Tuesday, April 12, 2011


i have no idea what number we are on. I've taken some pictures in the (long) time since I've been away, but no, not every day. Maybe I'll post them. Maybe I'll get back to taking pictures regularly.

This isn't the most flattering self portrait, but it's a pretty accurate representation of my life right now. I took it through a crack in a cement slab, and the crack and rebar and myself - we're all reflected in the water below.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Snow Fun

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Snowiest Penguin

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First Sledding Excursion

I took the May Queen out sledding for the first time ever. She spent 1 1/2 hours sledding, and loved it. I even went down the hill a few times myself.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Twist and Shout

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Right paw on blue

The May Queen and I were in hysterics... Marlowe kept biting and batting at the spinner.

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put your hands up and... Shout!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

a fresh start

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Welcome 2011

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Mass Transit

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Public bathroom drain

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"What was that?"

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Baked with Love

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Wintry Epiphany

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Snow on boot

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"I wrinkle my nose in your general direction"

Monday, January 10, 2011

the end of a year

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Ice scape

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Drip drip drip

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A warm frosty

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Gingerbread town

Friday, January 7, 2011


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Twas the night before Christmas...

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Opa and his girl

This picture of my father kissing my daughter just makes my eyes tear up, every time.

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Marlowe, the Merry Maker of Mischief

(I gave Marlowe this very appropriate nickname a while back. We just learned that he's at least part Maine Coon, so now the May Queen refers to him as Marlowe the Maine Coon the Merry Maker of Mischief)

Fairy Godson

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Godson (2)

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Mesmerized by the water

Before Christmas we enjoyed a visit from our godson (and his mommy). With a face like that, it's hard to take bad pictures! They live in NYC, and I haven't seen them since the baptism in July. He's growing up so fast!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Total Eclipse of the Moon

sometime between about 2am and 3am on Dec 21, 2010 I stood outside in this:


to get some pictures of the eclipse. I have not mastered the tripod, let alone the manual settings, but I did do a bit of reading online about suggested settings and such, and gave it a go. Here are five of the better pictures, showing a fair progression:

(it was cloudy, and the worst was when I first went outside. After this I also did better at waiting for the clouds to move to take pictures)

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lunar eclipse

(I chose this as pic of the day because, if you click on it and enlarge it, you'll see it's the clearest shot, showing the face of the moon best)

Unfortunately because the tripod and I aren't yet friends, the camera would move, and then I'd have to readjust, and so the angle on the moon isn't always the same, and I'd have to change settings again, etc. Still, I'm glad I gave it a go. It's a learning experience, and how often does one get to (attempt to) photograph a full lunar eclipse?


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Advent routine:
candles and book

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


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Clearing off the car

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through the window

I loved these shots I took of the May Queen throwing snowballs at the window. I picked this one as my favorite, because it's so clear of her face, but these were too fun not to show you as well:

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Snow capped

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Christmas Chandelier, Detroit Opera House

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Just Dance

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Turning her world Upside Down

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

many weeks ago

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First flakes

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a candle in the wind(ow)

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A bard in the pinetree

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NOT Christmas lights
(a speeding ticket. merry christmas to me)

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bathing beauty
(she was singing to herself in the tub, and I took some pictures with my phone, if I had gotten out the camera she would have known what I was doing! i pictures don't at all capture how much she was just enjoying the bath. alas)

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an angel gets her wings

I'm trying to catch up with editing and posting. Hopefully I'll get up a months worth of pictures in the upcoming days. whew.