Sunday, December 15

The Creative Season

This time of year is crazy busy for me.    Almost every waking hour that I am at home is spent painting and making things for custom orders and gifts. I don’t do any photography after mid November.  Here is a sneak peak of one little thing I’ve painted. (Sorry I can’t post projects here before Christmas).  My little Granddaughter Kendall loves the color purple and recently discovered owls.   I thought she might like this little ornament.


I also made about 10 of these frames for family and passed them out on Thanksgiving so they could get some use out of them this year.   I used various background papers and cut out the verse with vinyl.   Isn’t it fun?


The first Saturday in December is a big girls out day.  We get up at the crack of dawn and head out to the local Holiday bazaars, vintage shops and Christmas show.   It’s usually my Sister, Mom, Daughter in Law and a few friends and lasts ALL DAY!  (I really need to convince my daughters to go with us.)   We usually have a list of about 15 places we want to go but end up at about half of them.   We’re in no hurry.  We just want to enjoy each other’s company, hopefully find a couple of gifts and just have fun. 

I found this silly black boa at one of the vintage shops and had to show it off.   My sister forced me to wear the hat.


Last week I gave a talk at church.  It was good for me to take a couple of hours of my time to sit down, study, ponder and prepare.   It was a comfort to me.   My young women at church did a service project last week for someone in need.   This week we will be going caroling throughout the neighborhood and will be passing out goodies.  It is the Season of Peace and Love.

I haven’t made any Christmas cards.  I haven’t even bought any to send out.  That doesn’t mean I don’t care.  I can’t do it all and that’s OK.    I will spend the next week with Family and just enjoy the Christmas season. We will gather, eat, play games, sing Christmas songs and just enjoy each other’s company. My Family means the world to me and being with them is the best thing ever!

I hope the Spirit of Christmas is with your Family.  If you don’t have any family near, go out and serve others.   I guarantee it is the best feeling ever and you will be blessed. 




Merry Christmas!


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Saturday, November 30

Hanging On

The last of the Fall leaves are just barely hanging on.  The beautiful colors are almost gone.   Winter is almost here.   I took a little walk around my backyard and down the little greenbelt along Indian Creek and took a couple of photos to celebrate the end of the best season ever.
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It's time to put away the Fall stuff and get out the Winter stuff…
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Listen to this amazing song by Britt Nicole "Hanging On".



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Friday, November 29

The {F} Family

I had a great time shooting this family.  It was another beautiful Fall day in Boise, Idaho.  There were so many good photo’s I had a hard time deciding which one’s to share.  




I shot a few individual ones, also.



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Thursday, November 28

The {M} Family

I took pictures of this fun family a few weeks ago.  It turned out to be a beautiful Fall day in Boise, Idaho.

2 1/2 year old twins are quite the adventure.  :)








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Saturday, November 23

Black and White

Everything is not always black and white.   We live in a colorful world.  I love black and white photography,  but for some reason I have a hard time editing it.

I can’t even tell you how many hundreds of pictures I took this year.   I picked a handful and was playing around in Photoshop and did a few edits.  All in different shades of black and white.

A bee in the desert of Idaho collecting pollen.


Here are a few taken near McCall, Idaho

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Here are a couple of interesting tree stumps along Huckleberry Trail near McCall, Idaho.

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An old barn near McCall, Idaho.


Craters of the Moon National Park, Idaho.

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An old bridge at Celebration Park near Melba, Idaho along the Snake River.

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Summer of 2013 Idaho Wildfires.   Near Fairfield, Idaho.

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Be Creative!

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Sunday, November 10


Fall is in the air.   The last several weeks I’ve taken some pictures of our gorgeous Fall here in Idaho.  I hope you enjoy them.

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Just a reminder that Idaho is an Open Range state.   Cattle always have the right of way.  If you hit one,  it will cost you a pretty penny.

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Tamarack pines turn a beautiful golden color in the Fall.  These beauties are about an hour North of Boise.

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And of course I have a lot of color in my own back yard.

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Happy Fall !


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