31/365 singing still

Today, we found another camera. Tested it against the other 2 in the house. It’s a step up from my camera, but a step down from a dslr. I think it might do better with macros and adding a little depth of field I’m craving, but it makes it too difficult to do something that isn’t quite right.

I need to get my hands on a lens I can turn to focus. A tiny lcd screen and weird buttons just does not cut it for me.

Yes, it was frustrating. I think I’ll stick with my little standby until I can get something good. With a big ol lens I have to tote around, just like the good old days.

What I’d really like is a digital pinhole camera, but that ain’t gonna happen!

28/365 Homemade soup

homemade soup made with homemade stock cooked on a woodburning stove. It does not any cozier than this.

Which is good, because this ear infection really brings me down.

The light made everything pale, so I used the iPhone photoshop app to saturate a bit more, which made everything but the chicken more realistic. I promise, the chicken was NOT pink. It was leftovers from last nights chicken cooked in beer and herbs. More yummy flavor and all I had to do was throw stuff in a pot and put on the woodburning stove. Smelled like Grandma’s house. Which was good, because it got up to 5degrees today. Brrr.

27/365 moon

Had to visit the clinic unexpectedly, and saw the moon as I went in. I adore moon shots.

Diagnosed with an ear infection. What am I, 8?

Amazing how quickly it becomes painful and then spreads. No wonder the little ones get so loud.

So, tonight is for catching up on dvr, not work. Lying down is good. Very good.

25/365 bubbles

the perfect way to end the day.

We have a hot tub so bubble baths aren’t a common occurance here, but every once in a while bubbles are what’s required to take the cares away. These awesomely mounding bubbles are by Bath and Body Works’ Dream Bath, lavender chamomile scent.

Heavenly. Just heavenly.

It does scent the entire floor of the house when taking the bath, so choose something really nice. Then take a deep breath and relax.

Ahhhhh.

24/365 UP in bars

watching UP with Little Mister, got desperate for a shot. seeing the lines in the camera led to an interesting conversation about why that happens.

so the shot was totally worth it.

23/365 Sculpture

23/365 Sculpture

this could qualify as an antique — made in 1988 for a college project. the goal was a sculpture for a blind person. the wood and finish isn’t pretty but it’s really smooth.

my inspiration from cleaning and finding lost things.

22/365 eclipse

Tim had an amazing craving for prime rib so we met SmileyCakes at Longhorn Steakhouse. We had gotten there about an hour too early! So we hung out among the old and super young crowd, enjoying drinks and appetizers until the prime rib time came.

Was totally worth it.

Above the table is some western-theme light fixture, but the bulb had a mercury covering on the bottom. Which, by the way, I love, as glare from above gives me a headache. I should wear one of those old gambler green visors all the time.

Anyway, TIm noticed this so I took a few shots. I really thought the cowboy boots all lined up would be the shot of the day, but this one was just too graphic to pass up.

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They were doing preventive tree trimming on our street today. Had to snap a quick shot with the iPhone on the way out, but I like the orange pop. The polaroid app saves the day again!