April 21, 2008


Originally uploaded by K2D2vaca

This is my newest photo. It's one of my husband's eyes. Being brown-eyed myself, I've always had a thing for blue eyes. :)

I just figured out how to post photos through Flickr, so the format of my posts will change a bit.

Ok, so I am still working on the whole posting through Flickr thing. You'll have to bear with me. :)

April 17, 2008



So. I'm going to be gone for a couple of days. The funeral for my husband's Grandpa is tomorrow evening. So, in the meantime, enjoy my newest pic. Hopefully I'll be able to get a few spring photos in soon.

April 15, 2008



My newest photo. Enjoy!!! :)

April 14, 2008

Red Bubble

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I recently came across Red Bubble while surfing through my Flickr contacts' profile pages. It seems like a pretty interesting site. They like to promote the idea that everyone is creative in some way, which I think I like. Anyways, I have put some of my best work on there, and with Red Bubble each image is for sale in some way, so if you are interested in getting prints or posters, you should check it out. You should check it out even if you aren't, because not all of my photos will be posted on this blog. :)

It's Not Easy Being Green...

"It's not easy being green..."

This barn is just outside of Normal, Illinois, and it really truly is green. My Dad and I were on a photo trip and we were just about to call it quits for the day when we caught a glimpse of this barn. We of course had to stop and take some shots. :)

So, the funeral for my husband's grandfather is on Friday. We're back in Michigan, but we're going to make another trip to Illinois on Thursday night. My poor husband has what is essentially his final for his Trial Advocacy class on Thursday night. He has a mock trial and he's being graded for his performance. It seems like bad timing, but I guess that is how it goes, though.

April 12, 2008

Grandpa Mac

"Corn Flower"

My husband's grandfather passed away this morning. We made it home yesterday and Jon was able to say goodbye. The weekend has been incredibly emotionally challenging. The funeral will be on Friday. Unfortunately Jon has his final for Trial Advocacy on Thursday, so we have to make another trip to Ann Arbor and back. Luckily I have been able to find people to cover my shifts this weekend. So, prayers are definitely welcome.

April 9, 2008

"What am I doing right?"

"What am I doing right?"

This photo was taken hand held. When I took the picture my hand dropped and made the image blurred. When I was reviewing the photo, I decided that it actually looked pretty cool, but it wasn't good enough by itself. This was my second attempt at editing it, and I'm happy with the results. The quotes are all chosen by me. I've been collecting quotes for the past couple of years, and these were the ones that I felt went best with the photo.

Here are the quotes in order:

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
- Robert Frost

"This world is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel."
- Horace Walpole

"We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action."
- Frank Tibolt

"Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves."
- Rudyard Kipling

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
- Philip K. Dick

"My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?"
- Charles M. Schulz

"If the human mind was simple enough to understand, we'd be too simple to understand it."
- Emerson Pugh

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."
- Albert Einstein

"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left."
- Oscar Levant

Late tomorrow night my husband and I will be driving to central Illinois so that he can visit his Grandpa. It's going to be a really short trip; a little over 24 hours. He has class until 9pm on Thursday and I work at 6am on Saturday. Fun! To top it off, they are calling for large thunderstorms tomorrow night all along our route. It should be a treat.

April 8, 2008


"Time has taken its toll..."

Just my latest photo. Enjoy!

There's no new news on my Grandfather-in-law, but as soon as I hear anything, I'll post something.

April 6, 2008

No Trespassing

"No Trespassing"

This photo was processed using a variety of techniques that were then layered on top of each other to give the photo this look. Anyways, this old grain elevator is just outside Normal, Illinois.

Yesterday my husband found out that his Grandfather is in the hospital. He's evidently not doing so well. It sounds like he may have lung cancer and it may have metastasized to his liver. We're waiting to hear more. Prayers are definitely needed.

April 4, 2008

A better day


So, today has been infinitely better than the past several. I found someone to cover my shift, so I was able to sleep in today...I really needed that. I feel so much better. I'm still a bit congested, but the fever is gone, I can breath and I have energy again.

I was contacted a couple of months ago about using my photos for a calendar. It's for an agricultural company that test for toxins. I hadn't heard from contact in awhile, so I emailed him and he got back to me today. I probably won't know until the fall if they are going to use my photos. However, he did offer me another calendar too. This one is for a company that works with seniors called Summit Elder Care. I created a set for him with photos that fit the description he gave me, but I definitely need to take some more photos for this one. It sounds great, and I think I've made a permanent contact. At least he said that we "need to work together."

I also found out today that Schmap used my Roman Forum photo for their Italy guide.

Anyways, the photo above is my newest creation. Enjoy!

April 3, 2008

I'm Sick...


Winter has passed by and I got through the whole thing without really getting sick. Until Tuesday. It started as a sore throat, but since I had slept with a Breath Right strip on, I thought nothing of it. By the time I went to bed though, I was miserable. I barely slept.

Luckily, Wednesday was my day off, so I got to sleep the whole day. Well, that would have been nice. Unfortunately, they were replacing the carpeting in the halls of our apartment building, so there was a lot of hammering and various other loud noises. Eventually I discovered that I had Coricidin and I started to feel a bit better. My temperature dropped and I could eventually breath through my nose again, which made me happy. On top of that, Jon made me chicken noodle soup and got me popscicles.

Today, I tried to call in sick. I still had a temperature and was horribly congested. Also, it took 3 Tylenol PMs to finally knock me out last night, and they really hadn't stopped working. Unfortunately, no one could cover my shift, so I had to go in anyways. I got off early, and I found someone to cover my shift tomorrow, but still.... ugh.

So I'm really hoping that this is the tail end of this thing. Anyways, enjoy the picture above. Just a shot that seems to match my mood right now.