f/5.6, 1/30, ISO 100

My mother received a few bird feeders this past Christmas and since then, there have been two cardinals that enjoy spending time at our home. I had yet to capture a decent photo of either of them until today when the male cardinal decided to take a seat on the nearby bush. Thankfully my camera was next to me with the right lens attached so I was able to snap this shot before he started jumping around. This cardinal’s feathers really pop among the darker bushes.


f/5.6, 1/30, ISO 100

I was wandering around in search of what to take a new photo of when I came across the sticker bush in our yard. These things are a menace, to say the least, but yet can be quite beautiful. This is one of the shots I took today of the sticker bush.


f/1.4, 1/40, ISO 100

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I cannot tell you how excited I was when these gloves came in the mail! My previous set had pretty much torn to shreds, so I convinced my husband to buy me a new pair, which was not the hard part. The hard part was finding a new pair of gloves I like. I found these through the website Clickin’ Moms. Their store has these beautiful Cashmere gloves that you can put back the fabric on the thumb and pointer finger. They’re extremely soft and warm, not to mention great for taking pictures outside in the cold.


f/2.4, 1/125, ISO 400

Yesterday, my cat was sitting at our glass door meowing for some unknown reason. He just kept going, so I finally got up to see what he was looking at, thinking it was just a bird. To my surprise, there was another cat sitting on the steps. My cat, I assume, wanted to go outside to play with his new friend, but that wasn’t going to happen (the last thing I need is for him to get flees). They sat there staring at one another for a while before the new friend wandered off, walking down the sidewalk. I feel like the other cat must belong to someone considering how well feed it looked. I’m curious to see if it comes back.


f/1.4, 1/40, ISO 800

My husband often gets special editions of video games when they come out. This box from God of War III is one of the more interesting containers that one of his games has come in. I have never personally played God of War III, or any of them for that matter, but I have watched my husband play them. If memory serves me, this is Pandora’s Box, but that’s about all I can recall of the game. I’m sure if my husband reads this, he will be quick to remind me of the God of War III story line.


f/2.4, 1/20, ISO 100

After taking my exam, my husband took me to the Cheesecake Factory where I decided to splurge and get myself an Oreo Milkshake. It was absolutely delicious, as always. I’ve gotten this milkshake in the past and if you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen the photo. The Cheesecake Factory’s milkshakes are scrumptious and I highly recommend getting one the next time you go.


f/1.4, 1/15, ISO 200

The National Counselor Exam (NCE) is quickly approaching, which is essential for me to obtain my license in counseling. Theories is said to be the biggest section of the exam; though, I’m not sure if that information is still accurate. In preparation for the NCE, I took a lot of time to study the variety of theories of counseling.

  • February 2, 2015 - 10:26 am

    Anonymous[…] word from my college professor that she needed a photo of me after I informed her I had passed my NCE. I could have given her an older photo, but I decided it was time to get in front of my camera to […]ReplyCancel


f/1.8, 1/8, ISO 1600

Today I wandered around my room in search of something to take a photo of and came across this old candle holder I’ve had since I was a teenager. I love this candle holder, but I’m a huge fan of moons, stars, and night time scenes in general, so that would explain some things. Either way, while on hold with customer service (long story) I decided to assemble my lightbox (minus my cat) and start shooting my photo for the day. That’s right, I was on hold long enough to light a candle, place everything where I wanted it to go and take eleven photos. And yes, I was shooting in manual mode and manually focusing. I finished taking the photos of the candle holder long before I was connected to a human to speak with. That is a pretty long time to wait if you think about it.

  • January 16, 2015 - 1:43 am

    AnonymousDon’t you just hate customer service centers!
    I love today’s shot. The shadows make this image. Great shot!ReplyCancel