Monday, February 15, 2010

a visit to the butterfly exhibit

Did you know the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History has a live butterfly exhibit? Using the power of Twitter, I headed down there Saturday with some new friends; here's the photo yield from our outing:










The Washington Monument at sunset

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

cats are magical...

“Cats are magical. . .the more you pet them the longer you both live.” ~unknown

Monday, February 8, 2010

The waters of Alaska

This blog is still very new. It's my goal to feature not just my own stuff here but other work that strikes me. I've got a whole host of interesting selections to post soon but for today, I feature some photos from my Dad's trip to Alaska:

Light shimmers off a creek, Alaska
(see the moose in the distance?)

Chunks of glacier (glacicles?) drift slowly across the water, Glacier Bay.

Here I experimented with making this photo look like a watercolor painting, applying Photoshop's "watercolor paper" filter. (Thx for not minding, Dad!)

Photo of the photographer himself: Mr. Dad, CEO of all things awesome,
in a plane on the way to Mt. McKinley.

And here he is again, with friends, out on the water, his favorite place to be.

If you have interesting photos you'd like me to consider featuring, please email me: spleeness@yahoo.com. Thanks! -Holly

snOMG! From photographer Kim T. Ha, the Snowmaggedon.


, originally uploaded by Trinity3Kim.
I absolutely love the lines in this unique photo. Photographer Kim took this as DC was getting smashed by an historic blizzard.

See the rest of her set -->

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

easier to write with a herd of buffalo than one cat in the room

Sita stretches on top of a monitor

"A catless writer is almost inconceivable. It's a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the typewriter keys."
~Barbara Holland


This just in. I am SO LUCKY this was not me: Cat drops monitor on owner's face (6 second video - you can watch it without sound... but not without cringing):


OUCH!

Monday, February 1, 2010

navigating life

Me in Arches National Park this past summer.

"Some people come in our life and are with us for a long time. Others are short-lived. Does that negate their importance to our journey because they were short-lived? Maybe we can consider that whatever it may be is exactly as it was supposed to be." Linda Wooliever, on the people that come in and out of our lives.