Friday, January 31, 2014

 Day 29|365  an apple a day keeps the Doctor away.
 Focusing on a flower.
busy day today at work, no time to shoot, too tired to think about something to shoot tonight!  Here is a picture I took a few weeks ago.  I gave it a "painted" look.  Taking Melissa Gallo's painted texture class... can't wait to dig in more.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

primary colors

The theme for today is "VIVID" taken with a cell phone camera.

Snow Day?

Blowing bubbles.  Prue Joy!
We were invited to "snow day" at her cousins school, Lucy was so excited. Ashley got her all bundled up, we opened the front door to leave, she looked around and had a confused look on her face.... "there's no snow", she said. You can't fake out a girl that was born in Alaska!!! She had fun in spite of the small mounds of snow melting fast in the California 70 degree weather.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Day 23 and 24

23|365   Catching Sun!  Capturing your 365, theme is umbrellas
24|365    Tiny Daffodils.  Used my lensbaby, one day I need to invest in the lensbaby pro, or I got my old one for a discount price and I think I got what I paid for.    

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Day 21|365:  in a bowl
Day 22|365:  {eight}
Long days at work, we have our front office manager out with a family emergency... I've got back office and front office duties this week... is it Friday yet?

Monday, January 20, 2014


I love this flower and I love it when they re-bloom!

a visit with my family

18|365 and 19|365.  We spent the weekend with my son and his family this weekend.  They just bought their first house and moved in last month,  my daughter-in-law is 25 weeks pregnant and they have a busy 20 month old, my sons company has decided to send my son off to work in Alabama for the next 5 months.  He will be able to come home for one week when the baby is born.  I know this  will be hard on them all and I hope the time flies by quickly for them. 
I love you!

Friday, January 17, 2014

tulips on the table

Tulips on my Mother's table, the reflection is faint but I like it. I also added a texture fromPainted textures by Melissa Gallo.

Phyllis Diller

I think I will call this one Phyllis Diller. We were out enjoying the warm weather today at Avila barn, all the animals were napping in the sun, not sure what this guy was squawking about, maybe he didn't want his picture taken.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

lemon ricotta cookies

Today was tough, I worked late and when I got home it was dark and I was wondering what I would take a picture of... so, I made some lemon ricotta cookies with lemon glaze... they are delicious!

Monday, January 13, 2014

I spy

I bought this vintage 1950's-1960's miniature "HIT" spy camera complete with a leather case and roll of film for my son. It measures 2 inches across and about 1 1/4 inch high.

Sunday, January 12, 2014


I bought 6 pomegranates today at Costco... thought I would share their beauty.

The last to fall

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn ~Elizabeth Lawrence
I sat this morning and watch the leaves sway in the wind, just a few of them hanging on still.

Friday, January 10, 2014

My backyard friend

10|365 (25 photos)
I was in the backyard this morning thinking I would shoot the dead, dried up leaves before we ship them off to the dump, when all of a sudden I heard a rustling in the bushes. Out pops my little one legged, feathery friend. He insists it's been too long since I've feed him his favorite snack... peanuts. So I went to the garage and grabbed a handful and laid them out for him. I made myself comfortable on the ground and watched and clicked. He even came over to a chair close to me and looked at me... I think to say thank you.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

eye c u

I have seen photos like this done before, she wouldn't stand still for me to shoot from above so I sat her in a chair and played along for awhile trying to show her what I wanted from her, most of the time she had the magnifying glass right up to her face with her nose smushed against it. After a few minutes she had had enough. This was the best one, so, I will go with it! Need to try this again when she is older!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

guest list

Last year I did a year long project, 52 colors with Eva Ricci Studio. I love this group and it was my first time completing one to the end. This year Eva has her plate full so Karrie Brewer Drake has taken over. This year she has taken the group in a new direction challenging us all. We will be concentrating on a monthly theme and are to create a cohesive collection. Definitely more thought and preparation needed.
This months theme: PHONE
Phone #1

Monday, January 6, 2014

6|365 lemon on my salad

6|365 GRRRRRRR.... back to work after a week off. Taking a picture a day wasn't to bad while I was home all day, but going back to work this morning I knew I needed to shoot something early or it probably wouldn't get done, by the time I get home it's a little late. This is where the 365 has failed me in years past. As I was washing off my cereal bowl I noticed the light coming in on these left overs from last nights salad and liked the way it looked.