Hello everyone! So, my husband surprised me with a new Google Pixel phone for Christmas, and let me tell you, the camera on this thing is amazing! Now, I’m a die-hard Android fan, so this gift was right up my alley. Sure, it may not beat my trusty mirrorless camera’s, but for capturing shots of my dogs and our daily walks, it’s perfect.

One of my favorite daily routines is heading out into the nearby woods or down to the beach with my pups. Over the years, I’ve snapped countless photos of the scenery around me. But this January, I decided to switch things up a bit. I started focusing more on the little details, especially since the Pixel has a pretty cool almost-macro feature.

So, I set myself a challenge: to capture the natural details around me each month. And I figured I’d share the results with you all!

January: Getting Up Close So, January rolls around, and armed with my new Pixel, I head out into the woods. Here’s what caught my eye:

Frosty Leaves: You know those mornings when the frost turns everything into a winter wonderland? Well, I snapped some pics of leaves covered in delicate frost. The way the light caught those tiny ice crystals was just too beautiful.

Autumn Leaves: Even in January, there were still some beech leaves clinging to the branches, their colors a mix of fiery reds and oranges. It was like a little slice of autumn in the middle of winter.

Amidst the wintry landscape, a splash of colour caught my eye – winter heather in full bloom. Its delicate pink blossoms stood out against the muted tones of the season, adding a touch of warmth to the chilly air.

Mossy Branches & Lichen: Lastly, I couldn’t resist snapping a shot of some moss and lichen covered branches. It’s funny how something as simple as moss and lichen can look so cool up close, you know.

So, that’s January’s installment of my little photography challenge. I’m pretty excited to see what February has in store! Stay tuned for more monthly updates, and feel free to tag along on my nature adventures.

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