Friday, November 29, 2013

A path


O hushed [Autumn] morning mild, 
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; 
To-morrow's wind, if it be wild, 
Should waste them all. 
The crows above the forest call; 
To-morrow they may form and go. 
O hushed [Autumn] morning mild, 
Begin the hours of this day slow, 
Make the day seem to us less brief. 
~Robert Frost

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Look at her arms!  She loves to climb trees.  She asked me if we could take this tree home because she wasn't done climbing it.  Thinking maybe its time they start science at school.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Stolen moment

This couple was on the pier as we were leaving it.  They were sharing a quiet intimate moment together.  Beautiful.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Duck in a doughnut

When I was editing this photo, Kiera was standing beside me... 
Kiera:  What is that?
Me:  It's the top off an acorn.
Kiera:  Oh. (pause)  I thought it was a baby duck inside a doughnut. 

What an imagination... I love it.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

On a wall

When Kiera poses for a photo she has this fake smile that she plasters on her face.  I told her to not smile like that for this photo.  The left was her response to not fake smiling.  So I told her to pretend that I was tickling her... such a ham.

Sunday, November 17, 2013



I am so behind

Even though you won't be able to tell it after this post, I am so far behind.  So to fix that I went out and took a bunch of photos.  Mostly nature shots but there will be some of Kiera too.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Xbox Adventures

Kiera has an Xbox Kinect with one lonely game... but she loves it.  She plays it on my husband's projector so it is always dark in the room and she gets in the way of the screen sometimes.  She doesn't mind it though.  Here she was jumping to make her raft jump.  Love that there are kids video games that make them exercise while they play... that's a sneaky mom thing.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


My darling cowgirl riding a horse named Kisses.  She was only being led because this horse is one of the most stubborn animals alive and wouldn't budge for her using the reins.

Monday, November 11, 2013


The end of fall is rapidly approaching now that we have gotten our first freeze.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Chandi and Caley

I also took photos of these two beauties.  These are my husband's younger sisters. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Kalli and Teagan

I took photos of my friend's daughters for a pageant.  They were fun to work with.  Although it was windy and a bit on the cold side, both of them made the best of it.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


I cannot believe that I still have flowers in my garden!  It has been so cold and even frosted some over the last couple of weeks but my flowers are still going strong.
When I process my photos, I always open them with camera raw in photoshop.  The first thing I do is change the white balance from "as shot" to "auto".  Most times I do not use this because it almost always changes the balance to the other extreme and I don't like it... however, sometimes it looks fun.  When I changed the setting on this photo I liked the creamy muted color it gave the flower.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Goldenrod + textures

I don't usually add textures to my photos.  Usually I completely forget about textures to be honest.  But today I was in the mood, so I used two of the textures that Rita over at the CoffeeShop Blog makes.  I used one of her painting textures and a grunge texture, both brushed off the flower itself.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Scavenger Hunt

It has been a long while since I participated in the scavenger hunt.  This week was a good one though since, because of Halloween and a field trip with my daughter's school, I had been taking a lot of photos anyways.  This week I did not get too artistic with my editing... in fact many barely have anything at all done to them.  I hope that you enjoy them anyways.  Let's get started...

Dress Up
Of course I had to use a photo of my beautiful daughter in her costume for dress up.  This year she was a pumpkin witch.  I made part of her costume this year... don't get too excited it was just the tutu part of the skirt.  In the photo it is a little messed up because she was doing cartwheels in the front yard.

When I was a little girl, almost every house handed out candy and there were hundreds of kids on every street.  While taking my daughter around our neighborhood, we were able to trick or treat about 10 houses... certainly no more than 15... and I would say that there were no more than 30 kids total that we passed.  I find it sad that my daughter will never know what Halloween was when I was a kid.  Kids nowadays miss out on so much.  
Anyways... Candy.  She did get plenty of it and some good stuff too... not just tootsie rolls and bubble gum.

This is obviously just a snapshot with no pre-planning involved.  The lighting is terrible and I was looking down at her.  Her Kindergarten class had a field trip to a corn maze/pumpkin patch last Friday and I went to help.  Just before they left they all got a mini pumpkin to take home.

Ever since I saw the movie "The Birds" many years ago, it always creeps me out when I see large gatherings of birds.  Flocks like this have been gathering on these particular telephone lines for weeks now.  I wasn't really thinking prompt when I snapped this photo obviously taken from inside my truck but I couldn't think of any better photo to use for spooky.

 The peak of color in my area was this past week and we had some of the most beautiful orange, red, and yellows.  I love fall.



Friday, November 1, 2013

Blue skies in the corn maze

Today I am starting a new Project 365 which I am linking up through a wonderfully educational blog, Click It Up A Notch

Click It Up A Notch
I doubt that I will put an explanation on most of my project photos, but since this was the first day, I felt a certain need.