Wednesday, October 20, 2010

wispy washy

wispy washy, originally uploaded by Linus & Bella.

I do love all types of cloud formation. They are so beautiful! I took this in my backyard one evening. It had rained sporadically throughout the day and boo ya...beautiful clouds! The tree is a young Chinese Pistache that my husband planted a couple of years ago. We can't wait for it to mature to give us shade during our hot summer months.

Positive quote of the day:

"Don't let the mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries."
~Astrid Alauda

Sunday, October 17, 2010

momma, you are the apple in my eye

We were so thrilled to get a visit from our handsome nephew. The long look of admiration for his momma makes my heart melt.

Positive quote of the day:
"If now isn't a good time for the truth, I don't see when we'll get to it."
~Nikki Giovanni

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween is almost here

majestic bella, originally uploaded by Linus & Bella.

Autumn by far is my favorite season. I love the cooler weather and especially love how beautiful the trees look as they are turning all different shades of yellow, red, and orange. I'm also a pumpkin fanatic!! I love pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING, so I'm also appreciative to all the pumpkin infused stuff that is out during this time.

I do like to buy funny costumes or cool hats for my pets to wear for Halloween. The fur kids don't love it so much. Bella was my model last year with this vibrant hat. I have no clue what I'm doing this year, haven't even thought of it til I saw this picture again. Hmmm.....

Positive quote of the day:
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do."
~Amelia Earhart

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

wait a doggone minute...

wait a doggone minute..., originally uploaded by Linus & Bella.

I was lucky enough to score an awesome deal on a used Canon 50d body. We're still getting acquainted. I haven't had time to just sit, read the manual, and practice playing with different settings. I'll get there! Although I am forcing myself to start shooting in Manual mode with this camera. I was shooting in Manual mode with my Canon Rebel Xti, so might as well keep it up! So far, it's pretty awesome. I'm curious to see how grainy 3200 ISO will look like, or not? Who knows? This photo was taken at 200 ISO...not bad, eh?

Positive quote of the day:
"Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness."
-Faith Baldwin