Sunday, December 29, 2013
Kids. Always teaching us something. We just have to listen.
How can you show listening? (this one is supposed to be tricky)
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
This door was slammed. On purpose. Repeatedly. For twenty minutes straight yesterday.
This is what a child with rage and anger does. On a fairly regular basis.
It's frustrating to live with.
It's frustrating to be.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
These were taken at the grocery store during the catastrophic flooding that happened here in September.
The highways were closed, the gas stations were out of gas, and all the bottled water was gone. What this picture doesn't show is the line wrapped all the way around the store just to check out.
Friday, November 15, 2013
I decided to choose a picture that shows how I nourish my soul.
This includes many of my favorite things. Time alone. Water. Reading. Distraction from reality.
(we won't talk about how people said it was a spoiler...)
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Cheating a little since I was at school all day with a constantly dying cell phone.
I took this one a couple months ago.
With a cell phone. In a parking garage. In the rain. Good pictures can happen anywhere.
Who are you?
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I have been in therapy for a while now, but started formal EMDR today.
This is my calendar reminder.
I was in my pajamas until 9:43am.
I didn't want to go.
I was scared, really scared going in. I was afraid of living it all again.
It was bad and I know it will get worse, but I have hope that all of this digging deep and soul searching will pay off in the long run.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
We've been doing this little dance, he and I, for a year now. As long as he has episodes of high blood sugar when he is sick, we'll have to keep doing it. He insists on poking himself with the needle.
This face makes it suck a little bit less, especially when it's covered in peanut butter and jelly.
Monday, November 11, 2013
He lays on the landing of the stairs when some of his people are upstairs and some down.
He also lays there most of the day when the kids are at school.
He can hear them long before I can.
He's an old boy, but he's a good boy.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
One of these days, I will take all these pictures of her and make a photo book for her. Until then, this will have to do.
Friday, November 8, 2013
As a disclaimer, I have to tell you that I didn't actually take any of these pictures this time around.
Also, I have to tell you that there is no way for me to tell you about all the awesome people that live in my computer that I can call some of my closest friends, even if we've never actually met in person.
In the past, I've shared many pictures of my closest friends from college. These are some of the ones since then. If I'm missing someone (or parts of someone's body that aren't in the frame), it's not intentional.
|Some of my craziest friends. I'd tell you we|
weren't drinking, and that'd be a lie.
|When you've seen people come out of your friends and they've|
seen people come out of you, it builds a lasting friendship.
We also owned a business together and didn't kill each other.
|She's going to kick my ass for putting this here, so make it|
worth my while, okay? My favorite hot date.
Last time we went out, I lost my sunglasses and an earring. FTW
|It may not appear so, but at this exact moment in time,|
we were all a mess. I hadn't seen them in over year and it
didn't matter. Some people are just always there for you.
|Burning bras with some of my favorite ladies.|
We do the hard stuff well, this group.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
This is a farm near my home. Soon this field will be covered with 281 new homes, but for right now, it's this.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
This place in particular is one of my happy places, though it is currently severely damaged from the flooding. From this angle, you can't tell though, and it looks as gorgeous as it ever has.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The tale of the two number tens.
The Oldest and his best friend playing against each other in intramural basketball, wearing the same number.
One team may have lapped the other one, but we won't talk about that part....
Monday, November 4, 2013
The idea of macro photography is to capture the fine, minute details that we would normally not see in an image. The most critical element of it, aside from lighting, is tight focus.
This is some of my homebrewed beer, freshly poured and waiting.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
This was taken with a cell phone camera, and isn't the greatest shot, but shows how a steady hand and turning off the flash can take your jack-o-lantern pictures up a level.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
I will post the prompts a day early, and all images are to be shared in the Facebook photo group.
The number of the prompt corresponds to the day of the month when pictures should be posted.
Here are the prompts if you want to get a head start - have fun and good luck!!!
1 - Fantasy
2 - Create
3 - Season
4 - Light
5 - Macro
6 - Action
7 - Water
8 - Harvest
9 - Friends
10 - Personality
11 - Truth
12 - Animal
13 - Bravery
14 - Fear
15 - Self - Portrait
16 - Nourish
17 - Chaos
18 - Calm
19 - Frustration
20 - Gift
21 - Important
22 - Gather
23 - Feast
24 - Hope
25 - Adorn
26 - Tradition
27 - Celebration
28 - Love
29 - Share
30 - Family
Sunday, October 20, 2013
This magnificent cup of coffee was created at 2914 Coffee in Denver.
This will be our last weekly theme for now, we will be starting a 30 day challenge on November 1, and it will all run through the Facebook group this time.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
This is me wearing a very ridiculous mustache scarf, run through a cross-processing filter on my phone.
Play with your settings, have fun and share!
Sunday, October 6, 2013
This is most of his second costume for Halloween. He's still working on a few pieces, but made the sonic screwdriver in the garage out of posterboard, a marble and an LED light from a keychain.
When I took this picture of him as The Doctor, I didn't even think about the fact that there is a giant clock behind him...which would make sense since he is a time lord and all....
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
This picture captures time for me in so many ways.
It was the last time we would go to my father's favorite place, The Aquarium of the Pacific, together.
Time had sped up for him, the cancer had aged him faster and faster.
Time was going to fast already with my children.
Time was different then. Everything about my life was. What I wouldn't give for a little of this time back.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Freckles, on the left, was mad because she spent all her fair tokens trying to win a sock monkey and didn't. Mini-Me, on the right, was nervous and excited to go on the ride.
Someday they are both going to hate me for taking this picture.
Capture an emotion this week and share!
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Photobombs are some of my favorite pictures, but they are tricky because they require the element of surprise.
I took this one earlier this week as my little guy was being sung to on his birthday. Captain America is his big brother, and a total ham if you couldn't tell.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Sometimes it's just about being in the right place at the right time, as it was with this shot. Have fun with this one, it's one of my favorite prompts.