Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Day 104 - Retro Monopoly

My kids love to play monopoly and this is their favorite version - The Sixites - LOL Their favorite card to draw is when everyone has to get up and do the twist =) It has property cards like Lava Lamp, Woodstock, Tie Dye etc....all things 60's.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Day 103 - Sunset

I LOVE spring and summer sunsets - the colors are just breathtaking!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Days 101 and 102

Here are my Saturday and Sunday pictures. Saturday our photo group had a big BBQ get together and the sky and and clouds were awesome. This was just right before sunset.

We don't celebrate Easter, we do Ostara, but the kids wanted to find eggs today. The princesses were pretty easy to find as they were bright metallic. LOL They stood out pretty good against the still brown grass =)

Until tomorrow -
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Day 100 - Spring Is Finally Here

Spokane has two seasons - winter and road construction...LOLOL No matter where you go in this town - you will find these signs. Ahhh spring is truly here :-)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Day 99 - Heather

My blooming Heather....

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Day 98 - Hyacinth

It was soooo beautiful out today - I just had to be a part of it! Since I swear my flowers are stunted from all that snow - I went a bought some for my garden, hoping my other flowers would see these and figure out what they are supposed to do. Hyacinth's are my favorite flower. I just can't get enough of the smell of the them :)

Until tomorrow -
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Day 97 - Reflection

The water in the pond was so still the reflection of the tree's was like a mirror.

Have a wonderful day.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Day 96 - Lonely

This picture just makes me sad for some reason....... :)
As you can see there is just a touch of snow still at the lake - it won't last as we are supposed to be 70 degree's tomorrow! Can you hear me shouting for joy?? LOL And then of course we drop 30 degree's with rain - but I'm not complaining - its better than the white stuff.

Have a wonderful day!!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Day 95 - That will teach you!

So youngest DD has been bugging her dad to let her get her ears pierced. It didn't bother me when or if she had them done. But DH insisted that she be closer to 12 when she has it done. So after the princess pouty face and the batting of the eyelashes, he said fine, lets do it now. He honestly thought she would chicken out and not do it. Well, she showed him - she did it! And without flinching, no tears, nothing! She sat there and smiled....LOL I love that she called his bluff. :)

Our snow is gone and its supposed to be 63 today! Yeah!!! Now we will probably skip spring and go right into a hot summer phase... :-)

Have a beautiful day!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Days 93 & 94 - The Lake

Oldest DD and I headed out really early yesterday morning to go take pictures. We were at one of our many many lakes and caught these shots. The top picture is just a post from a fence on the edge of the water. The second picture is also at the lake with the sun just starting to come up.

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Day 92 - UGH!

We had 50 degree weather yesterday and woke up this morning to almost 3 inches of fresh snow......my poor flowers that are trying to come up and bloom don't know what to do!

See you all tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Day 91 - Peder

I had to go to our local Sons of Norway lodge today to take some photo's (I'm also a member there) and I thought this statue that we have in our lobby would make a great pic for today. It's about 8 feet tall and weighs probably a ton. Our lodge is named after him. Peder Tordenskjold.

Until tomorrow -

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Days 89 & 90

So with the kids in karate camp all week, and DH working - I have the house to myself. I seem to have less time to do anything than when I am running around all day picking up and dropping off kids!

Day 89 - Gotta have my Double Dutch Chocolate Mocha...YUMMY!!!!!!!

Day 90 - The Princess not happy with her mother that I took her picture. Oh she was mad at me...LOLOL Oh well!

Until tomorrow -
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Day 88 - Purple Haze

No, this pic doesn't have anything to do with Hendrix...LOLOL I was burning some incense and thought the smoke would make a cool picture. I had DH hold the stick up to our stereo speaker for the black background.

Until tomorrow -
Have a super day!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Days 85, 86, & 87

*Sigh, I hate it when I get behind in posting.....* It was conference week this last week for the kids, so the Princess was in Kindergarten for only 90 minutes each day. Not much time to get to her to school, come home and do something productive, then go back to get her. Now we are on spring break so hopefully I can get stuff done.

Day 85 - just a macro of one of my plants. Loved how the sunlight was hitting it.

Day 86 - my Winter Daphne is just budding - and it smells sooooo good!

