Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Family Shenanigans

Getting silly on the couch. Thankfully I got a good picture.

Family Pics 2

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Visiting Dignitaries

That's what my husband calls out of town guests. They certainly are important.

Grandma and Granddaughter

Grandma and my girl getting in a few last snuggles and hugs before saying good-bye for another half a year.

(btw, I think this is one of the best photos I've take this whole year)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful!

I am so thankful for so many things this year. I know I complain a lot, but really it's just the small stuff that I let get me down sometimes. Overall, I am so very blessed.

I love my tiger and my zombie.
Tiger and a Zombie

I love my guitar man.

Himself Uke
I love my YS and baby Z.

AJ and Baby Z

Herself and Baby Z
And so many others who I don't have pictures of. I love you guys! All of you!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Green Light in a Green Tree

It's hard sometimes, to capture the light that makes an image special, or aesthetically pleasing. I struggle with that almost every time I pick up my camera. Light is what makes photography. Really.

Green Tree

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fall Colors

At Point Defiance. Love this huge yellow maple dropping it's leaves.

Yellow Tree

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Impromptu Photo Walk at Point Defiance

It wasn't raining so that was good enough reason for me to bring my camera along. Went for a walk while the boy was at basketball practice. 'Twas a lovely oevercast day.

Daddy & daughter time

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sunnier Days

The autumn has fallen quite hard here in the Pacific Northwest. Kind of sucks.

Scooter Jumper

Saturday, September 22, 2012

More Puyallup Fair

Puyallup Fair Wild Cat

The has been shining almost non-stop for the last month and a half at least, such a wonderful way to end summer. Sigh, I do like fall because I like to wear my boots and sweaters and stuff like that but cold and rain? Not looking forward to it.

Puyallup Fair Horse Sculpture

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sunshine at the Puyallup Fair

Puyallup Fair Ride 1

I've decided this will be an annual trip for me. The first day of the fair often is the first Friday after school starts - and also you can get in for free with a donation of food to the local food bank. This was my second year and I really like it. Walking around looking at everything I want to look at for as long as I want. We're taking the whole family in a few days but the first friday? Is My Day.

These quilts were amazing:
Puyallup Fair Quilts

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mt Rainier Daisies

Mt Rainier Daisies

From my parents recent trip out west.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Garden Food

From my backyard and side yard (raspberries), the veggie garden has turned out much better than I thought it would, this year.
Today's Harvest
Today's Harvest

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Daisies!

They look a little spindly here, but they've reallly filled in and there are tons now! Hope they last long enough for my parents visit. My mom likes daisies too.

Daisy Daisy Give Me Your Answer True

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Raspberries!

Such a bumper crop of raspberries this year, like never before. Such a wonderful treat.

Sweet Sweet Raspberries

Friday, July 6, 2012

Backyard Daisies

Daisy Daisy Give Me Your Answer True

Love 'em, they're finally blooming and it's wonderful!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I Love A Good Sunset

Sadly, these aren't that great. Plus I thought I could use manual focus for most of it. FAIL. Deleted almost half the pics I took because they were just so bad.

More Titlow Sunset

I want to go back down and take pics of the Narrows Bridge at night some day soon.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Playing at the Playground

Put my camera on black & white so the overcast day wouldn't be so obvious. I've been very happy with the results and will have to remember that for the future.

Playground 1

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I've Got A Six Year Old

With bangs! First haircut was today. Thankfully it was only bangs on this girl. She has such lovely hair that has never been cut, except bangs today.
Happy Late Birthday Pomodoro.

First Haircut

Sunday, June 3, 2012

More Flowery Stuff

Because I love taking pictures of flowers.
Million Bells Hanging Basket
Millions Bells hanging basket in honor of my Mom.

Tiny Yellow Flowers
And just some random teeny tiny yellow flowers in a box.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Lens

So I bought myself a new lens for my camera and looking through it while taking the pics I don't notice much difference, but after I download them the DOF is off-the-hook! YAY!

Columbine
Columbine

Cala Lily
Cala Lily

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Gratuitous Picture of My Awesome Kids

Raison d'Etre

Damn, they really are so awesome.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Betty Says Hello

Hanging out in the backyard in the glorious sunshine. Thank you Tacoma!
Ol' Wonky Eye Relaxing in the Back Yard

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dewey Grass

Just put may camera down low and started shooting. Got some great results. And a cool sun shot too.
grass with dew

Spot of Sun

Thursday, April 12, 2012

First Aid Kit - Emmylou

Won tickets yesterday to see First Aid Kit last night at the Crocodile. Such an amazing show! Seriously Wow.
My sister met me at the show, and we had so much fun hanging out, that was (almost) as much fun as the concert. Thank you to First Aid Kit for the tickets.
This is one of their best songs, Emmylou. And the recording is not bad for an iPod touch. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunlight

Makes all the difference in the world.

Cherry Blossom Tree

With Lovely Cherry Blossom Bokeh

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Been A Rough Weekend

I picked up a really bad cold or flu thing that kicked my ass, been out like a light for 4 days. Finally feeling like I'm coming out of the darkness. Still weak but so much less bad. Yay.
Sat on the front porch yesterday while the kids played in the parking lot across the street, and with my trusty zoom lens I took a bunch of pictures. None really turned out very well but I'm trying. These aren't great photos technically, but I like the feel of them a Lot. Thanks for looking.
Jumping
Tying His Shoes

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Showing Off My Shot


I've been loving the sunlight and cherry blossoms, can't seem to get enough shots of them. I love these.

Cherry Blossoms - 32476
Posted for Show Off Your Shot, I tried to get the button to work but I'm too dense to figure it out.

Friday, March 16, 2012

More Cherry Blossoms with Snow. ???

Spring Snow on Cherry Blossoms

Just a few days ago it was 60 and warm warm warm. So nice. But that's Spring in the Northwest I guess, crazy.

Cherry Blossoms with Snow 2

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cherry Blossoms in the Sun

Cherry Blossoms 3

Finally sun and very little wind and I grabbed a few shots of the lovely cherry blossoms in my neighborhood.

Cherry Blossoms 1

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Walking in the Wind

Mossy Wall

Smiling Arrow

You can't see the windy day that is was.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Yellow

I used to really dislike the color yellow but I've grown to like it over the years. I don't think I own any yellow clothing except 2 dresses that have yellow on them. But yellow things I do kind of like, especially flowers.

Spring is coming

Formica Table

Monday, February 6, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Icy Conditions Ahead

Ice Covered - 23

I think this one looks like a spider.
Ice Covered - 22