Candy Cane Carnage

Slowly but surely, I will destroy every tasty thing in my kitchen in the name of photography - or for cupcake experiments.   These candy canes were crushed for a new cupcake I was trying to bake.  Tragic story.  I slaved over this new recipe but neglected to do one very important thing - restrain my hair.  So, …

The Grinch!

I thought this picture was lost for good after my old laptop crashed.   But, there it was tonight in my "Best of Nikon" folder!  Apparently I'd transferred it over to my new laptop at some point and forgot about it. I captured the Grinch last Christmas when I was out taking pictures with my Nikon.    New …

Noble Fir

I may live in the "Evergreen State", but that doesn't mean I know my trees.  This one happened to be marked as Noble Fir, which is why I know what it is.    The Noble Fir is a beautiful evergreen with sparse needles, but it was never lucky enough to go home with my family when I …

Naughty or Nice

Dear Santa, If you find yourself in Bellingham, Washington on December 25th please bring the following: A Nikon D300 and an assortment of lenses Camera accessories including a tripod and camera bag Something Irish A personal trainer A personal chef A Land Cruiser First quarter tuition I know it seems like a lot, but it …

I Want A REAL Tree…

What do you do when your roomie wants a real Christmas tree and you feel indifferent?  You call your friends, buy some hot apple cider, and then drive into the country to find a real tree, of course.  Here is the proper way to locate the perfect tree and cut it down yourself.  First you find a …

Goodwill Donation

Tonight I assessed the Christmas decoration situation.   I have a lot of ribbon, and it all smells like eucalyptus from being shoved in bags with the floral decor and hidden in my laundry room for the past 11 months.    To top that off, the bags are all labeled "Bon Marche".  Those of you who live in and around …