08 December 2013

My Kinda Day!

I know that my blogging is so sporadic. Haha, my apologies. ;)

After about an hour of my parents agonizing about my safety, they decided that they would let me get out on the "icy" roads so I could go to the Holiday Fest at the Carver Park in Diamond.
It's actually an event for little children and we used to go to them all the time when I was young, but this time I was going to see a friend from college who volunteers there every time they have an event.

This is my friend and her mother who is an amazing seamstress and makes a new dress for Holly each event they have here. Her dress hem was lined with the most delicate beadwork. It was unbelievable! 

The little children at work with their crafts.

Museums and displays get fairly boring to me, but there is something about getting a glimpse back in time that I love... regardless if it looks like museum. Ha!

 When I saw these binoculars out on the deck, I had an idea to take a picture through them... and try to make it look like it does when you are actually looking through them.
So these are my attempts!

After the event was over, and most people left, I went on the little trail there.
I am such a sucker for trails -- it doesn't even have to be a spectacular trail.

Okay, I have to insert a few comments here:
First: That picture I took of myself was quite a painful process! It might look like a fun thing to do... blow snow out of your hands... Ha! but really my hands were soooo frozen and it hurt to even try to put my gloves on. Yeah, but it was worth it ;)
Second: I love to be all matchy-matchy with my Facebook profile and cover pictures and I realized that this picture matched my snowflake picture perfectly! That made me happy ;D

(there you go for all you non-Facebook users) :)

Just some ice and some macro ice.

I wished my family was there with me at this point so we could get a family picture here. 
But, alas! All I got was one of me trying to represent my whole family. ;)
{Umm... and it's a good thing there was no one else around or I would have felt really stupid setting up my camera and running up there to take a picture of myself. ;P }

Once I was completely cold, icy, freezing, numb, raw, rosie-cheeked, red-nosed, and chilled through-and-through, I hopped in my car and drove home a very happy girl. :)



  1. Looks like you had a fun over there! Even though it was a bit chilly :) btw I reaally like that first binocular shot! Reminded me of when our family went there a year or so ago, although I do remember it was closer to 100 degrees that day :)

    1. Yeah, I really did! :) And I think I ready to go when it's a little warmer now, too! Ha! Maybe not when it's 100, though! How did we manage to get stuck in the park of the country that has 100+ degree differences!? :P

  2. I LOOOOOOOVE the snow picture! Like, REALLY! A lot!! I have always thought those glitter blowing pictures were really cute too though. ;) The self timer shot is really cute too. I love B/W photos. And I have just commented on the only two pics you have of you in this post.... I guess I like portrait photography. :P

    1. Haha, thanks :) I actually saw Bailey O'Brien do it with snow first.
      I know what you mean about portrait photography, too.

  3. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I LOVE THIS POST!! how can i show my absolute love for a post without putting it all in caps?!:P i love the self portraits- your definitely gifted and so amazing at it:) keep it up, i love your posts...=D