Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Green Part 2

These are some grapes growing in my backyard. My Nanu had grapevine, and we took a part of it for our yard many years ago, thinking it would be cool. It's not. Grapevine is super invasive and takes over everything, unless you know what you are doing. We do not. So it has taken over a lot of the back of our yard and we feed the birds grapes every year.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


 This photo was inspired by my friend Cort's photo blog. See http://web.me.com/cortneychristensen/Cortney_Christensen_Photography/Blog/Entries/2011/6/20_Every_which_way.html.
Cort is a very creative and talented photographer and I love looking at the world through his eye/lens...he has a 365 project going on, so head over and check it out! I have really big hostas in my yard and wanted to capture them after seeing his beautiful photo. I like the texture and all of the green in this picture, as well as the ant hanging out on the leaves.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Butterfly Art

Beautiful butterfly (on the smudged windows) at the butterfly pavilion at the zoo.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer is Better than Winter

We have this argument in my family all of the time. Reason #45 why summer is better than winter: You can take really fun sunset pictures at 9:00PM, outside, without wearing a jacket, or even shoes. These are a string of lights in my yard that do not work because of squirrels and their love for trying to electrocute themselves by chewing through wires. Nonetheless, we keep them up because we like how they look, especially with the sun shining through them.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Garden + Macro lens + giant dandelions = fun!

My garden is looking great after barely surviving the Africa Hot heat wave we had. I'll be sharing garden pics all summer long (lucky you! ha!) but here are a few close ups of my honeysuckle, wild roses, and my begonia before it withers away prematurely like it does every year. And then some really close ups. The really close ups are of a very pretty weed that I found laying on the sidewalk at St. Leo Church. I scooped it up (not sure why it was on the sidewalk and not in the trash) and rushed home like the photo geek that I am to take pictures of the super, giant dandelion like weed. It's amazing how detailed even a weed can be. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Boys Boys Boys (and one Mama Bee)

Meet my friend Jenny and her boy tribe! Jenny and her husband Bill have 4 ADORABLE boys. Seriously, aren't they super cute? They are also sweet, well mannered and fun to chat with. Their session was also a lot of fun..they were so easy going, despite the heat and mosquitoes! What a fun family...enjoy their photos!