Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter Sun on the Mountains

I love the way the mountains glowed tonight. Had I the time, I would have mounted my zoom lens on a tripod and taken a closer picture. As things were, I was lucky to shoot this before the sun disappeared.


Monday, December 13, 2010


Every year around Christmas time, my family becomes a group of architects, designers, and structural engineers, as we engage in the yearly tradition of creating "gingerbread" houses. I've never actually built anything out of gingerbread. We, like ninety percent of Americans, use graham crackers.

Steve and Ashlyn build their homes in the "Puritan American" style.

Shannon does as well, but Tyler opts for the "Eco-love Hexagonal" model. His gingerbread house is entirely carbon neutral.

Mom watched little Alexa (who couldn't be happier) while we made houses.


Shannon asked Tyler to make a jealous/disgusted face while I was decorating my house. She kept asking him to "exaggerate more." :)

This is my finished house in which two red bears live. They like ice skating on their private pond when it freezes over.


Sunday, December 5, 2010


I ventured out into the fog tonight to take pictures. Sure, there are driving risks associated with fog, but it's just too rare a phenomenon around here to not take advantage of the unique photographic qualities it accompanies.

Here are a few of my favorites: