Tuesday, October 15, 2013

botanical beauty

a living wall

camelot cream foxglove



The last photos from summer. I took these at our local botanical garden. I wanted to see the
new living wall (top photo) and it was amazing!
The flower that really caught my eye was that gorgeous camelot cream foxglove. I mean wow...
I must plant some of my own someday. I hear they attract fairies! ;)
xo laney

Sunday, October 6, 2013

silence in the woods

the woods

I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods. ~ Georg Trakl

I've been spending every day off from work that I have in the woods. It's the one place that I can go to rest my brain. To find peace. And take lots of photos. So good.
I'll share some soon.
On friday I found out that I'll be taking part in the little craft show again this December! I can't wait!
xo laney

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

pretty ladies

orange sulphur
On a recent hike at Tanyard Creek I got to photograph some beautiful butterflies. The first one is a
Albino Female Orange Sulphur and the other a Gray Hairstreak. Both were gorgeous and I was beyond excited to spot them. There is nothing better than starting my day with a walk and my camera. You never know what you will see. This has been a great summer for photography with all the much needed rain we have had. I'm going to miss summer when she goes.
xo laney

Thursday, August 15, 2013

a flashing ruby

the hummingbird
The sunlight speaks. And it's voice is a bird: It glitters half-guessed half seen half-heard.
Above the flower bed. Over the lawn ...A flashing dip and it is gone.
And all it lends to the eye is this - A sunbeam giving the air a kiss.
~ Harry Kemp
xo laney

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

poppy and the bee

pretty poppy
poppy and the bee
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One early morning in June, I was lucky to get to share a rain soaked poppy patch with the bees. I sat
for hours watching them buzz all around me happily working away. Something about the gentle sound of their buzzing from flower to flower is so calming to me.
I hope to someday have my own flower gardens and maybe even a hive or two of bees. I want to make my property pollinator friendly. Lots of flowers and sweets for the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. I will give them what they want and I will get their company in return.
Sadly, the sweet little pollinators are in trouble. We can all help by creating more habitats and NOT using any pesticides! Please check out the links below for more info on saving our pollinators.
If you want to watch a beautiful nature documentary about our pollinators check out Wings of Life.
It's STUNNING and narrated by Meryl Streep.

xo laney

Friday, June 14, 2013

magic in the water

Ozark Mountain river water
"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water."  - Loren Eiseley
First kayaking trip of the year today!
Summer is for dipping your feet in the cool river water. It's one of my favorite things about the season. I love watching the colors of the rocks under water change with the shimmering light. I took these photos with my iphone while on our first kayaking trip of the year. We floated the upper section of the Big Sugar in Missouri. I'm already looking forward to our next trip on the river. I can't get enough of that crystal clear river water. Hope everyone is having a fun summer!
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xo laney

Sunday, June 2, 2013

at lula's

We celebrated Lula's third birthday a few weeks ago. Lula got her first camera and we got to go on a little photo walk together around her home. I loved watching her taking photos. She was so careful framing her shots and excited to show me what she captured. It was a nice spring day in the country spent with friends.
xo laney

Thursday, May 16, 2013

rainy spring day

rain on ferns
Sprinkles of rain on a forest of ferns. All this green is making me happy.
xo laney

Saturday, May 4, 2013

my gypsy queen

my gypsy queen

The last photos on my memory card from april 23rd. I took photos of the pink dogwood across
the street and my sweet plum. That was the last photo I took of her. She was sitting in the evening light while I was making dinner, watching me. Always watching me. I can still see her all over my house. I guess she is still with me in spirit.

She passed peacefully on her favorite blanket on Sunday morning, April 28th.
Our vet came to my house for the procedure. I held her paw and looked into those gorgeous
eyes and watched her slip away. We got her ashes back this week and I decorated a wooden box with pink flowers on the top. This has been hard to go through, but I'm thankful to have had her in my life for so many years. It was worth the pain. I will always love my little plum.

Gypsy 06/25/98 - 04/28/13

xo laney


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

just like heaven

lilac bush
This lilac bush belongs to my elderly neighbors, but I like to think it's mine. I'm not sure they
love it like I do. Every spring I check daily to see if it is blossoming, so I can take in it's sweet aroma.
It's by far my favorite smell on this beautiful earth. I hope to plant a few lilac bushes of my own
when we move to the country someday. Any tips on planting and caring for them?
xo laney

Thursday, April 11, 2013

forest wilderness

Untitled forest floor wildflower dip
I went on a much needed walk in the woods the other day. It was the first time I had been out
to take pictures in a long time. April is one of my favorite months to hike in Arkansas. The wildflowers and waterfalls come to life and create a magical forest wilderness.
I also wanted to try out my new Lensbaby edge 80 optic that I got for Christmas. I was able to get a few shots that I liked with it, but I need to practice more. Most of the shots were just too blurry. I can tell that I'm going to love using it though.
Hope everyone is enjoying the spring season!
xo laney

Sunday, March 24, 2013

waiting for spring

waiting for spring
tulip tree
Just when I thought spring was here to stay it turned snowy winter again. And I got a cold.
That's how it goes. We can't predict the seasons. I'm glad to be feeling better though. I found some film shots of springy goodness that I thought I would share. The first shot was taken with my old nikon film camera with kodak portra and the last two with my pentax k1000.
I've been thinking about shooting more film. I miss it. I've been researching medium format cameras and I think I've decided on the camera I've always wanted. My Dream camera. 
The Hasselblad. Not sure which one yet?? The 500cm or the 501? Whatever I get I can't wait to hold it in my hands!
Do you have a dream camera?
xo laney