365 days to better photography

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Day 244

September 1, 2011

Party Favors

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Day 181

June 30, 2011

Garden and Tricycle

Look how tall the corn is getting.  It’s already taller than knee high

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I picked a crazy amount of lettuce


Day 179

June 28, 2011

What happens when I forget to take a picture until late at night.


Day 155

June 4, 2011

Backyard fun

Showing off my pedicure
yes he is playing outside in his underwear.  We’re in full blown potty training mode and it’s easier


Day 151

May 31, 2011

Front Yard Picnic

PB&J

Radishes from the garden

I’m also more consistently nailing my exposure!


Day 150

May 30, 2011

Playing in the front yard.


Day 143

May 23, 2011

I’m so tired of the rain.  This is after I dumped about half of the water out.


Day 141

May 21, 2011

Today we went to Build-a-Bear with (Blake’s) Grandma and Cousins.  It was tons of fun and Grandma took us out to lunch bought all the kids bears -Dog/Bunny/Monkey (Thank You!)

Miss KarliBlake’s MonkeyThe hearts to be put inside the animalsWearing a fisherman’s outfitI took the two youngest over to the play area so Taylor could shop for a minute with GrandmaSister SnugglesMore sister snugglesBack at our house I took more pictures.  It was nice having subjects that actually look at the cameraBoth girls are so pretty (and smart and sweet) ❤


Day 137

May 17, 2011

A mess


Day 133

May 13, 2011

This was delivered by UPS today it’s my Mother’s Day present from Aaron and Blake (I’m the slacker who ordered it late, not Aaron) I LOVE it.  It will make carrying my camera so much easier and my shoulders and neck won’t hurt after long outings.

Today the weather was beautiful again.  I noticed these growths on our tree in the backyard.  They were there last year but I never figured out what they were.

Not all the leaves are affected and from what I can see there aren’t as many high up

So I went to Google.  Apparently they are galls caused by insects.  I wonder if that little bug is responsible for them.

I am ashamed to admit that I don’t know what type of tree this is.  It gets pretty yellow flowers along the underside of its leaves during the summer.  If you know what it is leave me a comment.

and more lilacs.  They’re starting to die so you won’t have to see many more pictures

On to the Garden

RadishLettuce in dire need of thinningSpinach, also in need of thinningCilantroMy empty strawberry pot.  Hopefully that will be remedied this weekend.  The plants from last year did not survive the winterI’m trying to watermark in Lightroom.  If the picture doesn’t need additional editing in Photoshop Elements it saves me a step. It looks like I’ll have to tweak it since it’s barely visible on the darker pictures.