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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ten on Ten

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...looking over this, I didn't realize I spent more than half my day outside today!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I've been avoiding my blog. Because I didn't even want to *think* about how long it's been since I posted. And since I have laundry to do and things. Here are some pictures. And very few words. So that I can stop avoiding my blog.











 This was accidental and I love it.





Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sun Showers



What's my favorite weather phenomena, you ask?


You didn't ask?
Well, while I'm on the subject:


Sun showers.


LOVE THEM.




Light and rain? Perfect opportunity for rain drop photos, if you ask me. :)







Not to mention the lovely glittering bokeh. ;D


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

In Awe

Some days, I just absolutely cannot wrap my mind around how amazing creation is.
We have orange lilies in our yard--have had them for over ten years.
And just yesterday, I really saw them.
And I was amazed.
"All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made." [John 1:3, NKJV]

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First Fruits of the Garden

Check out these lovelies!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Stuff

I'm back on the blogging bandwagon.
For the time being, at least.
I'm pretty much done[!] with school, I graduate next week...woah, did I just say that? I graduate. Next. Week.
And I've got lots of things to do, but much less than before!
Hence the blogging.
And to make this post cute:




Puppy panorama power. I got it.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Those Eyes...

...they kill me.
Now tell me, do I like this better in black and white, or in color?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Yet Again

I think I will quite possibly blog about this dog every day for just about forever. He's just that cute.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Our New Buddy :)

We brought home Gunter this Monday.





He has the sweetest, most expressive little puppy eyes.



He loves being right next to people, and he never fails to find tight spots to squeeze into.





He loves sticks, and anything that moves (including leaves!)




And his kennel....well, he's working on liking that, too. :) 

Friday, April 29, 2011

Gunter

Someone was looking to give away an eight-month old rottweiler puppy.
Meet Gunter, our very own. :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just Cuteness.

Just cuteness.
That's all, folks.

Friday, March 25, 2011

In Which Winter Commences. Again.

What's that you say?
Spring began last weekend?

Apparently this snow storm didn't get the memo.

After sleeping in for three hours, I trekked outside to get some shots of the [hopefully last] accumulation. Don't get me wrong; I love snow. But I'm ready for spring and hoping we might have some semblance of an Easter break, despite all the snow days. :)

My secret to success for the day? Bracketing. I usually just fiddle for each shot, but it was so much easier to shoot in the snow with bracketing. I used Av mode and set up the exposure bracketing to get exposures at 0, +2/3, and +1 1/3.
And it continued snowing pretty much the entire day, so my camera and I went out in high fasion--I wearing the typical winter garb and she inside a plastic bag with a hole cut in it.

Despite an entire winter stuffed inside working on college applications, financial aid, and a lot of school work, I managed to capture a few of my favorite winter pictures Tuesday. :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

That's the way the cookie crumbles...

Once upon a time, we had a tiny spider plant. This tiny spider plant grew, and grew, and grew. I thought it was fascinating: the long, thin variegated leaves...the way they put the daughter plants out, hanging like parachutes, just waiting to land.
My mom killed the spider plant.
I was disappointed.
Fast forward to the present.
We went to my grandmother's house. She was looking to get rid of a couple of spider plants. One was in a blue pot, which, when brought home, happened to match our kitchen decor perfectly.
I'd say he's a keeper.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Seed Tape

We can't plant outside yet, but that's not stopping us from getting seeds ready for the garden! We've made seed tape using strips of newspaper, fixing on the seeds at the prescribed intervals with a flour paste.
This way, when it comes time to plant our veggies, there's a lot less tedious measuring, digging of tiny holes, and losing minute seeds! :)
And it's a perfect project for little hands to help with.
Directions on this blog here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Signs of Spring

Note: For the purpose of this post, I shall proceed to disregard the facts that it snowed yesterday, and we're expecting a snow storm tomorrow. 

Spring certainly looks like it's on the way...
...sleepy bulbs are poking their head from the ground to greet the sun...
...the narcissus is blooming...
...and the ivy of the window sill is soaking in the light on the south side of the house...
...as is the cat.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Recap

I haven't posted anything in a month. I've had a very busy month...or two or three.
But, I have some highlights to share. Or maybe not highlights--just things that stood out to me.
This month, it snowed.
And snowed.
Not a snow day's worth, but enough to make everything look crisp and clean.
This month, I learned to embrace grain. For those overcast snowy days inside.
This month, I had a birthday.
Not to mention a wonderful friend who blew up a whole package of balloons and brought them all to school in her back seat.
And a wonderful sister who made this for me...all by herself! What a cutie. :)