Photo of the Day: Full Bloom

Here’s a pretty pink flower for your Tuesday viewing pleasure, taken two years ago when trees were in full bloom. Still waiting this season…

Is this a Japanese cherry blossom or something else?

Photo of the Day: MIA Alert

You may have seen my post last week stating that we bought a house. This week, on top of working full time, we’ll be getting the house ready for move-in. Our big move is Saturday, then we’ve only got a couple of days to unpack before our next big adventure. (Any guesses on what that is?) My blog posts will be sporadic over the next couple of weeks, so please bear with me.

Until then, here is another shot from last week’s storm. Can you name the building in the background?

Tree branches remain covered after last week’s storm.

Photo of the Day: The Weight of the Snow

With a foot of snow on the ground and another foot expected tonight, I’ve never been more ready for spring. It seems so late in the season for such heavy accumulation, but I did find this photo in my archives from exactly two years ago.

A small tree weighed down by snow, downtown Kansas City, Feb. 25, 2011

Photo of the Day: Old Tree

I took this photo a year ago on my in-laws’ land in Southeast Kansas. I chose not to use it as the photo of the week merely because I liked this photo better. Looking back, it is a pretty impressive tree.

It may be a gnarly tree in the winter, but this tree probably looks pretty impressive when its leaves grow.

Project 52 Week 12: March Showers

As I edited this week’s photos, I noticed that I spent most of my time shooting flowers and trees. It rained for about 5 days straight this past week, but whenever it wasn’t pouring, it was hard not to notice all the beautiful blooming flowers and budding trees. Spring has definitely arrived! I chose this as my photo of the week because it isn’t the typical tulip or daffodil shot.

Rain drops glisten on leaves right after a storm. (Anyone know what type of plant this is?)

Project 52 Week 4: Survival of the Fittest

We passed by lots of open fields driving to Topeka, Kansas this weekend, as I’m sure you can imagine. I’d seen this silo with a tree growing out of it several times in the past, so I had big plans to stop and take photos. I finally decided to tell my husband about these plans after we got on the road. I guess he’s used to my odd photography requests by now, because he didn’t think twice about it. When we approached the silo, he graciously pulled off the highway and even trudged through a dead corn field with me. I seem to pick the coldest, windiest days to take photos, and Saturday was no exception. But I think the end result was worth it.

A tree growing out of a silo is truly a sign of survival. It’s always interesting to see where trees will grow.

Day 354: O Christmas Tree

I’m one of “those people.” I believe that you don’t need all white lights and red ornaments to have a pretty Christmas tree. I love our “fat little tree,” as my  husband calls it, with all its colorful lights and mismatched ornaments. For those of you who don’t like colored lights, I’ve also included a black and white image.

Our bright, colorful, and "real" Christmas tree.
Christmas tree photos can look gorgeous in black and white, too. There's much more to it than bright lights; look at all the texture and contrast.