Monday, May 31, 2010

Ferris Wheel Looks Like FUN!

Ferris Wheel of fun..

I'm much too fond of the colour boost feature.


Ferris wheeeeel YEEE HAW!

First I shoot or capture the photo or moment. Next, I edit it if needed in gimp or in flickr. Sometimes, I don't edit the photos at all. These I decided to edit & fool around with, so that I could really bring out the bright colours of the seats & lights. Then I do a test print. Either with a printing service or now with my very own printer. It's to make sure it will print the way it looks online, in my mind so that my shop customer's will get the best quality they deserve.

It is always great fun to do this, to play around with my new photos. I don't ever tire of it or of finding the next cool shot. It's an addiction, I think. So much fun. My kids & hubby were sitting in the car waiting for me to finish this "shoot". Sometimes that's just how it happens. We had gone to the store, and noticed a carnival nearby and my mind just started whirling with ideas. I looked over at hubby & he knew what I was thinking. "Ok, Heather. I'll find a place to park the car." He said. Like, he usually does. Sometimes he shoots with me, and we drag the kids along too. Now they are getting old enough, that they can also begin fooling around with the camera. Yes, I will be showing them how to & how to edit & have fun. I expect flickr will be great fun for them & then the printing out of their new photos & making books to show off to family & friends.

Looking forward to many, many years of this fun!

XOXO Heather :)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Anniversary to my Best Friend, Lover and Confidante..

Sheather Wedding 1999

This is a scanned image. Yes, I do need to say that. Yes, I am nitpicky about my photos & their quality. Anyways, we are celebrating 11 married years this year. Secrets about love & staying love for so long, from a wise old married couple? Well.. we aren't wise, or old.. but I do have some tips. Common sense stuff, I think..

It's definitely about growing together as people and tolerance of "issues" you both may have. We both have similar likes, desires, issues, and we both support each other in that, and put up and shut up about things we don't like about each other.. or at least we let it go, even if we mention our dislike of such things. Seinfeld is a funny show, but you don't wanna live it. *If it's like a romance novel & You can't help, but do the booty call.. that's a good indicator of love. People's perceptions & belief systems has nothing to do with love, IMO. Love is something basic, something magnetic, something sometimes shown in a physical form, but it's all different for every single person/couple.. so there is no guidebook. People have found love with a mail order bride.. so anything is possible. You just have to open yourself up to the possibilities & grab them as they come along. I think friends is one of the best ways to begin a relationship. Because you treat your friends really good, especially, if you want them to stick around. I definitely reccomend starting out as friends, but I could have easily landed with a guy who I had a physical thing with, easily. Very easily he was definitely a contender. Also understanding the male animal def helps. We as females know what a girl wants, we need to learn more what a guy wants--IMO.

I also believe that ♥ is what is leftover after the fire/sex/magic is "over" or cooled somewhat. You two as people look around & see if you both like each other still & wanna work at staying together, sticking it out. So far, it hasn't cooled here. We keep working at it, and adding more logs to the fire. Plus we keep working at it, as things crop up with life. Love is the easy part. Life, marriage is work. But the work is fun & always rewarding. "If it's not tough sometimes, it's not worth the end result." Or something to that effect.

When something bumpy crops up we work really hard at getting around it. I think of it like driving. If you see a bump in the road, drive around it if at all possible. If you don't see it, then you work it out as best you can. You might have to jack the car up on the side of the road, and put on a spare tyre or even a new alternator. But you keep on trying till you get it right. I think that sometimes in our world, we expect the other person to do so much for us, or we get lulled into complacency or we are spending too much time with friends & away from our loved ones, that sometimes folks have no other choice than to try to get another person's attention or find someone else. First and foremost, if you are best friends to begin with, there is less of a chance of someone else getting in and breaking you apart. Altho it does happen. Every day it happens. You have to think hard about this, is it all worth it? Or is staying with the same person worth more, if you married for the right reasons.

