Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thinking about Christmas

I recently bought this wire tree that is a Christmas card holder. It's about 3 feet tall. I hung it on my (ugly, builder's beige) wall and shot the photo. Then I changed the background by overlaying a textured digital background paper, added the borders, and added the text. We might use it as our Christmas card this year, especially since we haven't gotten around to getting a family photo.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Oh deer

I still haven't edited my vacation photos from July. I forgot I got a picture of this little girl.
Shot at nearly dusk, 70-300 lens at 300mm, cropped

Friday, November 28, 2008


You know it's going to take me a while to run out of cow photos.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I'm thankful for all my POTD friends. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008


It's almost Turkey Day!

You can run, but you can't hide. Seriously, I can still see you, turkey.

These were taken in July, but they seem appropriate this week.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, I'm hosting dinner for 21 people. WTH was I thinking?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A project

One of my favorite bloggers, Cari, posted some projects she did and they were so pretty I decided to try. Here's mine. It was a fun way to use up some of the many scrapbook supplies I have.
Eww, nice dog snot on the window.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Leaves, acorns, and a pinecone

I'm totally sick of my dead leaf photos, but I've been too busy to pick up my camera as much as I'd like, so here's another one.

I got tagged by Bobbi The rules were to post my 4th picture of my 4th month of my blog. I started this blog in January to do POTD, so some of you saw this back in April:

Here's the one from my family blog: September 2006, pre-DSLR days. DD (in the middle) with two of her friends in the car on our way to soccer. Those two girls are still at my house all the time. In fact, the one on the right is here now.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rainbows and red leaves

Same rainbow as the other day. This is the closest I've ever come to seeing the "end of the rainbow."

This one was actually taken a couple of weeks ago. The leaves on this bush are now brown and/or gone.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

On the Road

The theme this week is "on the road." Seems appropriate given that my son started driver's ed this week. He'll be on the road with his permit in just a few short weeks.
As parents we're always wishing time would slow down. But sometimes it's like "No, really I mean it!!" This is one of those times for me. He's still my little pumpkin.
Even if he could now squish me like a bug if he wanted to. He doesn't turn 16 until August, though, so I have some time before he can get his license and I have to let him go a little bit more.

Here's another video. It has nothing to do with my post or the theme; I just think it's funny.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Water drops

Practicing water drops again. I still bow to Pat's excellence.

Monday, November 17, 2008


In my backyard yesterday.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another leaf

Yet another leaf. At least this one is from this year.

Here's a video for you: "Ain't gonna bump no more (with no big fat woman)

It's not very nice, but this BFW finds it hilarious.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Oak leaves

I'm cheating wicked bad. This shot is more than a year old. But I did edit it today.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Football Coach

I like those "kid(s) in the foreground, parents in the background" shots I see by portrait photographers. Since I don't have any cute families around to try that out on, here's my take on the technique. It's DS's football coach observing his team.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A sunset

Just a sunset (from my favorite cow field).

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lilac leaves

The lilacs were the last leaves to fall in my yard:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

More from my favorite cow

Whachu talkin bout, Willis?

I can't stop visiting him. Her?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008


The high school football season is over. Here are a few of my son (#16 in navy blue) at his last game:


Friday, November 7, 2008


There are all kinds of right angles in my front door.

I love the glass in my front door. I love the little red squares. My front door makes me happy. Speaking of angles, it's hard to get a photo of my door that's not angled or crooked because I can't back up with my camera without getting on the stairs and getting weird slants.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Old sink

Hmmm...I should have straightened that first one. Oh well.
This old sink is in this building at a local cemetery:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fall in Maine

I used a trial version of one of those HDR plug-ins that I forgot I had downloaded (mine's called Redynamix from DCE) until people on 2Peas posted some examples recently.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It runs in the family

After my son's football game on Monday I was taking a photo of one of his friends with his dad, and what does my son do?
He hadn't even seen my photo bombing post! I guess it runs in the family. On both sides. (This looks better without the faces blacked out, but I'm sure you understand.)

Here's a photo of that same friend from the game. Whee!

I hope you don't mind a little mommy brag about this game. My son's football team has had a rough couple of seasons. Last year the varsity team's record was 0-9 and the JV team's 1-8. This year varsity went 2-7, as did the JV team. We're talking some really huge blowout losses too. It's been a bummer.
Cam is a sophomore and plays both varsity and JV. Monday was the last game of the season, a JV game. Cam's team won 60-0, and he scored four touchdowns, including a fumble he scooped up and ran back for a TD.
Bye-bye football season. It was nice to go out on a good note.

I voted today--and got my free Starbucks. I'm a Dunkin Donuts girl, but I'll drink Starbucks if it's free.

Monday, November 3, 2008


One of my favorite blogs is from our fellow POTD participant, Bobbi. Not only does she take beautiful photos, she's hilarious. The other day she had a great post about her husband's facial hair. You can see it here: Bobbi's blog by scrolling to her October 27 entry (check out her Trek or Treat post while you're at it--good stuff!) I had a great laugh checking out her DH's mustache. What's important to note, however, as we move on to this next photo is that Bobbi's husband's mustache was a JOKE.

I mentioned in yesterday's post that I'd been pawing around in my old photos. I came across this little gem from when DH and I were first dating. Me and future hubby, circa December 1987.
That mustache was no joke.
I could make fun of it, but get a load of my sweet red leggings with matching turtleneck. We're a match made in heaven.
This photo was taken very early in our relationship. I know this because we went home for Christmas break three weeks after we met and he shaved off the 'stache then and hasn't had one since.
What I find striking about it now is that we have a whole bunch of photos of us in our 20+year relationship where we have just these expressions on our faces: me grinning like a fool and him looking slightly annoyed.
Like I said, a match made in heaven.

I also got tagged by Celine yesterday. blog
Here’s the rules of the tag:
1. Get the book on your nightstand (or whatever book you are currently reading).
2. Open it to page 56 and find the 5th sentence.
3. Post the next couple of sentences on your blog, along with these instructions.
4. Do not go and find your favorite book, it has to be the one you are reading now!
5. Tag 5 other people to do the same.

"But the desire to stay in is very strong. This person wants to run a bath and then read in bed. In the bathtub this person pushes the bubbles around and listens to the sound of millions of them popping at once."

I kind of like this line from page 60 better: "It was wood-paneled and smelled like pee, as so many things do."

Now for the 5 people I'll tag (sorry if you've already been tagged): Amy M., Amy S., Angela, Sharon, and Margaret.