Recently found blooming outside a window of the new house – this might just be the best surprise I’ve had in awhile.  If I could somehow take a photograph of how amazing this mass of jasmine smells!  Sigh……

taken 4.25.11

taken 4.25.11


Catching up with April

Yes, much time has gone by since my last post, I know.  I am considering changing the purpose of this blog from a 365 blog to perhaps a 52 one (taking a photo once a week rather than once a day).  Now that things have more or less settled down in the new home, I will be able to decide.

Meanwhile, some shots from April.

Annabel turned 10, and she graduated to a cake that was NOT covered in princesses or ponies:

At Fernbank Museum (iPhone shot):

The pup is very tolerant:

The cat is merely resigned to his fate:

Homemade Hot Cross Buns for Easter:

Easter eggs:


A very rainy day today, with the promise of an even rainier day tomorrow.  I always love how colors become intensified after a rain, like in this picture of my dogwood tree (yes I know I am a bit fixated on the dogwood tree….)

taken 3.26.11

And I took another shot with the Picture Inspiration prompt (“Infinity and Beyond”) in mind:

taken 3.26.11

Later alligator!


Look at me being all post-y.  I think I am caught up though.  Excellent!

It’s Thursday and that means we got our newest prompt for Picture Inspiration.  This one is called “Infinity and Beyond”, where we are encouraged to seek out lines and diagonals.  Today I lined up some fun plastic cups (that I really should be putting away….) and shot various angles and lines.

Here are my two favorites of the bunch:

taken 3.24.11

taken 3.24.11


For today’s photo I decided to make one more attempt at the prompt for the Picture Inspiration class, which was “all stacked up”.  Feeling a bit lazy, I didn’t want to set a photo up from scratch, so I just wandered around the house looking for something that would fit.  These dishes that have come down from my maternal great-grandmother fit the bill exactly!  I really love this china pattern, and I think I would have picked it out myself.  Is there a china pattern gene?  Hmmmmmmmm

taken 3.23.11