10.25.2010

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I took a walk this week with my dad and our family dog, Jack. It was good to be surrounded by the fall leaves with a view of the snow covered mountains in the distance. I love these pictures of Jack frolicking around...so happy and carefree. He always comes back to us panting with his tongue hanging out after he's thoroughly worn himself out. He's a good dog. The best. :)

10.22.2010

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Lately: 
Meals with my family 
Candles
Crispy aspen leaves
Grey skies
Rainy days...

It was even cold enough to have a little fire going at one point! 

I picked knitting back up again. I learned how last year and started making a scarf, which I quickly abandoned and never finished. I don't know exactly what this latest knitting project of mine will become (see photo above). It's a bit too thick to be a scarf because I cast on too many stitches, and I've already made a ton of mistakes...but I'm determined to finish it, whatever it is!!! I also would love to try and make these toasties before Christmas (which I found via Ida's lovely blog). 

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my last "low light" post! It was especially fun hearing from those of you that also wrestle with shooting in low light. 
I hope you're enjoying what remains of autumn. :)

10.18.2010

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Here are some photos from the music and food portion of my evening at the Margarita (see below for part one) with my mom, good friends, and two amazing musicians! My mom and I were honored to be the guests of the musicians for the evening. We sat at the musician's table, ate a beautiful five course dinner (made with fresh, local ingredients), listened to beautiful music by composers such as Handel, Scarlatti, Bach, and Vivaldi, engaged in good laughs and stimulating conversation with excellent company, and I had a chance to shoot in low light. Shooting in low light, particularly shooting motion in low light, is always hard. There are a few unfortunate blurry ones and I wonder if it's time for me to go ahead and purchase a bounce flash for future low light situations. But for the most part I am pleased with how the photos turned out.

The music was really just amazing. We heard performances and collaborations from a talented, local classical guitarist, Tom,  and a multi- talented harpsichordist/vocalist, Linda Cummings. I enjoyed every minute of it, as did every other person in the restaurant! I was a music major in college and listening to these two perform made me want to actively play the piano again.  To Tom and Linda: thanks for including us in such a beautiful, inspiring evening!!   

P.S: Please check out my friend Monet's blog today. I love this girl and her beautiful blog, warm recipes, and genuine words, and I know you will too. Keep her precious nephew in your thoughts and prayers in the coming days. 

10.10.2010

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I just met a pretty significant deadline and it feels great! I feel relieved and eager to pick up my camera again after a week of no photos. The weather has finally cooled off here and I'm so grateful. I think I will take a photo walk tomorrow.

Here are some photos from last weekend. I went to see a dear friend of my mom's play beautiful music at The Margarita at Pine Creek. The restaurant was beautiful and amazing. I've never been to one quite like it. My mom and I arrived a few minutes early to check out the grounds and I went crazy taking photos! I'll share all about the music and food soon. 

Speaking of music, I can't stop listening to Florence lately. :)