View from my kitchen window ...
... Holiday Moon
Sorry about being away for a bit - started working, had computer glitch, now have new computer and wonderful monitor! This shot taken after dinner through double-pane window (room dark) of the full moon rising over a nearby pond showing some very nice holiday lights reflections. The odd cast to the image probably comes from the window. This was a fairly long exposure. Comments and suggestions welcome. Note-I was one floor above ground so going outside to shoot didn't get the same view.
I hope all of you at Photographica have a wonderfully nice Christmas.
Last year, I took this picture. Flowers at the garden
Later I took this picture of Everett.
Everett is a therapy dog where MsQ works. He make a great subject.
Then this Christmas, I merged them together Merry Christmas from Everett
and made Christmas cards for the residents, there's about seventy of them.
Poor puppy, he never knows where he's going to end up next.
Challenge-Scavenger Hunt ... #13
Cat In Wreath is an early Christmas decoration. [originally was working on the wreath item and forgot about the Christmas one. Thanks for setting me straight.]
Look at me! I'm posting!
Holy moly it's been a long time. Well... maybe not really but it sure feels like it. I have been in a huge photographic slump. I just haven't felt like getting my camera out. But I think I may be past that... we'll see by the quality of these photos.
Yesterday, due to rain and below freezing temperatures, I left work a little early to ensure that I got home before too many bridges started freezing over (just so you know, I did and the threat is officially over. It's well over 50 today... gotta love the weather patterns in the South). Since I was home well before the sun went down and I have a tree up (in our unfinished house, so please exucse the "background" in my shots) I decided I would break my camera out of it's hidey hole and shoot a few shots for good ole' Mr Q's challenge.
Sorry if I've upset anybody with my monotone choice on some of these... it help minimize the fact that my house is in repair.... And I love my shades of gray ;-)
Comments, critiques, and suggestions are taken with open ears and mind. Thanks for looking!
Morning. Last week hubby and his family and I went to his Dad's Exchange Club Dinner, where his Dad was awarded Man of the Year. Before we all left for the evening, it was announced to check your placemat-if you had a pink X, you won the Christmas Cactus near your seat. (There were 4.) I won one! If Steven (my bro-in-law) hadn't have moved down a seat, I wouldn't have won it...so hubby named the cactus Steve, after his brother, lol. Steve has many small and larger pink buds all over him...he was a tad droopy, but we put him under the sun lamp in the kitchen, and he is already responding; he looks healthier already. =) The other night I tried to photograph Steve, and ornaments on the Christmas tree, but I was shaking really badly that night. None were coming out, so I broke down and used the flash. I know these are pretty lame, but this was the best I could do at the time. I can't reshoot him yet either; not until after Christmas, as I only have one battery and can't get more till January. Gah. Anyway, here's Steve.
Raleigh Downtown at Christmas
To me, this image says winter in the south. This was taken on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, NC, last week. I don't usually shoot black and white, but was experimenting with a new camera. There is nothing really special about this shot( Fayetteville Street-2.jpg ) , but for some reason I find it compelling. Comments?
Merry Christmas to everyone, even if today is the 27th!!!
This year we had to wait till the day after Christmas for our family Christmas with my daughter, because her dad had to work on Christmas Eve. It was so worth the wait, though. We had a blast, and as the photos show, my daughter and I ended up with bows and ribbons on our heads, hands, and round our necks. My husband took the second and third photographs. Heidi cat finally figured out my daughter is awesome, and curled up with her for some good lovin' before we opened presents. My lil girl is becoming such a young lady so quickly!
The very first, and then the second 3 photographs I took. The elephant is hand made by a wonderful lady from India my daughter met through her church~we have matching elephants, except hers has one yellow eye, one white eye. The watch on my arm is from my husband, and the hematite and Swarovski bracelet I'm wearing is from my daughter, too. It was an awesome day for us, and both of our cats got plenty of loving and play time with us, along with a catnip toy for each of them.
This morning it is snowing, and I have already taken pictures of it; I'll try to post them tomorrow.
Merry Christmas, everyone... I hope yours was as awesome as ours was! ;)
The captain and crew of the pirate sloop 'Ongoing Insanity' wish you peace, love and laughter this holiday season.
A Tribute to My Horse, Lory
I had to give my mare away because I can't take her to college. Some of the pictures aren't that great, but this is just a post to show her off a little bit.
Let's see random facts: She's 25, Saddlebred Mix, trained for Endurance Racing, in perfect health, sassy, loves chaos, noise, trailers, and new experiences. She's about 16hh, has smooth gaits, she'll also jump and herd cattle, but she wont do dressage.
Santa has made his list and he's checking it twice "BUT COULD I PLEASE HAVE SOME PRIVACY!!"
(Don't worry, this is in the bathroom-not my living room!) :-)
"What . . . . .
. . . . .to my wondering eyes should appear . . . "
The real-deal Santa with his own genuine beard, and my grandaughter in his lap.