Mugging for the Camera

Connor
[Taken 19 November 2014]

I set up my dedicated strobe in preparation for the upcoming family photo, just to make sure I remembered how to work all the settings — how to sync the flash and the camera, where to position the flash, that sort of thing — and Connor immediately jumped off the recliner and in front of the camera lens.

We’ve had “camera time” every evening for three days straight, at his request. I’m guessing he’s not going to have any problems with pictures this year.

New Glasses

New Glasses

[Taken 3 November 2014]

Seems I go four to six years between new prescriptions. This time, I was getting headaches (and was getting tired of my poorly-fitted glasses sliding down my face), so I decided to get a new prescription to rule out eyestrain as a cause of my headaches. Wasn’t the glasses — like four years ago, my prescription barely changed — although the headaches could still be caused by either my neck injury or my orthodontics.

The interior of my new glasses are a turquoise color that really brightens my blue-hazel eyes. I also like the different shape; it opens my eyes and suits my facial structure better than the rectangular frames.

I think so, anyway. So far, I really like them.

Kitty Mei

Mei Loves the Sunroom

[Taken 4 October 2014]

I don’t take nearly enough pictures of my kitty cat lately, so here’s one of Mei enjoying the sunroom recently.

She’s a healthy kitty, and she’s still pretty active, but she’s ten years old. It makes me sad to think that our time with her is more than half over.

Grape Hyacinth, April 2013

Grape Hyacinth, April 2013

[Taken 15 April 2013]

Grape hyacinth blooming in the bed behind my house in mid-April.These and the pink hyacinth were some of the first (very welcome) color that popped up after we moved in last spring.

After they bloom this year, I’ll be dividing them and transplanting some (if not most) to the front fence, where they can be properly enjoyed next year.

Pink Peonies, June 2013

Peonies

[Taken 1 June 2013]

Another in a series of Photo Friday remembrances of springtime. The blooms are short-lived, but for those few weeks, my fences are abloom with peonies of pink and white.

Perhaps next year I’ll try saving some of the buds in the fridge and see if they really will “hibernate” and bloom a few weeks out-of-season when put in a vase.

First Bouquet of Spring, April 2013

Hyacinth Bouquet

[Taken 19 April 2013]

Planning to get through the barren days of winter by reliving my first Spring in my new home. These hyacinths (pink, purple, and grape) came up in April in the flower bed along the back of the house.

Next Spring, after they bloom and die back, I plan to transplant them to the front fence in an effort to further beautify the flower beds that actually face the road.