Month: April 2012

The Versatile Award!!!

Image

An amazing blogger and soldier http://danbohmer.wordpress.com nominated me for the Versatile award!! I’m so happy and surprised! Thank you so much for being so faithful to my blog and for enjoying my pictures 🙂 I respect you as an artist and as a soldier to our country. Thank you for all that you do!

The rules of the award:

  1. Add the award to your blog
  2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you
  3. Mention 7 random things about yourself
  4. List the rules
  5. Pass on the Award to 15 or more bloggers

Seven random things about me:

  1. I love the color orange and one of the walls in my room is that color! HAHA
  2. I love reading most everything. 
  3. I have a sensitive nose and I can smell things that most people can’t HAHA
  4. I only sing, alone, in my car lol
  5. I’m a light weight, and pass out after one glass of wine
  6. I’m crazy in love with my husband, William (Although, you all probably already know that :P)
  7. I hate the rain, but I love how green and beautiful it makes everything around me 🙂

I didn’t think my blog was going to get any attention at all. I was shocked when I started getting followers and they actually started talking to me! I’m so thankful for everyone who encourages me and give me the confidence to do this everyday 🙂 These are the amazing people I Nominated:

  1. deanjbaker
  2. sandy
  3. andy1076
  4. Pink Ninjabi
  5. Leanne Cole
  6. ☆ MagicAperture
  7. Kam
  8. Hannah Wehrheim
  9. mona
  10. barisaxnumbertwo
  11. http://ayearofpics.wordpress.com/
  12. Snapshooter
  13. Russel Ray Photos
  14. zannyro
  15. mdphotographers

No pressure on reposting this guys, I just wanted to acknowledge you all, in no particular order, and let you know how much your feedback and friendship means to me 🙂 

Thank you everyone! 

Advertisements

Clouds Part 3

I was so excited while driving home one evening and looking out to see these clouds! My mom was driving so I was able to roll down the window and take the first one while the car was moving HAHA! I’m surprised it turned out as well as it did, I didn’t really care too much about the trees, I just really wanted to show you all how amazing the clouds looked! Thanks to my Lightroom 4, I was able to adjust them enough to look exactly how I saw them 🙂 

I look at these and I find myself completely captured in these shots, not wanting the moment to go away and ignoring life completely. The beauty I see when I look at these clouds just reminds me of when I was little, spending time at my grandparents house, before my grandma passed away. Innocent days when life wasn’t so complicated and days seemed a lot longer. I’m sure we all have moments like those that flash you back to a less complicated time and you find just a moment of peace 🙂

 

Image

 

Image

 

Image

Stevie’s First Steps… Outdoors!

Stevie is my husband’s cat, so when he left for his contract job overseas, of course, I brought him with me while I’m staying here with my parents. I moved us up from a busier area in Southern California, so we just never let Stevie outside. Now that we are here in beautiful Oregon, he’s seeing how his step brother, George, get’s to go outside whenever he wants. So I finally opened the door for him and I was able to take some shots of one of his first outings lol! He is the biggest baby I know HAHA! So I knew it would take him a while to get used to being out there, and this is how he reacted, enjoy!

 

Image

 

Image

 

Image

 

Image

The Epic Tulip Blog!

Ok, so there’s nothing too Epic about this blog, it just took me a few days to get all the right ones and get them all pretty 🙂 I love Tulips! They are my favorite flower and they are only around for a few weeks. So I went out a few times and took as many pictures as I could and adjusted them to how I wanted them to look 🙂 

I moved up to Oregon about 6 years ago, I’m originally from Southern California, and we didn’t have Tulips down there! So when I first saw them in person, I fell in love 🙂 I hope you enjoy them!

Image

Image

Image

Image

I think this one is a tulip lol 

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Where’s the Muffin?

I have to start by saying how sad I was about this photo set I took yesterday. I’m still learning about all the buttons and switches on my camera, so when I took my friend, Austin, to go take some photographs I had forgotten something very important. The last time I had used my camera, I had it on my tripod…and had the stabilizer off.. and forgot to turn it back on for the shots I took below. I can’t explain to you how disappointed I am in myself! The pictures I took of my friend were really cute and we were just running around a forest having fun, that I didn’t check back on the camera to see how most of them turned out. So with that in mind please forgive the blurriness, I now know to double check all my settings before taking any other photographs, especially ones with people I  care about in them.

Now for the fun, this post is a form of “Where’s Waldo”, but I have nicknamed my friend, Austin about 6 years ago, Fluffy Muffin. HAHA! I can’t really explain why I named him that, but it stuck and he’s a great sport about it. Throughout the years it’s strictly “Fluffy” now, although I do still love just calling him Muffin 😀 While frolicking through the woods we decided to step off the path and go into the crazy growth area and he came up with the “Where’s the Muffin?” idea! HAHA!

The first photo is the best of all my blurry ones that I could find of Fluffy 🙂 You can tell in the photo he’s just a sweet kid, outgoing and always up for an adventure! Even though it’s kind of blurry, I still think it looks kind of cool 🙂

Image

Let the games begin!!! Where’s the Muffin??

Image

 

Image

I did take a total of four hidden shots of him, but these two were the only ones that came out well, I hope you had fun!  😀

Puffy Clouds = Cotton Candy

Whenever I see clouds like these, I have some serious craving for cotton candy, and then my teeth start hurting. I’ve had a lot of dental time, thanks to cotton candy along with other amazing sweets, and it’s a shame when you start growing up and you become responsible and stop eating certain things, it’s depressing actually. Haha! Yes, yes, I’ve given up my precious cotton candy, and now I stick to gummy candies 😀 I’ll learn my lesson someday lol

Image

 

Image

 

The Beauty in the Flaws

Good day fellow bloggers 🙂

I’m still under the weather and haven’t been able to leave the house much. I was especially sad when I got up to a beautiful warm and sunny day, so I let Frank know that we’d be able to have a small adventure today, he didn’t say anything back, but I’m sure he was very happy about it. HAHA! I stepped in the warm sun and just took there as I felt it soak into my skin and warm my bones. I walked over to my neighbors house and was happy to see that the flower I wanted to feature today was still there. My neighbor told me about it last week and I was curious as to what it looked like, after that I was too busy to stop by and then got sick.

As I gazed unto the flower I was taken by it’s beauty. It’s the weirdest Daffodil I’ve ever seen in my whole life, but because it was so different looking, it made it just that much more beautiful. People take things or maybe even other people who are different and can’t see past how different they are. I see the beauty in the flaws and often find different things or people more beautiful then the norms. God decided to give me something amazing to photograph yesterday and share with you all 🙂 Enjoy!

Image

 

Image