I was getting ready to leave the barn this evening when I caught this shot. This embodies everything I love about the barn and about summertime. It's so close -- summer is so close! And this weekend is our first horse show (and my first gymkhana!) AND the weather is supposed to hit 90F+ for the first time since last →
One morning a couple of weeks ago, I was at the barn, and turned Moose out in the arena to roll in the sand (one of his favorite pastimes.) After he rolled he got up, shook off, and then stood stock still in this patch of morning sunlight, perfectly posed. Thank God for cameraphones -- that's all I can say about →
I had just pulled into the parking lot at work when I noticed this maple seed stuck to my car window, and it got me thinking. The seeds are designed for the wind to carry them. It made me think of how some seeds are designed for the wind to carry them, others for birds to carry them, others to →
I need to resurrect this blog. And what better way to do so than with a sunrise? I love my city so much.
I remember first hearing Aaron Copeland's Fanfare for the Common Man in junior high (thanks Pop for making us listen to your extensive music collection on the way to school and on car trips -- I'm sure we complained, but I have a definite appreciation for things I might not have otherwise!) and I've loved it ever since I first →
I meant to post this on Saturday, but I ended up posting those fireworks pictures instead, because I liked how they turned out. So here is my second and last "year in review" post --help me pick a "best picture of 2010" shot by posting in the comments with the number of the one you like. :-) Here's a link →
On Sunday, while we were sitting at a bus stop at a mall, groggily waiting for our second bus of the day, John observed how odd it was to be hearing Christmas music when it was 80 degrees and humid outside. I laughed then, but when we were out and about today and I heard yet another rendition of "Let →
One of these days my bad puns are going to come back to haunt me. But I just can't resist them, no matter how many people roll their eyes and hit the "unsubscribe" button on their RSS reader. (And please don't do that. I'd be very sad to lose a reader over a bad pun... or 50.) In case you missed it, →
Today's post title and subject matter are a somewhat goofy way to wish my little brother a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Ok, so he's not really my *little* brother, given that he's turning 27 today and is taller than me by about 7 inches. But as he's younger than me, my little brother he'll always be. Happy birthday, Trav!!! :-) Anyway, →
~ “I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.” ~ Edward Steichen ~ ~ As I've mentioned a number of times on this blog, I'm absolutely in love with the fall color in Sacramento. I grew up in →
Yesterday I was supposed to drive from Sacramento to Vancouver, WA, where my parents live. I got up and started checking weather and road conditions, and decided to leave around noon, since Weather Channel said that the rain/snow was supposed to stop around 10AM, and I figured that by the time I got up to the CA/OR border (the highest →
I'm hoping this is my last post for a while of old pictures, and that beginning next Monday, I'll have my laptop back and be able to get some new material up. (HINT HINT, Josh!) In any case, this is another one from 2008 -- July 2008, this time. **** You know how sometimes despite your best ineptitude, something manages to go →
I know I'm always looking for excuses to cop out of my morning runs, but on a beautiful morning like yesterday, stopping to take pictures wasn't so much an excuse as a necessity. I had my cameraphone with me (acting as a music player and route tracker)as I ran down through Old Sacramento and across the Tower Bridge to Raley →
That's how the old saying goes, right? No? :-) I'm REALLY lucky in that Moose's barn is almost exactly halfway between home and work, and it's about a two-minute drive off my usual route to work. In fact, I can see his stall (the back side though, so I can't actually see him) from the road. So over the past two weeks, →
Yesterday's windshield post reminded me of one I took almost seven years ago in Reno in the middle of a winter rainstorm. Once again, I was in the passenger seat and happened to have a camera handy to capture the drenched swirls of neon light and color as we drove. Those were the days where I was a fairly lousy →
I went down to kick the air conditioning at work yesterday (it was freezing inside, and yet the a/c refused to shut off) and liked the light coming in from the basement hatch so much that I ran back upstairs to grab my camera. I'm so weird.
The title is a Spaceballs reference, in case it left you scratching your head. Hey, it's a classic! Anyway, I only got a small handful of decent pics on my walk around town Friday night with my new camera, but this is one I really liked. I've been meaning to take a picture of this sculpture on the corner of 16th →
I have a bit of a confession to make. I've been back to work for over a month now, and while part of me is enjoying the routine chaos that is my job, the other part of me still wants to be footloose and fancy-free, traveling Europe with my backpack and rail pass. To be perfectly frank, I have not →
(Sorry about the Facebook "Like" buttons appearing at the top and bottom of each post -- I haven't figured out how to just get them to stay on the top of the post yet. I'll worry about it when I get home.) :-) Changing light at the Cologne Cathedral, originally uploaded by Kari_Marie. Click on the picture to view a larger →
I took some pictures of the fire dancer at Second Saturday a couple of nights ago--she was using a hula hoop internally lit by colored LEDs that had flaming wands attached to it. She was absolutely AMAZING. More pictures are in the gallery here. Oh, and these were intentionally long exposures--I wanted a motion blur. However, I had my 50mm →
. Scenes from tonight's run First Capitol lap Kids in identical t-shirts Racing on the lawn Taking pictures of the dome Castle and children vivid gold in the setting sun. Second lap Kids herded to their bus Waiting at my end of the block. A few bolted to it I sprinted toward them We slapped hands as we passed Laughing in the gloaming ether Faces luminous in the fading light. What a piece of work →
Nighttime shadows on the porch outside my room, originally uploaded by Kari_Marie. In case you haven't been looking, there are more pics on my Flickr--check out the gallery to the right of this post. I'm having a wonderful time! :-) .