Thursday, December 31, 2009

I'm A Finalist at Greeblepix

Would you mind stopping by The Greeblemonkey site and voting for my picture if you liked it?

Winning would be a fun way to start 2010.

Hope everyone is doing well, have a safe and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December Greeblepix Contest Entry

Peace Star 6

I took 36 pictures of this ornament, something I'd been planning for 3 or 4 days. Or at least thinking about it, how to set it up etc. I really wanted some nice bokeh and a warm light. I edited 6 of them, and finally decided this was the best mix of all that was desired.

And, I love this ornament. Everyone in the family gets a similar one this year, but this is my fave. I like what it says.

Anyway, this is my Greeblepix entry for this month. Go visit Aimee at Greeblemonkey and look at everyone elses entries, there are always amazing photos!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

You Capture - Holiday Decor

This weeks You Capture assignment over at I Should Be Folding Laundry was Holiday Decor. Go here and check out the other sites and their photos. After you look at mine of course ;-)

YC Holiday Decor 1

Our living room where most of the decorations are.
YC Holiday Decor 3

YC Holiday Decor 6

YC Holiday Decor 2


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Messy Santa Hat Wearing Girl

Santa Herself
Some day I'll have decent titles for my posts.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This Photo Speaks For Itself.

Santa Son and Santa Mom

Funny, it looks so much better in black and white.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Not Sure If This Qualifies Or Not...

Hoar Frost Leaf
But I think this is called Hoar Frost. Its when fog freezes as frost, its very 3-D. I really didn't get many good pics of it tho.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Frost on my Windshield

Jackfrost Overexposed On Your Windshield

Very blue. I overexposed the picture, not on purpose of course, but I kind of like it anyway.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

You Capture - Lines

This was fun!
Underneath the 11th Street Bridge in Tacoma.
YC Lines 1

This is outside of the EMP (experience music project in seattle) very cool sculpture.
YC Lines 2

And this is a ramp that goes down to a floating pier behind a Hotel on Ruston Way.
YC Lines 3

These are all photos so I can participate in You Capture over at I Should Be Folding Laundry. Go there and check out the rest of the photographers. Thanks Beth!

So A Pinecone Walks Into A Bar

Two Pinecones

I swear it looks like they're talking to each other. From my mantel.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

M'Thinks There Will Be Many Betty Photos

Like this one. Taken in the sunshine this afternoon.
Also, I learned something about photographing a black dog in the bright sun.

A Noble Betty

Monday, November 30, 2009

A Walk On The Waterfront

And with kids there are always rocks involved, being thrown in the water, in your pockets, at each other, etc.

Rocks in Your Hand

I think I spelled barnacles wrong. Guess I should spell check.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Betty, the Christmas Puppy

Black & White Betty

She's a few weeks early. But not really.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

You Capture - Food. Its Right On Time.

These are my photos for this weeks You Capture over at I Should Be Folding Laundry, this weeks theme is Food.

Cooking cranberries for tomorrows dinner. Such a simple recipe, and SOO good.
Food Cranberries Cooking

Food S and P

And another of the banana bread I made on Monday.
Food Banana Bread Again

Lately I've been taking pictures of the food I've cooked, just exploring a new area of photography. Its kind of fun.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Baking With Monstergirlee (Thanksgiving Prep)

Today I baked Banana Bread, Pecan Pie and tried a new technique on my turkey, I went with a Dry Brine. Basically you salt the turkey and let it sit for 3 days. Supposed to be good.
Banana Bread

Pecan Pie
Pecan Pie

And the Turkey, kind of an unappetizing picture but since it was part of the days food prep, here it it. The salt too.

Sea Salt to Use With Turkey
Turkey to Brine

It a four photo bonanaza today - enjoy.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

More Inspiration On A Yucca

Hows that for a post title?
Reminds me a teeny bit of one of Aimee (greeblemonkey's) photos.

The Yucca

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Son the Artist

Love this sketch of the Gargoyle.

The Gargoyle Sketch

Monday, November 16, 2009

November Greeblepix Entry

Hosted by Awesome Aimee over at greeblemonkey.
Go here and check out the rest of the amazing entries.

Nov Greeblepix Entry


Thanks for looking and Thanks Aimme!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Cupcake Oh Cupcake!

Cooked at the same time, funny how differently they turned out. All tasted fine tho.

Cupcake Hat

Cupcake Round

And the 4 boys who ate them. Well, one each after pizza dinner.

Cupcake Eaters

I'm so thankful to have one boy and one girl. They're both so awesome. (coming soon: a moratorium on my use of the word Awesome)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Contrived Photo - But I Like It...

Inspired by another very talented photog whom I follow.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Danny and the Concertina

I played a bit with the coloring to give it a vintage feel.

Danny & Concertina

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

7 Years Old Today!

And I should write an epic post - but suffice to say, my son is so wonderful, he makes me glad to be alive every single day. But I'm a little emotionally worn out, so I'll post a bunch of photos of my Wonderful Awesome Boy!
Happy Birthday!
The Other Face

Another of my Swamp Ogre
The Swamp Orge Smiling

This day he complained that the trees for climbing weren't challenging enough. Ah next time they will be
The Climber

When we were boarding for our flight to Minneapolis, the Pilot was right there and invited my son and another boy to sit up front for a little bit. He got a lesson in flying a plane. Waaayyyy cool.
The Pilot

Some days I only get to take a nice picture if I follow it up with a silly face picture.
The Mouthful

More silly faces. In our Magnolia tree out front.
The Silly Face

I really enjoyed looking at all the photos from summer. Ah, the warmth. The Light.
The Fence Climber

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The blackberries grow wild everywhere around here

Titlow Blackberries

I picked a bucket full at Titlow Park, then came home and picked another bucket full in my neighbors backyard. Made a crisp. Damn good berries. (this was 2 months ago or so)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I'm Already Tired of This Weather

September Flower & A Bee
So I think I'll post some sunny flowery pictures.
yikes, its only early November. insert sad face here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

You Capture - Photographers Choice

I chose Natural Autumn Light for this one. I love the quality of light in the afternoon on a sunny October or late September day.
Thanks to Folding Laundry for hosting the photo challenge week after week, even when you're feeling so awful. Head to her site to look at all the other great photos.
YC Rose Garden Kids

YC Rose Garden Fountain

YC Cabin Interior

YC Weeping Willow-ed1