Thursday, August 25, 2011

Down by the Creek.....

One Monday afternoon, we stopped by a creek that I have not been at since I was a teenager! It has changed alittle bit because the waterfall use to flow all the way across the creek. It has always been a beautiful site to see. Many, many years ago, there was an old Mill beside the creek. The rock wall is still standing along the creek bed. (Wish the rock wall was at my house....don't you just LOVE rock walls????) Actually, I made two trips to this creek in one day. First trip, the boys were with me. They waded in the calmer end of the creek. First two photos are from the day trip.

My sister-in-law Rachael and I wanted to practice using our cameras. So off we went.....made a few stops here and there snappin' away! I suggested coming to the creek. The sun was beginning to set.....which meant jaw-dropping photos! We were having so much fun snappin' away! Love the reflection of the sunset on the water!

Introducing future photographer.....Tonya

Introducing future photograper.......Rachael

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Got a new toy...Nikon D3100

For my bday, I got a much needed new toy....a Nikon D3100 camera! I am so excited to have what I call a super- duper camera! I have been wanting one of these babies for a while now! Well, of course I think I am a photographer now! Naturally, I have been taking a few pictures here and there! Here are a few outdoor pics that I have taken while riding down the road.

****Pictures in the past 3 posts were taken with my New TOY!!!! Yippee!


Let me introduce you to the BEST doggie EVER......Pepper! Sportin' his summer shave!!! We have had Pepper about 7 years. Callie, the cat in previous post, strayed into our yard in November 7 years ago (almost 8 now), and Pepper joined our during the springtime. My husband read about Pepper in the newspaper...he was 4-sale...full-blooded Australian Shepherd. Taulbe brought him home for the weekend for a "trial" period. Well, he has been here ever since! The previous owners gave him to us instead of charging the 50 bucks. Pepper had been kicked by a horse in left eye which caused him to be blind in that eye. We loved him ....flaws and all! He has been a major part of our lives ever since. The kids and I adore Pepper. He LOVES to be petted and follow us around (especially me). If I petting Callie, Pepper tries to get in between me and the cat. He wants and needs all the attention! We have enough love for both!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The cat's meow.....Callie

Callie has been a part of our family for about 7 years (I think). She is super moody, but oh so soft! She loves to have her picture taken...can ya tell? Ms. Callie is the hunter of the family too! Cause no one else (human or animal) hunts in this household! :) I hope she has many lives left cause we love her to pieces!!!

My boys are growin' UP!

Caleb Addison - 13 years old.....

William Rylee - 9 years old........