Monday, February 28, 2011

Playing in puddles.

We had a good rainstorm this afternoon.  The girls decided to play in a few puddles when Jordan got home.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

We scrubbed the siding and washed windows today.

Friday, February 25, 2011


I took about 50 shots indoors at night without camera flash or external flash and surprisingly a few of them came out clearly.  This one is right out of the camera - no Photoshop.  The girls were having fun with Guitar Hero tonight.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Before school.

Since last school year we've been taking a photo of Jordan's outfit everyday.  She doesn't want to repeat an outfit (or clothing combination).  This morning Maddie decided to jump into and run through the pictures so I decided to make her take a nice one.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


for my photography class - food (or up-close) photos.  I now love my 50mm lens because I can set my aperture to 2.8 and get this incredible bokeh.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lookin' good!

She got her hair cut today.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Shutter speed.

While the kids played wiffle ball in the front yard, I tried to master setting the shutter speed on my camera and getting a good shot.  I like this one of our neightbor with Maddie in the background because he's in focus and nothing else is.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Choreographed movement.

Jordan and Molly practicing for their choreographed movement assessment.  They came up with a crazy-fun dance to some crazy-fun music (Sleepyhead by Passion Pit).

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Buds on the trees.

Okay, its' really another photo of the sky, but there are buds on the tree, too.

Jordan had to present her Personal Project to an IB committee this evening so Maddie and I wandered around campus taking pictures.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My favorite assignment.

Up-close photos.  Jilly was the unfortunate victim of my homework today.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Yes, another sky.

The sky has been quite beautiful lately.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Ready for a great Valentine's Day.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Making Valentines.

Top picture is Maddie working on valentine owls shown here.  Both girls gave the owl goody bags to their teachers.  Lower picture shows just one of the lovely hand-drawn, hand-painted/colored hearts Jordan gave to friends.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011


We missed the shot of the huge setting sun just beyond the trees in the center of the photo.  This is still a nice one.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Happy Half-Birthday.

I snuck in and decorated Maddie's locker for her half-birthday to surprise her.  We didn't even mention anything about a half-birthday.  Needless to say she was shocked and elated.  She's said, "my locker was the best decorated of any this year".  Since her birthday falls early in August, she never has celebrated a birthday at school.  She is usually lumped in with all of the other summer birthday kids, which unfortunate for all of them.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Maddie the artist.

She is as proud as she can be of her color wheel displayed outside the six grade hall.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Gnarly tree.

The only picture on the card today.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Out the window.

I shot this from the window of my car.  I was hunting for some good photos for my photography class homework assignment.

Friday, February 4, 2011


The patina on this mailbox along with the U.S. flag is what made me stop to take a photograph.  I wanted to snap a few more because I wasn't happy with the composition of this one, but the homeowner came down the driveway so I hopped in the car and continued down the road.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Afternoon in the Park.

She has trouble taking a good picture - her eyes are closed in most.  This one turned out nice and I didn't have to re-shoot because of closed eyes.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

No Loud Music.

This sign is in an older neighborhood near where we do some of our thrift shopping.