Tuesday, May 31, 2011

5/22/2011: Lavender


I always thought of lavender as more purple in color, but looking at the crayon it looks like it has more pink to me. When I think of lavender, I often associate it with a calming, sleeping effect. I thought this picture of the Tucker Twins, Adriana (on left) and Mariela (on right) portrayed both the color with thier matching dollie blankets and the meaning. Aren't they the cutest? It's been fun watching them grow. My oldest friend, Cristy has amazed me with her ability to raise a teenager and twin babies! You go, girl!

5/15/2011: Jungle Green

Meet Rat.
This was our guide when Mark and I took the Coopertown Air Boat ride into the Everglades. He was more entertaining than the gators we saw. I loved every minute we spent with him. Before getting into the boat, I asked him which seat was the best place to sit. He quickly replied, "Why seated next to me of course". It was a done deal. I rode shotgun to a man that honestly owned a shot gun among other things. He was about as authentic as they come right down to the gold plated air boat medallion he was wearing. Mark sat in front of us as we took turns driving our air boat. It was a nice change from the glitz and glam from Miami to head into the bayou. We had a fantastic tour on the air boat. Although the sun was strong and didnt help the situation with our sunburns.
Appearantly, the state of Florida hadn't seen any rain since January and this area in particular had record lows of water levels. The drought seemed to be effecting the Everglades to our favor because as a result all of the gators were in one spot. I dont think I've ever seen sooo many gators of all sizes. They were all around us! It was soo neat. If you're ever in the Everglade area, I highly recommend Cooperstown Air Boat rides, and ask for Rat. You won't be disappointed!

5/8/2011: Green


Living in New Hampshire, everything is green right now! We've had A LOT of rain for the month of April and May. It's been annoying, but now it seems to have stopped. Over the weekend, Mark, Zac, Tye and I decided to do a hike to the top of Gunstock Mountain. It was a nice little hike through the woods to the top of the ski hill. Had it been a nicer day the views of Lake Winniepausaukee would have been beautiful. Lots of mosquitos! Good thing we had bug spray.

5/1/2011: Gray


Mark and I have been attempting to visit and try new restaurants in Manchester. There seems to always be something new popping up. We decided to try this create-your-own burger joint called the Patty Shack. It's located in downtown on Elm Street nestled between the Black Brimmer and Ceasario's. They have quite an extensive list of options and the sit down area is on the smaller size.. nothing fancy. The cool thing is they are open until 3:00 am, they deliver, and they carry tator tots! It was a yummy place to visit. This photograph was taken inside the restaurant while seated at our table.

4/24/2011: Gold

Mark and I were able to get away for a much needed April vacation. It was a last minute trip put together quickly. We ended up finding a great deal online through Booking Buddy. We had our round trip (direct) flights, hotel stay, and a rental car all bundled for an affordable price.

Before the trip, I purchased a new camera case that's been more convienent to use and store my camera. (At Christmas, the camera came with a bulky Nikon case that holds both lenses, the camera base, as well as other compartments. It's been a pain to lug that around. I've been looking around online at styles that I like, and found several Lowepro cases that fit my bill. I found a good deal at Best Buy and picked up the case before our flight out. So far so good, it's been great.
I also stopped by Ritz Camera and spoke to them about purchasing a UV lens to go over my lens to protect it. I read up online that it's an essential and no brainer, as they cost about $10 and will save the heartbreak of a cracked or broken lens. Should the camera drop, this often protects the lens. I picked one of those bad boys up, as well as a polarizer and diffuser. I think it will be fun to play around with these new additions. The associate at Ritz was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the products and my camera.
While on the trip, I took a TON of pictures, here is my pic for gold. We took a walk by all the high rise hotels and this was one of the grand entrances to one of the older hotels on Miami Beach.

4/17/2011: Fuchsia

It's been a while since I posted, but I don't want anyone to think that I haven't been snapping away. Since I have an Iphone, I've been too lazy to actually log into a real computer. My photos have been piling up on the old memory card. So here is my attempt to purge and get caught up.


Monday, February 28, 2011

4/10/11: Forest Green


Mark and I decided to venture to downtown Manchester for the St. Patrick's Day parade. It was a sunny day, but the wind chill and temperature made it a nightmare. We were all bundled up, freezing our booties off. We managed to last for atleast half of the parade. I was impressed by all the parade people, especially the bag pipers who weren't wearing any gloves and minimal coverage on the legs. I love the sound of bag pipes. I would love to learn how to play, who knows maybe years of playing the saxophone might have prepared me.