So my new goal of motivating my creativity with various photo and video challenges is not, exactly, fitting in with my blog categories for Monday, Wednesday, Friday posts... I discovered three posts a week was too formidable for me, given my single-working-gymnastics-mom status. So I cleaned up and cleaned out my blog over the holidays…Read more Grace and Strength
First post from the fall botanical gardens photos. With the kid back in school and me starting a new job, I haven't had a lot of time to sort through the photos, yet. I just grabbed a handful to post today... I'm calling this category "Shapes." I know, not very many, but that's because fall…Read more Fall – Shapes
I recently posted the problem with capturing gymnastics with a cell phone camera. Well, my super-duper DSLR did not do much better: This is a photo sequence of her practicing her "Back Layout Full" - the "Full" being a full twist; which she didn't do here, she only did a half twist but that's the…Read more “Good Camera” not much better
It took a while to sink in... when my daughter's coach said she had all her skills for level 8 now that she had thrown that double back off the bars that meant she already had her Yurchenko on vault. Personally, I think that's her scariest new skill for level 8. A blind landing on…Read more Another Scary Skill in the Bucket
Every year I decide I should go to the local botanical gardens on the various season changes, every year I get side tracked or forget. I'm trying again this year. Not just the spring, summer, fall, and winter starts, but mid-season, too. These photos were taken mid-spring. Beautiful spring blooms and the koi in their…Read more Mid-Spring photos
I am so fascinated by the old rock penitentiary in town. I never seem to be able to capture it in photos, though. These are from the botanical gardens side, maybe next time I'll spring for entrance into the penitentiary. I haven't actually gone in for years. I'll just keep trying.
One of my goals about 3 years ago was to do more things that I enjoy. Work is okay, although I am currently unemployed I have been lucky to have enjoyable, challenging jobs with coworkers who are also friends. Family is great, I love being a mom and often the things I enjoy involve my…Read more Fair Photos 2014