Saturday, February 28, 2015

Washing Up

I had planned on giving Stella a bath this evening, but she got in the water earlier than expected after spilling tea all over herself. Thankfully, the liquid in the cup was merely tepid.

Friday, February 27, 2015

What Else?

When I told Dennis I was stepping outside with the camera, he asked, "What are you going to shoot?"

I replied, "Snow and trees. What else is there?"

Thursday, February 26, 2015


I caught Stella when she was having a snack.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My Apprentice

Stella is following in my art journaling footsteps.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Working on her Letters

Stella does lots of writing and drawing on her own, but every now and again, she has to do something I assign.

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Jessica has gotten me onto a multiple exposure kick, and I can't stay away from the ME function on my camera. This is just one of six shots I edited (mostly playing with saturation and contrast) and posted over at Ruff Edge Design. Oh, and Jessica nudged me into joining Instagram. I'm over there as @ruffedgedesign68

Morning Appearance

This little red squirrel came out of its tunnel long enough for me to get some photos.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Send More Tape

Stella has taken to decorating the house, especially the walls that "don't have much style." Here's a peek at her work.

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Stella says hello.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Back to Life

A few weeks ago, Dennis thought his car was done for, but after a fair amount of thinking, diagnosing, researching, poking, prodding, fiddling, and cussing, he has fixed it!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Out and About

Caddie is not nearly as mobile as she once was, but she's usually up for brief stroll around the yard.

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Latest Blizzard

Despite the predictions, we got very little snow. Instead we dealt with a fair amount of wind and some very welcome sunshine.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Blue Lights and Crystal

I've been playing around again.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

They're So Fluffy!

I washed Stella's tutus today.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Might as Well

I had to leave the house today to get Bridget and Henry to rehearsal, so I figured I might as well bring the camera and get a shot or two on the way home.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Stella loves her Hershey's Kisses.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Place to Be

This is the first grey squirrel I've seen in days. I guess the sun brought him out. I expected to see a mouse or red squirrel pop out of that hole in the snow, but if one did, it happened when I wasn't looking.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Making the Most of Winter

Sam checks the weather every day and gets worried if it looks like temperatures could get high enough to melt the snow. Henry's more inclined to enjoy whatever comes his way.

Monday, February 9, 2015

A Clue

Trees sprayed with snow like this is a sure sign Dennis has been out with the snowblower.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


The snow slipping from the railings of the deck created a lovely effect.

Saturday, February 7, 2015


I caught this little chickadee right before it flew off to one of the burning bushes (which were populated with chickadees) to enjoy its sunflower seed.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Miss Bridget

I was upstairs with my camera when Bridget walked in. I was surprised to see her, since she — and Henry — were supposed to be at rehearsal. Apparently, there was a mix-up with the time, but that's OK. I'm always happy to see my kids.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


Stella says the flash hurts her eyes.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cute Little Visitor

I guess this little red squirrel, who popped up from the snow, wanted to make sure he wasn't missing anything.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Designer at Work

Today, Stella decided her cat needed a collar, and one with red hearts on it was in order.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Another Cold One

The temperature hovered around zero all day, and it's still snowing.

Clearing Out

Dennis and Luke worked on the snowy deck today.