Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Falls

These pictures are from the waterfalls of the Rocky River near my parents' home. It's another place I've always been fond of in my hometown. I also found it to be so relaxing and serene; even when you can hear the trains, the planes and the automobiles. I've always been drawn to water and find so much peace in being at a place where I can hear and see the water.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Back to Berea

I went to my childhood hometown this past weekend for my mom's retirement party. I had a bit of free time and I was able to get some great pictures at Coe Lake in Berea, Ohio. A long time ago it was used as a quarry for gathering limestones used to create the Grindstone that Berea is famous for. As a teenager, I just spent time there jumping from cliffs, riding my brother's dirt bike off the cliffs into the water below, swimming in the lake, avoiding water snakes and just causing general mischief. Since those times, the city has changed the area a lot. No real paths existed when I was young and there were no bridges. It's still a beautiful area, none the less.

These are my favorites.

Friday, June 26, 2009

My Town Shoot Out - Colors of the Rainbow

This week's theme for the My Town Shoot Out was chosen by Debby, from Germany, at The Pink Birdhouse. If you're interested in joining our rapidly growing group, just follow the links. Everyone is welcome!

All photos are clickable to enlarge. ♥

At first, all I could find of significant color here in Roseville, MI were flowers. Now we have pretty flowers, but I didn't want this to be a floral shoot. I'm sure that will come in time. But I did get a couple good flower shots to share.

Then I started looking around more as the week went on. I found these flags out by Lake St. Clair at a marina on a cool and windy day.

Then I found what most Michiganders (yes, that's what they call us) think of when we are asked about the color orange: construction barrels.

Then I remembered this beautiful artist gallery not far from my house. It's simply called "LOVE". The artist was out front and told me that he was sorry for the condition of the paintings and he would be touching them up in the next few weeks. I love them just the way they are. These are of the side and the back of the building.

While there, I noticed a Doc Marten's boot store with a colorful display. One is signed by...someone who wears colorful boots I would assume.

Finally, we have my most fun picture of the week. I stopped in to return some videos and this is what I found waiting for me.

Well, those are the most colorful parts of my little suburb. Thanks for visiting again! Last week's Shoot Out is on my other blog still...here's the link.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


When I was gifted my Nikon D-70 back in early May by my brother in law, it was at my son's 6th birthday party. After the party ended and we put the boys to bed, we had a fire in the fire pit on my in laws' deck. It was such a great night and so very relaxing. I really learned a lot about my camera that night. And I was blessed to share it with my great inlaws and the family.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

a photo blog

Since getting my camera about two months ago, I've fallen deeply and madly in love with it. I take it everywhere. I have at least one or two pictures from almost every day the last few months.

I love my writing blog, but I don't want it to be all about the photos. I needed a place to put them, where I can share a story or two sometimes about the photos I've taken that day. The stories about my kids, my life and photos about our activities will remain at Not So Simple, with just a few overlaps here and there.

Thank you for visiting and I look forward to sharing my photos and their stories with you more!