There’s a Blue Moon Rising

December 31, 2009 at 4:49 pm

The Blue Moon

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’m screwing around on the computer before we take off for our dinner reservations tonight.

It’s been a great year, better than I expected at the beginning of it all. I wanted to write a “looking back” kind of post, but I’ve run out of time now. I mean, nobody wants to read a post all about 2009 when we’ve all moved on to 2010, right?

So, here’s a quick run-down of some of the highlights from our last year. And here’s to a happy, healthy, wonderful 2010 to all of you!!

Because Mark didn’t like the last desktop image…

December 24, 2009 at 1:54 pm

And WIRED suggested a cool way to photograph Christmas Lights, here are another set of hi-res images for your desktop background! These are actually shots of our Christmas tree in Fort Collins, at night. I shot between a half second and 2/3 second exposures, where I threw the camera up in the air, spinning and tumbling for each one. I think they’re pretty cool! And I only threw my expensive SLR on the floor once. It seems fine.

Happy Christmas, Everybody!!

Christmas Camera Toss 1
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Christmas Camera Toss 2
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Christmas Camera Toss 3
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i thank you God for most this amazing

December 22, 2009 at 6:38 pm

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
wich is natural which is infinite which is yes

Calm, clear, winter evening

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday;this is the birth
day of life and love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)


how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any-lifted from the no
of all nothing-human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

The Finale

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

E. E. Cummings

Kate’s Free Desktop 12

December 17, 2009 at 6:57 am

I have been soooo bad with the blog this fall. No posts since October!! This is the worst in two years of working on this baby. And why? No real reason. I suppose I just needed (still, perhaps, need) a break.

We’ll call it writer’s block.

But there’s still some good photography going on around here. A little bit. So, I’ll lay off the verbiage, and just post some pretty pictures. Maybe that will help me get back into the groove.

This desktop image comes from a hike up a little mountain just west of Fort Collins. It was a day before the snow really started to fly, and the trees were all sporting their first dusting. Winter is starting kids! No question of it.

An Ocean of Christmas Trees

As usual, I’ve saved the image as a few different sizes for the most common screen resolutions. Feel free to download the one that works for you by clicking on the link to the correct size below!

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