Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Smacked by Inspiration

My blog used to be a pretty active place. Each day, a new picture. Maybe even a backstory to go with it. People liked it, but for some reason, it got away from me. I know what it was. Life. Life consumed my time. Kids activities, community activities, work activities. Sometimes there were no activities at all and I just wanted to be lazy. It's not the taking of pictures that stopped. Oh no, I kept clicking away. I just couldn't find the time to set myself down in front of my computer to edit a picture and post it at the end of my day. All I wanted to do was go to bed and sleep.

I also stopped reading some of my favorite blogs. In other words, I stopped opening myself to inspiration from others. Wow, have I missed that. I don't know why, but recently I visited one of my favorite blogs of all time, shuttersmack, and it all started to come back to me. That girl Leslie, she does it right. She's living life in a city she loves with the man she loves doing what she loves...and she's sharing that love with the world through her blog. Shuttersmack is probably the best photo blog I visit. The layout, the imagery, the's just spot on. It's like the Taj Mahal of photo blogs. (A close second is her friend Margaret's blog. A different style, but the images are just as rich and the links she shares are a riot!) I realized that it might be time to breathe life back into this blog again. It'll probably be uneven baby steps at first, then eventually I can hit full stride. I'm looking forward to it.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Horses in the Mist

Foggy morning. Snapped this on the way to work. Hard to resist fog photos. And yes...I said "horses". Look closely.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Going Batty

Tonight was the first game of the first tournament of the new baseball season. You can tell some of the kids got new bats this year because they're hanging up in the bat rack rather than lying on the ground.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Taking Flight

There were thousands of geese sitting on the ice by the Coleman plant. That's what caught my eye. Just to see them so thick and content sitting all together on the frozen pond. As I approached to take a picture through the chain link fence surrounding the campus, they took off. So, I captured what I could.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Cold Flame

Cooking salmon patties on the grill in the backyard. Trying to keep that fishy smell out of the house. It's 20ยบ outside.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Watching my BIL's and SIL's dogs while they are camping in the Canadian boundary waters. This is Duke. He moves a lot. I'm glad he knows his name because I could never catch him.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Artistic Fall

One of my favorite parts of going to parent-teacher conferences is getting to see the artwork the kids have been making. I thought Amber captured the Fall season perfectly in this piece.