Saturday, January 20, 2007

My inner Brit

My inner Brit, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

soothes my inner bitch. :)

This teaset comes to me via garage sale. Four ceramic mugs and a teapot for only $3.00! Keeps the tea hotter than any pot I've owned. Tea tastes better in these than other pots and mugs too. I heart my morning tea.

Tried to do a close up that was as interesting as Nikki's are. She inspired me. I took about twenty five shots and didn't expect this to be the one I picked. Funny how that works.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Trip to Fabrications

Trip to Fabrications, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

This is our favorite yarn store.

Caitrin knits

Caitrin Knits, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Caitrin is hooked on knitting. About the photo: The Jawelensky print in the background is called "Madonna and Child" even though it depicts a girl and her doll. I love the way the colors coordinate with the knitting needles, the scrunchy on Caitrin's hand, her striped t-shirt and the flecked yarn.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Morning Sun and Evening Twilight

Morning Sun, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Took this on the way home from taking Jacob to school in the morning.

Evening twilight, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Took this out the back window at twilight.

Wanted to show the wonderful, glorious Ohio sky. It's become as soothing to me as the ocean. I can't stop looking at it in awe.

Jacob's fall

Jacob's fall, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

I had planned to post some amazing photos from our ski day yesterday, when as I slid down "backstage" (one of the ski runs at Perfect North), Jacob called out "Mom!" I looked up to see him, skis off, left wrist cradled in his right hand.

The next thing I knew, the ski patrol arrived with a tobaggen to take him down the hill. As I stood there watching, I thought, "I can't take a picture of this. That would be heartless." Right at that moment, the patrol member with a delightful European accent said, "If you have a camera, this would make a great picture."

I laughed! "As a matter of fact...." Click. Click, and click! (One more at the bottom of the hill.)

Yes, his wrist is broken. We'll be seeing the orthopedic surgeon today for a full cast. Spent yesterday afternoon in the ER.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Blue and yellow

Blue and yellow, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

In playing with our camera, Jacob and I tried every setting we could think of for this photo. I ended up using no flash, high saturation and the museum setting (for indoor shots). The first few had too little contrast in the warm tones, so I turned on the TV to catch the reflected blue light to add contrast to the reds, yellows and oranges. It worked! I love the way the reflections on the glass look different from the reflections on the picture frame.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Guess where we were today?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Art Museum, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

We have our very own Chihuly chandalier at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Every time we visit, we stand like this in awe of it!

Chihuly Chandalier
Chihuly Chandalier, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

This photo is what it looks like from below when you look up at it.

Liam suggested the trip to the museum; Caitrin and Johannah tagged along. Such a great day! Taking the camera with us meant everyone wanted a chance to look through the viewfinder. So, I've included more photos from the trip to the museum on my Unplugged Homeschool blog.

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