Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Before & After

Our family has had the opportunity to help out at our local pregnancy clinic, Pathways, over the last couple years. Recently the clinic completed a major remodel of their basement area where clients can shop for clothes for their babies. The results are amazing! I got to help take some before and after pictures to document the transition.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Where I Stood I took "Prickly"


Friday, November 22, 2013


...from an early winter sunset.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Around here, winter is hummingbird season. They've been very busy visiting our two feeders recently, but they also like to rest in the trees around our house.

Sprinkles + Reflection

When I first thought of sprinkles, the first image in my mind was the kind on cupcakes. However when I saw those at Starbucks today, I didn't have a camera. So, here's a different take on sprinkles--it's been "sprinkling" outside most of the day (yes, typical Northwest). I also happen to love the reflections in the water on our back deck, so here's a two-for-one. :-)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

In a Row

I recently started taking violin lessons again. It feels good to be challenged to improve and try new things again!


Sunday, November 10, 2013


A weekend baking project for a get-together we went to: coconut macaroon cups with lemon filling.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Mugs and Memories

To celebrate Christina's birthday, which is this weekend, she, Mom and I went out to breakfast this morning at one of our favorite little coffee shops. Di Tazza is in walking distance of our house and I think it's one of the best coffee shops I know. (Granted I'm no coffee connoisseur. In fact, I often don't even have coffee. But they have really good chai lattes and amazing pastries!)

I think this is an appropriate post for the memory category, because we have a history of celebrating birthdays by going to Di Tazza. Thanks, Mom and Christina! It was a fun start to the morning.

Christina's mocha

Two lovely ladies.

My orange-glazed blackberry bun. It was so good!

I also tried getting a matcha latte for the first time. It was different, but tasty.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Still working on juicy, but here's dirty...another rather unusual subject!

Winter weather is here (which in the Northwest means rain) and our cars are starting to show it. Here's a different view of one of our cars that needs to be washed. :-)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Rust...that's kind of an unusual subject isn't it?

Streaking rust spots in the bird bath.

The band on a half-barrel planter. 

November Photo Challenge

Hello! Happy November! Time flies, doesn't? It's amazing that it's November and December is right around the corner! I've gotten inspired to do another photo challenge this month, similar to the one I did with my friend Missy last December. I'm going to follow my own rules. :-) That means I don't have to get to post each picture on its assigned day. I may even skip around a little. But at least this gives me some ideas of things to take pictures of. Feel like a little photo challenge? You're welcome to join me. I'd love to see what you come up with. So here's the list, borrowed from an unknown source (I found it on Pinterest).