MMC 2 year Anniversary- Close Up

It is here, the second year of Monochrome Madness is complete. This challenge is such a wonderful way for me to express my appreciation for black and white images. I have had so many opportunities to learn in many ways. The galleries each week are inspiring, the bloggers are welcoming and I find myself taking risks photographically that I wouldn’t think of if I didn’t have this challenge. A huge THANK YOU to Leanne Cole for hosting each week, I look forward to this challenge and our e.mail correspondence each week. (more…)

Flowers On Friday: Star Gazer

My husband was sick on Valentine’s Day so I decided to take my oldest son with me to the store to pick out dessert and flowers. He picked up this stem of Star Gazer lilies first, I almost said no. They are so bold and intense, not really my preferred flower. (more…)

Flowers on Friday: Raindrop size

I am sorry if my talking about the rainy winter we are having is getting old. But, it is still raining, the third major storm this week. The rivers are swollen, roads are crumbling north of us and east of us is the threat of landslides. We are safe and sound, I am so thankful our home has proper drainage. (more…)

Flowers on Friday: Red

Photo By: Carrie

This beauty was sitting on the counter of a restaurant bathroom I was using this summer when I was visiting Portland, Oregon. I wasn’t sure if it was real at first but when I peeked into the center and saw it glowing back at me I knew I needed to find my camera in my purse. (more…)

Flowers on Friday: Balanced

Photo By: Carrie

This week has rushed by without feeling rushed. We trimmed up two of the 5 redwood clusters in our yard on Wednesday. I had no idea how much work it would be to clear the debris, wow. It was well work the work, the sunset last night was visible due to our clean up and so spectacular my son stood at the window until there was no color left. (more…)