Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fun with Fire

S'mores have become a staple in my diet the past few weeks, we have had beach fires and gone to a friend's house for s'mores. Summer is truly here. It was fun to play with the camera and the fire as well. Pretty amazing.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Everett Panorama

This one is a must to see full size.  It is a panorama of the view of Everett from Whidbey Island. I love this view so much and it was such a beautiful day when I took the photos to make this.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Beautiful sunny weather

Happy first day of summer. We have sunny weather here, hopefully it will stay around.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Some beautiful spring flowers

Spring has been slow to show up around here, but it has finally started showing up.  We have had some warmer weather the past few weeks and the flowers are starting to come out.  I will post more in the coming days as I continue to take them.  I believe Deb took these ones.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunset Photos

The last few nights have provided us a good chance to get out and take some sunset photos.  Its great to be able to watch it most nights and see how each one is a little different.


I found this tip somewhere on the internet, but I've suffered from heartburn or acid reflux stuff a couple times a week for a few years.  It would wake me up once or twice a week while sleeping.  But recently I found out that ginger helps relieve heartburn/acid reflux.  I tried it and I have been so amazed at how well it works.  I've been taking one ginger pill a night with dinner and have had no symptoms for the past 2 months.  The amazon ad here is the pill I have been taking.  I wouldn't say I ever had heartburn/acid reflux stuff really bad, but bad enough to wake me up at night.  It's pretty amazing to me that companies make drugs to do something that this does naturally.  I've also started adding ground ginger into my cooking.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Whats in your produce?

Found this article on USA today discussing pesticides in fruit and veggies.  I find interesting because my most eaten produce is all on the dirty list.  Foods that contain larger amounts of pesticides.  I don't know if I think it is a big deal or not.  I do know I'd rather avoid them than find out however.  Just found it interesting and thought you might as well.  I'm sure people have seen information like this before.  But does it change how you consume produce?  Does it change your buying habits?

Spring Flowers

Iris' are so beautiful
Not sure what this one is, anyone???
Beautiful rose from my grandma's garden

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Zoo

Yesterday we took the kids at my daycare to the zoo.  It was a good time and I got some great pictures of the animals. This first one of the tiger is a pretty amazing shot.  I love how in focus it is and everything about it. Although, I was standing right next to a guy with a lens that was one you would see at a football game, a huge telescope lens.

The zoo has this place called the zoomasium, or something like that, its a relatively big indoor play place.  And in the afternoon that was all the kids wanted. I was able to drag a few out to see the Flamingos with me.  

This blue heron was sitting around while the penguins were getting fed.  I think it was waiting for some free food.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


So this weekend I already shared that we saw the Eagle in all his might and splendor.  But we also got to see hummingbirds.  It is so awesome to see the stark contrast between the powerful eagle and the quick, little hummingbird.  I got really close to the feeder this time and was able to get some more close up shots.  Not sure how I would be able to do it with a macro lens, I can't get that close to it with out if flying away.  As always you can click to view larger

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beautiful Things

Discovered this song a few weeks ago, I really like it.  However, I discovered that it doesn't have lyrics I thought it did. I thought there was some point in the song that said, "You make beautiful things, what does that make me?" Implying that if God only makes beautiful things I must be beautiful too. However, those lyrics don't actually appear in the song.  It says "You make beautiful things out of the dust, you make beautiful things out of us."  Which is quite similar, but I like my words better.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Eagle with Rainier in Background

This weekend an eagle came and sat down right on a post right in front of Mount Rainier.  I was able to get fairly close and get some good shots.  Click to view larger as these are quite a bit smaller than the full size photos.  It was an awesome weekend and the weather was just so great.  Before this I watched the eagle sit on the top of a tree for about an hour while crows were diving at it.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Whidbey Island

This weekend the weather was just so beautiful.  What a great time we had on Whidbey Island.  I love it so much over there.  Here are a few pictures from the fabulous weekend more to come.