Tuesday, January 27, 2015


"I don't wanna jump," says the adorable 15 month old donkey.
These guys were from Catra demonstration from at the Farm Show.


The goal of miniatures is to get as close to real life as possible.


Bullet the Ham. Really he is. He loves to have his picture taken.

Real and Not

Marguerite Henry is one of my favorite equine authors. I remember my 3rd grade teacher reading Misty Of Chincoteague to the class.
Breyer also has produced numerous Misty and Stormy models over the years. 
So here is the model setup,

 and here's the real horses.
This photo is from Marguerite Henry's real life story of Misty, The Pictorial Life Story of Misty. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Side Saddle

During the equine showcase at the Farm Show, one of the ladies walked her horse instead of ride it. So I got cool shots of the english side saddle. I have so much respect for any that rides/rode in one.


I know. I've been a bad blogger.
Mostly because I'm trying to decide what *exactly* this blog will be.
I went to the farm show today....and I took a ton of pictures!

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Life moves faster than blinking your eye. On a day to day basis, it doesn't move fast. Work may be a the slowness of life. Same old, same old each day. For school, you want it to pass each day so you can move on to the next grade. New challenges. A new life. New responsibilities. 
But if you stop moving, and look back, you realize that the event that seemed to happen yesterday, actually happened a year or more before. 
We look to the future so we don't have to live in the present at times. The new goal you want, you push it off to tomorrow. Tomorrow turns into next week, to the next month, to a year later. 
My goal is to stop pushing off the future to tomorrow. I want to start making my future a reality today. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Labyrinth

Today is Alaska Young Day. She's one of the main characters from John Green's Looking For Alaska. It's a great teen novel if you're in the market to read one. It follows a boy's journey in boarding school, along with the cast of characters that make you want to time travel back to when you had an abundance of choices and decide that you want to go to boarding school.
One of my favorite quotes from it was this:
“We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.” 

Thursday, January 8, 2015


A couple of weeks ago my friend, Erin, and I went to the DC zoo.

We stayed long enough to see the zoo lit up at night. Even though it was bitterly cold, the lights and displays made it all worth it.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


When I think of blogging, and all of the blogs out there, I realize how different but connected we all are. Each blog has a person or people that share his or her own viewpoint of the world. Then there are the readers. You may comment, share, etc  to a post you see. You may disagree and voice it. You may agree and voice it. The topic varies. It can as small as miniatures. Or it can be controversial, such as politics. But the binding point is free speech. An important right.
As Voltaire said: "I may not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."
Freedom is not something to be taken lightly, and it is not something cheap to keep.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Cinnamon Buns

My sister made cinnamon buns today. Sure, they were made out of the Pillsbury cinnamon bun can, but she made them her own and they were delicious. She and I ate too many.
Gooey warm goodness. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015


"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed-else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. "
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

Friday, January 2, 2015


It would be cool if I had a dramatic story of how I broke my glasses. Something like, "Oh I was just walking down the street, minding my own business, and saw this kid running to pick up a ball in the street. But there was a car zooming towards him and I ran into the road, pushing said child out of  harm's way. During that second of heart pounding drama, I fell, with my glasses taking the brunt of the impact."
In reality, I had them on my bed and my elbow hit them. The end. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Jacket

Highway driving takes forever. Especially when you get lost.


New Years Day!
My mom, sister, father, and I traveled to Philadelphia to see family. 
I snapped this photo when I was half awake at an intersection. 


I have enjoyed taking pictures for a long time. From my first camera being a small thick camera that took film that eventually was dropped in the ocean to my newest camera which is a Canon Rebel, photography is one of my favorite things.
My goal is to complete the 365 challenge, so hopefully that happens.
So this is my life in photos. I hope you enjoy it!
Bad intro, I know. I'll think of a better intro later.