To me, Life is about 'being there in the moment'. Americans live to work when they shoulSpent time with my iPad tonight in front of a warm fire listening to great musicd be working to live. Think about it! When is the last time you did something that you have wanted to do your whole life?
Spent time with my iPad tonight in front of a warm fire, listening to great music with my fellow artist creating in the next room!
Got up early this morning to take a peek at sunrise. Spent 30 minutes walking the beach capturing the moments of the day. Gave this image a slight vintage look using a Vintage by Jixipix. It has been a good morning.
I had a chance to visit the Palouse again this year. The famous lone tree was surround by a magnificent storm. Processing it in black and white made it that much more dramatic for me.
Jefferson Park has become one of my most favorite backpacking locations. This sunset is one to remember.
This year was spent mostly in Portland Oregon where I worked at Portland Urgent Care as the clinic manager and now the marketing manager. More recently I have discovered my artist self in the way I dress. Socks have become my theme. This is the first of my Portland Socks series.
The Columbia a Gorge has been a backdrop for my health and many iPhone images throughout this year. The Gorge is full of water and green moss. I would love to take a hike with you there.
In April my dad and I visited Washington, DC and the East Coast to the south. We were fortunate to arrive during the peak of cherry blossom. We arrived early to Tidal Basin to capture this image of the Jefferson Monument.
I am so looking forward to 2014 as I know it will bring wonderous times of love, travel and adventure.
Here is my list of photography apps I currently use. Happy New Year to All!
Started my holiday celebrations with my mom's side of the family. Enjoyed connecting with everyone again. Afterwards I was invited to spend the night at my aunt and uncles vacation house on Lake Sammamish. What a treat it was to open the window shades this morning.
Processed the image with Snapseed and Old a Photo Pro.
This weekend I looked up some ideas to enjoy the Christmas Spirit and decided to go to the Portland International Raceway where the largest drive thru display of Christmas lights in the Northwest was held. So tonight Mark and I left the house about 7pm and drove through traffic, yes there were still cars commuting, to the north end of Portland. I hummed songs to myself to get in the spirit and prepared to play Christmas songs on my iPhone while we drove through the highly anticipated displays.
We paid the $16 entrance fee and proceeded for the next hour to drive along the track bumper to bumper with tail lights glaring as we past brightly colored yard art covered in Christmas lights, scattered throughout the grass. After we drove under the Reindeer tunnel we finally crawled toward the 12 Days of Christmas displays. I was so excited when the 11 Pipers Piping were actually on my side of the car so I could capture this Kodak (ok iPhone) moment to be remembered for the rest of my life.
After that thrilling moment, I became The Grinch and broke the one car behind the other formation and started passing cars, buses and vans full of people merrily sing carols. Mark slide low in his seat so he couldn't be seen as I cleverly took my place back in line just in time for the grand finale, The Tunnel of Lights! Ohhh, ahhhh!!!
After all this excitement I could hardly wait to come home to process my life long memory. So here it is in Peculator fashion. 11 Pipers Piping among the stars. I hope this moment is just as memorable for you as it was for me.
So if you are in Portland and want to see the Lights of Christmas, I suggest you try something other than the raceway, so you can actually enjoy your holiday moment.
While I visited Nepal, every day I would witness the gathering of the water.. This large square had one source of water for many families. As you see water containers varied in size and shape. Most women would carry 3 containers back home. Even though the scene was crowded I only witnessed the occasional disagreement.
All my life I saw people in 'fun' outfits and wished I could 'dress like that!' I really didn't have a particular look I liked more than others but I admired those that could put themselves together, be a little eccentric, maybe artistic is a better word. Anyway, when I found a pair of cute socks and put an outfit together that matched them, I felt like I was onto something. So I bought more fun socks and more clothes to go with them. I even went thrift store shopping looking to put together just the right clothes to create my Portland look. (BTW please don't tell my Aunt Joyce about my Thrift shopping as she is the queen and will start buying me things... Love you AJ)
Today I captured my second Portland Socks image. The first one was captured a couple weeks ago on the Portland waterfront. There are more to come as I have started quite a collection of knee and over the knee socks. As always with My Backside images, these are selfies captured on my iPhone. I must admit I do have fun!