Friday, July 31, 2009

My Town Friday Shoot Out: Outdoor Food

This post is part of the My Town Friday Shoot Out, a gang of photographers in varying degrees of excellence who all participate in a weekly themed shoot. It's open to anyone! Feel free to join us!! This week's theme of outdoor food was chosen by "Girlichef".

Last weekend, lucky for me, was my husband's family's family reunion. That means we eat outside. There are just too many of us to try to be inside. I was hoping to get some good ol' American Carnival Foods, but I hope someone else did for me to enjoy.

Grillin' it up!

My youngest, scoping out the veggies. He LOVES veggies.

Finger food!

Yum...I love our family's salad options.

And you can't miss out on dessert!!

Next week's theme is "power". Now that should bring some interesting photos.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

why do the boys get to be the pretty ones?

I love looking at the peacocks when we go to the zoo. Last night, I had this great opportunity to see the detail and spread of this majestic bird. But it's always bothered me that the mommas are brown and not so pretty while the guys get to be full of color and glory. Humpf. Something to discuss with God when I get to heaven someday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

i gonna eat you!

Occasionally, my children ask me to take pictures of their toys. This time, it was a dinosaur on a rocking chair. As my youngest child said "I gonna eat you!"

Monday, July 27, 2009

safari animals

This past weekend, my family and I went to African Wildlife Safari in Port Clinton Ohio. There will be great pics of the kids and husband in my family blog tomorrow, but these are the more interesting photography ones.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Town Friday Shoot Out: Reflections

This week's My Town Friday Shoot Out is the theme of reflections, a theme choosen by Audrey at "Stage 3! Who me?".

These pictures were taken in downtown Detroit, MI near the Greektown Casino. It's a place I'd never been, but I had a great time. There were a lot of friendly people and I enjoyed my time along the river and in the few blocks surrounding the casino.

My favorite part of being in Detroit was the mix of modern buildings with old architecture. Detroit really has a lot more to offer than people give it credit for.

Next week's theme is "Outside Food". Should be an interesting one. Glad we are having the family reunion this weekend....maybe I can even make it to a festival or something to get some carni foods!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

free for the taking

Thursday, July 16, 2009

hocking hills, oh: part 3

This is the final in the pictures of our vacation pictures.

While on vacation, my husband and I had an afternoon to ourselves where we decided to go into Nelsonville and venture around. We took some pictures at the old Nelsonville Brick Park first. This is where the Nelsonville Bricks were fired. Many of them were used in the city buildings and churches as well as the streets in the area.

These final pictures are of a hummingbird moth that Matt and I happened to just approach and be curious about while we were out exploring the fire tower area in Nelsonville. I apologize for the quality of these pictures, but I had to take them fast as this little bug moves faster than most hummingbirds I've seen. He's about 3-4 inches long and is cute in a weird bug way. His wings move so quickly I wasn't even sure I was going to capture them. He came and left in a period of about 3 minutes. These are the best of what I got.

My Town Friday Shoot Out - Textures & Yard Objects

Last week, I was out of town for My Town Shoot Out and while looking for this week's I managed to find a great way to combine the two themes. Last week's theme, texture, was suggested by Linda, while this week's theme of yard objects was suggested by NoeNoe Girl.

These pictures were taken in Perrysburg, OH while we were on our travels for vacation. This is a public park area right on the Maumee River, where the Perrysburg Area Arts Council has created a Sculpture Exhibit. This is not all of the art, but the favorites of myself and my 6 year old who, as you can see in one of the pictures, accompanied me on this adventure.

Click each photo to enlarge if you wish.

Next week's theme is reflections, chosen by Audrey. I'm looking forward to see what I can catch of Roseville, MI & the Detroit Area. Thank you for stopping by!!