Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
There were a dozen or so bands or artists. Keith Urban, Sugarland, Billy Currington, Phil Vassar, Joey + Rory, Merle Haggard, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Jason Aldean, Heidi Newfield, to name a few.
There are too many photos to share but here are a few of my favorites:
*Crazy shot showing how many people were there
*Toby Keith in post-its (ha)
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to start the day.
So he began to walk faster to catch up. As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn't dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean.
As he got closer he called out, "Good morning! What are you doing?"
The young man paused, looked up and replied, "Throwing starfish in the ocean."
"I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?"
"The sun is up and the tide is going out. And if I don't throw them in they'll die."
"But, young man, don't you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can't possibly make a difference!"
"It made a difference for that one." (author unknown)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
1:23 AM and Haylee wakes me and says Mollie is crying like crazy. My little Mollie is in labor. I have never been around to see/hear a cat have kittens before and none of the Googling or YouTubing prepared me for the next five and a half hours. Mollie was so clingy even trying to follow me out of the room at one point.
Her first kitten was still born which lead me into a frantic because I had no idea what to do. Mollie was confused and Haylee was in shock. Before we knew it Guido the fattest little black kitten was born; then came a skinny greyish kitten who couldnt figure out if he need to nurse on an ear, tail or its sibling--his name is yet to be determined, were thinking GPS might be appropriate. Third came along Gramps with the whitest little beard and black and white striped socks...the only one to look like Mollie. A few minutes later and a yet to be named black kitty joined the group of four. (total last kid syndrome, isn't it though!?!?!* We have no idea what the sex of the kittens are but so far we've had fun with the names. Everyone says I am a grama. Har. Seriously, I was so involved (don't ask me how horrific it was to "remove" the last two kittens) *shudder* But a grama's gotta do what a grama's gotta do, right? One day I will be an Ava to my my own children's babies.... I cannot imagine the joy THAT will bring me because I am so excited about these four teeny kitties. And so proud of my Mollie.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
"All in the dawn the fleet was moor'd,
The streamers waving to the wind,
When Black-eyed Susan came on board,
Oh where shall I my true love find?
Tell me, ye jovial sailors, tell me true..."
John Gay, poet
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I found it difficult to choose just one photo. I of course had to share Matthew as he enjoyed making the biggest bubbles of his life!
Friday, April 16, 2010
I think I have forgotten how a few things in my life are defined: opportunity, change...and choices.
Kristi: it is time to begin paying attention.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
By any other name would smell as sweet...
"A rose by any other name..." When I was younger I didn't quite understand its meaning. However, life has taught me that it is not the name that is important but the character and sweetness of the flower...or person...or action.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
me: "No, he took one from a tree last week."
jaye: "Yeah but we got caught by the guy who owns the orchard..."
jaye, jarrid & matthew: LAUGHTER
Trouble makers. I am such a proud mother *rolling eyes* Then Jessica suggested I document it in my blog.
Here they are with their evidence: Jarrid, Matthew and Jessica.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Here are two pictures, obviously not from my own clicking, but I had to share. Outside of Red Robin in front of our limo--had to go to the concert in style! Tina & Claire, Haylee, Me, Eric holding Jenna, Jaye and her boyfriend Jarrid.
And the next one is me and my Girls. What a great memory!
Friday, April 9, 2010
TODAY I get to combine the two...which sadly has turned out to be the highlight of my day.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I like this picture because of its simplicity. When I first spotted this potential photo: I noticed an old tree. Only secondly did I notice how great it presented itself against the lush green. Lastly, and much to my pleasing did I realize the ground had the perfect sprinkling of white flowers.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Original Photo: Such a non adventurous day for this photo experiment. I noticed this view from my home office window. The screen prevented a clear shot so I left my seat and stood literally outside the office window to try my best to get the same shot.__________________________________________________
Second Crop: For the final crop I chose to make the photo a landscape scene, removing much of the upper and lower sections of the original photo. I think this adds a nice touch and feels more dramatic. However just like the other two versions, the tree (branches) frames the photograph giving more of three dimension element.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
What does Inspiration mean to you? Where do you find it?
15 yr. old girl: "its a cafe" Plain and simple, just a shrug of the shoulder, no emotion. Maybe this is a teenaged girl thing?! *next*
13 yr. old boy: "its a bad house" and "it makes me feel sad" Very surprising that he saw such negativity in the old place. His face really looked perplexed as if he was waiting for something more? I should have asked him but I was already yelling for my next guinea pig....*next*
7 yr. old girl: "its an old house" I asked her it she felt an emotion: No. Do you know what an emotion is?: Yes, like happy or sad. (blank stare from me indicating I wanted to know if she had an emotional response) She smiled this huge toothy grin: I don't feel happy or sad. *groan*next*
3 yr. old boy: "ohhhhhhhhhhh I like it!" I am thinking "finally" someone in this house has an artist eye! I am feeling so proud!!! Then he burst my bubble by saying he likes how the house is "all covered in mud" *sigh, he is soooo three years old & all boy*
Monday, April 5, 2010
Photos can be enhanced in many ways usually to brighten or contrast the colors of the original photo. A scene such as a sunset usually has the desired imagery of different color tones and editing can come into play in various ways...as I have chosen in the three photos. I realistically could have changed this seen several dozen times. For the changes I made enhancements by adjusting my saturation and hues.
Which is the original photo?
AND which photo do you like the best?