Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 481

I thought my sweet kitty was just relaxing in our sewing/spare bedroom. Little did I know, he was stalking a mouse!! Shortly after this picture was taken, I followed Anakin over to a corner he was very interested in, and found a sweet, tiny little field mouse huddled in a corner, trying to make itself as small as possible, hiding from my cat.

Thankfully we were able to remove the mouse from the house and put it outside. I hope the poor little dear made it.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Day 480

I love Sunday morning breakfast.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Day 479

Dr. Horrible got a bath today!

(Dr. Horrible is the name of my Mini Cooper. Yes, I am that much of a nerd.)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day 477

Lunch BBQ at work  =)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Day 476

Disc golfing!!!

Different from frisbee's, but still awesome!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day 475

I don't have a lot to say about today, honestly. I'll let my pictures speak for themselves. If you're curious, I'd be happy to answer any questions in comments. I look at these more as conversation starters as opposed to me telling a least this time around :)

If you know what this is, I love you.

So Say we All.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Day 474

I'll be uploading a LOT more photos from Lindsay and Michael's wedding as I get them edited, but I wanted to put this one up now, so I could link up with Misty at Through a Photographer's Eyes for her Favorite Photo of the Week Contest...

Doctor Who showed up to their wedding. The 10th Doctor, Specifically.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Day 472

My handsome cousin Kevin married his longtime girlfriend Janette today! It was such a beautiful ceremony. She looked gorgeous and he looked so dashing!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Day 471

Deschutes Brewery for dinner, and then...

Glow in the dark Mini Golf!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Day 469

Went and saw "The Help" with some friends! It was surprisngly a great movie, I wasn't expecting to like it so much!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Day 467

Came home on my lunch to chill out with the doggies. I never eat in the kitchen, and Boone was quite upset I wasn't sharing!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Day 466

For some reason I can't get the button to work... but I'm linking this up to Camera Critters ! :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Day 465

Yes. Another picture of a bee. I'm sorry. Is this better or worse than tons pictures of Boone? Hahah.

I spent most of today cleaning and doing chores. Felt great. I think I may have been sniffing too many cleaning chemicals in the bathroom though, when I came out after scrubbing everything my eyes were pretty dialated. Harsh chemicals freak me out dude.

I also re-did the banner on top of my blog. What do you think? It's a bit big, but it's growing on me. I find that every time I make one of these banners my skill just improves because I find new things and new ideas that I want to experiment with.

I was also thinking about changing the name of my blog. I've never been happy with "Rachel's Photo A Day" but I can never think of anything clever. I keep hoping that one day the right name will strike me. I've always liked" Rebel Rachel" but I think most of my friends in the photographic community would immediately think of me as a Canon person (heck no! haha) and my real life friends will call me out for the wuss I really am. Still. I'm a defiant little thing sometimes, I don't think calling me a rebel is that inaccurate.

Best Wishes,

Friday, August 12, 2011

Day 464

Steph and I went blackberry picking today. It was hot! But the farm was organic and they had a breed of blackberry bushes that didn't have thorns, so that was nice!

A lot of the berries weren't ready yet. Even some of the ones that were, were very sour!

We did manage to get quite a lot though.

8 pounds in blackberries later, I made a cobbler!

Only 6 pounds of berries left. Uhhh what do I do with them all? Haha.

Linking up with iPhone Friday's :)


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Day 460

Still trying to learn my new macro lens... probably going to play around with it a lot this week!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Day 459

Playing around some more with my new lens. I was waiting for a hummingbird to come by, but there were sososososososoooo many bees I got a bit freaked out and retreated inside early. Least I'm happy with this capture.

Linking up with Misty at Through a Photographer's Eyes for her favorite photo of the week contest

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Day 458

Linking up with Through a Photographer's Eyes

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Day 456

I thought this was an interesting comparison. I took the photo on the left as I was leaving for work at 7am this morning with my iPhone, then when I got home this afternoon, I broke out my new macro lens and took a photo of the same thing but with my real camera. Just thought it was cool to see them side by side to see how much truer the color and clarity is with a real camera.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Day 454

79.7% on my final exam. I apparently needed an 89% on my final score to pass the course.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Day 453

Aren't my coworkers the best? Even though I wasn't at work on my birthday, they left the banner up for me to find today when I came back to work :)