Thursday, February 24, 2011

Feeding An Addiction

Over the Christmas holiday, my husband & daughter got me hooked on Showtime's Dexter. I was quickly sucked in and the three of us went back & watched all episodes starting with Season 1 to the end of the current Season 5 (oh Lumen!).

With their birthday's being in January, I still had Dexter on the brain. I happened to come across a blog featuring pictures of cakes people made to celebrate the beginning of Season 5 and with that... my mind was set. Since her 1st birthday, we've always had some sort of theme for the cake. Here's the cake that we had to celebrate her turning 14.

For Dexter fans, you know I had to be as accurate as I possibly could:

Luckily the friend's that were over that night are just as sick as we are. :-)

Note: Wow... in true Dexter form, I just made the same mistake John Lithgow made when accepting the Emmy for his role on Dexter in Season 4. He thanked HBO... before I added the link above to the show, I also said "HBO's Dexter". OOPS!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Presidential Bridge?

This is an old railroad bridge that is by the Clinton Library (you can see the proximity in this picture here). In May, construction began to transform it into the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge. As you can see here, it is fenced right now & construction continues. It should be interesting to see if the finished product looks different. I'm sure the grass will be lush & green by then.

Friday, February 18, 2011


I know this picture is technically upside down, but I love reflections like this. This day was super windy, as you can tell by the ripples in the water. This is a fountain outside of the Clinton Library that is extremely shallow, but water constantly runs over the edges. That's why you can see the tiled bottom so clearly.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Photo Suprises

Sometimes it's fun to see what sort of things are captured in a picture that the photographer doesn't even notice. Case in point - I took this photo inside the River Market. I thought the shapes on the ceiling would make for a cool photo, plus I just love the overall vibe inside the River Market.

Once I downloaded my pictures, I was (pleasantly) surprised to see this guy in the hipster Domo shirt. I happen to love all things Domo.
Aren't familiar with Domo?  Check out this wikipedia entry.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Red Brick Buildings

I have a "thing" for red brick buildings downtown. They always seem to catch  my eye.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Haiti Exhibit

I mentioned in another post that we visited the Clinton Library one Saturday. The reason we went was for the Haiti exhibit. I'm proud to say that not only did my husband design the banner in these pictures, he also designed the exhibit. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snow Dogs

We've had snow days the past 2 days and the dogs absolutely love it! I went out with them today and got some shots. This is Bitsy & Bosco, my Pekingese & long-haired Dachshund. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Street Performer

This guy is almost always in the River Market area. The first time I ever saw him was at night & he freaked me out. He still freaks me out, even in the day time, but he is sort of neat to watch.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Touring my city

 Last Saturday was a gorgeous, 60+ degree day and we went downtown to our local River Market for lunch with an ultimate destination of the Clinton Library (more on that later). I brought my camera and ended up playing "tourist" in the city I've lived in all my life.

This is a classic, tourist picture, but I loved the contrast of the sign with the blue sky. My next few posts will be from this day - I got some good shots.