This was a beautiful full moon going down behind the Rocky Mountains this morning. I just happened to look out the window, and there it was. Glad I didn't miss it!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
The Perigee Moon, or also known as the "Wolf Moon", according to Native American tradition.
Last night I was on my way home from a run when I saw this GI-NORMOUS moon coming up over the horizon. It was absolutely gorgeous!
This moon is 30% brighter and 14% larger than any other full moon this year because it is closest to the earth. Just a little FYI.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
No wonder we use this beauty for our Nation's symbol! Just look at him!
I LOVE the way the light reflects on his feathers. He looks like he's frozen in the air. THIS ONE IS ANOTHER FAVORITE!
My oldest son Ryan is a United States Marine. When he was deployed to Iraq in 2007 I had this Yellow Ribbon tied around my tree in our front yard. Very humbling.
This is my youngest son Jack. This photo was taken in September 2007 right after Ryan deployed for the 1st time to Iraq.
Once again, at the right place at the right time! I don't believe in coincidences or "luck". I believe if you want something bad enough, you can have it. All of this started just a few weeks ago, and now it seems where ever I go WITH MY CAMERA, I find something grand.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Need I REALLY say anymore about this!? Now, it is only fair to say that I didn't take this with my awesome Nikon. This photo was taken when Jack was 2 yrs old. We were at a Christmas concert for Isaac and NATURALLY Jack just couldn't control himself. Dan told him if he didn't stop talking and sit STILL, he would take him in back and "spank his bum". He looked Dan right in the eyes and said (all the while I am anticipating a great photo opportunity), "YOU NOT GONNA SPANK MY BUM!" Enough said. This deserved it's own post!
These were taken on the morning of January 21st. This time I had my camera set on the "Sunset" setting. Totally different dramatics here.
Now these, like I said are TOTALLY random. This was just a few days after I got my new camera. My favorite one is the last one. My camera has this great feature on it for "white on white". But the contrast of the iron AND the shadows on the side of the house. Lots of drama in that one. I like drama! ;)
Woke up one morning (January 14th to be exact) and noticed a beautiful sunrise...7am SHARP! Grabbed the camera, went out on the front porch and *WALLAH*!! I didn't remember the sky looking THAT amazing with MY eyes. Cameras can do wondrous things!