i found myself lost

i found myself lost
amongst friend and foe
moving beyond stars
for something i know

until one day
a light appeared bright
pushing against me
holding me tight

suffering not over
moved to the sea
wondering when
i’ll find who i’ll be

be no more weary
long that i may
i find myself lost
yet another day

i love christmas

we held gold dust in our hands

i love october

spent a lot of time running around today and only had my nikon for half of it. anything i look at in october seems like a photograph to me. everything seems so vibrant and crisp. and i dunno, but october just has such a moody feel, it’s artsy and beautiful. and i didn’t really take a picture that captures that feeling. i shall keep trying.

so today, i spend the day thinking it was monday, since rob had the day off yesterday. so instead of going to therapy like i’m supposed to on tuesday’s, i went to pick up kalin and took the girls to play for a few hours at peekaboo. i was grateful that they had each other to play with as it gave me an opportunity to knit. after that, we drove kalin back home, just in time for kiah to get off the school bus. the girls played outside a bit while brett went to pick up his food from the farm. i snapped a few fun pictures while they were playing on the rope swing and running around.

kiah really shows interest in taking pictures, so i spent some time showing her the nikon and how to use it. she snapped some shots while i snapped some shots of her. notice how she has a hard time closing the one eye? hehe, what a sweetpea!

ella and i decided to go for a walk across the street when we got home to try and snap some pictures. it was a little dark so i didn’t have good luck with lighting, but here are a few shots that i thought came out ok.

not too bad for today. i’m desperately hoping i can find some time to just go out and snap pictures without having to run errands or drag a 4 y/o around. time is hard to come by!

tonight: catching up on house and knitting.

holy update

so here are my first few pictures in my project to take at least one great picture a day. i’m pretty happy with them, but think i’m cheating a little bit since playing around with almost any setting on the hipstamatic app makes anything look awesome. and i’ve not brought out the nikon yet, but i’ll be doing so this week. and i’ve also noticed that it is impossible for me to take a moment to post every single day, so i’ll be posting as often as i can, at least every few days – but i’ll try to have images from every day.

on thursday, renae and i took the kids to green light studio to play. this place is great for kids and moms. it has a really nice little cafe area, with delicious homemade foods. and the play area for the kids is nice and open so moms can relax and enjoy some free time, but always keep an eye on the kiddos. ella and serenity spent a lot of time playing dress up which i really enjoyed taking pictures of. here are my 2 favorites of those. after that we took the kids back to play at renae’s house for a bit. they played in the street and brought us flowers. which is my other favorite picture from thursday.

on friday i snapped a very crooked picture of our yard. but i like it.


on saturday, my mom and i stopped into a really cute shop in casco that had tons of awesome crafts and home decor. trying to focus on light, i snapped these few pictures of some of the window decorations.

i’m starting to enjoy cooking on sunday’s. i made a tortilla soup for the crockpot and used up our apples in an apple crisp. yummy! we also went out and got some pumpkins and mums for the yard!


today, we went shopping for ella’s birthday, which is this weekend. i can’t believe i have a 4 year old! i haven’t been out with my camera yet so i’m not sure what today holds as far as photo opportunity! we shall see. if nothing, here is a picture of my cute little bean before school today! photographically, nothing special tho. just a snapshot. :)


ps – the single images are supposed to be aligned in the center, but it doesn’t appear to be working. it took me days to find a gallery plug in that i liked… and now it doesn’t do certain things. argggg!

snapshots and a fail

i discovered the coolest little iphone camera app ever. it’s called hipstamatic and it’s rad! here are a few shots i took while i was testing it out.

pretty awesome, yah?!

so i’ve already failed at my goal of taking an interesting picture a day for the rest of the year. but i’ve made it ok because tomorrow is october 1st! and i’m obsessive about starting things on the first of something… first of the month, first of the week, whatever. sooooo, starting tomorrow, i intend to take and post at least 1 image a day for the rest of the year. goal? to improve my photography eye and my photography skills. go me!!

i wanna take your picture

i love photography. looking at images, dissecting the information in each one. and i have a camera that i adore learning to use. but i suck at taking pictures. especially nature photography. i think i may have an ok eye for people, maybe. so, in an effort to practice my skills, i’m thinking of photoblogging this fall. starting in sept, i hope to take at least one great picture a day on at least one great adventure a day. can i do it? that remains to be seen.

night sky

i want to disappear in to the sky tonight. study the shades of blue and black until i’m blind and fall fast asleep.


I suck at updating this.


i’m seeing the amazingly, wonderful, talented, pretty, super awesome, best ever kaki king tonight. i may pee my pants with excitement.