October 7, 2015

My New Canon

After 5 years shooting with my Nikon, I finally got a new camera for all my photography needs.  I checked out several and decided that the Canon SX400 IS will work for me.  I love that it is lighter than my Nikon, has a 30x zoom (can get up to 60x with great clarity), and special fun features.  I had to check it out in my backyard.

Fish bowl effect.

October 5, 2015

Jeepers Creepers

While driving down the back roads of Arizona, my friend and I saw this vehicle coming towards us and it reminded us of the movie Jeepers Creepers.  She just had to take a picture.

October 1, 2015

Backyard Project

My husband and I bought a house this year.  The house has four bedrooms, three baths, and has a man cave.  The house is at the end of a cud-de-sac which makes the front yard small and the backyard huge.  The back yard has a pool, grassy and rock areas.  One of the areas is near the master bedroom and that is my next project.

My idea for that area is to have a Jacuzzi near the door of the master bedroom.  The room has an Acadia door right now, but we have plans of putting in french doors.  In the back area will be barrels with herbs and veggies growing inside them.  A metal cafe table with two chairs will be near them on a brick patio.  Above that will be a trellis with grape vines.  Scattered around the rocks with be antique bikes, wagons, and other items with flowers inside them.  I also plan to add metal and unique lawn items to finish off the space.  I will be documenting this project with pictures and maybe even videos and sharing on this blog.

September 27, 2015

Pillaged from the Trailer Park

For the past five years, my friend and I have been going to an abandoned trailer park near Mobile, AZ.  We have seen four trailers become one lone trailer.  That trailer stood steady for a long time, but started falling.  Just this past year, it finally fell.  We usually check the park for items we can use for Etsy projects or for something useful around our houses.  You would think that with all the junk around the collapsed trailer, we would find lots of stuff.  We did find some things, but most of the wood items were frail and flimsy.  This last time, I was able to find a door with unbroken windows.  Score!!  After wandering around the place, we realized that we were done going there for finds. We had pillaged it for the last time.  Here are some of the things I found and took home.