Saturday, June 19, 2010


I have been off work the past few days. Brian and I went to Shaw Nature Reserve on Friday and I went by myself to the Botanical Garden this morning. We have a membership at the Botanical Garden which allows us free entry into Shaw Nature Reserve, the garden, and the butterfly house.

This one was featured in Group 3 of the Bugs photo assignment on The Pioneer Woman

Butterfly Macro

I have been putting my macro lens to good use.
Mr Blue

Little Bug

Butterfly Blue


Also my wide angle lens...

reflecting pool

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Well I have been sick as a dog for the past 3 days. I have strep throat. I haven't done much other than sleep and mess around with pictures. I was surfing around and found some neat textures to play with in photoshop.

Original Photo:
Botanical Garden-9

Textured Photo:
Daisy Dew Drop

Original Photo:
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Textured Photo:
textured rose-1

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Long time no see! I am going to try and post a little more. Really busy with work these days.

One of my photos made it on the Pioneer Woman website. I shot this photo at my friend Megan's wedding. I thought it was a perfect example of happiness.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Been awhile

So it has been awhile since I posted. I haven't really felt like writing anything lately. Things are still going well in St. Louis.

Tomatoes are BOOOOOOOOMING. I've made two huge batches of salsa and given away probably 5 pounds of tomatoes. I have another couple of pounds sitting on my counter right now.

I joined a gym the other day. They had a special corporate rate at work so it is only $15 a month and the gym is open 24 hours. Now I just have to get my head into the right place and start making myself go after work!

My Papaw passed away on August 5th after struggling with colon cancer for quite a few years. I'm glad he's finally at peace. We all miss him terribly. Mom, Dejah, and I got hummingbird tattoos as a memorial because he loved to watch the hummingbirds outside his window. I'm sure he would think that is crazy but I like the fact that every time I catch a glimpse of it in the mirror it makes me think of him.

Brian is home for the weekend so we are going to spend the day together. Should be fun!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

I ♥ Faces Week 28

The theme this week on I Faces is feet! Here is my entry. These are Niko's cute little toesies! Head on over and check out the other great entries!

Niko Toes

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Catching up

Wow! Has it really been a month since I posted last?

Well I've been busy. They have officially moved me to another department at work. I am running a machine that detects trace metals in soil and water samples. So now I am an ICP Analyst. Sounds important, no? This department is so much more laid back and the people are a lot nicer. I actually enjoy going to work each day which is a good thing because I'm working a full 40 hour week now. Sometimes more.

We have roommates now. Our friend Jeff and his girlfriend have moved in with us for a while. They have made our basement quite homey. They are both really nice and both are absolutely hilarious. They help out around the house and also help out with the dogs. Brian was in Indiana last week working at his old job so that his manager could take a vacation. He's hoping Brian will help out more often. We'll see how it goes. Working 4 days out there pays him about twice what he'd make working here. The only person who has called him back wanted to pay him half what he was making in Indiana to do pretty much the same job. Travel time and gas are no different than if he commuted 45 minutes to work each day. He would just drive his commute in one big chunk. Again, we'll see how it works out.

I haven't been doing much sewing lately. Although I did get my area somewhat organized. I have been reading a lot and I've been trying to get out and walk the dogs and take care of my garden. My garden is doing pretty well. There are tomatoes all over the vines but none have ripened yet. I've gotten 3 little salad cucumbers off the vine. They were quite tasty. I'll never be able to make pickles though because I eat them as soon as I pick them.

Monday, June 15, 2009

I ♥ Faces Week 23 Kids Entry

This is my entry for Week 23 of the I ♥ Faces photo contests. The theme this week is sepia toned photos. I took this photo of my nephew Tyler at Frontier Park in Historic Downtown St. Charles, MO. He is fast! There were 4 adults chasing after him and he still managed to dodge us from time to time. He's cute as a button but definitely one of the more challenging subjects I've photographed. Be sure to hop on over to I ♥ Faces and check out all of the awesome entries!