O’ Christmas Tree!

December 10, 2010
I think I mentioned last week that I love my mom’s new tree. For many years, she’d bring out all of our handmade ornaments and load our ginormous Christmas tree down with every last ornament until it effectively leaned. Of course, then we would put bricks, can drinks, etc under the tree skirt hoping it would weigh it down enough not to topple over. Last year, I gave my mom a “Dr. Seuss” tree. It was once MY “Dr. Seuss” tree. You know the ones…lime green, crooked, very few branches… Well, she really enjoyed having that INSTEAD of the over-sized...
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Macro Friday and Giveaway Winner

December 03, 2010
My mom has one of the cutest Christmas trees ever. Apparently she has been collecting cute ornaments for several years and finally found the ornaments a few days ago. I’ll be sure to share more pictures soon, but I thought it would be appropriate to share one for Macro Friday. Don’t be surprised if all December macro images are Christmas related. I’m just saying…   Now you’re probably wondering who won the “Fairies in the Garden” 11×14 print giveaway. First, I want to thank everyone that entered. There were some amazing comments…some...
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Give Thanks and Praise!

November 19, 2010
The above photo is yet another one of my macro shots from last Sunday. I noticed these beautiful red leaves glistening in the sun from my window on Sunday morning.  I made a mental note to revisit them in the afternoon. In post-processing, I decided to continue playing with my Kim Klassen lessons and a new texture by Betty Jo (no actions). Since Thanksgiving is next week, I also wanted to evoke that spirit of Thanksgiving into the image by adding a quote. I really like the way it turned out. Speaking of Thanksgiving, my husband and I will be hosting the 7th  (I think it’s been seven...
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Pine Cone

November 12, 2010
On Tuesday, I shared a picture of my brown teddy bear for Shutter Love Tuesday. As it turns out, this week’s Live Every Moment theme is also brown. I told Tara that I would try to find another brown photo for Friday (and in my mind, I was thinking it needs to be a macro). Well, as luck would have it, I found what I believe is the perfect brown macro…a pine cone. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner!Sigma 105 mm Macro Lens and Speedlight , ISO 100,  f/4, 1/50 sec.I’m also adding this image to “show {off} your shot” over at and then, she...
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