Thursday, July 31, 2008


athena, originally uploaded by stella_dolce.

One of my pretty kitties. I love the little smudge on her nose.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Stone Door

Eric and I went out with Amanda and Jeremy on Saturday to Stone Door in South Cumberland State Park. The guys climbed one of the rock faces while Manda and I hiked around and took pictures.

These are the stone stairs that lead down to where the guys climbed.

Eric making his way up the rock.

And Jeremy on his way down after having made it all the way up. I think this was his second go around.

And here's the four of us. :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Weekly Words Challenge


Somehow all of this smut got on my camera's sensor. At least I think it's the sensor. I have no idea what is is or how it got there, but I have had to clone out lots of these dots on most of my photos for the past few days. I'm going to get my camera cleaned this week. So hopefully all of this stuff is temporary.


My ink is totally permanent. And I love it!

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

First Harvest

We planted tomato and cucumber plants in June and I just plucked our first cucumber! There are several more cucumbers almost ready and the tomato plants have some fruit growing, but nothing is ready yet.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Dotty Designs

You really need to take a look at Dotty's shop. I love these necklaces so much and have no doubt that I'll be adding to my collection.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


stella, originally uploaded by stella_dolce.

Stella and I rolled around in the front yard yesterday afternoon.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I took this photo at work the other day. I thought this guy looked kinda cool...

Monday, July 21, 2008


fern, originally uploaded by stella_dolce.

I thought it was pretty.

Friday, July 18, 2008


bandit, originally uploaded by stella_dolce.

Bandit is my mother-in-law's kitty. Do not be fooled by her sweet exterior. This cat has no problem tearing your feet to shreds.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Funniest. Expression. Ever.

This was shot totally by accident. I think it's fantastic!

P.S. I love her floppy ears!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fuzzy Bee

fuzzy bee, originally uploaded by stella_dolce.

I really wish the bee had been in focus!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Weekly Words Challenge


This is the picnic table out back at my work. Someone spray-painted "balls" on it before we started using it. And just where was this table before we started using it? A church.


Stop signs from around Hermitage and Mt. Juliet, TN

And here's one for Graffiti and Sign.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008


moon, originally uploaded by stella_dolce.

I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.

Albert Einstein

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Happy Birthday, Momma!

Today is my Momma's birthday, and to celebrate we went to the Nashville Zoo on Monday.

I think my favorite part of the zoo is the meerkats.

Although the lorikeets are a close second. These birds are very socialized and will perch on your hand or shoulder to get a drink of the food the zoo provides.

This particular bird found Momma's face to be tasty and proceeded to lick her. Tracy's bird in the background was chewing on her hair for a bit before he flew to Momma.

These two (and their friend out of camera range) spent the whole time we were there grooming themselves and each other.

The frogs are very colorful. It is hard to believe they are poisonious.

This elephant wasn't interested in looking at me, she just wanted a little snack.

The big cats were sooo sleepy...

Ostriches always seem so mean to me.

This lemur was very cute. I love his striped tail.

Did I mention it was quite hot outside that day? :)

Happy Birthday, Momma. I love you!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Weekly Words Challenge


I bought these tennis shoes in high school and still wear them (much to my husband's dismay). They are definitely showing their age.


I feel really beautiful in this dress. I bought it just recently and haven't yet had the opportunity to wear it.

This was a difficult shot to get. I tried to get a shot of me wearing it, but none turned out right. Even this one isn't exactly what I was going for. The colors are off. C'est la vie...

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Kelly's

I went out with The Kelly's yesterday afternoon for a shoot. Vincent has been home on leave this month and got to see his baby daughter, Kira, for the first time.

For more, check out my flickr.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry

I just finished reading this book by Kathleen Flinn. It's about a woman that goes to Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. I really loved it and recommend it to anyone that enjoys cooking.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Heart Monitor

At 18 I was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse. Last week, I went back to the cardiologist just for a check-up and he thinks I was misdiagnosed. But of course he doesn't know what I have. So for the next 30 days I get to wear this. It has two electrodes that attach to my torso. It's not horribly uncomfortable, but it's not great. I even have to wear it while I sleep.