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I'm going to try firing up the blog again for 2016, especially the nature/landscape side of things. It is in desperate need of a redesign so I will be working on that while shooting for KSTV. Unfortunately the slideshows on older posts have been disabled by flickr. You can find all of my work in my gallery.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Before and After

Once all the snow melted away, we had a day in the 60's last week. You couldn't help but turn your thoughts toward Spring. This morning I awoke to another coating of the white stuff and another snow day for the kids. Luckily I have my pictures from last year to keep me going. The Spring transformation thankfully doesn't stop with the landscape. It is also a total makeover for my state of mind.


Ahhhhhh....And in a few short weeks:

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
~Mark Twain

Friday, February 19, 2010

Winter Guests

A few Cemetery residents have decided to stick around and enjoy the balmy weather. =)

This Northern Mockingbird dove at me and nipped my coat!
I wonder if it is a mama protecting a nearby nest?


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Snowmageddon 2010

Some shots from around my yard yesterday.


My Etsy shop was featured

I just found out my Etsy shop was featured on the popular Krafty Max Originals blog for the Trusted Thursdays feature. You can visit the blog and find the mention here:
 Be sure to browse around a little. Krafty Max has some unique and beautiful items and also features handmade goods from many wonderful Etsy artists.

Thank you so much Krafty Max for featuring my prints!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wake me when it's Spring

Haven't been out to shoot much since the snowmageddon. It is hard with the kids out of school to get much done with 7 of them around. Our court and the surrounding streets are just awful. We have been watching people fishtail, doughnut and slide through the stop sign for two days. Free entertainment for the kids. =) I would love to venture out and shoot for awhile, but I am not familiar enough with the new neighborhood to know good places to go on foot. I had a big creek and wooded area near my old house so I guess I was a little spoiled.

Here are a few from the Lexington Cemetery. This was the remainder of last week's snow before the "big snow" fell.

I blew the exposure on these guys, but I liked it anyway. 

I don't know what these trees are, but I love the formations that just grow up out of the water.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Since it is here...

might as well get a few photos. =) We have 4-6 inches of snow predicted by tomorrow. We definitely have several inches out there now in my back yard. I ran out early this morning to get a few shots of our new house and neighborhood all decked out in the snow. I love seeing it before too many footprints and tire tracks have spoiled the serenity.



And a touch of Orton for old time's sake. Never tried it on snow before. =)

Lexington National Cemetery

"These heroes are dead.  They died for liberty - they died for us.  They are at rest.  They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines.  They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest.  Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace.  In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. "
~Robert G. Ingersoll

I have been to the Veterans Memorial many times, but I have rarely been in the winter. It was so peaceful and beautiful. I thought the snow gave it a more solemn feel and really brought out the precise placement of the headstones.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cherry Trees-Winter Edition

I had an hour to kill after dropping my daughter off at her Strings class so I stopped in the Lexington Cemetery. I took a drive down "Cherry Tree Lane" and it is hard to believe the transformation they will make in a month or so. This is how the trees looked yesterday:


and at the end of March:

This photo just doesn't do them justice. I took this after they had peaked on a bright afternoon. This was the closest I had handy to the same composition.


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