i heart macro

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My guess is that regular readers are getting sick of hearing that I’m working on taxes this week.
Believe me, I’m getting sick of it, too.
Moving on.


I found a great article over at Digital Photography School called:
Macro Photography Tips for Digital Point and Shoot Cameras
Check it out.


Last week’s sweetly clickable macro pic is…

…this beautiful blue bird’s egg submitted by Marianna of Pretty Shiny Things
Love this, Marianna!


It’s time for “I Heart Macro” slash “I Heart Close Ups: Up Close Photography for Macro Makers and the Camerologically Challenged”. Join me by blogging your up close/macro picture of the week. Grab the button* to show that you’re participating and link up here. Then be sure to visit other participants and spread the macro love.

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*Instructions for grabbing a button*

Copy the code shown above. Go to your blogger and instead of using the “compose” tab, click on the “edit html” tab. Paste the code you’ve just copied. Then switch back to the “compose” tab and you’ll magically see the button! Finish your post, publish and you are done. Easy peasy.

earth shattering, life or death kind of questions

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My mother passed away in January of this year after a brief illness.  About two weeks later I had a “dream”  and from that experience, I knew one thing for sure.  This was my defining moment.
Defining moments. We’ve all had them.
I’ve found several definitions:
  • The instant a small event changes your life.
  • An event, action, or decision that results in a significant change for a person, institution, or community, country, or world.
  • A point at which the essential nature or character of a person, group, etc., is revealed or identified.
Wow.  Pretty serious stuff.  I would think that sometimes we experience defining moments and they change our lives and sometimes we go through the experiences only to remain stuck.

Looking over the past year, and more importantly toward the upcoming year, I’ll ask this week’s earth shattering, life or death kind of question.    

What was the most defining moment in your life during this past year?


I received a call today that my mom is back in the hospital and is not expected to make it. I will be heading up first thing tomorrow and will be putting things here on hold for a bit. Please send good thoughts and prayers her way for continued comfort. Thanks. 🙂

Time Off

I hope everyone is having a peaceful, fun, family-filled holiday season. I will return bright-eyed and bushy-tailed next week – well, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed is my goal anyway.

See you then!

Sweet Sixteen

Happy Birthday!
Update:  Wednesday night, just returned from PF Changs, one of our favorite places offering a wonderful gluten-free menu.  My sweetie got the flourless chocolate cake. YUM.
No seriously, YUM!