Thursday, May 16, 2013

Crossing the Mississippi

Destination:  Bombfire Pizza which lies right behind the minivan-  Trust me it's really good!
                           Here's the back of the building where the brick oven bumps out. 

                                       And I love the recycled Micky's tops on the patio floor.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Finding Beauty In the Ordinary


                                                              DETAILS OF DECAY
                                            Do you get it?  I find it beautiful and fascinating!


Friday, May 3, 2013

An Afternoon on the River

This river runs right through town. A good friend owns land with access to the river. Last weekend I took the kids down to the river to play. It was an amazing day. The kids played on Turtle Island which eventually resulted in being covered up to their chins in mud and then having to strip down to their underwear in order to get clean. I've finally been enough times to have learned to pack a towel and clean dry clothes.

I spotted this white beauty on the wooded trek down to the river.  It's the first flower in full bloom that I've seen.
Looking one direction

Looking the other direction- there's Turtle Island.

Close up of the rivets on the bottom of the canoe.

Complete Serenity :) 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Blog Thoughts And Old Photos

So, I was looking back at all my blog posts and noticed some things. I think my best work is from the first year because of the amount of thought and intention in each one. Many of the pictures are close ups and reflect how in the moment I was and on the smaller details of life. Many photos show how patient I focused I was. I don't know, maybe it's just because I'm personally attached to those experiences? Over the years I've slowly grown away from this blog. I've stepped away and I more able to see the bigger picture in life. It seems like what I photograph is similar.  Maybe not though. 

Today's photos are from my camera roll on my phone. (I desperately need to back these up) They were taken here and there...and screamed "upload me today."  that's why I chose them out of the 1000s on my phone. 
Trees at the bottom of creek.  It was a refreshing downhill climb to get here.
Have you see the movie where the guy goes rock climbing and gets his arm stuck and ends up cutting it off in order to escape? (85 Hours or something like that)This poor snake reminds me of that movie.  He finally made it out after 48 hours. (And he didn't tear himself either.) 
Last fall I spotted this rainbow right outside of my front deck.  It's heavily saturated to show the color but I love it!!
Proud proud moment! 
Drunk in a bar taking pictures of the signage in the bathroom. 
Male tree.
Female tree.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Food Porn And Other Photos

Mississippi River taken last fall.

This old church in the country is now an antique shop. I peeked around in the windows and around the outside but didn't go in and shop.  I may do that someday.  I was just fascinated by its beautiful decay.  This window shot is my favorite.

Same church with added lyrics from Mana's "No te rindas"   These words are so uplifting for me.  I also imagine sending them out to those that forever remain locked in my heart.  Someone loves you.

Dinner last night turned into my attempt at photographing food porn.