Sunday, January 30, 2011

Random Pictures

The sunset last night
Mostly just playing around with my macro filters....

 Have an excellent week! 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I'm Back

As something dies.... there is always life after it......

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Blog Break

Due to a busy/stressful school load this blog will be taking a serious break.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


 I absolutely love my family. They shape who I am and what I become. I have no clue where I'd stand without anyone of them!
The love of a family is life's greatest blessings 

The Importance Of A Sister - Shiv Sharma

A sister is someone who loves you from the heart,
No matter how much you argue you cannot be drawn apart.
She is a joy that cannot be taken away,
Once she enters your life, she is there to stay.

A friend who helps you through difficult times,
Her comforting words are worth much more than dimes.
A partner who fills your life with laughs and smile,
These memories last for miles and miles.

When she is by your side, the world is filled with life,
When she is not around, your days are full of strife.
A sister is a blessing, who fills your heart with love,
She flies with you in life with the beauty of a dove.

A companion to whom you can express your feelings,
She doesn’t let you get bored at family dealings.
Whether you are having your ups or downs,
She always helps you with a smile and never frowns.

With a sister you cannot have a grudge,
She is as sweet as chocolate and as smooth as fudge.
Having a sister is not just a trend,
It is knowing you can always turn to her, your best friend.

The Best of Friends

Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts

- Author Unknown

Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. - Brad Henry

Monday, January 3, 2011

Nature... is amazing

We still have snow. 
Though it's frozen snow. 
And nature is just amazing. The things that it can create just blows me away! This first shot looks like crystals and the second shot looks like enlarged snowflakes. Do you ever wonder why nature inspires people? 

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Kinglets... are very difficult to get pictures of, or even getting close to one is quite the challenge. They are fast little things - darting in and out of the bushes like a lightening bolt across the night sky.  However, today sure was a rare/special treat.  Along the trail in front of me were all these Kinglets flitting  to and fro amongst the grass eating insects. They were literally, no joke, about 2 feet away, and they weren't even frightened! Definitely made my day. Ah... the simple pleasures of life. Have a wonderful evening. 
Ruby Crowned Kinglet (Notice the ruby colored head?) 
Golden Crowned Kinglet (Isn't that yellow beautiful?)

Saturday, January 1, 2011


"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man." - Benjamin Franklin 

The year 2010 has definitely been a good year, but also quite the sad year too. Here are a few of the exciting moments/events that the year brought. 

1. Our family trip down to Death Valley and surrounding area in Feb/March. 
2. The Canadian Rockies trip back in July.
3. Acquiring my driver's license. 
4. Coming in 1st place/overall with my photography at a local fair in August. 
5. My very first photography show. 
6. Attending college classes. That was a big shock.
7. Seeing an Anna's Hummingbird at the feeder. Finally after having those feeders up for nearly 8 years, I lured an Anna's in!
8. Learning to shoot in manual.
9. When my 2 year old cousin came up to me and said, "I love you Kaylie." (She has never really liked me all that much for some reason, so that just made me smile.)
10. Lastly, and most importantly, I survived 2010.... thank the Lord! 

What has made 2010 a good year for you? 

Happy New Year! I hope you and your families all have a wonderful, healthy, productive, safe and fun new year. 

And now for a little Robert Frost. Remember, always to take the road less travelled by... that will make all the difference.