Winter Snow

Yesterday, we were hit with a sort of blizzard. But, like most winters here, they never last. School was delayed for the kids this morning due to the icy roads. Just before noon, most the snow and ice had melted.

Teddy gets excited when she sees snow. She only comes inside after she’s had her fun. Oh, and also because she knows there’s a treat waiting for her.

 

October Colors

Took these earlier this month and just really love the colors.  It had rained during the night, and as always, the rain makes everything more vibrant.

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Our Keeshond, Teddy, will be turning 4 years old on the 31st of this month.  Each year, I love her more and more.  She is great company and so sweet and kind.

February 2015 Random Photos

I had fun this month with the camera.  Enjoy these…

The family Keeshond, Teddy.  She is the sweetest dog ever.  She follows me everywhere and just plops down by my feet and sleeps.  With husband, she’s a little different.  She’ll wag her tail, jump on him, and want to play with him.  Another thing about her, she won’t eat unless we’re eating.

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The pink orchid.  This is the second time it’s bloomed.  I’ve only had it for a few a years.PINKORCHID021120150015_800 PINKORCHID021120150020_800 PINKORCHID022220150017_800

My daughter stepped in to help me with the 52 Week Photo Challenge I’m keeping up with.  This one called for long exposure so I set the D90 with the 50mm lens to the highest F-stop possible, which was 36, and the ISO to the lowest at L1.KY022120150006_800 KY022120150008_800 KY022120150012_800

Project Life 2013 – April 13th and 21st

As you know I am working on different Project Life (PL) projects: both daughters’ individual school/extracurricular activities, the family 2013, the family 2014, and one on just me.  I rotate between these depending on how I feel.  That might sound like a lot but it’s really not.  I only work on what I feel like working on and it keeps me motivated.  I like to have fun documenting and like adding different embellishments and creativity to the albums.

Right now, besides helping daughter with her PL (she’s done, btw, so I will be sharing a post on that shortly), I just finished April 13th and 21st.  In weeks, that would be week 15 and 17.

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Where Did Summer Go?

My 6-year-old started first grade. It’s been hard for me to grasp this.  It feels like she was just born yesterday.  My 11-year-old will be starting middle school soon.  This will be her first year in middle school.  I don’t want to even think about it yet.

I tried to hold tight onto summer.  In the last few days before my 6-year-old started school I found ways to go to an amusement park and have a picnic up in the mountains. It was fun and kept me from thinking too much about all the changes.

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A Rose’s Will To Survive, Trees, and Teddy

The rose bush husband planted last summer was eaten by our puppy, Teddy.  She ate everything that was visible.  We thought for sure the bush wasn’t going to come back but it did!  Teddy seems to be leaving it alone now.

ROSE0086_640There’s not much in the backyard and I’m not thrilled at taking photos of the same things every year, yet there’s something I find special in doing it.  I love capturing the growth and small changes.

The thorn-less Hawthorne.  It flowers a canopy of small white flowers in the spring and its berries turn red in the fall.

HAWTHORNE0092_640The fruitless cherry tree.  It’s a shame this cherry tree doesn’t fruit.  I’d be eating them cherries to my hearts delight right now if it did!  I was surprised to find two orange red leaves on the west facing side of the tree.  I have noticed the air a little chilly-er and the sun setting about an hour earlier too.  This summer seems to be flying by and for some reason I’m not quite ready for fall yet.

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Teddy.  She won’t stay still for a photo but I try anyway.  She’s 8 months now.

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A New Path

FWALK0039bw_640Over the weekend, the family went on a walk with our puppy, Teddy.  We normally walk around the block or will drive to a familiar park.  That day, we decided to try a new park with a nice walking/biking path.

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FWALK0025_600FWALK0026_600FWALK0028_640FWALK0031_600FWALK0020_600We stopped at the playground for a bit so the girls could use up the rest of their energy.  Kylie loves the swings and had begged me to push her but I was busy taking photos so she wasn’t too happy (photo above).  I did eventually push her.

We took some family shots using the timer.  It took 3 takes to get a decent one.

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