Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Our beloved cat snuck out of our house 2 weeks ago today, around dinner time. He has not returned or been found yet. What I would give to have him back... That is the only thing I would change in 2008.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Come again?

This is how it looked when I walked by our front door and noticed the deer. Very cool...

Monday, December 29, 2008

Oh Deer!

In our front yard this morning - 10 feet from the front door - and we don't live in the sticks...

Sunday, December 28, 2008


First try getting a shot of the cardinals that hang around our house, with my new lens. There is plenty of room to grow!

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Daddy looking at little one's scab that came off... I took this with my big lens and the spindles on the stair case are cropping this picture. Not intentional, but I like the way it turned out.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Good Catch

Trying out my new lens - Sigma Zoom Lens - APO 70-200mm f2.8 Macro HSM

Thursday, December 25, 2008

From Not My House -

to yours- Merry Christmas!
This is one done up house that was just screaming for me to take it's picture!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Skaters

For decades, I have thoroughly enjoyed my parents Christmas display.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008


I've been wishing for sun lately...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Opposites Attrack

You say the water's cold, I say the water's warm...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saint Mary Cathedral

Beautiful ornate church and door - Austin, Texas

Friday, December 19, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Grand Ol' Stairs

I love old thick wooded banisters...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

4th Floor

Looking down in the capital building of Austin, Texas. (I love seeing the people at the bottom of this picture. It gives it more height and depth.)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Capital Austin

Looking up in the capital building of Austin... I love everything about Texas... and this building was gorgeous.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Butterfly Getting Nectar III

I also liked this one - different flower - different angle...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Butterfly Getting Nectar II

Here is the second shot in the series of the butterfly getting nectar... The eyes are a little sharper in this picture.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Butterfly getting nectar...

I think this may be my favorite picture from this year. Not sure though... I think it was the thrill of the chase for me that makes this one of my favorites. It's not perfectly sharp as I'd like it to be, but not bad for my basic standard kit lens. I have one more a split second after this was taken. It is a little more sharp, and the wings are clear, but the butterfly's 'tongue' is down further in the flower. I like being able to see it more in this one. I may post it tomorrow, even if it's almost identical to this... Just my thoughts...

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Outside our front door, this evening...

Monday, December 8, 2008


I am not sure what type of insect this is, but it looks like a cross bred bee and hummingbird (with perhaps a little moth thrown in it!). It's wings and how fast they were made it resemble a hummingbird.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

True Blue Montclair

i love the robin egg blue on this old car...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008


short for dachshund...