Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Grammie and the Grandkids

Can you ever go wrong with a photo of Grammie and her Grandkids? Here they are watching the waves at Neskowin. All together now, Awwwwwwwww. ;)

Neskowin Beach Trip

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rhododendron Garden Pond

This is one of the ponds at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens. I liked this angle because I thought it framed the pond well.

Rhododendron Gardens

Monday, March 29, 2010

Proposal Rock

Here's another photo of Proposal Rock at Neskowin. Not the usual angle people see, and I liked how I captured so much sky.

Neskowin Beach Trip

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Where's My Peanut?

Upon entry to the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens, we were immediately greeted by this squirrel looking for someone to give him a peanut. Of course we had plenty and obliged. :)

Rhododendren Gardens

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring Colors

I love the new green colors of spring, so bright, so alive. I liked how this tree looked along with the others blossoming against the others yet to come out, and the reflection in the water.

Rhododendren Gardens

Friday, March 26, 2010

Arch to the Duck Pond

This is a cool arch is the bottom of a bridge at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens. I tried to get some good framing, wish the people weren't in the photo but there were SO MANY people it was next to impossible not to get them - plus I was with the family and they were moving on. ;) A little post-processing in Lightroom to enhance it a bit. :)

Rhododendren Gardens

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sunset at the Beach

A nice sunset at Neskowin from a few years back. I like how the sun is this big, bright orb glowing through the clouds.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Oops, I'm slacking again, forgot to post a photo yesterday. :(

This is from a few years ago. It was a really beautiful sunset at our house. I should photoshop out those powerlines, but I still like this. Really love the colors. :)


Monday, March 22, 2010

Old, Fallen Tree

While walking around the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens, I saw this old tree that had fallen in the water. It had some really cool features and I knew would be fun to post-process. I dropped it into Lightroom and started playing. I really like how this turned out! I should probably post the original so people can see the difference. The original is very blah and this has life.

Rhododendren Gardens

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hanging Squirrel

We go to the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens not just to look at the plants (though they are pretty), but to feed the ducks, geese, other birds, and squirrels. Most of the squirrels come up to you and take the peanuts out of your hand. This one wouldn't so we tossed him a nut. A little later I noticed him coming down the tree with a nut in his mouth. Then he grabbed hold with his hind feet, hung there to the side of the tree and began eating the peanut! I have never seen a squirrel eat that way, it was funny and cool. After he was done I reached out to the tree and gave him another.

Rhododendren Gardens

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wave Rolling In

Being at the beach offered me so many great photos! Tomorrow I will try to find one somewhere else, give my Photo of the Day some variety. ;) Here's the end of a wave rolling in.

Wave rolling in

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Walking on the Beach

7:20pm and the clouds/fog were rolling in. Still quite nice. While Riley and I were digging, I took this photo of everyone else walking to the waves so Maddie could play in them. I LOVE how this photo turned out!

Marci, Maddie, Grammie & Grandpa

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sun Setting Behind Proposal Rock

The fog and clouds were rolling in as the sun was setting behind Proposal Rock. This is just how it looked, no extra processing in the camera or after. I liked how calm and peaceful it looked.

Neskowin Beach Trip 10/25/08

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sunset at Neskowin

As the sun went down I went back to the beach to capture it along with Proposal Rock and some water. I really like where everything is in this photo, seems balanced and calm.

Neskowin Beach Trip 10/25/08

Monday, March 15, 2010

Seagull on the Rocks

It was low tide and this seagull was standing around looking for stuff to eat and just relaxing.

Neskowin Beach Trip

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bright Sun and Clouds

Last of my cloud pics for awhile. The sun was a little behind the clouds. I pointed the camera at the bright spot and took the picture. It's always fun to see how the camera will handle it. I liked how this one turned out, some good brights and darks without needing to play around in Photoshop. :)

Cool Clouds

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Big Clouds

More clouds from our trip to the park. One thing I love about spring and fall is there can be lots of dramatic weather creating lots of cool clouds. I wish the power lines and poles weren't in the picture. Maybe if I find the time I'll Photoshop them out.

Cool Clouds

Friday, March 12, 2010

Cool Clouds

We were at a park back in February and while the kids were playing, I was noticing how really cool the clouds were. I took this photo and didn't notice the birds until I downloaded it to my computer. I think they add some extra coolness to the photo. :)

Cool Clouds

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Drawing by Riley

Today's photo is a drawing by Riley. He has a book that shows how to draw Pokemon characters. So he got out the dry erase markers and drew Pikachu. WOW! He had no help, did it all himself. I was amazed at how awesome it is! So I just had to share it with everyone. Not bad for a 7 yr old! :)

Pikachu by Riley

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Neskowin Panorama

Several photos I stitched together at Neskowin. The ocean is to my back, this is looking at the river that empties into the ocean, our condo is in the background. Such a great place!

Neskowin 10/26/08

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Small Arm's Allan

Last year the One More Time Around Again Marching Band was playing a crazy parade. Crazy because no one knew what it was about and there were VERY few people watching. It was the first year for the parade and I don't think they publicized it very well. It was cold in the morning and Allan was trying to warm up while keeping his arms warm. The image cracked me up so I took a picture of it.

Parade on 82nd

Monday, March 08, 2010

Sleeping Maddie

Yesterday was Mad Maddie, today is a much prettier, peaceful photo of her sleeping. We were replacing the carpet in our bedroom with laminate flooring. Maddie climbed into the top bunk, wrapped herself up in a blanket, started watching TV and fell asleep. I was amazed she could sleep through all the banging and loud noise we were making.

Sleeping Maddie

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Mad Maddie

After we got to Reno and checked into our hotel, we went to dinner. Maddie was tired and did NOT want her picture taken. Of course I HAD to take it. haha Very bummed this was blurry. :(

Mad Maddie

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Reflection at Neskowin

I really liked how calm the water was and how everything was reflecting in it. This is at Neskowin looking away from the ocean back to our condo.

Neskowin 2009

Friday, March 05, 2010

Riley, Roxy & Zoey

Puppies are so much fun. It's neat to watch a little kid play with them - three puppies having fun. Here they had just finished playing a bunch and were taking a breather.

Riley, Roxy & Zoey

A Boy and His Dog

Riley had so much fun playing with Roxy when she was a puppy. She was definitely HIS dog, often sleeping together too. Nothing like a boy and his dog!

Riley & Roxy

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Winter Oak Trees

It was a beautifully clear winter day. I was at the school with Riley's Cub Scout Pack and saw these grand Oak trees sleeping against the deep blue sky. I thought it looked really cool, so I took a picture of it.

Winter Oak Tree

Monday, March 01, 2010

Leach Gardens

We went to these very cool gardens in SE Portland off 122nd by Johnson Creek. They are AWESOME! They had a special Dinosaur thing going on, which the kids loved, so we didn't have a chance to fully explore this place. We'll have to come back here when the kids are older because it looks awesome to hike around.

Leach Gardens