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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Dec 14, 2010

Frosted Window Panes

This image is from my front window. I took it early evening last night. The snow storm and below freezing temperatures have made for some nice winter scenes. Hope all are staying warm. Merry Christmas!! (Just in case I don't make it back on before.)

Nov 16, 2010

Fading Light

Went for a walk the other night with my boys and the hubby. Been trying to soak up as much of the nice weather that MI has been having. I shot these three images in less than a half hour and loved the way they fit together. I hope everyone else enjoys this too.

Sep 22, 2010


I am still here. I have been busy starting up my photography business, Into the Woods Photography. I haven't had much time to work on my images that I take for the love of taking pictures. As things slow down, I will be back to posting soon.

I have stayed somewhat current on my family blog though if you want to see what we have been up to in our daily lives.

Jul 20, 2010


I had a wonderful time at the Tall Ships Celebration in Bay City, MI this past weekend. I will be sharing my images with everyone shortly.

Jul 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July Weekend

A few of my favorite shots from last year's firework display in Frankenmuth, MI.

Today (July 2) is my anniversary. Twelve years ago today, I chose to spend the rest of my life with my wonderful husband. If you want to see what we are up to check out my family blog.
Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July holiday.

Jun 29, 2010

On Injured Wings

It isn't very often that one gets to see an Eagle from above, but when you do make sure you take advantage of it. I love the set up of this exhibit at the Saginaw Zoo even more so now since seeing this Eagle at the bottom. And when he spread his injured wings to climb back up, man was I ever excited. I realize these are captive birds but they also would not survive without the help of the zoos that house them. I love my zoos and will have a membership for years to come (remember I have toddlers). I enjoy seeing all of the animals and am thankful that my zoos are AZA certified. Have a wonderful day.

Jun 27, 2010

Some Finishing Touches

To read the posts about this trip on my family blog visit HERE. It is in reverse order but there is a lot that I didn't include, in my short list, for one reason or another. Also all of the images on my family blog are straight out of the camera with the exception of maybe some cropping.

Jun 25, 2010

Pere Marquette 1225

The Pere Marquette 1225 is a famous Engine. You can see it featured in the Film - "The Polar Express". Okay so it is actually the proto-type for the Engine in the film but still how cool is that?

And this is my favorite song from "The Polar Express"

Only six more months until Christmas and Happy 28th Birthday to my baby Brother.

Jun 23, 2010

Inside the Station

Inside the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, MI. To see more images from inside the station visit HERE.

Jun 21, 2010

Inside the Ann Arbor Caboose

Not much luck finding information out on the internet but if you'd like to see some images of the outside that I took go HERE.

Jun 19, 2010

Little River Railroad

One of the many engines out at the festival. The Little River Railroad is a society dedicated to the preservation of historical railroad equipment.

Jun 17, 2010

Miniature Trains

If you want to see more images of the miniature trains that I took that day go HERE.

Jun 15, 2010

The Leviathan

The next few days, I'll be sharing images that I took at the Train Festival. We went out the first day of the festival and had a great day. The festival took place in Owosso, MI and I am hoping they make this a regular event, maybe not annual event but a semi-annual event would be nice. I am also getting excited for the upcoming Tall Ships Celebration that will take place this July in Bay City.

Jun 12, 2010

They're a Bloomin'

These images are actually from last July but things are definitely in full bloom here in Mid-Michigan. I am finally starting to find a routine that works for me but I know this will change, I have toddler boys but they will be in school soon enough and I will have lots of time on my hands, so for now I am enjoying the time that I have with them and that is another reason why I have been so infrequent with my postings. Thanks to all those who still are following and reading, you are part of why I do this.

Jun 1, 2010

Great Blue Heron Wishes

So I'm looking back through my posts and came across this one from about a year ago. Well my dream/wish from that post has come true. The following images are straight out of the camera only a little cropping so that you can see the Great Blue Heron more readily. I am so excited about this sighting and love that I captured his catch on "film." While these images are from a recent zoo trip, the Heron is in an open pond and is indeed a bird of the wild. Enjoy the images, I know I do.

To see more critters head over to Camera Critters

May 15, 2010

How do you like them flowers?

Sorry I haven't been posting much. I have been working on my photography blog/website for my business that I am trying to get up and running.

I hope you like the flowers.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Apr 16, 2010

Alligator Submerged

Another image from one of my many zoo trips this past summer. It was hard to believe that this was the same alligator I had seen on previous visits. He just looked so much smaller when totally wet and submerged beneath the water.

Apr 14, 2010

Shutterfly Contest

For my newest posts scroll down. Thanks.

Apr 6, 2010

A Dream Vacation

I fell in love with the city of Petoskey here in Michigan. This is one of the scenes that sealed the deal of this love. Although I have only been to visit the area twice. I typically use my vacation time to visit family and since I have no family near by it has to be an excursion trip. This image is from my first visit and it pre-dates my conversion to digital. I long to visit again with my digital camera. Also in case you are wondering the building depcicted here is The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort. I would love to stay here the next time I visit, being right on the water would be awesome.

Mar 24, 2010

Pastoral Moon

The first image is out of the camera with minimal enhancements. The second image is creatively altered, to see the details more clearly click on the images to enlarge them.

Mar 22, 2010

Mid-Spring Sunset

This was the view I had looking east out my front door. The wooded lot behind my home is what I will miss most about my old home. I still get to look out my front door to see gorgeous sunsets though. I had started a series of images that I had entitled "Out My Front Door" mostly of sunset images. My only problem is that they are all on film and most of them still need developing. I so need to get my film developed. I think, now that my vehicle is paid off, I need to start taking a few rolls in each month until I have them all developed. Does anyone have any recommendations on whether I should use some place local or should I use one of the mail services? I don't know.

Mar 21, 2010

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Okay so I'm early or maybe I'm late for Christmas, but after all that nice warm weather, to be greeted with snowfall all day Saturday, I was beginning to wonder.

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