Monday, September 13, 2010

I Heart Faces - Vroom, Vroom

This week's theme is supposed to incorporate a car or some mode  of transportation.  Now I realize that we can't drive to the store in a log flume, but we can sure get down a watery hill in one! So, I hope this one counts!!

Be sure to head on over to I Heart Faces, to "cruise" around all of the photos!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Bug By Any Other Name.....

But I'd certainly like to know what this is called - this creature that found itself outside my door. I have never seen one before but I thought it was pretty interesting so I told it not to move while I went inside to grab my camera.

UPDATE:  Ailanthus Webworm Moth - thanks to nephew's wife!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Got To Wear Shades!

These sunglasses are a fairly permanent fixture on my son's face during the summer.  They are starting to fall apart and he has talked about getting a new pair, but hasn't done so yet. Sooooo, I asked him if he'd pose for me while practicing saxophone tonight and wearing his cool shades.  It's getting easier to get him to be my subject  - maturity is just starting to trickle in.

Here is my entry for this week's I Heart Faces theme, for week #33!

Be sure to visit I Heart Faces and check out all of the "shady" entries....

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Class of 2010!!!

This past Wednesday my daughter, along with 430 other kids, celebrated the completion of four years of high school!  While it was pouring down rain outside, it was only tossed up hats inside.

Congratulations - you did it!!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Vertical Face Plant

Ultimate Frisbee is a game played on the honor system. There is no referee - the players are supposed to call their own fouls, out of bounds, etc.  My son (in yellow shorts) was going up for the disk here  when he was slammed by this player who, amazingly, said he didn't foul him.

This play ended my son's ability to finish the tournament - off to the doctors today.....

UPDATE:  No frisbee practice for the next three days, heat and ice for his strained and swollen hamstring. No biggie thankfully.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Well That's Sporty

Friday night, my daughter went to her senior prom. This is what made the journey from our house to the restaurant five minutes away.

I'm not that into cars at all, but I thought this little black number was adorable, don't you? Don't ask me what make/model it was - I didn't mentally record that info. I just recorded the "cuteness" factor.....

I could show some prom pics but sometimes I feel I may overdo the kid thing on my blog.  I now must visit my fellow bloggers!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Camera Has Been In My Hands

We dyed Easter eggs - and we have our own special recipe that results in eggs that look like this......

We went out to breakfast and I ordered one of my most favorite dishes - Eggs Benedict!

I convinced my son to let me take a photo of him - and his huge hair which seems to have taken on a life of its own.

He got his hair cut tonight - photos to follow soon.

We have the most amazing postman and I finally took a picture of him after all these years.... you can see me sort of in the lens of his sunglasses.

Freckles used to be as vibrant in color as Ruby is - age fades us - and dogs are no exception. They are enjoying their days sunning themselves on our deck. I can't put them in the kennel in our yard since they  both have decided to eat dirt - and it is very unhealthy for them...

Our flowering plum tree is in bloom!!! Spring has really sprung around these parts.

And the robin  proves, too, that spring is here!

My niece turned and smiled for this photo, while my daughter remained somewhat pensive..

It feels so good to be taking lots of pictures again!!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Concert

I went to a concert on March 13 - one of my favorite performers, named Phil Vassar, was outstanding. I was fairly far away from the stage but managed to zoom in on his incredible piano and the shot came out pretty clear.

I took a bazillion other photos, mostly of Phil. I'll post one or two tomorrow.  I hope all of my fellow photo bloggers are a lot more faithful to posting pictures than I am. I will be visiting your blogs soon to catch up!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Total Silliness

This is just a fill-in photo I took yesterday. It will serve to tide me over until my next post of a real photo - which just may be tonight.

It's not meant to shock - maybe just put a smile on your face if only for a moment.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hear No Evil

We finally came to the conclusion yesterday that his being a stubborn beagle isn't what is keeping him from coming when called - Freckles no longer hears us.....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Drip, Drip

For weeks now we have been listening to the sound of drip, drip, drip outside our door all day long while the sun is shining. And, this is probably the reason....

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tons of Photos Taken - 29 and 30 2010

We are all snowed in here. So, I had lots of time for picture taking.  Here are two that I've uploaded.

The first is a monumental moment - our old dog, Freckles, after just about 9 1/2 months of having this intruder living with us, has decided the new puppy is okay and he actually laid down with her today - and I had my camera nearby. This just totally warmed my heart.

