Wednesday, July 30, 2008


On June 30, Luke returned from nine months in Ivory Coast, West Africa. The next day we drove to Colorado where we spent a week with my sister's family. This is Luke listening to an outdoor concert by the band, America.

Obligatory Fourth of July fireworks shots--only this show happened on the 3rd.

The next morning we watched the parade. The floats are lots of fun, but most of my favorite shots were of children.

The Lion's Head area of Vail has been completely remodeled to resemble a European village.

Summer in Colorado means beautiful flowers everywhere.

(My apologies to Robert for posting these all at once. Don't hate me forever, okay?)

Sunday, July 27, 2008


I've only posted a few shots from my trip to Seattle. Here are some more.

Three men on a ferry.
View from the Bainbridge Island Ferry.

Me and Grace on the return trip. (Space Needle and Seattle skyline in the background.)
Best clam chowder ever.
Jubilee band practice.

Entrance to Gypsy Cottage. Grace painted the sign. :)
These buds looked like they'd been gilded.

Sunset at Golden Gardens

This family was watching the sunset not far from us.
She spotted me taking her picture.
Apparently she didn't mind.
Curtis and Grace watching the sunset.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Fun with Bridal Portraits

This is my niece. She can be serious . . .
or playful . . .
or highly amused.
She can pose on the stairs just like a princess . . .
but the room was hot and her dress was heavy. It wouldn't be so bad if she discreetly lifted the hem to cool her legs, would it?
Alas, discretion failed to accommodate.
These are my niece's cute little legs. They're very bridal, don't you think?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Open hand

"Freely you have received. Freely give."

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


From a bridal portrait shoot with my niece last Friday.

Monday, July 21, 2008

PB Final: Artsy

I had a busy weekend and didn't get to do much online. Saturday I attended a bridal shower in a home that might as well be a modern art gallery. Original artwork everywhere you looked--walls, table surfaces, tops of cabinets. I took lots of pictures (and even managed to include a few of the bride opening gifts and such--good thing since that was the point). I liked these for Project Black.

Now I need to go to Anna Carson Photography and catch up on everyone else's entries!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

PB 7: Bigger isn't always better

My car. I love it. It's fun, zippy, and it gives me wings. :)

Zoom over to Anna's for more Project Black.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

PB 6: Locked up secrets

An old suitcase found in an antique shop. If only it could talk.