Life in Focus 2012

Focus changes over time.  Interests either evolve or quietly dissolve.   The people who hold our attention today either grow more captivating or fade into the backdrop of our ever expanding lives.  But, I think with each hour of each day, we somehow fine tune what matters and hone in on our true talents and abilities.  Just think, 4 …

Going Red

Many of my readers are on Facebook, so they already know all about my red hair. However, I really wanted to share it with the WordPress world too! Naturally a strawberry blonde, I've gotten progressively blonder over the past couple of years. I needed a change.  Thanks to Sandra at the Velvet Rope! *Update (2/15/12):  …

NSH Revisited

After nearly a year away from Northern State Hospital, I decided to make a trip yesterday.  Has it been a year?  Wow, time flies.  David and I used to go there all the time with our cameras (or, rather his cameras) while I was learning to use a DSLR.  The dilapidated buildings make great material! …

In Fields

I've been wanting a shot of a hay bale for some reason.   My summer just wouldn't have been complete without it!   I found this one in Skagit County somewhere along the Skagit River.

Afternoon Poetry

The word "poetry" elicits a wide variety of responses from people, but the most common one seems to be exhausted disinterest.  Asking someone to read a poem is like asking them to complete a math problem.  I understand, I really do.  But, I took a course in American Literature last spring and developed a new appreciation …

TGIF

I work as a Project Manager at an insurance company and am therefore familiar with and consequently hate acronyms.  However,  I found myself in a lot of extra meetings this week with a larger than normal volume of emails that I couldn't subsequently get to.    So, I really do Thank God It's Friday and I don't …

Get a Little Closer

My request for a macro lens was granted, if only for a few days thanks to Jen, of Jen Martin Studios (go check out her website, she's really good!!), who saw my blog post.  I learned that macro photography requires a steady hand, great lighting, and quick shutter speed.  My objective was to get more of the …