First Trip to Europe, Day 1 – Getting to Paris

When we were researching visiting Paris in the winter, I found lots of one line or one paragraph generalizations about how it’s cold and rainy but generally less crowded. I want to go in the opposite direction and saturate you with as much information as I can possibly recall. Everything from planning to packing to…

Independence Day

Just a few pics of fireworks and the crowd on the riverfront in Shreveport this 4th of July. It was a fantastic show with live music, plenty of food and drink vendors, and awesome fireworks. We had great seats so I was able to capture a few good pics, but honestly we were too close!…

Vaca Vines

One Saturday last March, a friend and I went exploring in Vacaville, California. I don’t know how she knew about this particular road, but we pulled over several times to take pictures as we wound up the hillside. We encountered a few waterfalls, these grapevines, and then at the top of the hill we got…

Winter is Coming

I know this picture has *nothing* to do with Game of Thrones, but it’s currently our joke around here about everything to do with winter and Christmas is in the winter… Anyway, my lovely husband and dog volunteered to be my guinea pigs subjects for a sample Christmas card photo tonight. I wanted to get…

Fall Foliage

Fall must be on my mind today, despite the 90 degree temperatures we’ve been experiencing this week in Louisiana. This is another picture I took on our trip to Oregon last fall, and who doesn’t love a little fall foliage? This actually was in a redwood forest in Northern California, at our first stop on…

Low Tide in Oregon

This is one of my all-time favorite photos that I’ve taken. The footprints belong to my husband, and he is the lone figure in the distance, so I may be a little more partial to this one than a casual observer. We drove up the coast of California into Oregon last October, and I *Highly*…

Treasure Loop Trail No. 56

It’s camera phone Monday! Not really, but this is a pic I snapped with my iPhone over the summer when I visited Arizona for one of my best friend’s wedding receptions. I realized about half way to the airport that I left home without so much as a point and shoot, but since I didn’t…

Sunset Silhouette

I captured this of my parents back in May along the banks of the Mississippi River in Memphis. I was on a crusade to capture certain things for a photo assignment, and this silhouette fit the bill perfectly. I might have this printed to hang in my guest room. I’ll have to get something equally…