Friday, July 30, 2010

July 15, 2010 170/365

Something Blue

July 14, 2010 169

in the Jungle.....

...the mighty jungle, the child sleeps tonight!

July 13, 2010 168/365

Jitter Loves Daisies!

July 12, 2010 167/365


He is so funny how he does Not like to be messed with..... He gets so annoyed when people touch him, or even take his picture, apparently!

July 11, 2010 166/365

Moka Pot

I follow the blog of a swiss artist named Sandra Juto. One of her preferred mediums is painting. She offered a painting in her shop of cupcakes that I admired for a very long time. I always knew that someday, i would own one of those prints. Sandra recently announced a sale she was having and i couln't resist! I bought the cupcakes print and one of a series of little moka pots like the one featured in this image. I'd strolled through one of my favorite antiques shops and found this little treasure and knew it was meant just for me. Now, once I have my Sandra art framed, my plan is to display this next to it.

July 10, 2010 165/365

Vintage Cameras...

...I collect them.

July 9, 2010 164/365


'Nuff said!

July 8, 2010 163/365

A Flying Smiling Pig... definitely a good thing! We pulled into the parking space in the lot at the grocery store. I looked up and saw this little guy just sitting there smiling at me with his big Tinkerbell wings and I literally giggled out loud. I hopped out of the truck, walked over to the pig, poised my camera and snapped a few shots. I turned around to see someone getting into their car that was parked nearby. They smiled at me. Hey! Some things are just too good to pass up!

July 7, 2010 162/365

Add ImageClematis

For several years, I have tried to grow Clematis. The deer wander through my yards and munch their favorite things down to the ground. I thought this plant was long gone. But when i was preparing the beds early in the spring, I saw that it had sprouted. I was so pleasantly surprised! I didn't hold much hope for it, tho, as I was certain it would become a midnight snack for some big game. But alas! This year I finally got to see the fruits of my labor! And it is BEAUTIFUL!

July 6, 2010 161/365

Clouds in the Sky

We sure do see our share of dramatic clouds here in Colorado!

July 5, 2010 160/365


Since it rained so hard yesterday, the fireworks display was postponed for today. We drove into Castle Rock to watch the fireworks there. We sat in the back of the pickup truck and watched the sunset.

July 4, 2010 159/365

The Flood of 2010

It rained today. It rained a LOT. In fact the weather service called it torrential rains. However, the weather service did not warn for flash flooding until there was a lot of rushing water in the gully behind our house. In the almost twenty-one years I have lived in this house, I have never seen water collect in this flood control like this.

July 3, 2010 158/365


I got to stroll through my favorite open air market today. I really loved this set of canisters. i admired it, but I did not purchase it. It was badly beaten and expensive and I just don't have the room in my tiny kitchen for a set like this.

July 2, 2010 157/365

Borders' Kids

We stopped at the mall today to kill some time at Borders looking for one of my favorite periodicals. Sadly, I was too early. I still had a month to wait for the release!

July 1, 2010 156/365

Fruit Loops

Alex woke up with a SERIOUS craving for Fruit Loops. I hope the cures the craving!

June 30, 2010 155/365

Tiny Bee

The sunlight was so beautiful for this mini shoot in my backyard. I was out there enjoying the light when I saw this little patch of chamomile that grows. i started snapping images of the tiny flowers. Then, I saw this little tiny bee hard at work doing his little bee job. I think he makes the image a little more interesting.

June 29, 2010 154/365

The Cat Days of Summer

June 28, 2010 153/365

So High I Can Touch The Sky

Kaitlyn was sad today. I knew she could use a pick-me-up. I went to the store and bought two cans of silly string. One was yellow; one was pink. We drove through the drive-thru at Sonic and we ordered two big, yummy drinks and headed over to the park. I told Kaitlyn that she needed to get out of the car. She of course asked, "Why?" I said "I need to do something....come on!" She got out of the car and I sprayed her with the yellow string. She squealed! Then I handed her the can of pink string so she would be armed, too.

She smiled and she laughed! My plan worked.

June 27, 2010 152/365


June 26, 2010 151/365

To Die For

My little boy has the prettiest eyelashes...don't you think?

June 25, 2010 150/365

Summer Escape

The boys complained that they were bored. So I loaded up all the supplies we needed for a picnic and headed into Denver and spread out our red, white and blue quilts in City Park downtown Denver. We munched on lunch from Kentucky Fried Chicken and played catch, had a silly string fight, blew bubbles and just enjoyed each other's company. We walked to the lake, but had to leave because an afternoon thunderstorm blew in wreaked havoc! It was a great afternoon.

June 24, 2010 149/365

Motif #6

Slowly, but surely, I am getting these little motifs completed. I can hardly wait until they are all done and sewn together!

June 23, 2010 148/365


We went to my favorite portrait park today and did a little shoot for my daughter. We were looking for some photos we could use for her Junior year portraits. I think we got a few really nice shots. Lucky for me, this girls is always a willing model!

June 22, 2010 147/365

Just Do It!

Oh how I needed these new shoes!

June 21, 2010 146/365

Summer Solstice

Sunday, July 18, 2010

June 5, 2010 130/365

Outdoor Classroom

I very much enjoyed this class. I loved that I could be anywhere in the big, wide world and log on to get the materials. I loved that I was able to enjoy the learning experience in my garden.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

June 4, 2010 129/365

Yesterday Was A Practice Run

He actually boarded the plane today. He actually, really, left.

There sure are a lot of "See ya laters" in military life.

June 3, 2010 127/365


We were on our way to D.I. A. when I snapped this photo. The mood in the truck was tense and heavy. He was on his way back to Iraq.

Upon checking in, we learned his flight had been rescheduled for the next day. Whew! One more day.....

June 2, 2010 126/365


My sweet neighbor went on a weekend getaway with her hubby and brought back a thoughtful gift. I was tickled!

June 1, 2010 125/365

Coffee Tag

We sat on the garden swing. He sipped his white chocolate mocha; I sipped my quad venti skinny hazelnut latte.

Good times.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

May 31, 2010 124/365


May 30, 2010 123/365


This is another one of those...."Oops Photos." There is something about it that I like....It works.

May 29, 2010 122/365

Bleeding Heart

From my garden....

Friday, July 9, 2010

May 28, 2010 121/365

Ryan does not like me to take pictures of him. Usually, we can find a way to compromise. We fished at Farish today. Ryan caught a Rainbow Trout.