It is my intention to post photographs that I would like to share. I welcome feedback from anyone willing to follow along. Just double click on any photo to enlarge.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Friday, May 29, 2009

Lovely Lily


Parakeets are so funny. I think Lily really thought she had made a friend when I introduced her(him) to her relflection. They danced and chatted there for awhile.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pleasing Peony

Today is cloudy almost hazy with mist. I picked this peony from just outside my bedroom window where they have recently come into full bloom despite the cloudy weather of the past few days. I placed it on my dresser where I can inhale it whenever I pass by. Seems kind of silly, but it's on of the best fragrances, right up there with lilacs and clean baby. And like lilacs and babies there is such a small window of time to indulge that you really need to take every opportunity or you miss out. As we were putting our kids to bed I picked up this little crystal vase with flower and carried it upstairs to share. I had them each take a deep inhale before I kissed them goodnight. Even my moody 13 year old son, who had just gotten an ultimatum on a homework assignment he had put marginal effort into raised his head off his pillow and took a reluctant whiff. Not long after I caught my husband smelling the flower in the kitchen where I had set the vase down. I had to giggle, he wasn't going to miss out either.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"I'll be chewing on a honeysuckle vine"

When I took this photo I knew there was a little bug on the flower, but I couldn't see him well. It wasn't until I took this picture in macro and uploaded it that I could really see the little guy. He's kind of cute. If you double click on him you can really check him out.

Monday, May 25, 2009


This is one from the archives. Not far from my home there is flat land, big sky and open fields bordered with sunflowers. Landscape like that is a rarity around here, enough to make you breathe a little deeper. In later Summer the sunflowers begin to bloom. On this day the sky was a vivid blue with the wispy white clouds drifting by. It was really stunning, but the pictures were taken at high noon as I was returning from a doctor appointment with one of the kids. I quickly pulled over and snapped these. I decided to try them black and white and loved the contrast. Can't wait for sunflower season this year.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

White Dogwood

I was using my SLR camera for this shot, trying to use the manual mode and practice what I learned in photography class last year. It's just so darn easy to leave your camera in auto mode! I am trying to practice what technical skills I have. This was the result. Something was off and it came out darker than it should of for the time of day. I decided to solarize and warm it up a little. I think I like it; a little edgy and contemporary and almost a silhouette off the black. Relevant.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

My Purple Iris

I didn't think this little guy would be as photogenic as my last picture, but he sure is pretty. Sorry Meme. I didn't have to do too much to this picture. I did minor contrast adjustment and maybe warmed up the color a little? He's perfect.

Friday, May 22, 2009


This sweet picture is of my god-daughter Emily. She was the best little model for me today. I did the sumi-e action in photoshop elements and then contrasted the picture to make the colors pop. The daisy was the only part truly in focus which adds to the dreamy feel of this picture.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Meme's Purple Iris

My mother-in-law is so proud of these beautiful flowers that are taking over her front flower bed. Each day a few new beauties come into bloom.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Aubrie Now

On this picture I probably adjusted the contrast, since I usually always check the contrast; I then posterized it, but softened the edge intensity. I love it; and her.

Suburban Fun

This photo I cropped, did a high contrast and then solarized I believe. I think it has a pop-art 7o's feel to it.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


The title for this photo is appropriate since this 8 year old would drink his oldest brother's bath water if he thought it would truly make them more alike. When I suggested he do an "eye" pose for me like P. had done earlier last week he was all game. I didn't have the heart to crop it down anymore as I had done with the original crazy eye picture. His impish grin just tells the story.
My daughter did a comparison crop that I will post too.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009