Monday, February 23, 2015

Breakout Class

I am taking a lighting class.   Here I am working with my 63 year old Raggedy ann and Andy that my Grandma Fish made for me when I was 8 years old.  So that makes them 63!    They are still in their original clothing, that she also made.   

The first one is side light with the Ott light.   It left an ugly shadow along side of Ann's eye.  Then I tried bouncing the light from the ceiling.  I like this last one better.  

Sunday, February 22, 2015


I sat for a few hours with my mother in law today. She told me about the letters that she had written to a missionary from Salt Lake City, many many years ago. He was instrumental in bringing her family, including my husband, from East Germany to America. She will be 97 years old in a few days, and her mind is sharp as can be. She expressed her frustration about wanting to jump up and dance, and run, and dance some more, but her body will no longer cooperate. This is hard for her.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Ghost Cloud

Every  once in awhile,  something funny catches my eye.  today, while sitting at a red light,  I was looking at these beautiful clouds in the sky.  Bottom right....a GHOST!  His eyes are two little dark clouds! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Happy Spring ???

Normally,  it is exciting to see new leaves on the rose bushes in early Spring,  however this year it is a bit disturbing,  in February, when things are usually, and rightfully, under the snow.   I am left wondering if the winter storms will hit us in March and April, or not at all.  Should I water my lawn?  Will the bulbs come up?  I am full of questions.  

Monday, February 16, 2015

Just for the fun of It!

I could not resist this fun little purchase.  I believe that my grandchildren will love this!  Of course I love them! 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Birthday Flowers

I thought that Brian had forgotten my birthday yesterday,  but he showed up with flowers today.  They are such a welcome sight this time of year.   

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Playing with light and underlays

I had Rory and Avi tonight for a couple of hours while Becky and Andrew went to a meeting.  This is certainly not the photo  I am hoping to get, but but when Rory saw this umbrella,  she wanted a photo with it.    This was taken in the living room.   I decided on this rainy night background, and my new little light in the top of the umbrella to light her face,  although it did not work very well.   Some day I will look back on my feeble attempts....but that will be an awesome day if I am laughing at this,  it can only mean that I got good at it.