Friday, February 24, 2006

Why I love Byerly's

I've been knocked out of commission by a dreadful inflammation of the cartilage and bone in my chest wall (related to an upper respiratory infection I've been--apparently unsuccessfully--trying to get over)...Posting is going to be sporadic for a bit here.

That said, there is absolutely nothing more decadent than a ripe strawberry in February in Minnesota. Mmmmmmmmmm.

February 2006, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

And another one

Depth of field at work (God, I love this camera).

February 2006, the Conservatory, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

More flowers

Again from the the Conservatory.

It's nice large.

February 2006, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Monday, February 20, 2006

Another flower

I am on such a flower kick lately...well, that's really no surprise. I get severe cabin fever every year around this time. Want spring, want it!

My father-in-law (hi Scot!) and I were talking about this last week when we were all at the Conservatory. It was so beautiful and warm and tropical in there compared to the arid, cold, barren outside, and it felt so good, especially after being sick for the last few weeks with this upper respiratory crud. As we were going through the sunken garden I said something to him about, "Why do we live here, why, why." And he kind of laughed, but then said, "Maybe it's so that we can really appreciate the seasons, and things like this."

I think he might be on to something.

(But I still want spring.)

February 2006, the Conservatory, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Happy Anniversary

Today, my my darling husband and I have been married for 12 years. :-)

Here's to us, dear!

Butter with toast and orange juice
Some toast with your butter?

followed with a honey sandwich and one licorice and Tahitian Treat for dessert!
Breakfast desert

(These pics are not from today but several weeks ago, when the girls decided to make us breakfast in bed.)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Valentine's night out

Took the kids and met up with my husband and his parents after work at the Conservatory in St. Paul. Children’s behavior was meh, the flowers were pretty. And there was a sloth! All-in-all, a good night. :)

Conservatory mosaic

More pics here if you're interested.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!

My love is like a red, red rose
My love is like a red, red rose
September 2005, my mother's garden, Canon PowerShot S230

Monday, February 13, 2006

Back in the land of the living

I'm better now. :)

Here, have a picture!

Edited--I swapped out the picture from frosted sage to the below, because 1) I'm just not in the mood for snow and ice, and 2) I really like this one. I've been experimenting with shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, all sorts of manual things...and I actually caught light! How cool is that?

(I don't expect that anyone else will like this one nearly as much as I do, but meh. My blog. Nyaaaaah.)

Catching the light
Catching the light
February 2006, Canon EOS Ditigal Rebel XT

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


This is not a good week--I've been sick since last Thursday with Teh Evil Crud, can't seem to shake it. What I wouldn't give for some warm weather and sun...!

Dew drenched
Dew drenched
August 2005, our back yard, Canon PowerShot S230

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


Serious cabin fever going on over here...

February 2006, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Monday, February 06, 2006

One lonely violet

In a hurry, so I'll spare you the commentary.

August 2005, the Hosta Ghetto project, Canon PowerShot S230

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Flower week!

Cabin fever strikes...I need some COLOR!!

Mellow Yellow
Mellow yellow
February 2006, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Crikey, but it's cold out there!

Well, not that cold (17°F). But it SEEMS cold after the last month or so of March-like temps. Brrrrrr!

So here's some more blue skies and sunshine. Just because.

If we look disheveled and wind-blown and helmet-haired in's because we were. We'd been biking all day. :) In fact, that was the day We Biked The Bridge. (And Sausalito, and the Embarcadero, and allllllllllllll the way up to Coit Tower...)

Coit Tower

Coit Tower
October 2005, San Francisco, Canon PowerShot S230

Friday, February 03, 2006

Randomness, continued

Every kid should have one of these.

Little red wagon
Little red wagon
February 2006, our back yard, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Cropped & auto-corrected for maximum effect

Thursday, February 02, 2006

I could use some of this today!

Not that I want to go to jail to get it, mind. But skies...sailboats...mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Remains of the warden's house
Remains of the warden's house
October 2005, Alcatraz, Canon PowerShot S230

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The world at 50mm

It is, I have discovered, exceedingly difficult to get a picture of a snowflake at dusk and during a snow shower.

But in this case the end completely justifies the means!

Kinda cool viewed large.

Tiny snowflake
Tiny snowflake
January 2006, our back yard, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Low light conditions; tweaked the brightness & contrast for the sake of the snowflake, but it's otherwise untouched.