Tuesday, July 22, 2014

California Adventure

I just returned home from five days in Sunny California.  I visited the Temecula wine country, a fair and art show, the beach (but of course!) and endless shopping.  It's beautiful down there, but I'm glad to be home in the Pacific Northwest!
Gerber daisies at the corner flower shop

The corner flower shop in Belmont Shores

Looking out onto the vineyards in Temecula from one of the wedding sites at the South Coast Winery and Spa

The front of the South Coast Winery and Spa Resort

Taking a walk on Huntington Pier

A view from the window of the plane - HOME (Mt. Hood)

Home is where the cat is.  (This is one of four)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Super Moon 2014

The super moon is when the moon is closest to the earth, therefore appearing much larger than normal.  Last night we had a super moon.  My camera was not being cooperative so I didn't get the shots I was after, but here is what I got.

 Click here to learn more about the Super Moon

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Photo Manipulation - Civil War Reenactment

I pride myself on the fact that I don't "photoshop" my images (I don't even own photoshop!).  I will do some manipulation in the digital darkroom - things like adjusting the exposure, changing the white balance - or making a color photo black and white.  I recently visited a civil war reenactment and did some minor changes to make them look more like they came from that era -  Here are some of them:


      So, what do you think?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Time Flies!

I've really neglected this blog - putting a lot of focus on the 365 day project and Pleasures of the NW.  I'll be trying to keep this one up too - at least a couple of times a week.  

Seems like time really does fly these days.  I work full time, am in my last term of course work before I begin my Master's thesis, and I'm trying to keep up with three blogs.  What was I thinking?  But here I am, plugging away at it.  


This last weekend we went hiking with my grandson in Silver Falls Park - And I mean HIKING!  Almost four miles around waterfalls (one full mile was ALL UP hill - my old body barely made it!).  But it was worth the blisters from wearing the wrong shoes - and here are some photos to prove it!  

South Falls


There were salmon berries everywhere!



Sunday, May 4, 2014

Easter Sunday at the Tulip Festival

Even though it was raining, everyone came to the festival in their Easter best!

Waiting for the ponies!






Bouncing Bunny





Friday, April 4, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

What's New

Trying to keep up with the 365 day project has turned out to be far more than I expected.  But give up - Heck no!! I'm staying on it!  Check it out and tell me what you think!

I'll have a booth at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival again this year - April 5th and 6th and again on Easter weekend, April 19th and 20th.  You can come out, photograph your own tulips and take some home!  Here are some shots from last year - 




Check it out - Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon!

And come visit my esty site - there are some new pieces out there (and I'm working on some cards that will be offered after the Tulip Fest - introducing them there!)