Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Beautiful Michigan Snow

Well we got a fresh layer of snow last night.  About 7 inches of it!  I kind of prefer to get it in 2 or 3 inch increments..... because it is a lot easier on my husband to shovel :)  Our snow blower is broken so it has to be shoveled for now.  But oh it is so beautiful!

 I stuck the one below with DH in it so you can see how tall it is piled on each side of our drive.  It is getting so tall in places that it is hard for me to throw it high enough to keep it from falling back into the drive.

The sidewalk in front of our house.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Few Shots From January 2014

We have had lots of cold and snow this month.  This picture was actually taken January 6.  We have  a lot more snow now.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Favorites From The Last Half Of 2013

I had such a busy 2013!  I maintained a daily blog at www.joannthrasherproject.blogspot.com but I failed to keep this blog up.  So I have reviewed and picked my favs from the last half of 2013.

Every chance I have I attempt a family portrait. As my children have moved on into adult hood  and Scott and I have moved to Michigan to pastor a church, we aren't all together very often.  Family photos has become a Christmas tradition.  My husband has a tradition of his own.  I use my camera on self timer and get everyone arranged, trip the shutter and run get in the picture.  For at least one picture Scott always sits really still and poses until the last second and then he kisses me on the cheek instead of looking at the camera.  I have come to expect this :)  But this year he surprised me and got both his boys to participate in his little charade!  Then we coached Samantha to cover her eyes and reshoot it, I love it!

My youngest son Justin, and his girlfriend Liz and her dog Dallas.

My oldest son Naaman, his wife Katie and daughter Samantha.

We had such a beautiful fall in Michigan!

We visited Niagara Falls in October.

I found this bug hiding in a bloom in my garden.

We are blessed to live near the Fred Meijer Heartland Bicycle Trail.  Scott and I spent many happy hours this summer and fall riding on the trail.

A macro shot of a pretty geranium bud.

A macro shot of a pretty bean blossom being visited by a small bumble bee in my garden.

My favorite place to go for a walk in the foothills of TN.

We visited a nearby town to watch the tallships sail into the channel.  They were spectacular to view but difficult to shoot.

I enjoyed shooting the dragonflies.

My beautiful grandaughter Samantha!

A young lady who posed for me during a photo class I took this summer.



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I am 49 years old, I have 2 adult sons, a grandaughter & a grandson. I am happily married to the love of my life. I have been intrigued with photography for as long as I can remember. I am constantly striving to learn something new and improve my photography. I love doing portraits, macros, and scenic shots. I literally take my camera everywhere I go. I find that the more I learn about photographing my world, the more I learn to "see" the beauty around me.