Archive for March, 2008


So, I have photos from Day 4 of my photo challenge that I will have to post tonight, and didn’t take any yesterday. You try taking pictures while walking two big dogs! 🙂

Everything is starting to close in and feel tight, I’m feeling pressure and stress on a number of different fronts right now, and I am doing my best to keep my blinders firmly in place. I am trying to only focus on one thing at a time, and not look at the big picture, and not look at everything going on around me. If I keep my head down, out of the crazy wind, I can focus on what is right in front of me, but if I try to get a sense of everything going on, I quickly get overwhelmed and start to feel panicky and agitated. Normally, I like to try and get big picture views, so I can try to figure out how to best respond. But right now, I have to let go of that and just keep plugging away through things, one at a time. Seems simple and makes sense, right? Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest lessons to remember and hold on to. Clearly, I needed a reminder lesson that focusing on what is directly in front of me at this present moment, and not what I sense looming out in front of me, is all I can really focus and work on anyway.

Happy wanderings!


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Taken on the American Tobacco Trail near the house







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Friday’s Feast

AppetizerGiven the choice, would you prefer to live in the country or in the city?

Hm. Well, I like the quiet of the country and not being on top of my neighbors, but I also love being able to walk to a coffee shop or little bookstore. I also have a very strong requirement that I have to live somewhat near a fire department. So, I think I would generally say city, as long as it is not TOO city, not too crowded.


Who is the cutest kid you know?

I actually don’t think I know any kids at the moment. Although the little girl who lives next door to me is very cute — when she is not shrieking, which she is prone to doing. (but I’ve never actually met her).


Fill in the blank: I couldn’t believe it when I heard ___________.

Main Course

If you could star in a commercial for one of your favorite products, which one would you want to advertise?

Oooh. Gluten-free, Dairy-free cookie dough soy ice cream. Happiness. Possibly Neutragena Body Oil, because it makes my skin happy.


What type(s) of vitamins and/or supplements do you take on a regular basis?

Fish oil, green tea and acidophollus

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Hooray macro

I love shooting in macro mode



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The purple mission

A friend of mine at work asked me if I have any photos with a prominence of purple (nice alliteration, huh?). She has a friend who loves the color purple, and wears it every day in some form, and her father recently died. My friend wanted something to make her smile, and something that was beautiful and soothing. The fact that she thought of me and my photography is incredibly flattering.

So, I went on a purple photo shoot mission yesterday. There are these brilliant purple trees down here, and lots of purple tulip-looking trees. I had a lot of fun shooting, and here are some of my favorites.

*Note: For some reason, these are way more vibrant in iPhoto than they are on my blog. So, just assume that they are better color-balanced on my computer. 🙂






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Photos taken March 21




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