For the next two weeks, I'm renting a Canon 10-22mm wide angle lens from LensRentals.com. I'm doing this for a couple of reasons. First, a friend of mine told me that I need to quit focusing in on details of stuff and try zooming out and looking at the big picture for a change. I retorted that I don't have →
Last night I went to Scandia with some friends for mini golf and air hockey. By my recollection, it's been almost 12 years since I've played mini golf, so I was more than a bit rusty, but at least I kicked butt at air hockey to make up for my poor golf performance. . . . . . .
I pass this street sign on the way to work every day, and it never fails to amuse me. Hey, what can I say--I'm easily amused. One of these days I'll get one of my other favorite street sign--the intersection of Elvas and Elvas. .
The brightly-colored stucco of the house down the street from me makes me really want to go back to Italy. Sigh. .
They are covering several lawns and grassy areas around my neighborhood, and I can't figure out what they are, but I absolutely love them. So pretty!! As always, click on the picture to enlarge it. :-) .
Ok, so I was there in the evening, I was only there for a bit, and there were no Marx Brothers anywhere to be seen. But it was $1 hot dog night at Cal Expo, and there were horses to take pictures of, so despite the brisk, chilly wind, I hung out next to the track fence and had fun →
I just happened to be wandering around town with my camera when I stumbled upon University Art Store's huge sidewalk sale. Now, I'm about the least artistic person ever, but I will always appreciate the loveliness of neatly arranged and colorful art supplies. They were awesome and didn't mind me taking pictures (as the person I asked said, "It's a →
I was driving home from that photo session last Saturday, and doubled back to get a closer look at these guys. Neat. . .
This past weekend I got to go out and take pictures of a coworker's granddaughter at a Sacramento-area park. The weather was beautiful (breezy and a bit cold, but still lovely) and the little girl was full of life and smiles. I went to Target and got a few inexpensive fun props to play with (a ball, a book, and →
The other day after I finished taking pictures of the CDF CalFire planes, I went to get back into my truck and was distracted by movement and color in the dirt. Now, I tend to get distracted fairly easily (and those of you who know me are going, "Gee, ya THINK?") so within a minute (and after a quick lens →
When McClellan Air Force Base was closed, the buildings on the base were sold to a corporation that turned it into McClellan Park, a huge office complex. No, seriously, it's big--it has its own hotel and several housing complexes. Remember, this used to be an entire airbase. Anyway, one of the bigger employers there is SureWest, a telecommunications company. They have →
My work is located on the former McClellan Air Force Base, a decommissioned USAF base located a handful of miles from downtown Sacramento. While the base was shuttered in 2001, McClellan Airfield is open for civilian use, and houses, among other things, planes for the California Department of Forestry, which used to go by the acronym CDF but now is →
The days are getting longer... I love it. .
By the calendar, spring starts in another week, but if you looked at the thermometer and flowering trees, you'd swear it's been here for longer than that. Lately it seems like everything around here is in bloom, something which my allergies are none too happy about... But I do have to admit that I'm just as obsessed with flowering trees →
Random 001, originally uploaded by Kari_Marie. I know those of you who live in climates where it snows in the winter are probably laughing at me right about now, but keep in mind that I'm a native Southern Californian, so driving to work and seeing snow-covered mountains (even if they are a 75-mile drive from here) is still amazing and awesome →
Take a minute to look at the lovely tranquil scene... people camping in a green field late in the golden sunlight of late afternoon. Peaceful, no? . For no reason other than literary promotion, I've decided to share with you some excerpts from Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. Or wait, maybe I did have a reason. In any case, if you want to →
This tree is right across the street from my house, and I often park in front of it. Last summer I discovered that parking in front of (read: underneath it!) it inevitably meant I'd get onto the freeway and hear thunking sounds as the apples that fell off the tree into the bed of my truck would roll around and →
While I wasn't all that thrilled about the time change this morning, the fact that it's sunny makes it so much nicer. This window is right behind my desk at work, and when I got here this morning, I stood for a while with my face turned up to the sun and my eyes closed, just enjoying the feeling of →