Beaver Moon

Beaver moon eclipse

Katydid

Katydid singing

Venus and Waxing Crescent Moon

A clear night with Venus and the moon

Jackson Hole

Looking into Jackson Hole from Signal Mountain in Grand Tetons National Park.

Snow covered deer

Herd of 5 deer eating their breakfast at the bird feeder. Now that we are at our new home, the deer are more tolerant of humans and come closer to the houses. The girls love to watch them eat at the feeders.

Honeysuckle sweetness

Isabella, now 4, posing in front of the honeysuckle bushes. It has been amazing watching her grow into a beautiful little girl.

Snowstorm

7 inches of snow fell overnight. It was a heavy wet snow that stuck to the trees.

Mackinac Bridge

Family trip to the upper peninsula in Michigan over the July 4th holiday. Crossing the Mackinac Bridge has always been on my bucket list. It is also special to me for another reason. Growing up, there was a photo of my father and grandfather with the Mackinac Bridge in the background. I wanted to duplicate that photo with my daughter who is now 3 years old. My father died 25 years ago this coming August, I was never able to have the same photos taken with him.

Merry Christmas

As we come to the close of 2011, it is time to reflect back on the days gone by. Not a good year, not a bad year. We survived. Looking forward to 2012 and the arrival of our second baby end of January. This birth will mean even more time away from this photoblog. As mentioned with the first child, promise not to turn it into a baby photoblog. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Avian silhouette

Early birds get the worm. This house sparrow is sitting on a shepherd’s hook waiting to dig into the morning meal of seeds.