Wednesday, August 7, 2013

12. Dirty

Yep, that's a Pot-bellied Pig wallowing in a puddle of mud.  Need I say more? 
(By the way, Sue Smith was on the farm with me at the same time.  I look forward to seeing "dirty" from her viewpoint!)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

2. Round

One of my favorite parts of living in rural Oconee County is watching the seasonal crops come in.  Whether it is the snowflakes of cotton, the cheerful sun-kissed sunflowers, the orange smatterings of pumpkins, or the neat rolls of hay that dot the coarse fall fields, I love living in an area so ripe with agriculture variety. 

8. Tall

One of our favorite family things to do each summer is eat dinner downtown Athens, then take a leisurely stroll on UGA's campus.  Drew's favorite activity during these summer sojourns is ringing the Chapel Bell.  This was an "accidental" scavenger hunt find, but I think it fits the bill of "tall" quite nicely.

11. Green

Beyond the obvious, I wanted to capture something young, fresh and unaffected by maturity — hence, something green.

Monday, September 29, 2008


I'm done! Like the other rounds, I had a real blast this go-around and appreciated the talent, comments and challenge the other players provided. I changed my shooting philosophy a little bit this time and tried to stay "closer to home" with more personal candids. I learned that you really don't have to search too far to find a new way of looking at things that provide lasting treasures.

18. Priorities

All parents know that their priorities and those of their children don't always mesh. Case in point: my number one priority was getting to my cousin's wedding on time with my son looking darling in his coat and dress shirt. My son's priority was showing off his new Batman costume which he had gotten earlier that day. To alleviate a battle of the wills, we came to an agreement -- he could wear his costume in the car over his dress shirt as long as he took it off when we got to the church and put on his sportscoat. Crisis averted!

13. Juicy

My friend Melissa taught me this trick of giving Drew his popsicle in the bathtub. It's pretty clear why.

6. Effort

Drew has really been working hard at learning to write his letters.

2. Accessory

I had to ask Amy permission to use this since this is her husband's tailgate. It makes me wonder what accessories he takes camping with him.

19. Relief

My four-year-old is a hypochondriac who thinks that band-aids and ice packs are his best friends. His Lightning ice pack gives him the best relief.

20. Sparkle

Lite-Brite was one of my very favorite toys growing up and I was so excited when Drew got one for his birthday.

24. Tiny

Not much to say other than squirrels are tiny.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

17. On the Road

It was a big day out when Drew's collection of Lightning McQueen cars got to take a little spin on a real road.

16. Movement

Fortunately my son was as enthralled as I was studying these moving balls in an exhibit at the Children's Museum in Indianapolis.

15. Moody

I was really meant to have this shot (you have to enlarge it to really appreciate it). I travelled to Colorado about two weeks ago for a cousin's wedding. Following three days of sub-prime weather, my Mom, Aunt and I woke before sunrise on the day we were scheduled to leave in an attempt to see something of the mountains, which had been elusive the entire trip. As soon as dawn broke we could see that it was woefully foggy. We kept driving and about 1-1/2 hours later the fog lifted right as we got to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. We had spent all of our time driving, but got these gorgeous shots in about 15 mintues and turned around to head back to Denver to catch our plane. As we left, the clouds returned and it started raining. But God was smiling on me to get these shots -- and, he even included a few low clouds over the mountains for added effect.

14. Metallic

A sculpture of a skier outside of the Denver airport.

12. Historic

The historic Chapel Bell on the University of Georgia's campus is celebrating its 173rd year. The 700-pound bell has a new tower which was built and completed in August. Sadly it was silent this weekend following UGA's loss to Alabama, but tradition calls for a ringing of the bell with each victory by UGA's football team.

11. Half and Half

This was a really tough category for me, but I thought capturing Drew by himself
fit the bill the half-on, half-off.

9. Fun in the Sun

Swimming, shades and a cool sweet treat -- what could be better? This is my son, Drew (on the left trying to look cool) and his best buddy, Tripp.

7. Flat

It's always sad when balloons die and the celebration ends -- such as the case with these from Drew's 4th Birthday Party at Chuck-E-Cheese's.

4. Color My World

This picture is one of those pleasant suprises. Amy may recognize it since it is a house at The Georgia Club not too far from her parents. I was so pleased at the composition and really loved the flowers, but the interesting thing is that from the angle I took it, the bench and the flowers look like they are in the front yard of this home when in actuality there is a road and at least 30 to 40 feet between the bench and the front door.

3. Believe

This was a hard decision for me because I had two pictures that I liked for this category -- one more creative and one better (this one). I opted for this one because this was the very first idea I had when I saw this category. I tried to get some of the stained glass at my church, but this window at the church my cousin was married in was much more graceful.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

26. Yummy

Two words: Cheesecake Factory! Even though I am not a huge fan of cheesecake, I cannot help but swoon at their display case whenever I see it.

25. Way to Go

Chan is Drew's biggest cheerleader on the golf course (not to mention his ONLY cheerleader most of the time :) )

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

21. Spiral

I took this picture at The Georgia Club where I work -- a pretty simple shot of some ornamental shrubs, but I really liked the contrast between the spiral and the columns.

23. This Magic Moment

This is my cousin Emily and her new husband, Billy, coming out of the church to a brigade of bubbles. I was so bummed when I arrived at the church and found out that I couldn't take pictures during the ceremony, but that made me more determined to get something right afterwards. I had to elbow a few Aunts out of my way and got a sly look from the official photographer, but I got, what I think, is the perfect shot!

8. Framed

I snapped this at the Children's Museum in Indianapolis (which is a "must-see" for those with children if you are ever in the area!) Since my son, Drew, is dressed as Batman I suppose that means my husband, Chan, is the Joker!