Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Attempted Escape

Athena decided she wanted to venture outside while I had the door propped open to bring in groceries yesterday afternoon.

Monday, September 29, 2008


I am totally in a creative slump. I don't have any inspiration for new photos, so I thought I'd mess around with some of my old photos until my muse returned.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


stella, originally uploaded by stella_dolce.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


beau, originally uploaded by stella_dolce.

I really liked this shot. He was standing against my leg wanting me to pick him up.

Friday, September 26, 2008


Eric and I went out on the lake last sunday right at sunset and I got some really pretty photos.

All of these have not been processed at all. They are straight out of the camera, or SOOC.

The reflections on the water were really pretty too.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Puppies and I

Beau has a tendency to run out of the yard if I let him off the leash. So until he learns where the boundaries are, he's a leashed dog.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I took this yesterday afternoon on the way to my car after work. I love how the bug is mid-flight.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Weekly Words Challenge

I have been absent from the WWC for several weeks. Life has been so busy, I'm surprised I have had time to take any pictures at all. And when Tink announced this weeks words, I couldn't think of anything to shoot for it. Then last night in the shower an idea just came to me out of the blue!


This is a primitive mode of transportation.


And these are modern modes of transportation.

Want to participate in the Weekly Words Challenge? Tink's in charge, so visit her for detials.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


beau, originally uploaded by stella_dolce.

Meet Beau. This is one of my father-in-law's dogs. The have decided to only keep one of their dogs because of the accident. The second one was adopted by a couple they know, and we decided to take Beau. He is so incredibly sweet and wants nothing more than to be held. Stella just loves him.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Moving forward

So Eric's dad was moved from UT hospital in Knoxville to an acute care facility here in Nashville yesterday. Hooray for getting out of critical care! He's doing much better, but still has a long road ahead of him. It will be nice to have him here so Eric and I can check in on him as often as we like. His wife is also doing better and will be moved to a facility in Johnson City, TN until she can begin her rehab. Her daughter lives in Johnson City and will be able to look after her while she's there. Thanks to everyone that has been keeping us in their thoughts.

Crossed Wires

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Losing the light

Monica and I tried to get out and shoot in the field next to my office. Unfortunately, the days are getting shorter and we lost the light after just a few shots. I did get a few nice photos though. Hopefully we'll be able to get out there again before the afternoons are completely dark!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Goldens

A couple of months ago, I donated my photography services to a silent auction. The Goldens were the winners! I went out with Tammy and her daughters, Macy and Megan, this morning for our shoot and had a great time.

It was a bit windy, but I kinda like the windswept look. :)

We've got some Bama fans here!

Aren't the girls just goregous?

And finally, I am offering a clone shot to anyone that purchases a photography shoot, free of charge. (Mostly because I love doing them so much!)

Tammy, Macy, and Megan, I hope you guys are as pleased with how these came out as I am!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hello :)

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


birds, originally uploaded by stella_dolce.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I LOVE doing these cloning shots! Here are some of my most recent.

Monday, September 8, 2008


whiskers, originally uploaded by stella_dolce.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Happy Stella

She's happy in the tall grass.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Surprise Package

When I got home yesterday afternoon, a package was waiting for me. This lovely basket of goodies was sent by our friends Ruth and Anne. I can't wait to sample!

The basket included 4 Extra Fancy Gift Pears, an Apple Sampler Cake, some Apple Butter, 2 Raspberry Galettes, and some Caramel Popcorn. And I love, love the basket itself! So cute!

Thanks gals!! You're the best!

Friday, September 5, 2008


I kinda like it.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fruits of our labor

All of this was picked last night. It's getting to the point where we can't eat it all in time.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

For Ruth

You can enjoy the crepe myrtle from afar!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


We're back, but totally exhausted. Cathie (Eric's step-mother) is doing well, and Jim (his father) has been having some problems with his oxygen levels. They think they have figured out why and are working on fixing that now. Eric is planning on returning to Knoxville on Thursday of this week, and I'm not sure if I can join him this time. That really bothers me, but I can't lose my job over two days. Thoughts and prayers are still needed. We all hope they can leave the hospital soon.