Tag Archives: photography

One Photo, Five Ways

Since I’m doing a 365 project where I try to post a photo every day for a year (at least for this month!), I’ve been playing around with photo editing.  I don’t have fancy editing software, but I downloaded Picasa and have been enjoying myself. Check out this picture of Joshua sledding. The sled was a Christmas gift from my parents, and his snowsuit (which he’s rapidly outgrowing!) was a gift from Ed’s parents.

Straight out of the camera!

Black and White


Using Focal B&W to try to keep the sled in color while the rest of the photo is B&W

Again using Focal B&W, this time to keep his pink face and blue eyes

I think I like the Focal B&W with the red sled the best. Which one is your favorite?


Filed under Outside

Black & Whites on the Farm

For the record, I was inspired by Jena‘s photos!


Filed under Living from Scratch, Local Agriculture, Outside

A Glimpse of Farm Life

Today’s guest post comes from my dear friend Jena of Married to the Farm.

True friends helping so us girls could get off the wagon for awhile

A real heavy duty tractor, no frills

My husband, working on the tractor that pays the bills

A beautiful sight at the end of a long day

One of Brian’s best investments, our baler

A close up of our big tractor.  No cab or A/C here.

The local fairgrounds, all cleared out for the year

Back at the farm Pooh Bear says hello

Fall is coming but the dogs don’t mind!

Jena went from being a country girl to a farm wife when she met and married her husband Brian.  Since then she has learned to put up most of their food, keep the books, raise all kinds of animals and pitch in wherever an extra hand is needed.  She writes about all that and more at her blog Married to the Farm.


Filed under Living from Scratch, Local Agriculture

Winter Wonderland

I woke up to about 4 inches of snow this morning, and headed out to take some pictures.  It’s snowing again now… so it’s just getting deeper! I love the look of snow when it clings to everything.

Our vegetable garden

Black cherry tree


Filed under Home, Outside

Sun and Snow

I’ve decided to participate in Blue Bird Baby’s 30 Days of Beauty photography challenge.  Part of the point of the challenge is to stop wishing for spring and appreciate the winter beauty that’s all around us.  Now, I’m not sure I’ll actually get 30 days-worth of pictures, but I’m going to play along here and there.

Our 90-minute delay gave me some extra time this morning, and I got a chance to snap a few pictures of the sun, low in the sky, shining through the trees in our backyard. I love the silhouettes of the trees against the sky, and their shadows on the fresh snow.


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Three Horse Hitch

3 horse hitch

Bob, Bill, and Vinny

I took this picture 10 years ago when I was a senior in high school.  I was in a photography class, and we could only print black and white photos in our darkroom at school.  Now, I love that this photo is in black and white.

Bob and Duke were our first team, and you can read about when we got them in “Our First Team”.  Bob was heartbroken after his brother Duke died of a split intestine when I was a sophomore in high school.  We got Bill and Vinny, a new team, and my dad turned the wagon into a three horse hitch, so Bob could stroll along with them.  By this time, Bob was older, so he didn’t actually pull the wagon, but he was hitched to the other boys and got to feel like he was pulling.  Now that Bob’s gone, too, we’re back to a team of two.

But someday, when baby Isabelle is big enough, we plan to bring back the three horse hitch.


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