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I have lots of pics I haven't shared yet. So here's a set. Sky, clouds, awesome snow stuff. All through the not-very-great lens of my camera phone.

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Earlier this year, I went to Hartwick Pines. I've had these pics for ages and wanted to share them with y'all. I know, I know, I procrastinate mightily.

One of the most memorable things about my childhood was a trip I took to Hartwick Pines with my father.

Hartwick Pines is a state park that protects the last stand of white pines in Michigan. These incredible trees are the closest thing we have to redwoods in the Midwest. They grow to great heights (300-350'), and they live a very long time. I remember the trip as pretty amazing. The largest tree was...extraordinary! I mean, we have huge oaks that are extremely big around, but they're not that tall. These were really breathtaking trees, and I was enchanted by them. My father really loved the place, and we had a great time. I remember laughing a lot and having a wonderful experience. There's a really beautiful light in the forest, just this gorgeous pretty light, and it seemed enchanted. I've remembered it for years and I've always wanted to go back and see it again.

So I revisited the park with my friends' two boys in August. I took my camera, and tried to capture the spirit of these beautiful trees. Sadly, I think you have to be there. But I did my best! Join me as I walk the trail...

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So my parents moved to this little teeny town that's located in the northern lower peninsula, on the west coast. Right on Lake Michigan. And even though I've visited and vacationed there many times, I still find it interesting and beautiful. I thought you guys might be interested in seeing some of the stuff I saw. And there's valis chatter to accompany, of course.

I forgot my camera for both of my trips in the past two weeks, so I took subpar pics with my phone. Forgive me in advance.

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Visiting Wisconsin's legendary House on the Rock with [livejournal.com profile] gypsyjolie was absolutely magical.

Part one | Part two | Part three

Part four. The last part!

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Visiting Wisconsin's legendary House on the Rock with [livejournal.com profile] gypsyjolie was absolutely magical.

Part one | Part two

And here is part three, where I come completely unhinged in my love for this place. And there are some good pictures, finally!

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Visiting Wisconsin's legendary House on the Rock with [livejournal.com profile] gypsyjolie was absolutely magical. And [livejournal.com profile] logospilgrim, there's a picture inside just for you...

And if you are a cephalopod enthusiast, you must look at this entry.

Back to part one

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Pic post

Jun. 27th, 2010 01:54 pm
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Pics from this week. Mostly pictures of daylilies for [livejournal.com profile] greenpear & co., but also pics of other flowers, and dragonflies for [livejournal.com profile] little_tristan. Keep in mind that it rained this morning and that means the flowers weren't necessarily at their best.

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Frost pics

Jan. 17th, 2010 02:22 pm
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So Husband told me this morning that I had to go out and take pics because we had an unusual frost. A spiky frost.

How right he was! I know I'm pushing my luck by putting up two image-intensive entries on one day, but this is one of those rare photo ops you just can't pass up.

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They're crap pics taken by the appraiser, but at least you get an idea. So here, a few before and after photos.

Not dialup friendly. )
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I promised these ages ago. And then the Riptidians began doing the bookcase meme, where you post pics of, well, your bookcases, and I decided to be lazy and combine it all into one.

Pics of my bookcases. And my house. Not dialup friendly. )
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I just want to say thank you to everyone who offered birthday wishes--wow, do I feel loved! You guys are awesome.

So. I've been thinking about a teensy photo project that will take advantage of my natural tendencies for slothiness, and it involves taking pictures of the pond throughout the seasons. See, I can lean out the window to do this. Great, right? Here are a couple images.

Misty pond, and sunrise )

Canoe trip

Aug. 24th, 2009 09:31 pm
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Husband and I went on a teeny little canoe trip today.

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The funny pics! At last!

No more pics tonight, I promise. I still have eight million cemetery pics, but I'll do those over the weekend.

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And here's the beginning. New friends, get ready for the Valis Exhaustive Con Summaries.

I took more pics than at Prophecy, happily enough.

There is a Malfoy theme to this particular entry...

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Okay, last set. Some of these are my faves.

Nine images under the cut.

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I'm thrilled with many of these photos; some of them are the best cemetery pics I've ever taken.

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