A journal through photos


Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

Every year we go out to the farm after the pumpkins have been harvested to take some photos of Charlotte with the pumpkins. This year Peter was included (and Charlotte spent most of the time dancing with “her” scarecrow).











Haha! I love his expression here!







I would really love to get a shot of the wheat blowing in the wind (not this year – Harvest 2011 is DONE! YAY!) but I don’t have the right kind of filter to keep the photo from being completely blown out. Oh well.



(Insert joke about watching your dog run away for 3 days straight, here)



(A shot of Dean’s new truck – just for fun)

Jumping Jellybeans!

It’s been a while since I posted any new pictures here – that’s because I had a whole pile on my camera that I totally forgot about!

About a month ago my brother and sister-in-law came up for a visit and while they were here we decided to see what my niece thought of the jolly jumper. She had pretty much the same reaction to it that my kids did the first time – hang out, kick the feet a bit, and lick the straps.






Peter looks like a giant beside Ruby!


Not intimidate by his size she figured she would snack on his arm.


Of course Charlotte wanted to get in on the action – with her trademark “fake smile”.

If I were a Squirrel

I don’t know what it was exactly, but while we were visiting the farm this tree caught my eye and I thought I would like to photograph it. It was something about the texture and colors of the trunk covered with moss. Rather than just shoot the trunk straight on (how fun is that?) I wanted to try something different. I wasn’t sure how the pictures would turn out because I only had my little point and shoot camera with me and I couldn’t even look through the viewfinder while I was taking the picture. I think they came out ok. I especially like how the angle of the second picture shows how tall the tree is. I imagine that is what a squirrel would see before he climbed up the tree (most likely to escape Sammy! lol!)

My Addiction

I’m a little late getting this done this week – but Peter is getting 2 teeth and has been miserable for the last 4 days. Its been hard to get ANYTHING done this week.

The challenge from DPS this week is to photograph your addiction so here is mine:


Anyone who knows me knows I’m completely addicted to reading/books, occasionally to the detriment of everything else in my life. This is my bookshelf. This is 1/4 of the books you can see. There are also books hidden behind the books you can see. Since I have embraced electronic technology  [which I said I never would!] I have added another 35 books to my collection but luckily I don’t have to find room for them on my bookshelf!


Inspired by Alex Beadon’s work I decided that this year I wanted to try my hand at some self portraits. It’s not because I’m vain, but more because I’m usually the one behind the camera which means there aren’t a whole lot of pictures of me! (And Dean has a knack for taking the most unflattering pictures of me possible).

I was all set to do this while Peter was napping today but for the life of me I couldn’t find my tripod (which is pretty essential for a self portrait). Instead I took a photo with my iPod and this is the result.


Peter Is 9 Months!

As you can see – he wasn’t too thrilled at the beginning of the photo session (which lasted all of 2 minutes) but by the time I was done he was good.