and hints of fall colors in a post focusing on winter weather.  Northern California, as most of the west coast states are in year 4 of a drought.  We were fortunate to see some rain and snow in the mountains late in 2015, but 2016 has been very dry.  Hopefully, spring will be another season with rain, so we can make a dent in the drought.


My family is in southern California and I have been spending time with my Mother who just turned 92 on February 27 and is recovering from a broken hip.  Many of the uncharacteristic winter scenes with spring like qualities are taken here, near Los Angeles.


It isn’t easy to decide upon my favorites, as they tend to change!  However, here are a view I selected to share.  Favorites, of the moment.


My current “go-to” Lensbaby products are:  Velvet 56, Sweet 50 optic, and an old favorite, the Muse.  It was not until I pulled these pictures into my post that I saw my name DrMarm and either 2015 or 2016 on every one.  Rookie mistake, I just need to get back to writing more posts and remembering what I should do with my images.  Forgive the name, but at least you will know whether it was taken in 2015 or 2016.  <grin>


American River

American River, Velvet 56


Green Trail

Green Trail, Velvet 56


Rocky Road

Rocky Road, Velvet 56


Jessie Girl

Jessie Girl, Velvet 56


Bee Headstand

Bee Headstand, Velvet 56


Elm Sunset

Elm Sunset, Velvet 56


Bright Bud and Blooms

Bright Buds & Blooms, Velvet 56


Blowin' in the Wind

Blowin in the Wind, Velvet 56


LB Sun Fun

Sun Fun, Sweet 50


Muse Fun

Muse Fun, Muse with Creative Aperture


Window Dressing

Window Dressing, Muse with Creative Aperture


Going Up?

Going Up, Muse with Creative Aperture


The Wish Tree

The Wish Tree, Muse with Creative Aperture


LB Shed

Lensbaby Shed Visit, Sweet 50


CMM Memories

Camp Mountain Meadows, Sweet 50


Driving By

Driving By, Sweet 50


Golden Hour

Golden Hour, Sweet 50


Foggy Frost

Foggy Frost, Velvet 56


Frozen Reflections

Frozen Reflections, Velvet 56


Left Alone

Left Alone, Sweet 50


Looking At Life

Looking At Life, Sweet 50


All That Glitters

All That Glitters, Sweet 50


Jessie Intrigued

Intrigued Jessie, Sweet 50


Hazy Blues

Hazy Blues, Sweet 50


And if I could only pick one picture, it would be this last image! Of course, that just means I haven’t taken a new favorite…today. <grin–and grabs her Nikon & Lensbaby>


Tulip Dance

Tulip Dance, Velvet 56


To continue enjoying “Our Winter with Lensbaby” images, be sure to connect with Pauline Putt.  A continued inspiration to me, I am happy to send you her way:   http://oaktreeshutterbug.squarespace.com/oaktreeshutterbug/2016/2/28/our-winter-with-lensbaby  I will continue to enjoy Pauline’s magical talents with her daily mobile Lensbaby lens images.



2 responses

  1. Wow!!!! what an amazing winter Laura, love it

    February 29, 2016 at 9:43 am

  2. such marvelous pictures ms Laura! brought out the excellence of the lens!

    February 29, 2016 at 2:02 pm

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