Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


A little translucent,
but I'd like to introduce
you to

Already a thumbsucker...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Rain... Alot of rain!
Check the date ~
The last week of June!!!

This years weather has been
a real head scratcher ~

Monday, June 27, 2011


Lake Washington
from Seward Park
Seattle, WA

Not a bad view for 3 miles
of 13.1 ~

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Mt. Rainer

Today was a beautiful day in
Sunshine, warm 70's and clear!!

We all piled in the truck and drove to
Crystal Mountain recreation area.
We took a 10 minute
gondola ride up the mountain where we saw this:

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Happy 92nd birthday Grandma!!!

We asked her to make a wish
before blowing out her candle,
she said a prayer...
♥ her!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

365*-176 Assignment; E&E: "LAUGHTER"

This picture is a couple of years old,
but it surely makes me smile
each time I see it!

On top of Haleakala on Maui
sometimes the thin air
makes you silly!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Headed North for the weekend!!!

Cooler weather and family ~
YES, please...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


My sweet Grandmother!!
She is about to celebrate her
92nd birthday...

She is flanked by my Sister & me
at an early birthday celebration.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Our 2nd set of dove babies
in a month!!!

I was able to capture these little darlings
Saturday, and they flew the nest Sunday...
I'm gonna miss them!

Monday, June 20, 2011


Beautiful fushia...

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Happy Father's Day!!!

Finally had a chance to capture
Daddy dove on his visit today ~

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Homemade mac salad...

Friday, June 17, 2011


One week from today I'll be
checking on this little guy in Washington!!!

So excited to see our Son & Daughter-in-Law too ♥

Thursday, June 16, 2011


A little friend we found while enjoying a
Sunday coffee...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Although these are not Poppy's...
I can hear Dorothy saying....
"Poppy's, Poppys..."

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

365*166 - Assignment; I Spy: "RAILROAD TRACKS"

I really loved this weeks assignment!!

I am fascinated by railroad tracks
but respect the heck out of them
and keep my distance.

This assignment forced me to
get up close and personal with the tracks
to get a good shot!

I couldn't decide which I liked best
color or B&W... I welcome your input!

Thank you Kristal for this assignment ♥

Monday, June 13, 2011


Won't be long now!!!

The sun has been out the last
couple of days, amking our
tomatoes VERY happy :-)

Sunday, June 12, 2011


I was beyond excited to capture our
dove babies this morning!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Our 'baby' Belle...

Her Master was away overnight and
she wanted to bring his slipper inside
with her this morning...

Friday, June 10, 2011


A surprise delivery at work for

Thursday, June 9, 2011

365*-161 Assignment; Word: "SUN"

Being Californians and knowing the dangers of the sun
this company has been our valued friend!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


This was the weather just three days ago!!!
JUNE - Rain?!?!?!?

Today, the weather got up to 85 degrees...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Momma & Daddy dove are parents AGAIN!!!

This was truly a test of patience for me...
I received a text while at work that
one of the eggs had hatched, I was so excited to see
the new baby...

Our little dove family is pretty predictable;
Daddy dove comes by between 6-7 pm while
Mommy dove heads out for awhile.

I knew that I had a small window in which to try
and capture the new chick while it's parents
changed places on the nest. But before that
I had to wait 30 minutes once Daddy arrived
until they finally made the switch!

Both parents were extremely tolerant of me
while I snapped their little one ♥
(Jenn, I had your kiddos in mind while shooting!)

Monday, June 6, 2011


Not sure what this is but it smelled FABULOUS!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I participated in a 5k run this morning
in the rain!

Major benefactor was WEAVE, so it felt good
to contribute!!

This is our state capitol in
Sacramento, CA - under rainy skies...

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Thanks to my friend Larry/Walter
I'm able to share a bit of our
unseasonable weather here in CA...

Friday, June 3, 2011


This is some sort of a spore that errupts from the ground ~
Once out, they appear to be mushroom-like
with a red powder inside~

Thursday, June 2, 2011


One of my very favorite smells...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


1st day of June
in Northern California...

We shall call this month
Rain, hail and even tornados!!!

Dang crazy weather...