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 our weekends before kids, we mostly traveled and took photos, or binge-played World of Warcraft. These are from one of our many trips to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina. 🙂
Before the kiddos came along, The Captain always treated me to a birthday trip. The year he took me camping on a remote beach in North Carolina was the most memorable of them all. I can remember so much about this weekend. The water birds, the tiny ghost crabs, driftwood littering the beach, falling asleep… Read More 2006, October: Hammock’s Beach State Park
This was our second hiking trip to Crowder’s Mountain, and this time we took a less strenuous trail than the first time. We still made it to the summit, and the views were lovely.
This beautiful park was only about fifteen minutes down the road from our first house in South Carolina, and whenever we needed some nature therapy, we’d go for a hike around the lake there, or on one of the other trails. All three of our kids were also taken on their first hike here (in… Read More 2006, September: Andrew Jackson State Park
This may be the last of my posts for 2006! On to 2007 soon. Landsford Canal was relatively close to our house, and one of our go-to places when we needed a little bit of nature. Its claims to fame are nesting pairs of bald eagles, and the largest population of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies… Read More 2006, November: Landsford Canal
The day after Captain gave me my early wedding present, he took me to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro to test it out. I spent most of the time taking macro photos of flowers and plants. I remember it being nauseatingly hot, and it was only May! We had a lovely day, though.
I have The Captain to thank for sparking my love of photography, which persists today. I might have discovered it eventually, but it is extra-special that it is one of the things that we share. We got engaged in February of 2006, and he bought me an early wedding gift in May of that year:… Read More My first DSLR
I tend to favor simplicity and minimalism in my photos, as you can likely tell with just a quick glance over my photoblog. But when I read today’s Photo 101 assignment, “Street”, my trip to Japan with my husband in 2007 was the first thing that I thought of. Most of my street photography from… Read More “Street” – Photo 101: A Photo a Day
Until now I’d mostly been treating this blog as strictly a photo blog, without really writing any content other than adding tags to posts for ease of navigation. But I wanted to share photos from my recent travel for my job with Automattic, and my personal blog with all of my silly parenting nonsense on… Read More Playa del Carmen, July 7-14, 2014