Looking Up

Some of my favorite subjects to photograph are clouds.  Puffy white clouds make the sky prettier on a sunny day; clouds of any sort provide welcome shade on a really sunny day; and even rain- and thunder- clouds can make for some great photos.  We visited Bryce Canyon National Park right as a thunderstorm was starting, and I captured a shot showing the contrast: blue sky on one side, stormy gray on the other.  Quite different from thunderstorms here in New England! 


And here are some similar photos from Natural Bridges National Monument:




(Thank goodness for panorama shots – I don’t know what I’d do without them! 😀 )

[In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up]


The flowers to come

This time of year is so lovely – everywhere you turn, there are flowers opening up, trees developing leaves, and reminders that warm weather is just around the corner!

The green dangle earrings remind me of spring – you can find them on Etsy here.


[In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Future]

Vibrant, Playful Earrings – Made with Playing Cards!

These earrings (available on Etsy here) seem to me to be the epitome of vibrant!  Perfect for dispelling that winter gloom 🙂



[In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant]


It’s not exactly a winter wonderland, but we’ll enjoy the lovely weather while we have it now.  Here’s hoping the last day of 2015 is a good one for you 🙂

[In response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Now]

The Changing Moon: A Supermoon and an Eclipse

Pictures of last night’s supermoon + lunar eclipse seem the perfect way to represent the changing faces of Earth’s satellite.

A supermoon, or perigee moon, occurs when the moon is closest to Earth along its path of orbit.  This makes it appear unusually full and bright in the night sky.  Here it is, peeking out from behind the trees:


A few hours later, the lunar eclipse was approaching totality (that point of the eclipse where the moon is fully covered by the Earth’s shadow), and most of its face had turned the reddish color that gave this eclipse the name of “blood moon:”



Check out stunning photos of the eclipse from all over the world here!

[In response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Change.]

A Grid to Hold Beads

I found this adorable grid at the dollar store a few weeks back and thought it’d be a great way to store loose beads in my jewelry stash.  (Its intended function was as an ice cube tray… but don’t you think this is so much prettier?)




Those empty squares are starting to annoy me, though… guess a trip to the bead store is in my future!  😀

[In response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid]

Monochromatic Marvels

Monochromatic, adj.

mono·chro·mat·ic \ˌmä-nə-krō-ˈma-tik\

: having or made up of one color or shades of one color

(From merriam-webster.com)

Here are some of my favorite monochromatic shots I’ve taken recently.  Enjoy!

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[In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.”]

From Every Angle: Showcasing my Creations

Whenever I list a new piece of jewelry in the Etsy shop, I try to photograph the item from as many angles as possible – I want customers to not only know exactly what they’re buying, but also really get excited about their purchase!  Etsy allows a maximum of 5 photos per listing, and sometimes it’s a challenge to pick which shots will be the lucky five.  So I’m thrilled to get to share some of the “extras” with you.  These are some of my favorites from the most recent listings in the shop, a set of earrings and a matching memory wire bracelet.

Here are some of the images that ultimately made the cut:

And here are some of those that didn’t:

Check out the earrings on Etsy here, and the bracelet here!

[In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “From Every Angle.”]

Creepy-Crawly Caterpillar

Aren’t caterpillars just the oddest things?  Some days I marvel at their vivid coloration… other days I can’t help but find them a bit creepy.  This lil’ guy is a tomato hornworm caterpillar – I found him on one of the tomato plants (surprise!) earlier this week, and I couldn’t help snapping a few pictures before I relocated him to a corner of the yard far, far away 🙂



[In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy]