Procrastinator!

I have not even opened the camera I got for Christmas, the Diana+. My husband keeps asking me if I have, and I’m feeling lamer and lamer. I’ve seen so many cool pictures on Flickr, I really should try it out. Here are some samples:

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1. .breanna.
2. rodrigo23
3. moominsean

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Birthday at the San Diego Zoo

Big sister turned 9 today! Holy cow. I was going through my business card container yesterday, and found our zoo passes, so I asked if she wanted to go for her birthday. Both girls screamed “Yeahh!!”. That was funny.

Here’s brother looking at the flamingoes:
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Enjoying her favorite thing in the whole world:
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My favorite flamingo shot:
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Giraffe topiary:
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I was so shocked when I saw him eating both at the same time!
Well, why not?
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The birthday girl:
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I kept waiting to get a decent heart shape:
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One of my favorite things about the zoo – the peacocks are almost always up in the 2 giant trees at the entrance, and it’s so cool to hear them call out:
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A paw, lovingly placed on its napping mate:
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This looks like an Oriental willow to me, if there is such a thing:
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These pics really don’t do it justice!
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I’d never seen these, or heard of them – cabbage trees?
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I don’t know what this plant is called, but it’s skinny, and funky, and I like it:
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The skyline, overlooking Balboa Park and downtown, as seen from the skyfari:
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These white birds were perched waay atop this tree, it was cool:
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Darn it!

One of my favorite “favorites” on Etsy was sold recently. I should’ve just bought it, instead of adding it to my favorites. Maybe I should contact the seller, to see if they’ll be making any more? I doubt it. Seemed like a one-of-a-kind. I’ve got to make it to Paris while I’m young, and still have the energy to walk all of those streets, and enjoy the Louvre thoroughly. Someday.

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*Art by labokoff

Edit: I’m such a dummy! She has 2 more for sale! Woo hoo!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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1. Cherry Blossom Handbag, 2. Gerbera, 3. Momiji & Sakura (Close-up), 4. Cherry Blossom Float, 5. Cherry Blossom KitKats on Snow, 6. Heart shaped center, 7. cupcake red cherry blossoms, 8. Cosmos in pink, 9. Camelia bud, 10. red bridge, 11. Small pink 1, 12. Cropped gerbera, 13. Red Camelia Blossom, 14. in January…, 15. new cherry blossom, 16. Red Sakura, 17. Pink ranunculus, 18. blossoms against my neighbor’s red door – edit, 19. Pink camelia, 20. Pink gerbera, 21. Momiji & Sakura 1, 22. RED GUM BLOSSOM 9629, 23. Red Fabric Tacks, 24. Red ume blossom., 25. The Red Blossom

Sky



SKY, originally uploaded by taro@flickr.

I love clear, blue skies, with puffy, billowy, sculptural clouds. I love it even more when the clouds are especially crystal-clearly defined along the top… do you know what I mean? We’ve had quite a few blue skies recently, after the rainstorms. I wish I could capture them like this!

Edit: I’m pretty sure the clouds I’m talking about are either cumulus congestus or mediocris.