Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Old Pictures

I was looking through my flickr account. I haven’t added anything recently, most of it was done while I’ll was in school in Pittsburgh. I saw these photos I took of my brother’s truck one weekend I was home and thought I’d share them.

Somewhere I have the file of a collage that I made him with these pictures and some others that I gave him for a graduation present, I think. That was already two years ago.

The one in the middle on the right is actually of my brother, Michael, working on a lawn mower, but I like the picture, so I thought I’d throw it in there too.

Matt pointed out recently that I don’t take pictures of people. That I don’t like to take pictures of people. And, it’s true. I’m not comfortable taking pictures of people. Partially because I don’t like to have my picture taken, and I don’t want to make anyone else uncomfortable who feels the same way. And who knows why else I don’t like it. I stick to subjects that can’t object when I take a picture and post in on my blog and they never think they look bad in a photo.
I know how my brother feels about having his picture taken, and I tried to respect that when I was out in the building taking pictures. That’s part of the reason that I love the picture with his hand. It captures my brother to me, always working outside, engines, fixing, grease-stained hands. It’s a picture of him, even though you only see his hand.

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Sweet Shot Tuesdays

This is actually a shot from last weeks camping trip, but I forgot to link up.

Check out
Sweet Shot Day
For other Sweet Shots

Friday, March 26th, 2010


Today is Matt’s birthday.
Mine is on Monday.
He is 1 year and 3 days older than me.
He used to say, “I’ll tell you when your older,” and that drove me nuts.
Now, I say, “Gee, are you getting old.”
Even though he is only 23 today. But, I’m still only 21 for another couple days.
It also snowed last night. I don’t know what’s up with that. The forecast for Sunday and Monday is a chance of rain and snow, and it’s supposed to be cold. And we’re going camping.
The berry bushes are starting to leaf.
And, a nest from a previous year. When this bush is full, you’d never know it was there.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Kahle Lake

On my way down to Emlenton this past weekend, I thought I’d stop by the lake and see if anyone was out there yet. It was a beautiful day, and I should have known I see someone. There were to guys sitting in lawn chairs, chatting by the dock, and two kids playing along shore.

It amazes me how often kids will talk to you when you have a camera in your hand. They’re always curious about what you’re doing, and I suppose they don’t see a lot of people just driving around (with out-of-state plates), stopping and wandering around with a camera in their hand.

They informed me that that had found a rusty cellphone in the mud. Wonder who lost it.

I don’t know if they let the water out of this lake, like they do to Tappan at home or if it was just really low. The skeleton of this tree stump against a rock would normally be underwater, but was only surrounded by mud.

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Spring is coming!

You can always tell when spring is here by the flowers popping up all around.

But you can kind of feel it coming way before. The air is warmer and has a wet smell. You can see patches of green start to appear through the snow.

The sun makes an appearance.

And you find yourself longing to be outside, enjoying it. You want to finally be rid of that heavy coat and your boots.

Or maybe that’s just me.

How do you see spring? I’m linking up at Scoutie Girl a day late.