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  • Monday, December 21, 2009

    My World Tuesday; Obetz Winter Wonderland

    We had the first snow of this winter season on Friday night. It was so beautiful as we drove through Obetz on our way home, I had to go back and take some photos. Enjoy!

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    Monday, November 30, 2009

    My World Tuesday; Last of the rose buds

    I was able to capture the last of my tea rose buds. The weather in Columbus is getting colder and it looks like we may get some snow soon. I used my Olympus on the nature macro setting.

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    Thursday, November 12, 2009

    SkyWatch Friday; Once again, the Columbus moon

    These were captured on October 23rd and I just realized I hadn't downloaded them yet. Enjoy!

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    Friday, November 6, 2009

    SkyWatch Friday; Welcoming Autumn

    A few photos ushering in Autumn.

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    Monday, November 2, 2009

    My World Tuesday; Halloween Hockey Game

    Christopher’s ready for the game in his Vintage 1985 Mario Lemieux jersey.

    Game attendance was a record 19,000+ with 40% Pittsburgh fans. From our Terrace Club Table seats, Christopher covertly hangs his 2009 Stanley Cup rally towel. A game 3 Stanley Cup give-away that Nick and Christopher attended in Pittsburgh this past June.

    His team is down 3 to 1 at the beginning of the third period.

    Feeling much better once the Penguins scored 2 goals to tie the game.

    After a five minute overtime period followed by a shootout, the Penguins WIN!

    The night before Halloween in Columbus brought out Fred Flintstone, a She-Devil and a biker chick to High Street.

    Here we see a Penguin fan dressed as......a penguin!

    One of the Hanson brothers made his way to Nationwide Arena for the game.

    On Friday our son Christopher and his girlfriend accompanied Nick and I to the Pittsburgh Penguins verses Columbus Blue Jackets hockey game. Christopher has been a Penguins fan since he was about 6 years old when the Lumberjacks (Penguins farm team) moved to Cleveland. Hailing from NHL-less Cleveland left him with no real options except to cheer for Pittsburgh.

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    Thursday, October 22, 2009

    SkyWatch Friday; Harvest Sky

    Just before sundown, the sky over Columbus was so colorful, I had to snap a few photos.

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    Monday, October 19, 2009

    That's My World Tuesday; Vintage on High Street

    If you walk High Street in Columbus, you will come across many eclectic shops and stores. One such store is Flower Child. They carry items from the 30's thru the 70's. Since vintage clothing seems to be very popular lately, I guess I should have kept my bell-bottom jeans....

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    Thursday, October 15, 2009

    SkyWatch Friday; Fall is here...

    This is a maple tree in our backyard. As you can see the leaves are turning a beautiful yellow/ red/orange color. Fall has arrived in central Ohio.

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    Monday, October 12, 2009

    My World Tuesday; Brothers...

    In honor of Columbus Day, I'm posting a photo of my husband and his brothers.
    And yes, they're Italian. (From left to right, my husband Nick, Joe and Anthony)

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    Thursday, October 8, 2009

    SkyWatch Friday; More Columbus Moon Shots

    This past Tuesday found me and my Olympus on the deck snapping photos of the moon. I adjusted the metering while shooting in action mode with the flash turned off. The first picture is unaltered. Using the Olympus Master 2 program I adjusted the brightness/contrast on the second shot. The third picture is also unaltered and I manipulated the brightness/contrast on the forth picture.

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    Monday, October 5, 2009

    My World Tuesday; Buckeye Country!

    Being the only girl in a household full of testosterone, forced my interest in sports. My husband played football, hockey and was a cyclist. Our son participated in little league, wrestling, 14 years of soccer and still plays hockey. Hailing from Cleveland, we’re die-hard Browns, Indians and Cavs fans. Since moving to the Columbus area we’ve found ourselves surrounded by OSU fanatics. And I mean it literally. This town is absolutely crazy for all things Buckeye.
    Even the “Best damn band in the land”…..

    UPDATE: Commenter Barb asked what sports I liked to play. I actually played basketball and softball in high school and until my 2001 back surgery played spring, summer and fall softball for various leagues in our city. And I was a "band geek". Playing the clarinet, french horn and trumpet in the marching and jazz bands in junior and senior high school.

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    Thursday, October 1, 2009

    SkyWatch Friday; The view from here....

    This is the view from my girlfriend's back deck in Columbia, South Carolina.

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