Echinacea Magnus (aka Cone flowers)

July 22, 2011
I DO NOT have a green thumb. In fact, if you see any beautiful flowers appearing on my blog, I am not to be credited. I’m doing good if I can simply water them. I know that may sound easy enough, but I tend to forget. Actually, these Echinacea Magnus blooms (sure you could call them Coneflowers, but isn’t Echinacea Magnus much more fun to say…try that 10 times), were found in my parents’ backyard. Last weekend, I found myself wandering around the backyard after spending the day visiting family (lunch with Grandma and a hair appointment with my sister…that was a...
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Hot Days, Peach Tea and Snail Shells

July 15, 2011
It has been an incredibly hot (and humid) week. Normally, as long as I’m indoors, it doesn’t bother me. This week was the exception…our HVAC at work was less than accurate. I’ve been complaining about the air conditioning for over a month. My manager and I have this ongoing battle with the AC. He comes in fairly early, turns it down (below what’s recommended but I’m not sure it matters considering I never see it go below 74) and then we watch as the temperature steadily increases.This week, it seemed to be getting warmer than usual. Since my manager was out...
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Portrait Session with Casey

June 17, 2011
Last Tuesday, I met up with Casey from One Day at a Time at Duke Gardens for an impromptu portrait session. We decided in advance that we’d take turns in front of the camera. Casey looked gorgeous. I can’t say the same for myself since it’d been at least eight hours since I’d gotten ready that day. Nonetheless, here’s a sneak peak of our afternoon together.I love the light in this photo…and of course Casey’s smile.     For those of you that don’t know Casey, she’s a complete goof. Luckily, I’ve got the evidence to prove it!But...
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Let’s take a walk…

June 10, 2011
So it appears that the “slump” I’ve been in is emerging…or maybe it’s just that I have a Compact-flash card full of photos to process – either way I feel much better. Last Saturday, following the wedding…we had about an hour and a half to burn before the reception. We only knew one other guest (other than the couple getting married) – and he brought his daughter with him. Needless to say, she was bored within 10 minutes so I asked if she might enjoy taking a photo walk with me. She was quick to say YES and we were on our way.To be honest with...
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