Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Birthday, Geri!

Geri is my aunt. My Dad's sister. I took this photo of her in April on a visit to see her with Dad. I enjoy being around her & listening to her stories. We are both fans of the Food Network so we talk food too.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

JDRF clothespins

I helped out with the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Walk on Sunday afternoon. The theme this year was "peace, love, cure". They had some of the team t-shirts pinned to a rope that was tied to two trees. I don't live far from Holmes Lake so I went home to get my camera.

That was a lot of clothespins for one weekend!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

sunshine, wind & clothespins

I was able to stop by Nancy's house (my sister) for a couple of hours Saturday afternoon. She had clothes on the line . . .

Monday, September 27, 2010


Blue Hill, Nebraska

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Nancy & Bertha

I met my friend, Nancy, when I was in high school & we worked a couple of summers together at the nursing home in Blue Hill. Her mother, Bertha, worked in the kitchen. I still remember the wonderful baked goods Bertha made that we devoured on breaks. Nancy & I stayed in touch over the years (lots of bonding over bed pans & hoyer lifts), many of which she lived in Texas. Now she lives in Lincoln & she asked me to accompany her today back to Blue Hill so I could photograph her with her mother. I was flattered!

I'm still a fan of black & white photos.

Friday, September 24, 2010


While walking the dogs recently, I spotted this pod that fell off a neighbor's buckeye tree. It was completely closed when I first found it but I took it home & watched it slowly split open while sitting on my kitchen counter. The inside revealed two buckeye nuts. I finally broke it open the rest of the way to claim the nuts. They were beautiful, shiny & dark brown. One I gave to Lynne, my art teacher friend. I let my friend, Joan, pick out her own buckeye from my collection. For good luck.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

birthday grief

This is for all the people who fussed that I didn't post a photo of myself for my birthday yesterday! This is a self portrait I took in July on the University campus using Sheldon art gallery as my backdrop. I was waiting for someone to show up & was killing time. Cameras are great for that . . .

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, Amber!

Today is Amber's birthday. And mine. I hope she did what I did. Take the day off work. I took this photo of Amber back in March when she stopped by my house. The snow on the ground looks appealing today on this hot first day of fall.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I met Lori a few years ago when I served on the board of trustees for the Community Health Endowment. She is the president of the endowment. I am no longer on the board but I continue to stay in touch with Lori often through endowment events. I've always admired her intelligence, compassion & sense of humor. I asked if she'd mind if I photographed her at her office. She said it would be okay & we made a date. Did I mention she talks with her hands?

Can't forget the hands & feet.

Thanks, Lori!