July 31st, Day 212: Running out of light!

I worked late this evening, and as is my typical MO, I came home and sat down. KNOWING I still had not taken an acceptable photo yet today.

Eventually my will to successfully complete a year’s worth of photos overrode my desire to remain sitting in a comfy chair and I headed outside.

I should have grabbed my tripod on the way, but didn’t.

I found this new blossom on my bean plant, and tried my laziest best (haha) to get a photo in the dim porch light.

This is me, not breathing:

july 31 wm


And I totally cheated. I was lazy, as aforementioned, and didn’t get my tripod out. Instead, I turned on the porch light, cranked up the ISO, and held my breath.

August 29th, photo of the day: I’m baack!

Ahhh, it has been TOO LONG! I started a new job, and then a second new job, and them we house-sat a couple times. Oh, and then we moved! I’m tired just remembering it all. For a stretch there we didn’t even have an internet connection!

I’m back now, and excited to explore and photograph our new area. We moved to a small town north of Tacoma, and from what I can tell there are going to be plenty of opportunities for me to turn my camera on!

Below is an oldie, from a few weeks ago. I admittedly haven’t been taking as many photos as I did when I was unemployed, and I’m thinking I might try to actually schedule in some specific Camera-and-Abra time to get myself back into the swing of things.

I have many goals now that our schedules are leveling out, I definitely want to go through all my back log of photos, and I’d like to update and add to my Etsy shop soon too! Stay tuned, hang in there, and don’t give up on me yet!

The best is yet to come! :)

April 20th, photo of the day: rhodies!

The rhododendrons in our apartment complex are really starting to take off. They are in varying stages of bloom all around, and in a awesome variety of colors!

Just across the street from our place is this bright red bush:


I’ve added this to Photo Friday: Crimson.

Down the walk a bit is another big flowering bush, and while pink is not usually my favorite color, this plant is my favorite rhodie, with it’s subtle pink and deeper pink outline on each petal:

Pretty in Pink

and not to mention it’s cute little stamen that look like they have eyes!

Can you see the little eyes?

April 12th (and 13th), photo of the day: My Own Personal Field Day(s)

Starting Thursday the 12th, my mom is staying in a really cute little cottage B&B in Seattle, called the Soundview Cottage.

The owner has so many flowers blooming in the yard right now, I had my own field day photographing them all!

Here is a sampling for your perusal:

I added a few from Friday as well, though it would be better to have all the flower photos together (or most of them, anyway)!