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...
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Peace(ful) Protest: Preserving the Peace College Legacy...

July 29, 2011
Many of you may know that I am a proud Class of 2004 Peace College graduate. Peace is a women’s liberal arts college located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, founded in 1854 by William Peace. On Thursday, July 21, 2011 the current president and Board of Trustees announced that the school would 1) change it’s name to William Peace University and 2) become co-ed beginning Fall 2012. Now, I’m all for change…Peace College has been changing for many years. However, many of us (alumni) found ourselves a bit shocked/heartbroken/betrayed that such a...
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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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