Saturday, May 15, 2010

lots of petsitting today, I got this shot of a Maine Coon cat named Blue. He's HUGE and looks like a lion.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Familial lines...

My friend Courtney added another branch- or line- to her family tree last week! Next week I get to go to their house to take lots and lots of pictures- I can hardly wait!

Prayer lines

I am so stuck today. It was a down day for me, but I really did try to stay motivated with my photography and find a shot. I had a few ideas throughout the day and each time I would shoot them, I would fail. I was nearly in tears and ready to post anything, but found this when looking through the disaster shots I took today and decided to play with it a little and post it. It's not perfect, but either am I. I can't take the "perfect shot" every day for a year, I need to stop being hard on myself when I have a bad day. I had to remind myself that I am doing this b/c I WANT to, I don't want to dislike it. Today I felt like I had photographers block or something! LOL. I think the prayer flags were fitting.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

You don't always find what you seek...

I went out this evening to get shots of the horses in my neighbor's pasture but when I got there they'd all moved to far back. So then I decided I'd look for something to go with the WOTW and set out in search of lines. I wasn't seeing anything and was feeling less than inspired.

Then I noticed that my other neighbor's mules were still in the front pasture. When I stopped the car they started moving back and I thought I was going to miss the shot but this one stopped and posed first.
Feeling a little nostalgic today. At the rec center they have a wall where they used to let the kids put their hand prints. We go to the rec center all the time, but we don't always remember to find the kids names. Savannah found hers today, it's hard to believe time is passing so quickly. My kids are growing and I feel like everything is slipping by so fast! SLOW DOWN LIFE, please!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I think the moment she found the right dress it really hit home that she'd found the right guy.

Wedding Lines

Hope & I decided that since there weren't too many suggestions for WOTW, we would just do them all! This week's word is LINES. Our very good friend is getting married and today was the day to go dress shopping! Hope & I were shocked when the women at the dress shop told us that we couldn't take pictures! WHAT?!?!?! Luckily, when Summer found "the dress", they allowed us to get some shots. I shot in RAW and to tell you the truth, all it did was make them harder to upload and slow my computer down. Maybe I just don't edit my pictures enough to use RAW, but I didn't see the benefit.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I wasn't feeling creative today and actually almost forgot to take a picture- I was already in bed and had to get up to do it! So, it's not much but it's something. :-)

A bright new morning

Today started off so much better than yesterday. Nothing has changed, but it's amazing how the little things in life can perk a person up. Our first stop of the day was to feed the baby calf and there was enough light for me to get a shot this time. She's just the sweetest thing ever! Today can't possibly be as bad as yesterday starting off the day this way.

Monday, May 10, 2010


Thanks to Karen mentioning the other day that she found a way to do selective color with her editing software I thought maybe I could find a way as well. We've talked before about this being something we really miss by not having the pricier software. Thankfully Karen didn't give up and now I'm ridin' her coattails because I found a tutorial on youtube for my software. :-)
Today was not a good day. I didn't pick up the camera, I felt awful, and a myriad of things in my world are not going well. One little blip of cuteness was the baby calf that I had to bottle feed tonight, but alas, I couldn't get a shot b/c it was not only too dark, but YOU try getting a picture of a baby calf while feeding it with THIS ginormous thing! So, you get the cheeziest shot yet (hey, be thankful, I actually considered not posting a shot at all today!)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My three

times two!

I just couldn't pick one, I liked them both! The boys agreed to a picture b/c it was Mother's Day, I may have to make this a tradition since the last shot of the three of them was a few YEARS ago! They are my joy, they have made me who I am, and I adore them.

Three reasons to celebrate...

Today I celebrate my mom who taught me how it feels to be loved unconditionally. And my kids who taught me how it feels to love someone else unconditionally. Happy Mother's Day!