Day 87 - Time - which I never seem to have too much of anymore!

See you all tomorrow -
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Day 84 - Tipped Over

I love to go to one of our older cemeteries and just walk around and take pictures of the older headstones. My grandparents and great great grandparents are buried there - but I enjoy going to the older section. I think this one fell over after our last real heavy snowfall.

Have a wonderful day -
See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Day 83 - Grungy Alley

I love old grungy alleyways. This one just caught my eye because of the bricks falling apart.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Day 82 - Huh?

I stumbled upon this when I was driving around - I have NO clue what it is. Art sculpture maybe? I dunno...LOL It's by the river. I told the Princess that it was to turn the river off. I don't think she believed me. :-)

Have a wonderful day -
See you tomorrow!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Day 81 - The Rivers Meet

Finally got outside to get some pictures today. This is the junction where two rivers meet. The brown is runoff called Latah Creek, and the blue is the Spokane River. I loved the contrast between the brown and the blue.

Until tomorrow -
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Day 80 - Twilight

Oldest DD and I went to a midnight release party at Borders for Twilight. We had a blast playing Vampire Baseball Trivia, A Scavenger Hunt, and meeting other crazies like us. There was about 250 people there...YIKES It was well worth it getting the Borders Exclusive DVD. It kinda sucks for those that didn't pre-order this version, they have to wait until the end of April for the next shipment......It was a very long day yesterday; getting up for the equinox, then the party and of course I had to come home and watch it and crawl into bed about 3 a.m., LOL

Until tomorrow -
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Days 77-79 - Yeah It's Spring!

HAPPY SPRING!!!!! Signs of Spring are finally all around us! This is my favorite season of the year. I have tons of buttercups in bloom (Day 77) and my tulips and hyacinth's are sprouting.

Princess Anna, my mom and I planted our herb garden yesterday (Day 78). Anna had to put her magick touch into the soil. This kid can make anything grow. :-)

My picture for today (Day 79) is SOOC - no trick photography. The kids and I got up at 4:30 this morning with our eggs. At exactly 4:44 pacific DST, we balanced our eggs during the Vernal Equinox. They love to do that. If you haven't done it - you need to try. At the exact time of the equinox, you can actually feel the pull on the egg. It stayed balanced for about 3 minutes - enough time to get all the pics taken.

Until tomorrow -
Have a beautiful Spring Day!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Day 76 - Early Spring Storm

We had the greatest storm move through late last night. Wind, hail, thunder, lightning, sunshine, all at the same time. It was awesome!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm wearing my green so I don't get pinched...LOL

Until tomorrow -
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Day 75 - "You Are Not A Jedi Yet"

So my DS asked what I was doing for my picture today and I told him I didn't have a clue. He told me he wanted to pick and hands me his Vader Bank. He LOVES Vader...LOL We're talking beyond obsession here...so this picture is for Nikk.

Until tomorrow -
Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Day 74 - Don't eat the grapes!

A bowl of plastic grapes that sit on my mom's dining room table. It's so kitsch. :-)

Until tomorrow -
Have a beautiful Sunday!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Day 73 - Freija

I was at a loss today trying to figure out a pic - but I did like this one of my fat cat. This is her being snooty with her nose in the air...LOL

Until tomorrow -
Have a beautiful day.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Day 72 - Old Signage

My mom and I drove around the industrial area and I took a bunch of shots of the old old advertising that is on the side of buildings. I love the top advertisement - its for a hotel with steam heat at .50 cents a day. We figure the advertising dates to about the 19teens as the buildings are a touch older than that.

On my picture for yesterday, I was asked what the circles were in the background. I took the photo in my bathroom as I have awesome natural light in there. The circles are lights (yes Christmas lights) that I still have hanging in there...LOL The kids love them as they stay on all night and they can see. I just used a very shallow DOF to get that look.

Until tomorrow -
Have a fantastic Friday!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Day 71 - Daisies

I fell in love with these daisies with both white and purple petals. I am so ready for spring to get here. It's sure taking its time.......
Until tomorrow -
Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day 70 - Moonlit Icicles

Ok, so I took this picture last night - I just couldn't resist. :) Can you believe we have done this for 70 days already? Time has gone so fast.......

