Category Archives: Photography

A sure sign of spring…


On Friday on the way home from work I saw my first daffodils of the season. Sadly, I didn’t have my camera with me, nor did I actually KNOW any of the folks in whose yards I saw the flowers.

Today, Ed and I went back to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens. There were daffodils EVERYWHERE at the garden. AND I had my camera. 🙂 I found myself lying on the ground to get the shot above, but it was worth the mulch in my hair and the muddy knees.

I’m not so naive as to think the daffodils and a few blooming plants and trees means winter is over. It IS mid-February after all. We’ll have more sub-freezing weather for sure. But spring IS coming. Yippee!

Photographic bummer, dude.

I got my self-addressed, stamped envelope from our friends at the Southeastern Flower Show today. None of my shots got in… Bummer, dude.

Unlike the first show I entered, I wasn’t at all anxious about this one. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to hear anything this soon… so receiving the envelope in the mail kind of snuck up on me. Even though I didn’t get in, the experience was a good one. I am glad I entered, and I’ll probably try again next year.

Happily, I did get a voucher to get into the show, so I’ll likely go to see what DID get in… and to look at all the pretty flowers. 🙂

Thanks for rooting me on.

Heavy photographic sigh…

I didn’t sell a single print at today’s craft fair.

I got a few compliments, but nothing beyond that.

But, times are tough. I didn’t buy anything at the craft fair either.

I’m still glad I participated. I learned a few things about the process. (For instance, it’s a good idea to have the price on the back of the print itself, even if it’s also posted at your display.)

I do want to give my husband a shout out. I’m really stressed at work… and haven’t been feeling 100% on top of that. Knowing all this, he matted all 20 prints for me Tuesday and Wednesday. 🙂 Thanks, Ed!

Weekly Winner (yes, singular)

Between my having vertigo (feeling better, but still can’t move around too much and especially not too fast), Thanksgiving, and other photo-related projects, I didn’t take many photos at ALL!

I took 13 total shots for the week, all early Thursday evening. I didn’t take ANY photos at Thanksgiving dinner (was feeling particularly dizzy), but I did take a few of Toby when we got home. He’d had a bit of a Thanksgiving dinner himself (a little turkey, some green beans), and he was definitely feeling the effects of the turkey.


So I didn’t TAKE many photos, but in other photographic respects, I’ve been busy, busy, busy.

I’m getting ready for a craft fair at work Thursday. It’s the first time I’m putting my work for sale, and I’m curious to see if anything sells. Also…

Over the last few months, several of you have mentioned wishing there were a good way to order a print from me. I’ve considered several options as a way to make this possible. This is still a bit of a work in progress (what isn’t?), but is now available if you do wish to buy prints from me. I’d love for you to take a look and let me know what you think about ease of use, about the price of the prints (particularly of the 5x7s and 8x10s) and what else you’d like to see me sell (postcards? puzzles? other images?). I can sell virtually ANYTHING, as long as I can find a vendor to make it.

I’m not looking to make photography a second job, but if it makes a few people happy, I’m happy.

Now go see Sarcastic Mom for more Weekly Winners (not singular).

Our trip to the Zoo…

Ed and I went to Zoo Atlanta yesterday with some friends. It was a COLD day (high temperature in the 40s), and a lot of the animals weren’t out when we got there. But slowly but surely many of them emerged.


The focus on this is a little… um… soft. Between my having vertigo and the cold, manual focus wasn’t fun… and not so easy at times. Still, I liked how that eye peered out.


I loved the abstract nature of this one. I got some non-abstracts of this creature (which I think is an alligator), but this was my favorite.








We ended up buying a season pass, so we’ll be able to go a few times when the weather is warmer.

These are also my Weekly Winners for the week. Go see Lotus at Sarcastic Mom for more weekly winners.