I truly think that there is more beauty in imperfection than perfection, for it is the imperfect things that truly make us beautiful. --me
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Oct 11, 2014

Ahhh! Beautiful Nature!

Back in July, I rented a full frame camera along with a few lenses one of them being a macro lens!  I'm in love and cant wait to own one myself, both the camera and the lens!  Here are several of the images I shot while out playing with the set up, preparing myself for the wedding I would be shooting with the rented gear! 










Sep 25, 2014

Butterflies in Bloom 2014

So over the Spring Break back in April, our family went to Dow Gardens in Midland and got to view these beauties!






We enjoyed our time in the greenhouse, then embarked a a short stroll through the gardens.  These little white beauties were a wonderful sight letting us know that the winter freeze we had had was not going to keep us in its grip for much longer!


My two cuties in a great photo spot!


Jan 11, 2014

Frozen Bubbles

So, here in the Great Lakes State, we have had some interested weather as of late.  The weekend before Christmas we were hit with an ice storm and at my home we lost power for 2.5 days.  Several in our area were without power 5 days or even longer.  Then the weekend after New Year's we were hit with a record breaking snowfall climbing to the number 3 spot of recorded snowfalls with a total of 17.2 inches.  Then the icing on the cake was the record breaking sub-zero temps that followed.  The other day we were at -22 degrees Fahrenheit.  The recorded historical low for that given day was -8 with a seasonal low of -25.  And don't forget the wind chill factor bringing things down to the -40's.  Well with all this fun weather going on I decided to play besides being cooped up inside was getting to me.

Here is my attempt at freezing bubbles.  (Still hoping to try again this winter.)



Jul 31, 2013

Blessings and Fledglings

This week has been a great one so far.  Spending time with family building memories.  However yesterday was a bit different start.  I dropped my hubby off at the job site he was working on and as we were chatting before I left he noticed a small bird in the grass.  My brother-in-law who was also working went over and picked up the bird.  The bird was more than comfortable perched on his hand.  Well needless to say I had to go take a closer look.  I walked over and he handed/scooted the bird over to me.  I hollered at my hubby to grab my camera from the car.  This little guy just sat there while I snapped away.  We noticed a few other small birds being coached by an American Goldfinch.  We had identified our bird!  As guilty as I felt for handling this little guy, I realized when I was leaving that where I had to turn my vehicle around is the same area that we found him, we quite possibly rescued him from being accidentally being run over.  Here are some of the pics I got of my little friend.







May 29, 2013

Raindrop

So I came home on Mother's Day to finish editing a photo session only to open my laptop and have the hard drive crash.  Thankfully I have all my original images saved in other places.  I did however lose much of my edited work.  I am slowly figuring out what all I still have to replace.  Hoping to recover much off my hard drive but can't do anything for a few months until the finances are there to do so if it is even possible.  I'm just thankful that a simple replacement of the hard drive was all it took to get my laptop going again.  Here is one of my recent attempts at photographing water drops.  I had fun taking these images.

Mar 9, 2013

Dreaming of Warm Summer Days...

Being cooped up at home with sick kiddos has me really longing for warmer weather.


Jan 22, 2013

Frosted Tree Branch

Well, hello there.  I know it has been a long time since I've posted.  Being a mom, PTO treasurer, and a regular volunteer at my boys' school has kept me super busy.

Hope the holidays were good for everyone; I know we were blessed beyond any expectations this year.  God is always good.  

And for your viewing pleasure a close up look at the beauty there is for us to behold!



Jul 11, 2012

The Fourth of July

The 4th of July has to be one of my favorite holidays.  I love the atmosphere waiting for the fireworks to start and the fun of it all.  This year we were able to stay at the hotel near our favorite display.  I had to capture the essence before the show, the glowing lights and all.

The start of the show.



I see the American Flag represented in this image below!

The finale!

May 30, 2012

2012 Hot Air Balloon Championship


Balloon launch Friday (5/25) night in Frankenmuth, MI

My First Blogging Recognition

My First Blogging Recognition
from Louise at Potted Frog

My Second Blogging Recognition

My Second Blogging Recognition
from Mom of 4 at Our "Lil" Family

My Third Blogging Recognition

My Third Blogging Recognition
from Pam at The Conley Family