Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Weekly Word Challenge

The words this week were Purple and Arches.

These arches are part of my dining room light.

These are from the matching hall light. The arch of the mirror is gorgeous.

My very boring kitchen cabinet.

The graceful arches of the tree that provides a bridge to my deck for the squirrels.

The arches of the canopy that keeps the house cool in the summer. Not to mention provides the acorns for the squirrels.

I wanted to do purple without using flowers, otherwise there'd be nothing but pictures of flowers. For some reason, I have only purple flowers blooming.
A purple plaque on the breakfast nook wall.

Some purple (ish) fabric on the ceiling of the nook. (also sparkly!)

And in closing, purple arches!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Photographic evidence that I shouldn't be allowed to have children

livin the thug life

Yes, that's my five year old. Why yes! those are itty bitty teeny tiny bling filled brass knuckles*. They fit him perfectly. And he is wearing aviators. and a bandana. Right now he's standing in the front yard flashing gang signs to the neighbors. They're all hiding behind their blinds, quaking in fear of the thug next door. Soon, he'll put away his bling, hop on his scooter and come in for a glass of milk. But until then, you best be steppin careful, yo.

*They actually go on a chain for a real (pretend) thug to wear as a necklace. He found them at the beach while I was looking at purses.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Weekly Word Challenge


Uh huh. Look what I did. I got the badge, yo. Which hopefully makes up for the fact that the pictures are crap.

Words this week were bokeh and


Bokeh or lens flare? Your call.


I believe this may, possibly be close to the definition of bokeh, also known as secular lights. I shot this in manual, and it's not a big black square, so bokeh or not, I'm hyped!

This young lady, who has an upside down heart shaped trunk opening (I'm reaching, I know), looks like she's getting ready to share some juicy gossip to someone on her other side.

Other random photos:

This is my favorite from the circus this weekend. Even with the huge, giant head in the frame.

I shot these next two in aperture priority mode so I could have the blur of the scarves. I like how you can tell that the second one is spinning down.

Thanks for stopping by. I may actually have pics that apply to the theme next week!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Seven things

My main gal from Michigan, Ree (wait, does that make her a Michiganian?) has tagged me for a meme. Thank gah. I've got an excuse to share more random stuff about myself. This makes me happy! Alas, first I must adhere to the rules. They are as follows:

List seven things about yourself.

Pass the award on to seven friends whose blogs you love.

Easy peasy.

7 things about moi

1. I have a daughter graduating from film school next month. I'm so proud, my head may asplode.

2. Calvin and Hobbes is my all time favorite comic of forever. Hobbes is the wisest soul ever and I am currently raising Calvin.

3. I am considering dipping my toe into the job market after 10 years as a business owner. Really, didn't I pick a great time?

4. I despise telephones and the intrusion they represent. I refuse to subscribe to call waiting and very rarely answer the phone. Your email? I will break my fingers rushing to answer.

5. I have no idea how to copy the badge or button or whatever it's called that goes with this meme. I have been given awards that I would love to put on the blog, but have no idea how. In the time it's taken me to type this, I could've figured out how to do it.
6. I used my camera in manual mode last week and I could tell what the pictures were supposed to be of!

7. I just want it to be quiet.

Now to pass on the joy. I want to know more about each of these lovelies: