Saturday, July 5, 2014

FAVE 5 ON 5 - 2014 JUNE

My FAVE Five is still recovering from last night's parades and fireworks.
My favorite photos from last month will go up later,  until then c
ontinue the blog circle by taking a look at Alison's picks at Alison Bents Photography > 



Monday, June 16, 2014

The Hours - 2014 12:00AM

It's noon at the hours. This hour found us at home, outside, practicing our take offs and landings.



To view more of the noon hour visit The Hours at thehours.org.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

FAVE 5 ON 5 - 2014 MAY

Wine and rainbows.
Isn't there a song that goes something like that?



Welcome to my Favorite 5 on 5 for May.
This is where we (myself and a group of fantastic ladies) each pick out our favorite five photos from the last month. See what the other ladies were up to last month by clicking on the blog circle link at the end of this post.

 In order:
1. Napa. Taken from the car. I love passing the rows and rows and rows of vines. (above)
2. Me. Finding things to do while waiting in line...
3. Rainbow in the sky. This reminds me that summer is just around the corner.
4. Garden. Colors and textures, I love all of this.
5. Around the corner. Finding rainbows at the library.



Color, light and wine sum up my May.
Continue the blog circle by taking a look at Alison's picks at 
Alison Bents Photography >  (I'm hoping to see lots of photos of her gorgeous new baby!)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Hours - 2014 11:00AM Collection

Dogs, cats, paths, rain, reflections and a bee heart - 11:00am at The Hours did not disappoint.
Still so excited to be a part of this project where a group of photographers each post a single image every month, taken during a particular hour of the day. Visit thehours.org to view more.




So many ways to follow the Hours (no excuses!):
The Hours website: http://thehours.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hours/524446540996139
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2504836@N23/ (you can partcipate by adding your photos here)
Instagram: http://instagram.com/thehours2014
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thehours2014
Google plus: https://plus.google.com/103078041800974995767

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Hours - 2014 11:00AM

11:00am at The Hours caught us decorating easter eggs.


To view more of The Hours visit thehours.org.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

FAVE 5 ON 5 - 2014 APRIL

Time for another installment of Fave 5 on 5 where a group of photographers chose their favorite 5 photos from the last month. To continue the circle, and view what others have selected as their favorites, click on the link at the bottom of this post.


Below is a description of each of my photos, in order of appearance. Seems like my eye is drawn to a certain something...I can't quite put my finger on it...

In order:
1. Love (above). A colorful wall with his little legs, how could I resist (especially with that word).
2. Coloring Eggs. An easter tradition carries on.
3. Commute. I love this wall. I'm not sure I had ever been here at this time of day. It was early morning and the light was just coming in over the buildings. I loved the dark shadows and the pop of yellow. I also loved watching this scene unfold over and over again as different characters came in and out.
4. Garden. These roses just bloom and bloom with very little care. I am both lucky and thankful.
5. Bicycle. Out and about and came across this beautiful wall, with a bike. This was one of those, "um, can you guys hold up for just one second?"







Keep the fave 5 circle going by taking a look at Alison's picks for this month at Alison Bents Photography >

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Hours - 2014 10:00AM

It's 10:00am at The Hours.
The 10:00am hour found us at the airport. We were on our way to jump on a plane to celebrate my grandfather's 100th birthday (yes that was 100!!).
As I was walking this caught my eye because of the color and the words. I thought if you put those two together with a person (like me) it could be something... I took a quick shot. You can see I'm trying to sneak a fast one since I'm not even looking directly into the camera.
When I took a look at this later what I liked about it were the colors (esp in the background), me + the words, and it's a reminder of the feeling that I had at that moment. Our vacation was just starting and we were about to get on a plane to join in on the celebration of a very big day.



Bunny, dogs and smiles were all found in the 10:00m hour.
Here is all the goodness that was spotted at 10:00am around the world.



To view more of The Hours visit thehours.org.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Fav 5 on 5 - 2014 March

Time for another round of our Favorite 5 photos on the 5th of each month. This time we look back at March. Remember to keep the photo circle going by clicking on the next photographer's link at the bottom of this post.


March seems to have been all about enjoying the new light and warmth of being outside. Daylight savings time started this month and our days were longer with more light. Spring also peeked her head out, reminding us that the cold (as "cold" as it gets in California) is about to be over with.
Blooms, light, quiet and a sense of hopefulness is what March left me with this year.

In order:
1. New plants in a row (above)
2. Sunset walks with daisies and high water pants (he's growing tooooo fast).
3. Started gardening again and made this pot with a variety of plants. This greets visitors at our entrance.
4. This one is about choices, go up or stay and take a seat for a while. Your choice. Either is good.
5. Family late night walks lead to long sunset shadows. Thank you daylight savings time.



Keep the fave 5 circle going by taking a look at (mama to be) Alison's picks for this month at Alison Bents Photography >


Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Hours - 2014 9:00am

It's 9:00am at The Hours.
This hour I decided to head outside.  It had been raining for a few days and there was a small break on this day, enough time to take a walk and see what there was to see.
I found pink.


Of course one is never enough. There are different angles to explore, different backgrounds to play with, different spots to focus on.


The pink blooms are only here for a short time each year. Every year I'm happy to see them and they always prove to be cooperative and nice subjects. With their colors they bring hope that the end of winter is coming soon and that warm and sunny days are just up ahead.

See more of what there was to see in the 9:00am hour by the other photographers at TheHours.org


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fave 5 on 5 - 2014 February

Raise your hand if you felt that February just flew by.
As I was reminded that the Favorite 5 on 5 time was here again I had a moment of panic. Do I even have 5 favorites? Did I take any photos this month? How could this month already be over?!
Luckily I did take photos, however this month there were no big adventures and all of my photos were taken locally.  "Locally" as in taken either at home or at school, all within a 3 mile radius.


Below is a description of each of my photos, in order of appearance. Remember to keep the photo circle going by clicking on the next photographer's (Alison) link at the end of this post.

In order:
1. Fence light (above). I loved the light coming in from the fence and I love how this can only be seen at a certain time of day, for a limited amount of time and only with the right weather.
2. Happy plant. This is the plant that sits on my dining room table. It needs to be repotted. The stick is there to keep it upright until the repotting happens. The smiley face is there to encourage me to do this.
3. Rain. Finally it rained. This is to mark that moment. This viewpoint is coming from the dining table that the plant is sitting on in number 2 above. The fence behind the flower is the same fence seen in number 1 above.
These are the facts, just reporting the facts.
4. Play Ball. I was looking for the color "purple" and asked if he would let me take a picture with him and the ball. The answer was "yes" but only under this condition.
5. Pink. I was looking for pink (it's color week(s) don't you know) and found this set at the library.




Keep the fave 5 circle going by taking a look at Alison's picks for this month at Alison Bents Photography >