Monthly Archives: July 2012

Pretty Purple Flowers

Flowers are my favorite thing to shoot and fortunately for me, I have a friend who puts in an awesome garden each year.  My camera tends to over-blow reds, which means that some purples don’t come out very accurately either.  … Continue reading

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Tiny Frogs

We have several frogs at our house- from the big bullfrogs I can hear, but never see to those bright green tree frogs that stick to the side of the house.  Here’s one of those tree frogs: Seriously, how cute … Continue reading

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In Which I Get Distracted…

My goal for this weekend was to repaint our bedroom.  Which is how I found myself here: Yup, that’s our ceiling fan in pieces on the bedroom floor! See, after I finished patching all the little holes, I noticed how … Continue reading

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Super Close-Ups of Spices!

A few months ago, I came across this article from Adorama about how to shoot super close-ups of snowflakes by reverse-mounting your lens.  We don’t have any snow, so I used the next best thing: spices.  Ok, maybe not the … Continue reading

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Raspberry Crisp

This is my absolute favorite raspberry recipe because it’s super-simple, next to impossible to mess up, and easily adaptable. Ingredients: 2 cups fresh raspberries 1-2 Tablespoons sugar (I like my raspberries on the tart side, so I just sprinkle a … Continue reading

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I don’t know if it’s the heatwave we’ve been having or the fact that my raspberry plant has been putting out berries for a while now and is simply running out, but I got less than a cup when I … Continue reading

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Raspberry Season

I love fresh raspberries.  And they taste even better when they are free!  Here’s what the patch looked like when we moved into our house- raspberry plants starting at the back corner of the house and wrapping around to the … Continue reading

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