Friday, January 29, 2010

For the baby..

Before you freak out, no, I am NOT pregnant! But my bestest friend in the whole world is!!!  My Godbaby is scheduled to be here in June. I can't wait!! I'll be in NC in July to meet him/her! 
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Good night, Moon!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Special Thank You!

I would like to give a very heartfelt thank you to my friend, Veronica R, for all of her help in making my blog design.  V, you are amazing and I'm very grateful for you.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help!!  You rock!!! 

Stop by V's site and join her on her journey to take a picture every day of the year. Yep 365 pics for your enjoyment!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Believe it or not...

This is a picture of the sun this afternoon! Mark brought home a cool lens and took this picture of the sun.  Pretty cool!
Saturday, January 23, 2010

Moyie Bridge

Icy Waters

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Macro shot

These are macro shots of the sand at City Beach here in Sandpoint.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fun in the snow

It's Tough Being Cute...

One day I'll Quit.,..

A Few Black & Whites

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Yep, that's my sweet dog!  He looks so stinkin' cute when he crosses his legs.  He's such a sweet dog, too.  A bit of a pet whore, but he's the sweetest dog in the world!!! 

The National Bird

Here's another one from yesterday.
Saturday, January 16, 2010

Eagle Watching

We went to Coeur d'Alene today and saw a ton of eagles. Due to the weather and the fact that it was almost dark, the pics didn't turn out like I wanted, but here are a couple that I liked. I'm going to try and get back down there tomorrow morning, weather permitting. These animals are just amazing! I live in the best place in the world! North Idaho is just beautiful.

Does this look familiar??

This house is from a pretty famous movie...a classic if I do say so myself. I'll give you a little bit of a hint...This photo was taken in Astoria, Oregon. Come on, what's your guess???

A Dog's Life

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Web We Weave

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A rose by any other name...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

God's Country

Itsy Bitsy Spider...

Getting Ready for School

That face is totally Miss V!! I took these this morning as they were leaving for school and work.

This Little Piggy...



Eye See You!


This one is currently my desktop wallpaper.


That is what this blog is intended for. I have so many photos that I would love to share with all of you. I may develop another blog for personal stuff, but this is for my passion of photography. If you have any suggestions or stuff that you would like to see posted here, please let me know. In the meantime, let the photos begin!
Monday, January 11, 2010

Starting Already?

My daughter made this necklace for me over the weekend while she was at her dads. M is for mom, of course. She told me in the car on the way home from her dads, that she made one for a girl at school. We'll call her "K". On the ride home from her dads she told me that K doesn't like her. So I asked her why she was giving her a necklace. Her response, "because I want her to like me." I was baffled, I still am. I don't recall there being this much pressure in Kindergarten.

Anyway-Today was the big day. The day to give K her necklace that Victoria was so proud of. I could hardly wait to hear how K liked her necklace. Victoria gets off the bus and looks so sad. Apparently, K did not like the necklace and broke it. I gave my little girl a pep talk and she seemed to be ok with the whole situation, but as a mother, I was heartbroken. How could someone do that to MY baby????? I wanted to go give little miss K a piece of my mind, but she's 5..that really wouldn't be appropriate nor would it solve anything. Instead I just hugged my daughter and gave her pep talk on real friendships. I don't know if it sunk in, I don't know if it was the right conversation at the right time. I hoped I helped my little girl, I think I did, but it may come back to haunt me 20 years from now. "hey Mom, Remember that time...."
Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 10, 2010

I've spent the majority of the day in bed. I'm still sick and usually, by now, I can sense some sort of relief coming on. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any relief in sight. I haven't been very hungry this weekend, but I did manage to eat dinner tonight. And that my friends is the picture of the day.
Lasagna and a delicious salad with oil and vinegar dressing. It was so good. And yep, we brought out the fine china tonight, the Dixie fine china, don't be hatin'!
Saturday, January 9, 2010

A spoon full of sugar...

My weekend has consisted of laying in bed and taking lots of medicine. I'm tired of, did I just say that?? I know I need to sleep, but my whole weekend has felt wasted. These 3 days off have just flown by. I have one more day off and I have accomplished nothing at all. I guess that's a lie. I have accomplished to get back into this blog..that and coughing up a lung. I guess it has been a productive weekend after all.

I think this is cheating....

Last night I was in bed getting comfy and Mark tells me to come check out my cat. I'm not sure about you guys, but I'm pretty sure that this this cheating.......

Mouse "caught" a mouse. Yea..I'm sure that's the story she'll tell her kids one day. :)


Procrastination is probably one of the things I hate the most about myself. I have all these big plans, but I guess fear of failure, or whatever the case may be, stops me from following through. This is one of the things that I would like to change about myself this year. I'm not off to a great start, but I'm trying. One of the things that I want to work on this year, besides the obvious procrastination, is my photography. My photography is the one thing that makes me immensely happy all of the time. I love it! There is just something about capturing a moment in time, that is just priceless. When I hear someone say "I love that photo", that, to me, makes it all it worth it. I'm going to try and keep up with this blog this year. I know that if I do, I will be so proud of myself and the fact that I have managed to stick to something. My hope is to take a picture a day and share it on this site for everyone to enjoy. With that being said, I am human, I do have a family and one of those job thingys. I may not get to take a picture on a given day, but I've got plenty in backups to share.

Here are some pictures from this year...2010. It's going to be a great year.

This picture is from New Years Eve..Technically, New Years was midnight.. We had a nice quiet evening at home with the family and then watched the ball drop with Dick Clark. I'm old..get over it. It was nice.
I was bored, but in effort to maintain this whole photo a day thing, I grabbed my macro lens and walked outside. It was cold..and there was snow on the ground. So I did what any normal human being would do and went into the warm shed to see what I could find. Any guess on what this is??? We were tired of being at home and decided to go for a drive. We ended up at Farragut State Park not to far from the house. It was cold, but it was so pretty. I am probably going to say this a LOT on this blog, but I LOVE where I live. You just can't beat it. I may, of course, bitch about the snow, but that's just human nature. I do love the snow, just hate driving in it for fear of the other idiots in the road. Moving on....

This is the newest member of our family, Mouse. Yes, I'm aware of the irony. She's cute...just wait til you see the pics from last night...Those will be on a later blog. My beautiful daughter. She's 5..going on 35. My honey, Mark, got me a backdrop set for Christmas and it finally got here on the 6th. I needed a guinea pig and she was more than willing.
I took this picture yesterday, January 8th. I woke up and glanced outside..I didn't have my glasses on, not sure what I was looking for, I couldn't see it even if I knew. But even without my glasses I could tell that I needed to jump out of bed and grab my camera. What was stunning without my glasses was even more stunning with. This was taken from my front porch. Getting up early on this day definitely had its advantages.

Well, that's it for this entry. I just took another photo, so I can get up-to-date. I'll post that one soon. Happy New Year everyone, may 2010 be everything you want it to be.


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