Monday, December 20, 2010

tis the season

hope all is jolly where you are.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

autumn leaves

looking up and enjoying fall colors.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


the end of a long day.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

fall color: spring green

took on the photo challenge of finding the color "spring green" in the fall months (she was easy to find and looks lovely paired with the color brown).

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

catching the light

Catching this last bit before the time change this weekend. I will miss the golden hour after work which will instead be replaced with darkness. I hate this part of the time change (however I will enjoy the extra hour of sleep in the morning).

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

falling behind...

oh gosh i am getting so behind on posting.

this is my nature blog.
here is where i showcase my flowers and leaves and all things nature.
truth is...
i'm not always taking nature images (gasp!).

i'm taking pictures of other "important stuff"...

like images of gelato. i mean priorities right?

and blurry images of long walks

and girls giving high fives at the county fair.

see? i'm very busy doing important important work while not posting nature images on my blog.

(i'll try and be better this month. but i'm not making any promises)


Friday, July 9, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

i am here in smallroots

this is me. a diptych of my love of nature and the i am here project.
if you haven't visited my other project take a look »

Sunday, May 16, 2010

a hen...

a "hen and chicks" plant. i had never heard of this name until someone made a comment on one of my photos. i love the name and i love this hen and her touches of pink.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

red fiesta

a spicy number for cinco de mayo.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

pink party

there is a tree that lives outside my door that blooms every April with these lovely pom poms of pink.

Friday, April 16, 2010

an army of one

i love the colors of this one, the background reminds me of army camouflage. Attention! Sir, Yes Sir!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

field of spring

i love the fresh feeling that comes with spring. i was happy to stumble upon this lovely field.

Monday, March 22, 2010

wait for it...

and it will come. Some days are definitely better than others, and sometimes you have to go through many shots before you capture a gem (i have a sweet spot for this particular gem).

Thursday, March 4, 2010

today i wish...

for bright days of warm sun.
Spring is almost here, can you feel it?
(i took this image today!)

Friday, February 19, 2010

flower lovers unite...

I'd like to dedicate this post to my mom.
You see a few weeks ago she called me heartbroken because of this post, where I stated "I'm not a flower lover". Well she is... sooo that didn't sit too well. While I'm not a "flower hater" I'd rather be shooting prickly plants. So this one goes out to my mom (loves you mom xxoo).

Also a special thanks goes to the Bright, Bold and Beautiful blog who featured me on their blog today! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Definitely check out the colorful site and the blog post here »

I was also added to this beautiful collection of photos titled "Softly, softly". Check it out on flickr here »

Lucky me I am also featured on the "It's all about the Photos" blog. Check me out here ». Thank you PhotoPuddle!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

stopping traffic

Who says winter has to be dull? I love reds, yellows and greens of these.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

love coming my way

Everyday, on my way to work, I walk by this tree without giving it a second glance. Recently it has started to grow moss (a very pretty shade of moss). So I stopped to look. And then I saw it.
A heart staring back at me.
I apologized to the tree for not seeing it sooner and asked if she would grace me with a picture.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

i heart prickly plants

My heart has found a new love. In 2010 I am hearting prickly plants. (LOVE THEM) Anything prickly is getting all my attention. I love nature but for the most part I'm not a flower lover. After you admire my beauties below see what I hearted last year

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

happy anniversary

one year ago I decided I was going to start a blog.
i wanted the blog to be a space where I could post anything "creative".
this blog would keep me honest and give me a place to turn in my creative work each week.
What a difference a year makes.
In the last year I have taken up photography wholeheartedly. I'm technically challenged at times however I'm improving everyday.
During the course of the year I discovered the subject I loved to photograph most is...wait for it....Plants!? What?!
Still seems funny to me that I would enjoy taking pictures of plants (who am I?).
but I do. and the pictures I take aren't half bad.
A year ago
I had no name, no logo, smallroots was just an idea.
Now smallroots is a website, a blog, a flickr account and is a seller on Etsy! (sorry no tweets)
I published my first calendar and had 20 orders in one month (not bad for a little idea I had last year).
I'm happy.
I'm happy with the progress I have made over the last year. Most happy about the work I have put into my "creative" space and of all the images I have to show for it (many you haven't seen!)
Last year I made a promise to start this blog - this blog which symbolized so much more.
And the only one holding me accountable was me.

(yay! me)
Happy Anniversary to me.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

leaf your mark...

So I am always out and about looking at the plants around me and am always surprised at what I find. This one however caught me off guard. These large plants were covered with carvings of people's names. I came across them while at a robust ranch in Texas, they were on a hill overlooking a lake and the dessert and mountains beyond. Beautiful scene. I kept thinking didn't these people have something better to do?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

winter brushes

I walked into this gang of winter brushes (I didn't get their names) and they were nice enough to sit for a few photos. Love their hard and soft edges.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Texas on my mind

Images from my trip over the holidays. We had a glorious time.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

Winner of the smallroots calendar is comment number 24!

Congrats Nicolian!

Thank you to everyone who participated! My first giveaway was a success and for me was a great way to start the new year. Thank you for posting your resolutions, I enjoyed reading them all. Special thanks to Audrey from Audrey's Giveaway Blog, who offered to post a link to this giveaway on her blog. (Who knew giveaway blogs existed?! I'm a newbie to this giveaway game!)

Great new things are in the works for smallroots in 2010 - I'm working on note cards, prints and other goodies. Please check back to see what's new. Happy New Year!