Monday, December 31, 2007

I Did It!


I accomplished my goal of posting a picture a day. I posted 365 but took 8000 pictures this year! I am feeling more comfortable using my Nikon D80 and hope to improve even more so this year. I will leave you with one of my favorites from Yosemite (actually, I have about 100 favorites from that magnificent place!). Thanks for all of your sweet comments and encouraging words. It truly motivated me. :)

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Redemption


My team is headed for the playoffs after an extremely emotional season. There is no coincidence that they won by 21 points - for #21 - Sean Taylor.

Tomorrow completes a whole year for me and this blog. I am debating if I will continue it for another year. It's all or nothing so I am wrestling with it!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Faded Pink


These flowers were such a bright fuchsia shade of pink that I faded the picture so I could see more detail of the flower...

Friday, December 28, 2007

Shedding


Geico was shedding his skin the other day and I was able to get a few good pictures of the process through the glass. I'm glad we don't shed like that!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

All The Way Down


I have over 1000 pictures from our Yosemite trip and still have not viewed all of them! This is the best view I could get of Yosemite Falls. The first drop is 1400 feet; the second drop consists of a series of cascading waterfalls and is 675 feet; the last drop (pictured here) is 300 feet.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Succulent


I think this is a form of the plant called "chickens and hens"...

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Speckled


I wonder if this plant is part of the aloe family?

Monday, December 24, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Running Over


Can you just hear it's beautiful sound?

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Thistle


I think this is some sort of thistle...

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Rockin'


This was the coolest rock I had ever seen. I think it's a Serpentinite rock.
(I collect rocks from special places so I brought some home of course!)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Mountain Side


The picture from yesterday was on one side of the Cabrillo Highway/Route 1 CA - and on the other side was this beautiful mountain drive.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Beach Side


... off of Cabrillo Highway/Route 1 at Martins Beach, CA.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sideways

A powerful storm came through and knocked down these 100 foot redwood trees - completely sideways! (Muir Woods, CA)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

Aglow


The 5 o'clock sunlight made this bow look like it was glowing...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Away In A Manger...


the little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Let Me In


I know, another cat picture... I grabbed my camera when I saw our cat Frodo looking so sweet as he begged to come back in. The bad boy has been sneaking out too much lately with this warm weather and the doors wide open!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Drought


While hiking Sunday, we had a new perspective of just how bad the drought is here when we saw Lake Lanier. The water is down 19.73 feet. We saw many docks displaced on dry land. This picture isn't that great since I took it from the car window (while my man was driving).

Monday, December 10, 2007

Through the woods...


One more shot from our hike yesterday on the Laurel Ridge Trail by Buford Dam...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Take A Hike


What better to do on a 76 degrees in December!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Pink and Blue


Beauty from the sun setting down last night -5 minutes, and then it was gone.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Winter Berries


As I was leaving my parents house this afternoon, my eye was caught by these almost black berries. Mom, Dad, what kind are they?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Looking In


(I could not post this on time because Blogger was down...)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Batdog


Come on, sing it - na na na na na na na na -BATDOG!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Curious Christmas Cat


Coco was a total surprise Christmas morning of 2004. I was totally floored. Tonight, she was desperately meowing at the door (she is not an outdoor cat) so I opened the door and sat her on a small bush. Her eyes tell it all!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Reflect


A reflection of trees in a puddle...

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Roots


Watch your step! I definitely would not want to run this trail. There were roots everywhere!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Show Off


When I saw how this picture turned out, I thought, that tree is showing off! What's left of it's red leaves stood out among the cold and gray background.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Chilly


I was trying to capture the fog over the Chattahoochee River yesterday, but instead I feel I captured how cold it was. This picture emits how chilly it was.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Rain Rain

please stay!

Note to self: Never again wear Chaco flips on a cement boat ramp that has a thin layer of mud.
I fell smack on my hiney when taking pictures at the Chattahoochee today. My lens hit the ground first but all seems well... oh the adventures never end...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Our New Pet

Meet Geico - a green anole we found last Tuesday.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Busted


"OK, I'll leave your cats alone", says Wilson...

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Falling


I took this yesterday through the front windshield while sitting in traffic. The kids even noticed how cool the leaves looked drifting across the sky.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Moving On


This morning I stared at our Bradford tree, and took in it's mosaic beauty. Tomorrow we are expecting gusty winds so the leaves will be thinning out fast around here...
Here it was eight months ago...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Looking Up


Taken from my car window - looking up at the trees all around me. This picture really does not capture how the trees created such a beautiful mosaic effect.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Grande


Taking this picture was an adventure. When the tree caught my eye, I pulled over immediately to take a picture. Can you just hear my kids grumbling now?! I had to back up as far as I could to try to capture the whole tree and almost fell into a busy street! I just wish I had my sky/sun filter lens for this one. I think it would have made the sun behind the tree magnified. I will try to post the full tree tomorrow.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Baby Acorns


The creation of a thousand forests are in one acorn. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Around the Bend


I never before knew the full value of trees. Under them I breakfast, dine, write, read and receive my company.
-- Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Red Radiance

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds, and stars. Martin Luther

Monday, November 12, 2007

Autumn Foliage

On my way out of the neighborhood today, the colors by the pond looked pretty.