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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.