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This weekend I shot the volcano but we decided to go to the local cannery and ask if I could get some shots of the eagles, there were hundreds. They were really nice and let us come by the big NO TRESPASSING sign.

This one was my best shot and I am declaring it my BSM!
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Do you think I can count him as one of my 100 strangers shot? I am getting braver, I was closer!
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In Alaska when you start to see seagulls it means it is spring. There is ice chunks the size of Volkswagens, snow on the ground, no green other than spruce tress but still it is a sign of spring.
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This week we have been doing nothing but volcano watching. If we are not down there watching it we are on the internet reading the reports and watching squiggly lines. I am a proficient squiggly line reader, I bet you did not know that about me.

Last night about 11:20pm the volcano was going off and there was flames and lightening lighting up the sky. I was not fast enough to get these shots but the shot below and others of this eruption are available here.

My daughter went with her friend to Arizona over spring break for a week and the house was so quiet. She came home and now the house is filled with noise. Her begging me to let her do something, her screaming at her dad to stop teasing her, her laughing, even her hour long showers are making noise. Man, it is great to have her back.

I have a certifiable sensitive sniffer, seriously! This is gene I have handed down to my children and it drives him nutty. I was telling him last night that I can smell the volcano, that I can actually tell when it has erupted without looking at the site or being down on the beach watching it. It smells like fireworks, kind of. My daughter got up this morning and was eating cereal at the table and I let the dogs out and the smell swept in and she says, “What is that smell?” I just have to smile and it fills me with pride.

I love Benihana’s Yakisoba but I can’t afford to go there weekly to have it. I have been researching this week and making it at home. I think I have almost got it. It might not taste exactly like theirs but it will be close and have my signature on it. Maybe I will share my recipe this week.

I have been holding my camera a lot lately. I shoot a Canon 50D, it is quite large compared to the XT I used to shoot with. Weeks like this I miss my little comfortable camera but the images are so much better with the 50D so I deal with it.

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We have been watching this volcano (Mt. Redoubt) act up all day yesterday. I only live a block away from the bluff and so we take some hot cocoa, the camera, and watch it do its thing. We called some friends over who have just moved to Alaska to come down to the beach with us and watch it. This was my favorite shot of the day. I love how high the waves are crashing, the sunset, the volcano and B just taking it all in.
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breakfast–This week my daughter helped out with breakfast. *shocked* She stayed home from school on monday after her long season of bball she said she needed a mental day.
lemon–I love lemon water and I can’t seem to get enough of it.
salad–I can get too many salads and not want to eat them for a while but I have been loving them lately. Recipes here, here, and here.

Prints–I have been printing some of my images this week. I have been in kind of a slump lately and thought it would help. I shot these and after printing them off I fell in love with the image. One of my personal favorites. It is amazing how an image may not seem like much and then you print it and find a treasure. I am offering this one in my shop because I love it so much.
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textures–I have been using a lot of these in my processing these days. I am just smitten with them. I love when people share.

–I am not much of jewelry wearer, I wear a lot of silver, the same stuff all the time. I love this shop. Her work is so vintage-like and her pieces so unique.

_______________________________________________________________ down comforter--At the end of a cold day I melt into my bed, the feel of a down comforter warms me in no time at all
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I love these oranges. The fill the whole house with their scent and they so tiny.
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Sam Phillips–I just can’t get enough of her soulful lyrics. I think her album cover is the coolest, like her music was made for me.

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#35 on my list can be semi-crossed off. Yay! I think I want different frames but I like seeing my stuff hanging on my walls just for the fact that it could be hanging on someones wall. I was surprised at how much frames cost but I was even more surprised how much framed art costs. Etsy is really a good deal; you can get an awesome piece of work for a low price, or better yet, you can frame your own work and save you even more.

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Money is tight for everyone right now, me included. Last week I thought I would treat myself to a window walk through my favorite little mall. In this little mall is a specialty shop filled with cheeses, deli salads, and fun little items to dress up your favorite dish. I had my grocery list and I usually buy the same items, we are boring that way, and I started looking at the price of their bottled items. Items like soy sauce, chili sauce, rice vinegar, and a few others. I saved at the very least $1 a bottle on all these items. I was shocked. Fred Meyer, Safeway, Carrs could not touch their prices on these items.

I think all too often we forget to look to our favorite privately owned shops for fear their prices are going to be higher. A lesson learned to always check before I assume.

Also check this post for more money saving cents.

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I have been in a photo slump lately. The winter has forced me indoors for the most part and I get tired of taking pictures inside. Today my husband and I decided to go outside today, snow or shine. It was snowing and very cold but it felt so good to get out.

Something I do when I am in a slump is to process differently than I normally would. It helps to get my creative juices flowing.

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On another note…..we have buds. To look outside you would not think spring is on its way but here is the proof.
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I just love this blog, When you give a girl a camera. Amy (42) and Madeline (11) are a mother daughter duo who collaborate with their photography. They both have a great eye for photography and I love seeing new images from them. Check them out.

will this be our last snow of the year? (by main st apartment)

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I spent my weekend making these little guys and working on my inspiration boards. We do not have a lot of room in this house so I had to convert a corner in my bedroom to this cause. I am looking for a cute little desk and maybe a shelf, we’ll see.

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