The answer is simple.

Happy Anniversary, Sean. Here's to the rest of our lives!

Love Heather :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I'm in another BEEutiful treasury!

A beeaaautiful treasury!

I'm in another lovely treasury, this time it's all about BEES! Sweet! I love it! So fun. You can take a look at it here & click & comment, if you'd like to.

Thanks to raincoaststudio for choosing my bee photo!

XOXO Heather :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Icy, icy, icy..

Vegan, vegan, vegan.

An Icy Vegan Etsy Treasury

Pretty, refreshing treasury on a air conditioned day like today. Thanks to Lisa, from Pandawithcookie for including my Photography of Kenda a Polar Bear from Worcester, Massachusetts. You can see the treasury & click and comment (hint, hint) if you like to, right here.

XOXO Heather :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere..

Pour yourself a little somethin' somethin'. "Make it a hurricane, before I go insane."

It's 5 'OClock somewhere..

Turn on a really good song. Correction, the best song ever!

And let's go somewhere. Thanks to Deb's Crochet for putting my 5 O'Clock Photo into her lovely, fun treasury.

Cheers, Heather :)

And another treasury.. I'm just flabbergasted!

Butterfly treasury

Just so honored to be featured in this treasury, with this butterfly listing of mine.
Thanks so much for having me in your lovely treasury, Linda. You can see the treasury here for a couple more days.

--Heather :)

Etsy Treasury!

The Perfect Storm

I'm lucky to be featured in this Etsy treasury, by trinitydj. It's very lovely, mysterious and stormy. Just love the Thunder above 8x10. That's definitely an eye catching photo for me, and I find it very intriguing.

Thanks for looking. If you have the time, please pop on by & click & comment.
The treasury can be viewed here for a couple more days.

XOXO Heather :)

Sunset at my beach..

Sunset @ My Beach 2010

Thanks for looking, Heather :)

I have several sunsets in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spring Brings Babies!!!

Lots and lots of Caterpillar babies!


Caterpilla Babies!

Well, I think they're cute! These are tent caterpillars and they eat apple tree leaves. Take a wild stab at which trees they are eating in my yard? Yep, my apple trees. It's OK tho, I have three of these Macintosh trees.. plenty to share.

--Heather :)
"Be the change you wish to see."

Deep, blue and mysterious..

Deep Blue Mystery..

This year will be my first time taking a boat out onto my lake. Looking forward to it. I didn't get to go out last year, since I was too fascinated by the waters edge. Plus, I wanted the first time to be with my sons. Everything we do, we do with them involved. I don't wanna miss an experience with them, so I tend to take things slowly and wait till they can go too. I think this is the year. They are ready for boat travel now. I tested out my "We can go to Boston theory" a few times now. We've driven there, and ridden the Trains in. We haven't died in the process, nor have the kids flaked completely.

"It is time."

Pretty soon we can drive down the coast somewheres..

Let's not jump the gun tho. Let's see how the boating & listening skills work.

Don't worry we'll all be wearing life jackets. Oh yeah!

--Heather :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just in case Huffpost deletes it..

This is what I said, in response to this article.

We are a melting pot, first and foremost. Everyone belongs here that wants to be here. Just give them the papers, they need & be done with it. These are people.. we are all people of the world, all of us who have been here since birth have people from elsewhere & at one time or another there are some people who came here and had no papers. I don't see why some "law" against this is right. If the law is wrong, then is it a crime to break the law? Just let them in & lets get back to making some jobs & good things happening again so this country can indeed be great again.

--Heather :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Quote of the Day!

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind. -Leonardo da Vinci


Thursday, May 13, 2010


BOGO BOGO On all prints in my shop till Saturday May 15th 2010, at Midnight. BOGO BOGO !!! Use code: 9933 in notes to seller & mention the name of the print you'd like for free! My shop is here!

Enjoy & thanks for looking, Heather :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

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