This will be the last of my 2008 posts, and the last of the primary dog-centric posts as well. These are all from December, the first month having three dogs. Cody fit into the pack quickly and easily, her transition into the family being much easier than Casey’s. Claire was so gentle with her, and… Read More 2008: A pack of three.
2008 was the year we adopted three dogs, and the year I became pregnant with our first child. It was a busy year. In September, we adopted Claire’s littermate sister. It was a serendipitous thing, but not without bumps along the way. Casey was (and still is) a very different dog than Claire with a… Read More 2008: Cody comes home.
My parents came to visit late in the summer, and we decided to take a short, casual hike at Crowder’s Mountain State Park. This was before the ubiquity of smartphones, so we had to rely on trail maps and our own savvy to find our way. I wasn’t really worried about this at all, because… Read More 2008: The time we hiked a mountain in August with no water.
Yep, it’s more pretty, pretty flower photos. These anemone photos in particular have always been some of my favorites.
I took these on a cloudy morning, during the early days of my obsession with taking photos of flowers. I was still using auto settings on my camera; at the time, a Nikon D70. I’m going to be planting orange tulip bulbs with some grape hyacinth this weekend, so maybe I’ll try another set of… Read More 2008: Tulips and magnolias in March.
On February 2 of 2008, we went tent camping with our new fur baby. There, she enjoyed a feast of fall leaves and goose shit, jumped into an almost ice-cold lake, and fell asleep in my lap around our campfire as she tried to get warm and dry. We were probably the only ones camping… Read More 2008: Tent camping in February.