Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Week 47

Coolest wallpaper ever? Sure is (Blu Toro in West Des Moines) 

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Week 45

First snow that stuck (and got me out of the yard work I'd planned - oops :) )

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Week 43

Outside of Queen City Bakery 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Week 42

More leaves at Lake Herman

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Week 41

Post-run (longest trail run yet - 7 miles!) photo shoot at Lake Herman - took as many as I could before being chilly/hungry made it important to get back into the car, go home, and make pancakes

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Week 40

Fall leaves at Horsethief Lake near Keystone, SD (also post-run) 

Week 39

Another post-run shot from Lake Herman

Week 38

Panoramic view after a run at Lake Herman

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Monday, September 04, 2017

Week 36

At Good Earth State Park

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Week 35

My garden is a mess *and* completely great

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Week 24

Taken last weekend at the Sioux Falls Pride Festival 

Garden's in!

I cleaned it all up and purchased topsoil/compost/plants on Sunday, tilled and planted on Monday, and planted the last of the seeds today (sunflowers, green and purple beans, basil, thyme, and parsley).

I moved the tomatoes to the north side of the garden (fingers crossed this will help them *not* get their regular tomato plague). I also planted around the wildflowers that had already popped up - excited to have a garden that's a little more free-form this year (without me actively having to plan it that way ;) ).

New for this year are eggplants and sweet orange snacking peppers (and skipping some of the things that haven't grown well for me - kale, swiss chard, etc.).

Friday, June 23, 2017

Week 23

Can't resist a rusty, old truck

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Week 22

My garden looks really pretty from this angle (from all other angles it looks like really tall grass and weeds ;) )

Week 21

Taking my tree branch show on the road - Breckenridge, CO. 

Week 20

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Week 19

My adorable new training plan 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Monday, May 08, 2017

Week 17

One of the only photos I took during Week 17 - a locker room selfie after doing the bike and run legs of the Brookings I'm Ready for Summer Triathlon (first time doing part of a triathlon ever!).

My team, the Puddlejumpers, got 5th place :)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

Week 15

Trees were already doing their thing in Madison, WI

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Week Twelve

Why this picture? Hard to say...just took a lichen to it.

Week Eleven

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Week Ten

Ran out of postcards before I ran out of things to say

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Week Six

A few of her favorite things 

Monday, February 06, 2017

Week 5

Vigil in support of our International Students and faculty

Monday, January 30, 2017

Week 4

One of my souvenirs from Iceland - the Helm of Awe. I've read that it's meant to terrify your enemies and protect you from rulers who attempt to abuse their power...

Monday, January 23, 2017

Week 3

One of my favorite signs from the Women's March in Sioux Falls 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday, January 02, 2017

Welcome 2017!

My resolutions:
Photo52 Version 2 
Read 30 books
Be more politically involved
Practice and learn more Spanish

What I'm looking forward to:
Sherlock Season 4
My stack of books from Christmas
Seeing Ben Folds with the SD Symphony in February

What I'd like to try in 2017
Learn about and try more watercolor
Make mittens (with my yarn from Iceland)
Library reading challenge (and possibly others - I'm seeing lots of interesting lists)

Lake Herman State Park (first photo from last year's Photo52 project)

2016 Resolution Success:
Do a #Photo52 project (take and post one photo a week) 
Keep reading (at least 20 books) 27 books this year 
More walks for Callie Spring-Fall we went on 3-5 walks a week (usually during my lunch hour)

Drawing every day in January  Fun challenge (when a drawing actually looks how I want it - AMAZING!)
More getting my photography out there Submitted to three shows, got four photos in one (actual gallery + exhibition postcard + leading photo on the show's webpage)
Making a triangle cowl Started, finished, and loved it (why did I wait so long to do color work??) - already have plans for a second

Blue Mounds State Park

Firsts from 2016
Went camping by myself (Whitewater State Park in MN)
Went camping and climbing at Devil's Lake State Park in WI
Went to Iceland(!!!)
Went camping in Iceland (having my tent with me was the perfect way to feel at home in a new place)
My photo on the postcard for an exhibition
Bought a full-frame DSLR camera and developed a love for prime lenses 
Bought (and used) my own drawing pens, paper, watercolors, and paper
Surgery to (I hope) prevent any more trouble with my left lung collapsing
Stranded colorwork for my triangle cowl
Made dog treats
Tried pub trivia (with Erin. It's fun but we are not good)
Donated money to political candidates (we'll keep trying)
Voted for a woman for president (we'll keep trying)
Took Callie to a pool party (she didn't love it)
Did landscaping work on the house with help from Mom (removed the rocks, planted bushes, added mulch)
Made my own oatmeal packets for camping trips (it's possible I packed all of my Iceland breakfasts with me ;) ) 

Oatmeal and Iceland

Favorites from 2016
All the climbing trips - more than any year since college :) 
Girls' Weekend in Lawrence with all the ladies on my mom's side (highlights - campfire, playing heads up, watching the KU game)
These Christmas Cookies - easy, pretty, delicious (used red plum jam) 
Seeing Rent at the Pavilion with Mom
Being in the The View from Here show
Mozart in the Jungle
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
My down parka
Agatha Raisin's Murder Mysteries