Saturday, March 31, 2012

Whirling Cave Troll

#2 likes to sit in what we lovingly refer to as her "Teen Cave" and spin in her office chair.
So I decided to play around with aperture and see what I got. I think this looks really cool. Like a tornado or maybe whirling dervish.
This one I liked because of the way you can see her face.
Thanks to BH for the idea.
Thanks to #2 for being my guinea pig.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Chicken!

Visited our friends today and they keep chickens.
So I let my lens take a look through the chicken wire and capture a few shots.
I liked this one because to me the look on this bird is the chicken equivalent of, "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Willis?"

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Birthday Treats

Someone who we like to refer to as #2 has a birthday tomorrow and requested Snickerdoodles for her class treat. Somehow I have managed to never make this particular cookie until now. Thankfully 3 out of 3 taste testers agree that they are delicious.
Whew!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Best Day of the Week

If you are a comic book geek like BH then you know that Wednesday is the best day of the week.
New Comic Book Day.
It is serious business in the House of Babble.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sky


Man I am KILLING it with the clever titles this week.
Having to work full time instead of spending all day doing whatever I want is hard!
It makes me tired.
I want spring break back.

Lilac

The lilac bush is blooming and I was too busy drooling over my boyfriend Jon Hamm last night as I finally got to watch the season premiere of Mad Men to remember my photo for the day. Guess it is two posts for me today.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

More Hipstamatic

A vintage look photo of someone engaged in very modern activity.
BH trying to make the Mac and TV play nice together so we can watch more shows on the big screen. OK. Full disclosure. It is so I can watch my boyfriend Jon Hamm in Mad Men tomorrow on the big TV after it downloads to iTunes.
I wish I could just subscribe to AMC for the next 13 weeks.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fun at the Park!

The look on my niece's face makes me laugh.
It was a great day to be at the park!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Weekly Kitty

Tulip and a Two-Fer

I forgot again! Don't know why. Blame it on spring break I guess.
So you get two pictures today.

Here is a tulip I planted Sunday. I love Tulips. We have been in this house almost 10 years and I am just now planting my favorite flower. Sad sad sad.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Not So Great Picture of a Fountain

Went to a local-ish art museum today. Pictures were discouraged, and it was too rainy for me to feel comfortable taking any pictures outside when we were walking around. Above is a pretty fountain in the dining area where we ate lunch. I had to crop the crap out of it to get all the strangers out of the picture. The lighting was bad and all in all I just don't feel this is a great picture.

Just a random shot that I took without the view finder of the ceiling in the dining area. Again, just a meh picture.

That is what I got today. I had hoped for cooler shots given we were on a big outing today, but alas the stars did not align today.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Best Thing They Have Ever Done

According to numbers 1 and 2 looking at their baby books is the best thing they have ever done.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Raindrops on Rosebush

No roses yet, but seeing as how everything else is blooming early, I expect to see full on roses within a month.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

BH vs. The Squirrel

BH

The Squirrel


The squirrel had a nest in the roof of our porch. BH chased the squirrel AND HER BABIES out of our porch roof.

Any guesses as to where she took refuge?

Our attic.

Fucking squirrels.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

View From Here

Time got away from me, so tonight's picture is me playing with Hipstamatic on my iPhone.
This app is kinda fun!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Profile in Handsome

Now THAT is a handsome man!
Taken with the new lens BH got me for mah birthday!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lookit What I Got!!!

Today I turned 40.
Enough about that.
Lookit what BH got me for a present!
Now I can zoom!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Vintage

Taking a break from people pictures to share a shot of an early birthday gift.
Tomorrow is one of those milestone birthdays for me.
A vintage game for a vintage gal I suppose.

Trying not to Blink

It was bound to happen sooner or later I suppose, but for the first time since I started this project I forgot to take and post a photo yesterday. So I will post two today to make up for it.
Working on people photography. I really dislike about 99% of the shots I take that have people in them.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Portraits

Thought it was time to improve my photo skills when people are the subject.
We had a family birthday gathering tonight, and my niece was too cute to resist.

I guess technically this is a people shot, mostly I threw it in here because I liked it.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tired=Phoning in

Busy day.
Tired.
Late.
New phone cover for new phone.
Pretty.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Kalypso

In keeping with my memento theme this week, and with the unplanned theme of having at least one kitty picture every week, today's shot is a memento from the first pet BH and I had together. A sweet beautiful cat we named Kalypso. She has been gone three years now and I still miss her.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Proof

Taking a pause in this week's theme for some shots of a surprise snow event today.
The above photo was my favorite.

This came in second place. Just wanted to get documentation that we indeed had some snow this winter.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Impatient

Not in love with this picture.
I lost patience trying to get one I liked.
Keeping in my theme of sentimental items, this ring belonged to my great-grandmother.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Love Letters

Looking for mementos from our first date, begat more I guess.
The second year we were together BH spent two months traveling through Europe. Tonight I dug out all the letters and postcards he sent me during his travels.
I would never want to spend such a long time apart again, but I could sure go for getting the letters. He is an excellent writer.

Monday, March 05, 2012

20 Years

BH and I had our first date on this day 20 years ago.
Must have been a good one, since we kept mementos from the occasion.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Memorabilia

Least favorite picture I have taken for awhile.
Though I do like how the rock came out.
These are objects picked up on hikes taken long ago.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Betcha thought it was going to be a cat pic free week

You thought wrong.
He has such dainty little paws doncha think?

Friday, March 02, 2012

From Above

This bottle of wine was consumed the night BH asked me to marry him.
We kept the bottle and got a drippy colored waxy candle to put in the mouth to create a keepsake from that spectacular night.
It sits high up on a shelf in our bedroom.
So I just stretched my shorty self up as far as I could and starting taking photos.
I liked this one best because there is some decent detail in the waxy drips.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

A Little Peek

At what you will find on my bedside table right now.
Enjoying the theme this week, with the no-view finder shots.
I am taking suggestions for future themes.
There are a lot of days left in this year.