Road Trippin – Tucson

My husband and I have never seen Austin, TX but have heard all about it, so we finally made the decision to go see it for ourselves! I decided to drive from San Diego plotting my route to maximize photo opportunities and meeting my husband’s flight in Austin where we will stay for a week. So far it’s been an easy, fun, relaxing and rewarding trip.  My first night was in Tucson where I visited the well know St Phillips of the Hills church. An historic and very beautiful church akin to many of the Missions you see up and down the coast of California built under the direction of Father Junipero Serra.  This first installment highlights a few of my favorites from the church and surrounding Tucson area.

St Phillips of the Hills Church Door

Bird nest in a Cactus

Focus 52 Weekly Photo Challenge- Pastel

Welcome to spring,  without a doubt my favorite time of year!! So I know this looks like and orchid but I am here to tell you this is a macro of a wisteria blossom. Who knew those little tiny blooms were actually miniature orchids! : )  Enjoy your Easter weekend everyone, a time of rebirth and hope.

Thank you! Gracias! Merci! Grazie!

Thank you so much to all of you who took the time to tweet and comment about the latest Focus 52  Photo challenge shot. I can thank Mother Nature for her awesome timing bringing rain when I needed it! : )

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Larger than Life

Macro photography is my obsession. There is a whole new world available when you look closely enough. I love how the most ordinary becomes extraordinary and the hidden is made visible when seen larger than life.  These photos were all taken around my home. Things I walk past every single day made me stop in awe when seen in a new light. Enjoy.

Bits and Pieces

Well this flu has been slow going. I have not been this sick in a very long time… basically bedridden for three days. Great for computer work but UGH there has to be an easier way to get motivated!  So as you may have seen I have been going crazy trying to create a logo of some sort without any experience with the adobe programs to create one such as Fireworks or Illustrator. I have learned an amazing amount in a short time and at long last I have something I really like! I introduce you to my new and only logo…

Yay ! One portion of my New Years goals completed!  I have big ideas for this year and am really stoked. One of my projects is going to be the design of custom photographic gift wrap. Not the kind where you stick your face on there but a real photograph made large on high quality wrapping. I want to challenge myself and this seems like a fun, creative way to share art with friends and to make art – particularly photographic art – more accessible to the general public! I am just now sourcing things so I will keep you posted.

Here is a cheery picture for what I hope is my last day lying around for a while. Taken with my Raynox 150 on my NIKKOR 75-300mm. This is a beautiful tiny little flower we saw blooming on our trip a couple of months ago to Joshua Tree. Enjoy!