Last night I discovered that my craft lamp throws enough light to sort of create a daylight effect for taking pictures. My daughter was, once again, a willing subject.  I am going to be using that light a lot more and, at least while taking pictures at home, I'll have no need to rush into saving for Speed Light for my camera.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Befores and Afters - 24 - 28 2010

I knew the storm was coming so I took a couple of pictures pre - white stuff. First one is of the ornamental grass right off of our deck.

And then there is the backyard kennel for the pups....

And then this is the kennel after Snowmageddon hit!


And the dogs had a bit of a tough trek outside first thing in the morning....


And the snow continued to fall the rest of the day....

And there is the promise of more of  this white stuff on Tuesday... Yipeeeeee!!!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Red Sky at Night, Sailor's Delight.. 22 and 23/2010

red sky at morning, sailor's warning, and that is exactly what I captured this morning, the day that we await one of the worst snow storms to ever hit Philadelphia.

This is what hit me first thing this morning when I opened the front door and said goodbye to my kids as they headed off to school.

And about three minutes later, it was gone...

In under five hours, we have about 6 inches of snow, and we could get up to two feet of the white stuff before it is all over.

We are going absolutely nowhere this weekend and I really do kind of like that...

Monday, February 1, 2010

My Furry Child is 12 Today

My older beagle turned 12 today.  It is getting hard to remember what it was like when he had energy and didn't sleep 23 1/2  hours out of every day. I did manage to get him motivated to do a trick or two.
Okay, so maybe only one trick on his birthday - begging, which is at the top of his list for things he likes to do.

This was his look when I told him he had to wear that birthday hat - not at all thrilled.

He then relented and agreed to the hat.

And this was his reward - his Kong stuffed with peanut butter and kibble. Here's hoping for a another good year ahead for my boy, Freckles....

Thursday, January 28, 2010

No Celebrities This Week, 17-22/2010

Just some everyday, ordinary run-of-the-mill tidbits of my life - nothing could top having the opportunity to get a closeup of a country singer.

I actually didn't take this photo - DH did. Everyone had a handmade Santa hat to wear on Christmas, except for me - mine wasn't yet completed but I wore it anyway - knitting needles and all.


This is a French horn that just was very shiny so I snapped a pic at my kids' concert.

See the wires and see the piece of tree trunk? The electric company came around to our neighborhood to trim trees away from the wires, however they couldn't get this "stump" off one of the wires so it is now suspended in mid air in our back yard.


The moon in our back yard this evening  - I never get tired of taking pictures of the moon (I'm sure people will get tired of looking at them though).

My two furry models - the other loves of my life, Ruby and Freckles.

And, finally, a bedknob (no broomstick) on the daybed in my office.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Darius Rucker/Hootie and the Blowfish - 16/2010

And was it ever a good concert! WTG, Darius Rucker - you know how to rock!!! We got some Hootie and the Blowfish and lots of his current hits. Great performance, sweet guy. Oh, and I was seated about 75 yards away from the stage, in the third level balcony and was still able to zoom in this close.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Christmas Memories 6-15/2010

I usually put off posting pictures until I get the time to edit them to try to make them look better. Because of this, I don't post as often as I would like.  This blog is a "photo journal" and what I plan on doing is posting more than once a week and if I get a chance to do some editing, great. If not, I don't think the Photoshop police will be pounding on my front door.
I've had these photos that were taken over the past several weeks - and they are just glimpses of holiday and post-holiday things and moments.

My son trying his hand at taking a video of his dad.

My niece and her dog, Bowser.

My prize at our family's Yankee Auction - cool, aren't they?

My son relaxing and not giving mom a hard time for taking his photograph - this photo, because of its rarity, may just be worth something some day....

My daughter in search of the pickle on Christmas Eve.  My husband hid it very well this year....

I like to call this photo "Christmas Light Against the Shrub and Snow" because, well, that's exactly what it is!

My masterpiece - a red and green velvet cake. I couldn't take a photo of the inside showing the alternating red and green layers because the cake was my contribution to a party I was going to. However, take my word, it turned out really nice and very delicious!

My daughter and her date for the Senior Snow Ball - that actually got postponed from December 19 until January 9 because of..... SNOW! One would think that a snow storm would be very appropriate for the Snow Ball.

My husband videoing me taking a photo of him!

A girl and her dog - a little blurry... Oh well.