Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Wheatland, Wyoming.  I hope where ever you live, and whatever you celebrate, that things are looking merry. 

I'll be signing off for a couple of weeks as my husband and the doggies and I travel to visit with family.  It has been years since we traveled during the holidays, and we are excited to change it up and spend time with our loved ones.  I hope everyone enjoys these last few week of 2010 - I'll see you in 2011!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Last Day to Order!

I just wanted to remind everyone tommorow will be the last day to order from the Milemarker shops.  I will be closing them while we are out of town and they will reopen in January, all except for Milemarker3 which will be closing for good.

Visit Milemarker for my photographs: http://www.milemarker.etsy.com/
Visit Milemarker2 for my original paintings: http://www.milemarker2.etsy.com/
Visit Milemarker3 for my mom's glass bottle plates and cute purses: http://www.milemarker3.etsy.com/

Old Grainery

I passed this old grainery on the way to the park last week when I was taking photos of the new snow.  I loved how the roof was just glazed with ice and the little birds were enjoying the morning sunshine on its peak.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Disappearing Act

Within a matter of minutes, the snow that covered the ground I was walking on disappeared.
Now you see it....

... now you don't!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Red Berries

I loved how bright these red berries were against the snowy landscape, but I'm more interested in them now, looking at them again, because the berries themselves aren't encased in frost, like everything else was.  I wonder why that is.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Frosted Trail

Good morning, everyone.  Here are some more photos of my Monday morning walk through the snow.  The ground was covered in a thin layer of snow and the leaves and branches were encased in ice.  I wasn't the first to the trail, even though I was out of the door far earlier than I usually am.  There were rabbit tracks and cat paw prints all over the place.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fresh Frost

Yesterday I woke up to a frosted world.  Everything was encased in luminous ice, and glittered in the sunlight.  I grabbed my camera and a fuzzy hat, and walked to the town park.  A lightly wooded trail winds around the edge of the park, and here too everything was covered in fresh frost.  It wrapped around every leaf, every branch, and every evergreen needle.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Eerie Trees In the Lamplight

Here are a few more photos I took on a foggy evening recently.  As neat as all the buildings looked in the fog, I kept turning my lens up toward the trees.  The light is from a streetlamp, and it looks a bit eerie, I think.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Early Fall of Dusk

I hate that it gets dark so early this time of year.  Every day around 4:00 I glance out a window and it looks so much later.  But, at least, I never miss the sunsets now.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Here is one more wildflower shot.  I have no idea what type of flower this is but I just loved how delicate it was, and how the new buds were pink and the open flowers were white.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Power Lines

After yesterday's misty post, I thought I'd show you some clear, blue Wyoming sky today. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Yellowstone Steam

These are some images I took a few years ago at Yellowstone National Park.  My husband and I drove across the state to visit the park the first weekend the roads were open in the spring.  Because there are fewer visitors and possible avalanches in the winter, many of the park's roads are closed for a few months out of the year.  We went in April, when everything was still covered in snow, and the cold weather made the steam from the hot springs particularly visible.  I think I didn't share these photos before because I was not happy with how much the steam obscured, but looking at these again, I quite like that about them. 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Elk Outtakes

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  It was a holiday here in America, and it was so nice to spend a few extra days at home with my  husband.  I didn't take a single photo this weekend - sometimes I go a while without and that's ok by me - so I have some older shots to share with you this week.  Here are a few more of the elk in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.  the expression on that elk in the first shot just makes me laugh every time I see it.  If you look closely in the other two shots, it has the same sort of look, though it doesn't look nearly as goofy as it does in the first with its neck craned at that angle.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanks So Much!

I neglected to post anything here yesterday, as it was Thanksgiving Day here in America.  I just checked in for a quick minute today, and to my surprise, I see there are now 100 of you following this blog.  That is just amazing and flattering and flabbergasting all at once.  I just wanted to thank each and every one of you that checks in to see what I'm up to around here.  I'm so thankful that you are along with me on my artistic journey, and that I have you all to encourage me and give me the valuable feedback that helps me get better at my photography.  It means so much to me, really.  Thank you.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rolling Plains Dusted in Snow

I took these shots two weekends ago on my way home from church in Guernsey.  There are these cool cliffs that rise up from the rolling plains and I have always wanted to shoot them dusted with snow.  I finally passed them at just the right time, and I like the effect of the snow hanging heavy in the air.  It looks sort of like fog looks, except that it is even more dense.  It looks this way nearly every time that it snows.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Foggy Eve

We went to go see Harry Potter this weekend, and when the theater let out, Wheatland was covered in a pretty evening fog.  I am not very experienced shooting fog, so even though it was REALLY cold out, I grabbed my camera and my tripod from home and went back out.  I wish these images conveyed just how pretty/spooky it was, but they fall a bit short.  But, as they say, practice makes perfect (eventually).

Monday, November 22, 2010

New In My Shop

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I sold my photographs at my first craft show, here in town.  It was a little slower than I imagined, but I walked away with a (small) profit, so I can't complain.  Hopefully it helped to let folks here in town just know that I am here.  Everyone was so nice and welcoming.

I wanted to let you know that I have added two new Wyoming prints to my shop.  The first is a sweet message I found carved in an aspen trunk when we were exploring the Snowy Range in September.  The second I have posted here on the blog before, of a rapidly approaching thunderstorm here on the plains.

Also, just so you all know, I will be traveling quite a bit in December, and though I think I might close my shop.  So if you are thinking of ordering a photo and would like it in time for the holidays, make sure you order by November 30th.   I know that is a bit inconvenient, but I am unsure if I will have internet access every day on the road, and I would rather close my shop than not be able to run it properly.  I can't believe the holidays are so quickly approaching, can you?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wildflower Week

Well, this week has flown by for me, how about you?  I hope you've enjoyed the wildflowers...I have yet more pictures but we'll save those for another time. 

Last night was our gallery walk, and I think it was a success.  I saw lots of folks at every stop, and had a great time meeting some new people. 

Tonight and tomorrow morning I'm doing my first craft show, ever.  If anyone local is reading this, I'll be at West Elementary Friday, 5-8 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.  Come by and say "hi!"  I'm always happy to meet my neighbors.