Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009


Sunday, March 29, 2009


"of course I hang on tight, she said. you can't believe the kind of stuff that happens when you let go." -StoryPeople

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Friday, March 27, 2009

gate of athena

It's hard to believe that it has already been five years since I studied abroad in Paros, Greece. It seems like just yesterday I was waking up to the bells of The Church of a Hundred Doors and enjoying my daily milopita at the little bakery across from school

This is a picture of the Gate of Athena Archegetis ("Athena the Leader") and was taken while wandering around the Plaka in Athens. I could have explored these winding, ancient streets all day but instead, in an attempt to capture "the perfect shot," ended up waist-down in a giant pit of mud! Scaling a fence, in flip-flops? Next time I'll wear sneakers. ;o)

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Meet Maguire. He works part-time at the studio and is quite possibly the friendliest little pup I've ever met. He recently got a haircut/bath, and as a result, was extra photogenic today. ;o)

Monday, March 23, 2009


The other day I decided to take a walk. Nevermind the cold and drizzle; I felt compelled to wander, so I did.

At one point as I was walking along, I started to get the feeling that someone was watching me. I looked around, and sure enough, she was watching me. At first I didn't think she was real {a ridiculous thought, I know...but I don't think I have ever been so close to a deer in my entire life!} because she just sat there staring at me, still as a stone.

I walked closer. . . and closer. . . and finally, not wanting to push my luck any further, sat down about 20 feet away. I slowly pulled out my camera and took a few shots, and with the exception of a little ear twitch every time the shutter went off, she watched me quietly.

Since neither of us seemed to be going anywhere anytime soon, I decided to switch lenses to see how close I could get. I never did get that chance; when I looked up, she was gone.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

little g

Today I had the pleasure of photographing little G, who celebrated his 1st birthday a few weeks ago! Thanks to Mommy and Daddy for being so cool, and especially to little G -- what a sweetheart {and future heart breaker...just look at those baby blues!} ;o)

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


As much as all of us Minnesotans have been enjoying the 50+ temps the past few days, I don't think anyone could be happier than this little guy. ;o)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

eye spy...

...Mr. O and his shamrock! Happy St. Patty's Day!

Monday, March 16, 2009


This image was created using Poladroid, a super fun {and free!} little program that takes your digital images and turns them into digital polaroids!

Since Polaroid film is so hard to come by these days {discontinued...expensive...} it was only a matter of time before somebody came up with something as genius as this. It even makes the cool Polaroid sound when it "spits out" your picture, and keeps you {me} bouncing up and down in anticipation for a few minutes while it "develops"!

Check it out, but beware -- it's addicting! ;o)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

winter white

Friday, March 13, 2009


Thursday, March 12, 2009


...for spring!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

tree, backyard

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Monday, March 9, 2009


Sunday, March 8, 2009

someday soon

Saturday, March 7, 2009

happy birthday, t!

Friday, March 6, 2009


Thursday, March 5, 2009


"Sit in reverie, and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

riding home

Last Wednesday evening, as we were packing up our beach gear and getting ready to head inside, we saw a small crowd gathering around the lifeguard. As we got closer, we saw that he had a bucket full of baby tortugas -- sea turtles! Evidently La Playa Hermosa, the secluded beach that our resort occupies, is a prime location for turtle nesting.

After handing each one of us a baby turtle, the lifeguard told us to simply set the turtles down in the sand -- the turtle would take it from there. It was one of the most miraculous things I have ever witnessed; these precious little creatures, who hadn't been hatched for more than a few hours, already knew exactly what they needed to do and where they were supposed to go.

Simply amazing.

"You may not remember the time you let me go first. Or the time you dropped back to tell me it wasn't that far to go. Or the time you waited at the crossroads for me to catch up. You may not remember any of those, but I do, & this is what I have to say to you: today, no matter what it takes, we ride home together." -Story People

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

del sol


Monday, March 2, 2009

the first day

We're back!

This week I will be posting a photo a day from our trip to Zihuatanejo, Mexico. This one is of T. on our first day, taking it all in.