Archive for March, 2011

Spring Fever!

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

I have spring fever so bad! I just can’t wait for the weather to be warmer…for the flowers to be in bloom and the trees to have all their leaves back again. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy that it isn’t snowing anymore, but these gray days are getting to me. Can’t there just be a few more sunny days??

So here’s hoping that the days to come will get warmer and warmer and for good measure here is one of my favorite flowers pictures from last summer….enjoy!

Ol’ Stink Eye…

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

This last week has just flown by! Sometimes life gets so hectic I feel like I can’t keep up. Yesterday I took a break and slowed down…it was really nice to just hang out and not worry about getting things done. I really enjoyed taking a few different moments throughout the day and just relaxing and reading, once in the car while I was waiting for Sophia to get out of school and later while she took her bath. Usually I would be doing this and that around the house or working on the computer to try to make the most of my time, but this time I thought, “I’m going to just hang out and relax”…ahhhh…it was definitely a nice change of pace.

This week has also been a sad one with two losses in the family, my husband and my sister-in-law’s Grandpa’s passed away, there was an accident at my husband’s work where three co-worker’s were killed and another one critically injured and my poor little niece has been so sick this last week her parents had to run her to the emergency room to have her checked out. So with all this going on I thought it might be nice to post a photo that makes me smile every time I see it, but it’s probably a photo my husband would rather I didn’t share…hee! hee!

This is my husband’s idea of “posing” for the camera, but it’s what I call giving me the ol’ stink eye!

 

St. Patrick’s Day | Cheers!!

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Hope everyone is having a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! I was just looking at what St. Patrick’s Day is all about and came across a great article on National Geographic Society’s website. It’s about the history of St. Patrick and how he wasn’t even Irish, he was actually from Britain and kidnapped and sent to Ireland to tend sheep as a slave. Take a look, St. Patrick’s Day 2011: Facts, Myth’s and Traditions..it’s very interesting!

Here’s a picture of Otis our Pug…he had to get in the action too! :) Now all he needs is a pint of Guinness..lol!

Art Wolfe | Photographer

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

The minute I heard that Art Wolfe was coming to town to give a lecture and show his work I had to go…he is one of the main reasons that I became a photographer and I just couldn’t let an opportunity to meet him pass me by. About 25 years ago I saw an image of his that completely captivated me. It was a black wolf slightly obscured by the trees in a very dark forest staring directly at the you creating this very omniscient presence, it just gave me the chills, but it was so quietly beautiful at the same time. I have never forgotten it and from that day on I knew I wanted to be a photographer in some way or another.

I thought it would be so amazing to be able to capture images like that, that make you stop and think and give you such a sense of being a part of the image that you physically feel like you are there in the scene. What I really wanted at that time in my life was to be one of those big adventurous National Geographic photographers that will do anything to get the shot…wade though leech infested swamps, hide out in the trees for hours to get that one perfect shot or get so close to a lion that you start to sweat. That is of course not how things turned out, especially since everybody and their dog wanted to do that then and I was only like 15 years old…lol!

I still love that photograph to this day and even though I haven’t seen it in years I think of it often.

MCP Project 52 | Express Yourself

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

This weeks theme was “Express Yourself” and I thought that the surprise gift that Derek got me for Valentine’s Day was a great fit…tickets to go see The Goo Goo Dolls this Sunday!! I have already seen them twice before, once at The Gorge at George, which is a fantastic venue for any concert, and then the other time was at the Spokane Opera House or as it’s called today the INB. They are one of my favorite bands, along with U2 and Chris Cornell, and I can’t wait to see them again! Plus I’m excited to see what kind of pictures I can get with my new iPhone, of course I will bring my point-n-shoot camera too and will share them as soon as I can. Cross your fingers that I’m able to get a few of them up close, where the band doesn’t just look like little ants in the frame.

MCP Project 52 | The View from Here

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

I was upstairs and it seemed awfully quiet so I got up to take a look at what was going on and this is the view I had of Derek watching our daughter so that I could get some work done…lol! Needless to say he was snoring about ten minutes later and she was upstairs asking for my help with her computer games, then the Littlest Pet Shops, then wanted a drink…so I didn’t get much work done, but I did get a photo taken to use for my 52 week project. Here is the shot I got for week #8 for “The View from Here”.