Week 2 photo challenge

•August 3, 2009 • 3 Comments

This weeks challenge was to capture things in motion.  This challenge was very hard for me, and I’m not happy with how most of my pictures turned out.  But it was a challenge, and it made me try different features on my camera, so it did serve the point.

I’m posting these a little late…. new puppies take a lot of time.

I work at the Mall of America, so I took these, before and after work.  I’m not that happy with them, but times up, huh.


Welcome Home Josie

•July 28, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Yesterday afternoon Matt and I went to pick up Josie.  We gladly welcome the new addition to our home.  I don’t know if I am 100% ready for  a new dog, but I know it’s good for me.  I am really paranoid about her health (especially after Sophie).  This paragraph after this sentence gets to me a little gross, so tune back in next paragraph if you don’t want to read it.  Josie had diarreha when we picked her up (her foster mom told us this was the case).  When we got home I noticed that it seemed to be a little bloody, and as the evening went on she was going every hour, and it got more bloody and less poo-ey as the evening went along.  This morning, it was more poo-ey and less bloody (good sign), and she hasn’t needed to go as much it seems, but Matt’s been watching her, and hasn’t really paid attention to her when he’s put her outside.  I’m waiting to get another good look.  She also has started to eat less (and refuse treats), so I am a little nervous about that as well, so I hope she springs back in the next 48 hours.  I tell myself she will eat when she is hungry. Thoughts and prayers for Josie.

Josie did well last night sleep wise.  She fell asleep on the couch around 8:30, and slept off and on until I put her to bed at 11.  She cried for about 2-3 minutes and then was quiet the rest of the night.  Good job Josie.

She has met all the neighbors, and they were all so excited to meet her.

I still miss Sophie and feel like I might for awhile, but I know having Josie here is a good thing.  It is nice to have a shadow again, but I worry my little heart over her, and her health.

Matt started his new “rotation” today.  He will be doing research the next 2 months, so I hope to see him more the next couple months.

Stay tuned for new updates.

josie's home

Week 1 – photo challenge

•July 26, 2009 • 6 Comments

This weeks photo challenge.  36 pictures (no deleting, no enhancing).  1 subject…. a chair.

IMG_2181 Liked the shadows

IMG_2180 Oops to bright for the shadow

IMG_2179 Like contrast of black, white green


IMG_2176 maybe to dark

IMG_2175 Longer exposure

IMG_2174 Least favorite picture

IMG_2172 Playing with light



IMG_2169 Like the crispness

IMG_2168 oooo sun spot

IMG_2167 LOVE the shadow

IMG_2166 Whole picture


IMG_2164 Kind of interesting

IMG_2163 Like the angles on this – TOP pick

IMG_2162 DIfferent light

IMG_2161 LIke this one


IMG_2159 LIght from above left

IMG_2158 LIne on lines

IMG_2157 A little dark

IMG_2156 Tooooo bright

IMG_2155 See my finger

IMG_2153 The chair is there

IMG_2152 chair in the garden





IMG_2146 I need to dust




IMG_2142 Like the lighting – TOP PICK



The first post

•July 26, 2009 • 2 Comments

I’ve tried blogging before, but I thought I would attempt this again.  I’ve been thinking about doing this for a couple months now (instead of just updating my facebook status), and I finally found a catalyst to start my blog.  I got an new SLR camera in March, and I am still perfecting my photography skills.  A group of my online friends are all working on our skills, so we agreed that we each we would choose a “subject” and photograph it, then share it with each other.  That is the catalyst for this blog.  But depending what I end up doing you might find some other things here as well.  So stay tuned.