February 25, 2010

Disneyland: A Different View

Those of you who know me, or have read this blog for a while, know that I am totally obsessed with Disneyland. I can't help it :) You also know that I always come back with 500 photos to show you, and you are probably sick of seeing Mickey and Minnie on floats. This time I wanted to try something different. I haven't given my macro lens much love so I wanted to experiment with it as well as test out my new filter on my other lens. I hope you enjoy my little experiment!






My sister's favorite Disney movie of all time is Peter Pan. When we went to Disneyland as a kid she would make us ride Peter Pan 500 times in a row. (It's funny because now I'm a huge Tinkerbell fan, and I hated everything Peter Pan as a kid. Read the book, you get a totally different perspective on Tinkerbell and it made me fall in love with her!) I've always been fascinated by the railings in the queue. Just look at that wood grain!









I am in LOVE with this mailbox. Maybe it's the color? I might need my own one day, in the exact same color!


So, what did you think?

February 17, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everybody! I hope you all had as good of a day as I did!

My hubby is so silly. After making breakfast he cut the toast to look like hearts. (AWW). And, why yes. I do love my eggs scrambled, over cooked, and browned. It's really the only way to eat eggs. Well, unless you make it a omelet. But that's a whole other story....


This year we were going to have a "Shoestring Valentines". So in honor of that we only used gift cards and memberships the whole day. So we headed to the LA Zoo! It was a beautiful day, I swear the high was in the 90's, which made for a fantastic day!


We ran across this beautiful peacock while attempting to take a short cut.





I tried taking some "artsy" pictures instead of my usual 500 animal pictures.


I'm apparently a sucker for animals that look like little rats. All day I couldn't stop pointing out the cute rat looking animals. Like the meerkats. This little guy stole my heart.


Look at him! Just sitting there chilling. Acting like no one is looking at him.


Ok, maybe he did notice ....


Then there are the prairie dogs. This little guy came right up to me and sat there. I'm telling you, he was asking to have his picture taken!


There was also this little guy. I'm not sure what he is, but he sat here until I was done taking his picture. Then a family showed up behind me and he ran away. So cute!


And last but not least, a little texture shot to end the day!

What did you do for Valentine's Day?

February 10, 2010

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Once again it's been a crazy rainy week here in SoCal! The downside... well rain. The upside... pretty rain droplets! I took a chance and ventured right outside our doorway to get some pictures of my potted plants. Then I ran back inside as quickly as possible :)

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