Wednesday, July 13, 2011
On my tour of Cooper neighborhood, my friends, Lucy and Justin, introduced Scott and I to their friend Marcus. He has an amazing backyard that just screams summer. Adirondock chairs, grills, firepit, garden plots, and my favorite, raspberry bushes. He was quite the host and gave each of us a fresh picked raspberry. MMM!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Scott and I arrived in Miami, Florida around noon and moments after stepping foot outside of the airport, realized the cultural and climatic differences we'd be experiencing over the next 4 days. Considering it snowed in Minneapolis on the Monday before our trip, we were elated to be in the 85 degree sun. Scott's parents, Howard and Mary picked us up from the airport and treated us to a scenic drive to the southernmost city in the United States, Key West. We were able to see the Miami sky (and beach) line before driving through the keys. Immediately, I knew I would have no problem taking photos as we drove past flowering tree after flowering tree. When we arrived at our hotel in Key West, we were all too tired to do too much exploring. Before finding a place to eat dinner, I snapped a few photos of the palm trees on the beach of our hotel. It isn't a real beach as in it is man made but it still is a wonderful change of pace from Minnesota.
It was Cinco de Mayo and we decided to eat at Chico's Catina on Stock Island where I enjoyed their fish tacos. It was a great start to our tropical getaway!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
After dinner at Taste of the Big Apple, we went to The Sioux Falls Park so I could snap a few photos of the raging falls! It was quite cold but under Emily's art direction, I was able to get the blurred water effect. I so wish it was warmer so we could take a long walk around Sioux Falls.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Just as I suspected, I am thoroughly enjoying Spring after fighting through the harshest winter I have experienced in my time living in Minnesota. My daily photos will likely be a stream of nature shots because I have to appreciate all the blooming colors and textures while I still like being outside. Yep, you guessed it, I can't stand the summer. So, I basically like the weather in Minnesota for approximately 3 of the 12 months! Anyway, we have had absolutely gorgeous days lately and I am loving every minute of it (at least when I am "off the clock" and able to roam freely).
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I prefer cold, rainy days when they are spent under the covers reading. I bribed myself to go to work by wearing jeans and a sweatshirt disguised to look like a jacket. Soon those bare tree limbs will be full of green leaves, thanks, in part to the rain we had today.
Friday, March 11, 2011
On the way to the busstop this morning I was so happy to see the beautiful sunrise and didn't mind the frost on the trees and branches because it is just so pretty. It's like diamonds are twinkling all around me. Granted, if I have too many more frosty mornings in March, I will not have such an optimistic outlook.
Because I am using this site as a way to remember big events, it should be noted that many people in the world today were not so fortunate to dwell on sunrises and frost as there was a massive earthquake in Japan that caused a tsunami reaching the west coast of the United States.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I am excited that it was around 5:45 PM when I took this photo and it isn't even daylight savings time yet! These days, I need to find the silver lining on the dreary cloud that has been this winter. I crave sun and color like never before. I will be taking in every moment of this summer. I will be cutting myself off from most indoor activities and will do my best to avoid complaining that it is too hot. That is my promise to you, Mother Nature.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Scott and I spent the afternoon walking around Denver while Kevin, Alisa and Zoe went home to nap. Alisa has been battling sinus infections and Zoe is getting some new teeth in so they needed the rest! It was great being able to spend our last afternoon in Denver enjoying the outdoors.
Denver is similar to Minneapolis in that it does a great job of keeping green space accessible to its citizens and visitors. This shot was taken along the Platte River on a walking trail that spans the length of the city.
Scott and I couldn't believe how much it looks like autumn in Denver. I guess it is because they don't get that much snow and when they do it melts right away.
I loved how the sun cast a golden hue on everything while we were there. I found the lighting in Denver to be challenging for taking photographs but it sure was great to be outside in the warm sun for three days!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Today was one of the coldest days this winter. I've discovered that taking photos everyday is helping me to appreciate how clear, cold days can impact light. This photo was taken from my corner in Minneapolis and it captures both the beauty and harshness of this season. It is fitting that I also started getting a cold on this frigid day. *sniff* *sniff*
I attempted my first 365 photo project in 2011. I made it to Day 246.
The Nivens Family