A Summer to Remember

August 26, 2011
The past few weeks, I’ve been pretty bad about linking up with Alicia and Kristi’s Crazy Days of Summer challenge…but I saw that this week is the Sweet Summer Finale. Not only do we have the opportunity to share some of our favorite photos from the summer (encouraged to share photos inspired by their themes), but there’s some pretty sweet prizes too. Granted, I’m pretty excited for Fall to finally arrive, but I had a pretty good summer too…a summer to remember! While you’re here…I thought you might be interested in knowing that our mushrooms...

August 19, 2011
Last weekend, my husband was working in our front yard when he noticed a few mushrooms. I must have trained him well because he immediately yelled, “Ashley, get your camera.” I think it started raining shortly after he called me outside so I told him that I would photograph them the next morning so he could promptly get rid of them.  The next day, I walked outside with my camera and macros lens. The mushrooms had multiplied! In fact, you’re going to see more mushrooms in the Scavenger Hunt because even more of them sprouted up a few days later.  And as interesting as...
Spiderweb Bokeh

August 05, 2011
Linking up with Hallie Westcott for 50mm Friday.I’m always in awe of other people’s spiderweb photos, but never seem to run into them myself…that is until the other day on my way to lunch. Thank goodness I carry  my camera with me everywhere because I was quickly able to snap this shot. Not only did I capture the spider, his victim and his web…but I also captured that beautiful, bright bokeh! I applied Kim Klassen’s latest Magic Texture pack in post-processing. By the way, our niece will be visiting us for the weekend. I will still have Scavenger Hunt...
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...