Wednesday, October 31, 2012



Oh gosh...Never made it here everyday like I wanted to...shoot
People in NY are suffering...again...
I'm irritated with my camera skills...I'm seriously considering sending the camera back to Canon~
I DO love this "NOISE" texture from Kim Klassen...(happy sigh)
I'm losing my butterfly chrysalis to that shitbucket tachinid fly...
I'm kinda grumpy...
Tomorrow is another day...
Happy (BOO) snapping

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Scavenger Hunt...

My oh my it's been awhile since I've played over at Ashley's Ramblings and Photos
I had good intentions of posting this morning...but my intentions got put on the back burner till now.
I know some of you are following me on IG so you know how busy I am! For those of you that don't know...I have been thrust into tending Monarch butterfly last count 40 of them! I'm going to try and blog about that this week... 
But today-It's all about the hunt.



*This is a recent i-phone shot. 


Also an i-phone of my 40 "babies"
I entitled this "wishing doesn't make it so"


This is a stretch...but he does kinda look cozy right?!


Enough said!
Hope you all have a fabulous week and are enjoying your fall surroundings.
Happy Snapping

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Finding fall... leaf at a time

If that's what it takes...

Of course...the Golden Hour certainly doesn't hurt!

It's a fall thing with me!

It's all in the perspective...

...and how you see things.

I see Mother Nature toying with affections!

But that's ok...I love a good game!
Happy (fall hunting) Snapping!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's just the way... is

*Do you see why Autumn is a state of mind here in CA? Where else would you find wheat and Palms in the same frame?!

But my quest for a true Autumn feel has me looking for perspectives that could be anywhere Midwest USA.

It's out there...fall I be found.
 Happy (fall) Snapping

Thursday, October 4, 2012

There is harmony... Autumn

*and a luster in it's sky
I had to look up Percy Bysshe Shelley to find out that he was a romantic, English poet. I like to put a face to the name, read a bit on who I'm quoting. I sure wish I could come up with stuff like this. I am SO not a poet.
Is it just me, or is the sky really more lustrous this time of year? 
Today was more my speed, foggy in the morning, a chill in the 68* chilly on the school yard. I love playing with the kids and would NOT let them whine and complain about how cold it was. "We just got off a heat wave and you want to complain to me about being cold? I have no's go on and stop your complaining." sympathy Ms Kelly, but they love me!

Happy (fall) Snapping!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Do it...

...for the "girls"

*Do it for you
Do it for your husband
Do it for your kids
Do it for your pets
Do it for your friends
Do it for your women everywhere
 I was really mad at myself several years back because I wanted to make a statement, a really BOLD statement about taking care of the girls. I mean, I have a camera, have a voice, had a public forum...but I was new to self portraits & sending out the message I envisioned was WAY outta my comfort zone! In the mean time, a year & 1/2  had passed, I had finished a 365 self portrait journey and felt I was ready. At the time, I chatted up my idea with Frankie, made him part of the process, and this is what I came up with. I was and still am very proud of this shot, (the technical issues aside!) But it's the message I want to get across LOUD & CLEAR!
As a matter of fact, I have a squishy date with my girls today~ 
Hence the post!
 SO stop being busy and just take care of them girlies! 
you can go out for ice cream afterwards...
& be satisfied knowing you've done something good,
THAT  matters

Happy (squishy) Snapping!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


*Went to a local farm stand this past weekend (photos to come...I've got 31 days to cover!) and it's so fun to find love in nature.  I think it's a sign for us to slow down, take in the sights & enjoy the little things. The big stuff is always gonna be there, so Nature gives us small gifts. If you make the time, to look, it's there...
Happy (nature) Snapping!

for Texture Tuesday "free and easy" e-dition
I've used Kim's "Little Things" texture
Cause I do love the little things in life!

Monday, October 1, 2012

It's October...

...Big plans

Yup, it's October 1st and sort of outta the blue I have all these grandioso plans for the month! I think because in my mind, the word OCTOBER is a state of mind and for that reason I felt the need to make these ambitious plans...either that or something knocked me out cold and this is how I woke up! Case in point...
 I'm going to try REALLY hard & NOT complain about the weather...even though it's going to be 106*today...ok...starting NOW
...I'm NOT going to complain about the weather.
 I really want to sit and blog every day. I might not have anything profound to say but I want to get in the habit of sitting and blogging. 
It never really looks like a traditional fall around here, but being that the word OCTOBER is a state of mind, my job this month(should I choose to accept it)
 is to make YOU all THINK it's fall....Here, in So. Cal
I told ya, big plans...
Happy (big plans) Snapping!