She’s getting quite good with my old iPhone 4s and olloclip
Since upgrading to the iPhone 5s I’ve been letting Sara borrow my old iPhone 4s and olloclip to take pictures. We made it to the Dallas Arboretum twice during spring break, and she had a blast! She brought her Kodak Easyshare the first time, and did take some pictures with it, but then she put it into her backpack and just took pictures with my old iPhone. The second time we went, she never even brought her camera 😉
2014/066: Out For A Stroll
The one and only ladybug Sara and I saw at the Dallas Arboretum during our visit last month…
The following two photos are the ones that Sara took with my old iPhone 4s and olloclip (un-edited). She had a lot of fun with it, and once she started taking pictures with the iPhone, she didn’t take any more with her “real” camera.
2014/023: Birds On The Beach (1)
Sara wanted to chase this one…probably not a good idea!
(Taken with my iPhone)
All taken with my iPhone 4s and olloclip macro lens.
Cafe Du Monde
On our way back from Florida we took a little detour through New Orleans. We didn’t spend a whole lot of time there because we arrived in the afternoon and continued on the next morning. We had to stop at the famous Café du Monde for beignets and café au lait.
Airboat Tour Through The Everglades
That.Was.Awesome!!! Highly recommend it…and if you can afford it, take a private tour on a small airboat, not a big one like we did, because that would be even more awesome!
I left my Nikon safely in the car and all these pictures were taken with my iPhone
Our tour guide. He was funny….and knew all the alligators by name
iFlorida Memories – Part 2
Beaches, beaches, and more beaches….. oh, and seashells, water, and palm trees. Pure heaven!
Sanibel Island (my favorite place in Florida! Yup, I’d take Sanibel over Disney!)
Seashells on Vilano Beach, St. Augustine
Boardwalk to the beach,
Vilano Beach, St. Augustine
Bahia Honda State Park, Florida Keys
Bahia Honda State Park, Florida Keys
Watching Sara brave the waves on the boogie board, Destin
My shadow in the sand, Destin
Beach bum Guardian of the beach chairs, Melissa. She refused to even put on her swim suit with the cover-up
Lone palm tree, Pensacola Beach
** All pictures taken with my iPhone
iFlorida Memories – Part 1
We spent two wonderful weeks in Florida last June, driving across and then south along the Atlantic coast all the way to Key West, then back towards home along the Gulf coast.
It rained almost every day (with the exception of ONE) but thankfully the timing wasn’t too bad and it usually rained when we were driving from one destination to the next.
We saw some lighthouses and climbed to the top of most of them. This is Cape Florida.
We saw the most amazing rainbow that lasted well over an hour! This picture was taken from our hotel room balcony
Did I mention we saw some lighthouses?? This one is Pensacola Lighthouse as we were walking back from the beach.
Of course a slice of Key Lime Pie (or in this case Key Lime ice-cream pie!) is a MUST!
In Destin, Florida I even got a tattoo!! Just a henna tattoo…still too chicken for a real one. After I reassured Sara that it didn’t hurt at all, she got one, too.
** All pictures were taken with my iPhone
We spent a few days in San Antonio during Spring Break. I just love the Riverwalk (Dallas definitely needs one of those! 😉 )
Riverwalk by night (taken with my iPhone)
Our first full day there was reserved for Sea World. It was fun….and exhausting….and very, VERY crowded!!
Our second day was just as exhausting as it felt like we walked through half of San Antonio. We found parking “near” the Alamo and went there just long enough to take a picture or two. We didn’t go inside, but did walk around the grounds for a few minutes.
After that we walked to the Tower of the Americas (went to the observation deck, too), then walked along the Riverwalk back to the car (and had lunch on the way), and then spent some time at the Japanese Tea Garden (aka Sunken Garden) before heading back to the hotel. I might post some flower pictures from the Japanese Tea Garden another time…
It was just me at the movies today to see Brian‘s ugly twin* (aka Jason Statham) in Parker.
For a while it looked like it was going to be a private screening, just for me, but then some other people showed up (darn…that would have been cool!)
The movie was really good!! I enjoyed it and it was definitely worth the price of a movie ticket (and certainly the matinée price!) I didn’t even mind going to see it by myself. The movie was already added it to our Netflix queue, and it’s going to stay. Not just because Greg wants to see it, but because I want to see it again!
*of course that’s what HE says….. if you ask me, well…umm.. “No Comment!” There. That’s not going to hurt anyone’s feelings, right? 😉
2012/361 – Bonus: Snow!
I was dreaming of a white Christmas, and my dream came true….well, close enough anyway 😉
It started out as pouring rain on Christmas morning. Temperatures were around 44 F when we left for Oklahoma to spend Christmas with family, and fell to about freezing. The rain slowly turned to snow during the drive north, and by the time we reached Greg’s brother’s house, it was all sleet and very windy and cold.
We left a little sooner than planned to go back home, because the weather continued to get worse, and the drive from Durant to Dallas took us three hours instead of the normal hour an a half. We saw plenty of cars spun out in the median because they refused to slow down. (Every car that passed us going much to fast, I waved to and said “see you in the ditch!” LOL)
Our little town got enough snow to cover the grass completely and it looked so pretty, even in the dark. This morning I could barely wait for the sun to come up so I could bundle up and introduce my iPhone to the snow.
I think my next purchase will be “texting gloves” to keep my hands warm and still be able to use my iPhone. Two more minutes in the cold, and you could have snapped my fingers off like icicles 😉
Walking in a Winter Wonderland – taken with my olloclip macro lens
2012/285: iNature (5)
Photos taken with my iPhone and olloclip macro lens
Taken with my iPhone somewhere along I-55 in Illinois this past July.
Not to be confused with eye sore! 😉
Taken with my iPhone somewhere in Illinois along I-55
2012/262: iNature (4)
All photos taken with my iPhone + olloclip
My dear readers who are also Stuart and Trevor fans already know that we got to meet up with Kathy in L’Anse one afternoon. Well Kathy told us about thimble berries which are similar to raspberries. After that day, we always looked for them on our walks through the woods, and picked the ripe ones. I think it was still a little early in the season, because most of them weren’t quite ripe yet.
This one looked so perfect I had to take a picture of it first 😉
We also found Thimble Berry jam and bought a jar to bring home with us. It was delicious! Sara disagreed, and Melissa never wanted to taste it, which was fine…..more for me!
2012/258: iNature (3)
Photos taken with my iPhone + olloclip
2012/253: iNature (2)
All photos taken with my iPhone + olloclip
This was during the early part of our trip, during the few days we spent in Indiana. The Indiana Visitors Center was within walking distance of the hotel and we decided to check it out one morning. Greg found this little game at the gift shop and while I was browsing, I heard…
G: “Honey! Come here!”
G: “Take a picture!”
G: “Post it!!”
(How old is he….5??) Originally posted on Instagram, now on the blog, too 😛
2012/246: iNature (1)
Of course all photos were taken with the iPhone (and olloclip) 🙂
2012/244: Horseshoe Falls (2)
A few of the other attractions at Horseshoe Falls are a several gnomes along the pathway and throughout the gardens…
…some art work
…an Indian Weather Rock (very accurate!! 😉 )
…a Wishing Well (still waiting for my wish to come true)
…and a fish pond where the kids got to feed the fish (and ducks)
(All but the first and last photos were taken with my iPhone)