Shooting the Moment: Red Robin

On a recent hike, I had taken along my camera in hopes of finding some photogenic animals or scenes. I was in luck, because there was a pretty red robin that was willing to pose for me. I saw him at the end of our hike, perched in some brush. I immediately pulled out myContinue reading “Shooting the Moment: Red Robin”

Shooting the Moment: Pond Shore

Today I went to the park with my little one and dad. While they had fun playing on the playground, I explored the shores of the nearby pond. This was the same pond that was frozen over a month ago, and had been the resting ground for a variety of ducks. Now the pond hasContinue reading “Shooting the Moment: Pond Shore”

Shooting the Moment: Ducks on a Frozen Pond

The little one and I went down to the park this weekend. This particular park has a moderate pond, which is usually home to about a dozen ducks or so. However, on this day when we went, the pond was filled with close to 100 water fowl! There were a variety of creatures: Canadian Geese,Continue reading “Shooting the Moment: Ducks on a Frozen Pond”

Shooting the moment: Sunset

This evening I peeked out the window and saw a breathtaking sunset. Knowing there were only moments before the colors faded, I grabbed my phone and started shooting. It took a couple of tries to get a shot I really liked. The first shot had power lines in it, so I adjusted my position. WhenContinue reading “Shooting the moment: Sunset”

Special Moments: Coffee for Two

This weekend, my husband I got the chance to get coffee together. We found ourselves in a quaint little coffee shop. The walls were filled with local art for sale, the tables were crowded with chattering guests, and the store smelled of the sweet aroma of coffee. I was going to order a white chocolateContinue reading “Special Moments: Coffee for Two”

Special Moments: Star Wars 9 Showing

It is the end of a saga that began over 40 years ago. The last of the 9 canon Star Wars movies premiered December 20th of this year: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker. My husband and I got to see it on the 21st, which is only one day after the premier. MyContinue reading “Special Moments: Star Wars 9 Showing”

Special Moments: Christmas Lights

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to drive around town and look at Christmas lights. Our area hosts some amazing displays of creative festivity. Each year more and more houses join in and partake of light decorations. Normally my husband will drive while I am on camera duty (my favorite job to have 🙂Continue reading “Special Moments: Christmas Lights”

Capturing the Day: St. Nicholas Day

Today is a most festive day: St. Nicholas Day. As it was explained to me as a child, this was the day when good boys and girls write letters to St. Nicholas. They then put the letter in their shoe, and leave the shoe outside their bedroom door. That night St. Nicholas comes for theContinue reading “Capturing the Day: St. Nicholas Day”