Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays ♥

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Holidays ♥

Happy Holidays ♥, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sunshine Bokeh

Sunshine Bokeh, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Kayt & AJ MB

Kayt & AJ MB, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Beach portraits

“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Loved reading her books when I was young...well, younger than I am now, anyway ;-)

"Raring to go"

"Raring to go", originally uploaded by saralonde.

Decisions, decisions...

Decisions, decisions..., originally uploaded by saralonde.

Taking Flight

Taking Flight, originally uploaded by saralonde.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Grape Hyacinths

This is from April in my garden. It got a little lost on my computer, but spring flowers are nice any time, don't you think?

Monday, June 14, 2010


Sunshine, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Happy Monday!

Friday, June 11, 2010

film noir

film noir, originally uploaded by saralonde.

My daughter and I were playing around with some film noir-type ideas a few weeks ago. I caught the smoke in the shot, but altering the image to b&w left it looking a little strange.

And no, she doesn't smoke :-), we were trying to give it an old movie vibe.

In color:
film noir color

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Single red rose

Single red rose, originally uploaded by saralonde.

The rain we've been having has been beating down my roses just as they are all bursting into bloom. So today only a single rose shot.

Loki loves roses, too!
Loki loves roses, too!

"I think I heard a sound in the basement...."

It's late a night and you're home alone. There's a suspicious sound coming from the basement. Cautiously, you open the door and flick the light switch, but the lights won't come on. Do you go down?

Berries of Summer: Blackberries

Berries of Summer: Blackberries, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

What to do with an empty coffee cup...

This is for Kristybee, who shares my love of coffee and roses and who lifted my spirits the other day.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Summer's first roses

Summer's first roses, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Background is a little busy, but it was just a quick shot.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Barbed, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Monday, May 3, 2010


Oranges, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Friday, April 30, 2010

"Black Forest Torte" by Kayt

"Black Forest Torte" by Kayt, originally uploaded by saralonde.

My daughter spent a great deal of time making this one. All the little deer, as well as everything on this cake, were made by hand. The inside - if we dare cut into it - is 3 layers of chocolate genoise, chantilly cream, and sour cherries. The outside is tempered chocolate and the baroque ring surrounding it is tempered chocolate with cocoa butter design and a special type of non-melting powdered sugar for snow.

Sehr gut!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tea Stained

Tea Stained, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring: It's all about the flowers

What can I say? I know there are photographers that groan over flower pics and flowers are not particularly sophisticated subjects, but after a long cold winter, those colorful blossoms that are here for such a short time are irresistible.

At least they are to me. Besides, they make me very happy. Good enough reason to shoot and share :-).

Since some of the blossoms were already turning brown :-(, I decided a slightly vintage look might help.

Monday, April 19, 2010


shy, originally uploaded by saralonde {on a break ♥}.

I love this time of year. I always look forward to seeing the ferns popping out their heads and slowly unfurling, as if they were checking to see if winter was over and it was safe to come out.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

"No April Fools, Just a Springtime Pic"

Spring is always uplifting, isn't it? Pretty much SOOC, because that bright blue sky speaks for itself.
Trying to get my photo mojo back, after a bit of a break.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Details, originally uploaded by saralonde {on a break ♥}.

I love the detail that old furniture has. These are from some Civil War era pieces built by my husband's great great grandfather. They've been in use all these years and now sit in our home.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hopefully melting soon...

Monday, March 1, 2010

She left pieces of her life behind her everywhere she went. It's easier to feel the sunlight without them, she said.


I am so missing the sun! We've had gray days for more than I care to remember and the show is still covering everything! My little hydrangea is sitting in the dark hoping the sun will shine through.

Well I know spring will come soon and with it soft pastel flowers and all, but I want it NOW!
{throwing mini temper tantrum ;-)}

Thursday, February 18, 2010

There are your fog people & your sun people, he said. I said I wasn't sure which kind I was. He nodded. Fog'll do that to you, he said.


Thinking maybe I'm a sun person :-)

Pamela's Diner

Pamela's Diner, originally uploaded by saralonde.

A snowy trip to a popular diner.

A side note: This is where the Obama's stopped for pancakes while running for office. Later, these ladies were chosen for a trip to the White House to make pancakes for servicemen and women on Veteran's Day.

And, yeah, I ate the pancakes. Really good!

chocolate by kayt

chocolate by kayt, originally uploaded by saralonde.

My daughter strikes again for Valentine's Day

let's have a conversation...

let's have a conversation..., originally uploaded by saralonde.


blondies, originally uploaded by saralonde.

My blondie made blondies

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

aftermath of a snowstorm

aftermath of a snowstorm, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Two big snowstorms in one week leaves you with little left to photograph outside besides a blanket of white. It's beautiful, but spring seems so far away.

Cooped up indoors, I played with Photoshop. Thanks to SkeletalMess for texture and his simple to follow Signature Brush tutorial.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

lemon cupcake

lemon cupcake, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Sunshine in a cake!

Monday, February 8, 2010

"Kayt and AJ"

"Kayt and AJ", originally uploaded by saralonde.

My daughter and her fiance on the way to the Barrister's Ball (he's a law student)

Friday, February 5, 2010

tulips in the window

tulips in the window, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Snowing outside my window, but I have spring in here.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Smile!, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mimi's cupcake

Mimi's cupcake, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"le chat"

"le chat", originally uploaded by saralonde.

A New Orleans kitty

Saturday, January 23, 2010

"Memphis: Graceland"

"Memphis: Graceland", originally uploaded by saralonde.

Going through some older images that are gathering dust...

Interesting place. I'm not a huge Elvis fan, but if you're in Memphis, it should be seen.

Most of it is self-explanatory. Bottom left is the infamous "Jungle Room", middle are gold records (quite a lot!), and bottom right is his favorite grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich. I had to eat one, being in Graceland and all. Surprisingly not half bad.

"fortune cookie"

"fortune cookie", originally uploaded by saralonde.

This past weekend we did dinner and a movie. Saw "Avatar" (better than I expected) and stopped at the nearby PF Changs. Of course, fortune cookies at the end of the meal. Hope this means a good surprise, not a bad one!


Street, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Friday, January 15, 2010

biscotti and sunlight

biscotti and sunlight, originally uploaded by saralonde.

I realized this shot has several things I love in it: sunshine, coffee (in a HUGE mug), biscotti (this is lemon, coconut, macadamia), and flowers. The best part is I took this yesterday with potted geraniums from this summer that are still blooming in the middle of January!

Take THAT, snow!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

"Who wants to meet me for a coffee and chat in the sun?"

Still have snow on the ground - I lost track of the days - so I'm looking through old shots of sunnier times...

Monday, January 11, 2010

"What to do on a snowy winter day"

A good book, something hot to drink, and a few spring flowers to remind you that the view outside the window will be gone before you know it!

"A Little Bit of Winter"

"A Little Bit of Winter", originally uploaded by saralonde.

Trying to get a winter landscape, I pulled my car off the side of a country road and walked around looking for an opportunity. Despite all the snow, I forgot to wear boots (!) and my frozen feet were not willing to leave the slush on the side of the road to tramp in the snow. Because of that, there is a little more sky and foreground than I wanted and my horizon is too centered.

Guess I'm not willing to sacrifice frostbite for my "art" ;-).

"A Little Bit of Spring"

"A Little Bit of Spring", originally uploaded by saralonde.

For all you snow weary people, of which I am one, a taste of what's to come...


I think.

Fence Soldiers

Fence Soldiers, originally uploaded by saralonde.

I love fences whether they are city, country, ornate or simple.

I don't think of them as barriers, just as photographic opportunities :-)