Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Birthday Boy at 16

While I am sharing yet another photo of one of my kids, this one was particularly challenging as his skin is not optimal right now due to the usual teenage stuff. So, I had to use the spot healing tool a lot. I don't think you can readily tell that I did, however I wish there were an easier way to correct this kind of problem.

Anyway, my "little guy" turned 16 yesterday. This was him right before we sang to him and had birthday cake.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Boy I So Fizzled Out....

I took a few photos of the snow but not many. It was too darn cold to go outside for me, let alone take my good camera out in the 20 degree temperature.  Ruby was not sure she liked the snow and started her 3 days of "withholding" until Monday.  Thankfully, she is now allowing the outdoors to be her potty again...  This windmill usually gets put away at the end of September and then we put it back out in the spring.  For some reason, it didn't get put away this year, and thus another winter photo op!

I hope to get a few photos of my decorations and post them.  I am disappointed with myself for not being able to keep with the daily photo the second half of the year but I am shooting for once a week photo in 2010.

Monday, December 14, 2009

I Heart Faces, Pet's Week - Week 49

This week's theme is pets - right up my alley!!! And, I have one absolutely willing subject - Ruby.

Be sure to go on over to I Heart Faces and see all of the other lovable nonhuman entries!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I Met Pioneer Woman

I went to a book signing today and met someone who has inspired me to be a better photographer. Her name is Ree Drummond and she is an absolute doll through and through.....and she sang for us too!

Her blog is a wealth of information on cooking, photography, home schooling, and just plain fun. 

Thursday, December 3, 2009

What I Awakened To - Sparkling Moon

Is it just my imagination or does it seem that after a heavy rain, the outside world just seems to sparkle. This moon is what I awoke to this morning, and the reason I ran outside in my PJs to capture it on my camera. It just sparkled, as did the entire morning - I even had a difficult time driving because of the brightness, even while wearing sunglasses.

What a glorious view this was! Although the clarity isn't quite what I would have liked, it'll just have to do.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tis The Seasonings To Be Jolly

This set of salt and pepper shakes has fascinated me for a few years. They belong to my sister-in-law and I love them. She has two sets - one for each end of the holiday dining table. I wonder if she'd really notice if a set disappeared..... :o)