Thursday, April 28, 2016

Spring at Trempealau Wildlife Refuge

A couple weeks back we took a much needed road-trip to explore. It was the perfect opportunity to snap some shots. We've been to the Wildlife Refuge before, a couple times, but there's always something neat to see. This time we saw tons of  egrets, turtles and pelicans. We even saw flocks of pelicans coming in with their lunch! I wasn't prepared to snap one of those pictures. If I were a super awesome, serious wildlife photographer it'd be a great place to hang out around sunset.
Like I said in one of my previous posts, I'm a tad rusty....
I do want to enter another photo contest this year, so if you see a photo you think would be good to enter, let me know. I'm open to ideas. :D 










Friday, April 22, 2016

Cardinals in the Spring

Every year so far that I've been back in the Midwest is a reminder of just how LONG it takes for Spring and continuous nice weather to arrive. It is so aggravating. 
A couple weeks back, a beautiful cardinal pair was flying around my yard and landing on objects, making me think, "I should really get back into taking pictures."So I took out the camera for the 1st time in months (other than for Easter pics) to snap some photos. They aren't great, but I did it.



This one I was playing a little more than usual with editing.








Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Back from Hiatus

I took an unintentional, very long break. I wish I could say that I was working on some big photography project, entering contests,  or bettering my skills. Heck, I wish I could say I even took some photographs in the 4 months that I wasn't updating this blog. But, I can't say any of those things. I took a few pictures here and there, but nothing artistic, at least nothing special. Life took over, winter crept up. I didn't do much of anything to feed my soul. After some recent, not so great life events (personal and family things),  I've decided to dust of my camera since it is 1 thing that feeds my soul. I hope to truly get back into taking more pictures and to grow my skills as a photographer.
I hope my loyal followers will return to support my adventures!


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota

Another stop on our Duluth trip over the summer was to Jay Cooke State Park. I am so glad my Aunt brought us to it, it was beautiful! I hope to some day return and venture farther than the bridge.






Thursday, October 22, 2015

Childhood Joy

 I love having children and seeing things through their eyes and watching them having fun. I  love to watch the pure joy on my children's faces when we are having a good time. It's so innocent and liberating. If only we could be this way as adults.
If they see a puddle, they want to run through it and enjoy it.  That's just what I let my son do on our trip to Duluth a couple months back.



Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Train, Train.

We didn't take my road trips this summer like we normally do. Our quick, spontaneous adventure to Duluth was really the only "trip" we took this year. We went to Duluth  for the Day out with Thomas adventure for my older son.
These photos aren't from the Day Out with Thomas part, so don't worry ;) , these are from inside the train.






Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Butterfly House 2015

I am so behind on my photos to put on my blog. Not only am I behind, I haven't been taking many lately either.
Anyway, these photos were taken at Beaver Creek Reserve, back in July. We went on a family outing to the butterfly house, which is always interesting.