Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 ~ a year in review

Here are a few of my favorite photos I took in 2010. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

~ winter trees ~

I took this shot out the window on the way to Christmas at my moms....I thought the clouds were fun....

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

~ vintage Christmas ornaments ~

Here are two pics of some of my vintage ornaments. I have a little " problem" with vintage Christmas like my boys tells me! LOL! I can't help it....I feel sometimes like I have to rescue them all! Someone has to! May as well be me! LOL!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

~ snowy fence ~

The ornamental crab tree in our back yard and our snowy fence in the background. We are definately going to have a white Christmas this year! This photo made the Front Page of flickr yesterday......I was very happy!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

the start of the Christmas season

I hope you start this holiday season with a cup of Christmas sunshine.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

~ Happy Thanksgiving ~

I hope everyone has a peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

~ first snow ~

the first snow is always the prettiest

Monday, November 1, 2010

~ beauty ~

 We went down to our cabin before the weather turns super cold. When we first started down the road I thought......oh, no.....all the leaves are gone, no color, nothing beautiful to take pics of.............boy was I wrong!  I looked at the beautiful shade of gray and soft muted colors of the leaves and looked around and it was everywhere just begging to be photgraphed and shared.  I hope you like my collage of late autumn beauty!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

~ todays seeds ~ tomorrows beauty ~

My hollyhock seeds before the blew away.

Monday, October 11, 2010

~ my etsy shop ~~

I just opened up an etsy shop for my photographs.  Please click the link at the right to view my items.  I ship FREE in the United States!

Friday, October 1, 2010

~ my hydrangea series ~

I did a series in neutrals of some of my hydrangea........I had alot of fun ........hope you enjoy them.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

~ pink & vintage ~

My youngest son who just got married called me and said......Mom, I found the perfect thing for you.....what's your bottom dollar? He said they found me a pink wringer washer. It was soooo cute, he said "Mom, it's the perfect pink! " Boy.....did I teach him well!

The middle picture shows the " perfect pink" the best .....the others I textured a little more.

I had this vintage pink dress that I got at an estate sale and they bought me the pink polka dot apron to go with the washer. I of course had to top it off with my pink high tops...........I decided to do a here I am all my pinkness! LOL!

Monday, September 6, 2010

~ what's inside? ~

took some shots of this old abandoned house...didn't go in but I was curious? who lived there? why did they leave? how long has it sat empty?

Monday, August 30, 2010

~ fall is in the air ~

Yes.....there are signs of fall in the air. The mornings and nights are getting darket earlier, the leaves are starting to fall and turn. I took this leaf on the old deck at our cabin. I was  practicing with light and shadows. Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

~ everyday road ~

On our anniversary we went out taking photos, going to cute antique shops, stopped for coffee....just a fun relaxing day. On a country road....we found this amazing sign! I of course hollered "STOP" !  

On my ..........

called life.....I will try to make sure everyday to  .............
be kind
accept who I am
be happy
do something nice for someone
be patient
tell somebody I love them
really listen
be thankful
count my blessings
just live

Saturday, August 14, 2010

~ happy anniversary to us ~ 28 years ~

Yes ~ 28 years today! Happy Anniversary to Us!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

~ a soft place to land ~

we all need one. I came outside and saw this beautiful hollyhock flower had fallen off and landed on this big hollyhock leaf....just resting so beautifully.

Monday, August 2, 2010

~ laundry day ~

I got this awesome vintage laundry basket a few years ago. I love old rusty items, vintage lace and my white hydrangea from my garden~ so here they are all together......

Oh my.......I am featured today on gathering spriggs blog! I look at her blog all the time and love all her beautiful photos and posts. What an honor to be featured as one of her inspriration!

I was featured on Fiona & Twig on May 28th. I am feeling so honored today!!

And on wolf and willow on July 3rd!

Thanks sooo much ladies!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

~ little miss patriotic ~

Here is my nephews little girl at the parade with her hand over her heart as the flags went by.......too precious!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

~ emerging ~

my bee balm growing and showing their beauty to the world

Monday, July 12, 2010

connecting to the past

isn't this the cutest thing! I got this years ago at a garage sale and have had it in my garden. I love the pink and blue!

Friday, July 9, 2010

My new header is some of my hollyhock. I loved how they were peaking out from behind the leaves.....

A wonderful part of a fence down by our cabin.
This is straight out of the camera (SOOC).

Monday, June 28, 2010

daisies dancing around my garden angel

daisies dancing around my garden angel
she sits on my grandma's birdbath and I love how the daisies just dance in the wind around her....

Monday, June 21, 2010

waiting in line.......

Don't they have fun expressions on their face? LOL!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

happily ever after

Such a fun week! Our youngest son got married last Friday. It was such a fun day and everything went perfectly. Here they are ........ready for more pictures. I of course had to make one vintage looking! LOL!!
What a good looking bunch!!

Oh her bouquet was so pretty......and smelled sooooo good!

what a little doll.......shes such a good girl and did such a great job....she even had her nails and toes to match the green!

I loved this arrangement! Such beauty!!! She ordered the unity candle and other things off etsy....such pretty things!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

my white garden........

Look what is blooming already in my white garden.......i love how delicate they are.
I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Memorial weekend.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I captured this great shot of all the ornamental crab tree petals that fell......

follow the petal path into my garden.........

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

~ just hatched ~

i found this wonderful robins egg below the nest in our evergreen tree...

Friday, May 14, 2010

it has been raining all week and finally stopped for a little bit tonight.....i had to go find the beauty in it!! I love my ladys mantle.........its perfect for catching raindrops....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My ornamental crab tree in bloom...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I have taken quite a long break from here......

WoW! I didn't realize it had been that long since I posted! I have been super busy! We are planning for our youngest sons wedding in june, I hosted a bridal shower, attended another, my husband had surgery, I had a house full for Easter, attended a wedding, and I am training a gal for my old job and started training this week for my new one! sorry I have been a way so got in the way!
I am going to toot my horn if you don't mind........the lilac picture for my heading was featured on the front page of flickr! My first........i was very happy!
I wanted to say happy mother's day to everyone! This is part of the bouquet that my boys gave me....its so pretty! Thanks so much boys!
I am grateful today for my mother. She taught me to be independent, organized, kind to others, how to have fun, how to believe in myself that I could do whatever I wanted ~ as she always said.......there's no such word as can't! Thanks mom!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

52 weeks of gratitude..........week 12

I am grateful for time spent playing with my new camera and photoshop. I have been so busy lately with overtime at work, and 38 people coming for Easter I haven't had much time to "play" lately.

Monday, March 15, 2010

52 weeks of gratitude..........week 11

I am grateful that spring is on its way. Out with the old and in with the new. l like how this shot has some of the old wood on my lilac bush and some new buds....can't wait til the are in full bloom!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

52 weeks of gratitude..........week 9 & 10

oh what a busy week! Didn't post my 52 weeks of gratitude last week so I will do 2 weeks together...

Week 9
I am grateful for vintage antique items. I am grateful for those who loved them and took good care of them and preserved them for the next generation. These are 3 of the cups from my grandma N. set of dishes. I love to look at an item and wonder how did they use this.....what conversations did they have.......I love vintage! Week 10
I am grateful for different perspectives. I post my pictures on flickr and the flickr members are so creative and I love all the different perspectives and views and feelings in their pictures. I have made so many good friends on flickr and just love how they teach me so much and how they inspire me to make each photo better.
I am so excited.......i just signed up today for my first photography 2 day workshop! I can't wait to learn more!