July 14th, Day 195: Contrasting Birds

I found all three of these birds while I was waiting for the Greyhound to take me home.

I liked how they were all contrasting with the sky.


New Year’s Eve! + 2013 Calendar Giveaway!

Happy New Year! :D

I know I haven’t been too great at posting here on my blog lately (how many times have I said THAT in the last few months?), but I decided that with the impending change of year, a calendar giveaway might just be in order! :)

I recently received my first calendar orders from Color Inc, and I love how they’ve turned out.

I have several listed in my Etsy shop, you can see them HERE! They are currently 30% off  if you just can’t wait to see if you win the giveaway!


Prize: Your choice of any of my calendars listed in my shop. Such as the one below. I have just the wall-style ones left, with several photos to choose from.

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The cool thing about all of these calendars is that after the year, (or the month) is over, all you have to do is cut the calendar part off, and you have a lovely print (or set of prints) to frame and hang!


Comment below. I don’t care what you say; tell me which calendar you like best, your new year’s resolution, or what you did this morning. Just say something! I will randomly pick a winner using Random.org on Saturday, January 12th.

One entry per person!




Go on, do it now! Wouldn’t you like to win? :D

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January 28th – Take flight

Ah! Isaac and I have been doing some serious exploring lately. It’s been great, because not only are we seeing new places and having adventures, I am given many opportunities to take my photo of the day. I have to admit, I have been feeling a little uninspired to take photos, and this is only the first month! I wonder what I will be like by next January.

The 30 day challenge has been helpful in this, because it gives me something specific to look for in my photos. I wish I had such a guide for my 365 day project! I might have to find more monthly challenges once this one is up.

Yesterday we went to Discovery Park in Seattle, which has a little bit of everything. It has a lighthouse, a Native American center, a visitor center, shore access, miles of trails, and historic value (it used to be a fort, and some of the buildings still stand). I think I even heard some harbor seals! It’s really so cool how even in such a big city there exists these little sanctuaries to get away from the noise and the people.

Today’s photo is of an Egret (I was wrong) Great Blue Heron (thanks Carole!) as it dodged getting hit by a wave. Such a beautiful, graceful bird! Also very satisfying to photograph. I might have to take up birding.

Day eight – Photo of the day Jan. 24th

Okay, so I’m starting to confuse myself over the names of my posts. As in; “is today day seven, or was that yesterday?” So, I’m going to change it up. Now the title will be dated, so I don’t drive myself batty!

Yesterday Isaac and I explored the east side of lake Washington. We stopped at Seward Park, which quickly became my new favorite park, with all its trail systems, both paved and dirt trails. The park boasts 277 square acres, views of lake Washington and the Cascades,

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and so much more. I might actually hike/run if we lived near a place like that!

Columbia City seems like a nice city, some potential apartment complexes to check out, safe neighborhoods, and right by the light rail station (and not to mention close proximity to Seward park). I also saw a bakery that I might like to work in.All in all, it was a good day of exploring!

Today’s photo was taken with my trusty Nikon D5000 camera and my 18-55mm lens. I took it at the aforementioned Seward Park.

I edited it a bit, cropped and rotated it because I noticed (this morning) that the shoreline was crooked, listing off to the right. So I straightened it out. I love Photoshop. (Note to self: that’s another thing I really need to work on, learning to use Photoshop better. Add it to your bucket list)