Westiemom’s Blog

Started Again

Posted in Uncategorized by westiemom on March 4, 2011

I am determined to get started here again. Here are some photos taken at the Brookside Gardens Conservatory. I can’t wait to see some of the spring flowers.

Bird of Paradise

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Becca’s Poetry Reading

Posted in Family by westiemom on May 22, 2009

Becca’s school had a poetry reading at a bookstore last night. She was so nervous, but she got up there and read her poem. She did great and we were all so proud of her.

Sheri telling her she did great

Sheri telling her she did great

Lauren’s Concert

Posted in 1 by westiemom on May 13, 2009

Last night we went to Lauren’s last middle school concert. It was wonderful, and hard to believe how all the students have progressed since they started. Lauren wants to continue playing the bass clarinet in high school, so this won’t be the last concert we go to. Here are some photos taken last night.

After the Concert

After the Concert

The Little Princess

Posted in animals, Border Effects, Frames, Pets, Photoshop Effects by westiemom on April 21, 2009

Since I haven’t updated my blog for awhile, I’ll post this photo of Misty that I’ve made into a sketch with a border effect.

Misty

Misty

More Traveling the Back Roads

Posted in Historic Buildings, Scenic by westiemom on April 17, 2009

Here are some more photos.

Quaint Cottage

Quaint Cottage

Heritage Farm Park

Heritage Farm Park

Cunningham Falls

Cunningham Falls

Traveling the Back Roads

Posted in Historic Buildings, Scenic by westiemom on April 14, 2009

My friend Roxanne is an expert at traveling the back roads to get places. She wouldn’t dream of taking a main road when she can get there on a windy, narrow back road. Last week we went for a drive. Needless to say, I have no idea how we got there or what roads we traveled but we did see some lovely old buildings and barns. Here are some of them.

A Beautiful Old House

A Beautiful Old House

A Timbered House near Thurmont

A Timbered House near Thurmont

A Restored Barn at Walkersville Heritage Farm Park

A Restored Barn at Walkersville Heritage Farm Park

Harris Farm

Harris Farm

Roxanne checking out the outhouse

Roxanne checking out the outhouse

I’ll post some more photos tomorrow.

Washington D.C at Cherry Blossom Time

Posted in 1 by westiemom on April 10, 2009

We went to DC last weekend to see the cherry blossoms. It was a lovely day, actually warm for a change. Here are some photos of the family. Tomorrow I’ll post some scenic photos.

Chris and Sheri

Chris and Sheri

More From the Zoo

Posted in animals, Elephants, Zoo by westiemom on March 31, 2009

Here are two montages I made using photos from the Baltimore Zoo.

Zoo Montage

Zoo Montage

Samson Montage

Samson Montage

Latest Pictures of the Grandchildren

Posted in 1 by westiemom on March 27, 2009

Here are the latest photos of Lauren, Becca and Griffin. These were all taken last week.

Griffin

Griffin

Lauren

Lauren

Becca

Becca

Happy Birthday, Samson

Posted in animals, Cheetahs, Lions, Zoos by westiemom on March 24, 2009

We went to the Baltimore Zoo on Saturday. We found out that it was the baby elephant’s birthday. His name is Samson and he weighs one thousand pounds.

Samson, the Baby Elephant

Samson, the Baby Elephant

All the wild cats were, of course, behind glass. I was pleased with how their photos turned out.

The Cheetah

The Cheetah


The Same Cheetah

The Same Cheetah

The Lion

The Lion