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Day 69 - Antique Toy Block

Since we got about 4 inches of new snow and it's in the single digits outside - its much too cold to go out and find a pic for today. So I just puttered around the house and found this antique toy block.

Until tomorrow - have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Day 68 - Gloomy ole Eeyore

It's still snowing here....UGH!!!!!! And we also changed our clocks which means I will be tired for the next 7 months...LOL they kids are cranky too - so who more appropriate than Gloomy ole Eeyore? He fit the mood for today. This stuffie is about 4 feet tall, he is HUGE! :)

Until tomorrow -
Have a very ungloomy day!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Days 66 & 67

Its *gulp* snowing here today, and very very cold!!! So I went out and bought some flowers. I'm trying to encourage spring here...LOL

The kids watched Cars last night so I just had to dig up Nikk's cars and take their pic. I couldn't find Ramone tho, rats! Mater is our favorite..hehehehe

Until tomorrow -
Have a beautiful Sunday!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Day 65 - The Littlest Pet Shop

The Princess collects everything that is cute. :) Some of her favorites are her Littlest Pet Shop toys. Other than hurting like heck when you step on them in the middle of the night - they are kinda cute. These two are just cheapies from Happy Meals, but she has about 20 others that she has collected.

Until tomorrow -
Have a beautiful Friday!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Day 64 - Grappling

The Princess had a grappling tournament at her Karate school. Doncha love the flower face paint? LOL They had facepainting at school and do you think she would let me wash it off before her competition. Absolutely NOT! She did pretty well - she's not big into competing yet, but when she does, Watch Out!!! LOL

Until tomorrow -
Have a beautiful day

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Days 61-63 My First Model Shoot

Aside from us all trying to get over this crud - I had my first model shoot! Yeah!!! Even though I felt horrid, I had so much fun :) so for the last 3 days I have been post processing pictures. This model was so easy and just a blast to work with.

Until tomorrow -
Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Days 58, 59, &60 Three In One

Well its been an exciting (NOT) 3 days around here. I think I mentioned how my DS and I have been fighting this cold that just goes on and on and on.....well, come to find out not only do my son and I have this cold - we have the Peanut Salmonella!!!! YIKES! And what we had wasn't even on the recall list....but once this hit - I seriously thought I was going to die. They got DS on anti-biotics and he is much better now, for the adults - you just have to wait it through. I am better today, at least I am up and moving. I think this peanut company should pay for all medical and pain and suffering.....
thanks for listening to me rant. :)
Until tomorrow -

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Day 57 - Sphinx

I have always loved this Sphinx that sits at our Masonic Temple. She just mesmerizes me :)

Quite a few of you asked how I did the effects on the pictures (and today's) for the last couple of days. Its with a program called Photomatix. Its a HDR (High dynamic range). The program works best with bracketed photo's, meaning at least 3 different pics of the same image with different exposure settings. A tripod is a must for this. You can do some really gorgeous stuff with it and then you can also get pretty funky with it...LOL. It mainly just highlights your highlights and brings out your shadows. Its fun to play with. You can find it here and download the demo version.

Until tomorrow -

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Day 56 - Riverpark Shopping

Another shot from our Downtown shopping area. Wanted to show you the before and after. Just playing around with different filters. These are the same filters I used on yesterdays pic.
Thanks again for the well wishes. I'm down to just an annoying cold, but little man is still sick and feverish.....boys sure can get a good whine going can't they???LOL

Until tomorrow -
Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Day 55 - Riverfront

We are all still sick around here...this is getting really old....
I took this picture the other day when we were out and about - its of our park in the middle of our downtown area. Its quite beautiful with the river.
Until tomorrow....

Monday, February 23, 2009

Days 51-54

Whew - I can't believe how far behind I am in posting. The days just go too fast. The whole fam has been sick, again. We all get well and it starts all over again. UGH. I did manage to steal some time to go take pictures.

Day 51 is out on my inlaws farm. I loved the very blue sky with the snow and treeline.

Day 52 is a pic of my DD and DH. Our local highschool sponsored a Father/Daughter dance and the two of them went.

Day 53 is just an old rod iron gate leaning against a brick wall. I love the contrast in textures and colors. :)

Day 54 we were driving through the downtown area and I just happened to notice the ornate architecture on a building.

Until tomorrow -
Have a beautiful day!