* IMPORTANT NOTE: If you fave any of my photos, but you have no photostream to share and no profile info, you will be blocked. The one exception is if I know you personally. This especially applies to photos of my family, such as my daughter in law's yoga photos. Thanks for understanding. *
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I proudly describe myself as a "mom". Aside from raising 2 beautiful sons to adulthood, I make my living taking care of other people's children.... thus, I have many surrogate "grandchildren". How's that for a "fringe benefit"?

I do NOT consider myself to be a photographer in any sense of the word. I simply enjoy taking digital pictures and I love perusing the incredible photos taken by others. If I ever do master the art of digital photography, that will be an unexpected bonus. I'm in it for fun.

My biggest challenge is of the night sky... more specifically, the moon. This is why you will see a lot of not-so-hot moon shots in my photostream. I am relentless in my pursuit to capture a really good shot of the moon. It will happen one day.. I can guarantee it. I will deprive myself of sleep, if necessary, in order to "capture" the moon. I have a feeling that I'll never be quite satisfied in this category and will always be striving for "better".

I truly thank the many Flickrites who have become my friends, inspired me with their work, for their encouragement, and for their helpful hints and constructive criticism. I have learned so much from all of you and you continue teaching me. I also thank my son, Rob, who nagged me about Flickr until I finally checked it out. I'm so glad I did.

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***About my buddy icon: The little bear's name is "Baba". Baba turned 14 years (now nearly 17 years) this summer, along with the beautiful boy who has loved him like the Velvetine Rabbit. Baba is as sentimental to me as he is to his boy... a precious symbol of the unconditional love of a very special young man... and my unconditional love for him as a surrogate member of my family.***

Peace and Blessings to All,
Kathy


LUNAR BREAKTHROUGH - Oct. 13, 2006
Within the past week, using an old refractor telescope belonging to my son, I have managed to catch some decent moon shots. Although there is much improvement to be made and I will continue striving for that extra special moon shot, I am pleased with my lunar progress.

LUNAR UPDATE - April 6, 2007
Well, over the past few months my moon shots have steadily improved... sort of. What I mean is... just when I think I've almosted mastered my technique (camera still hand held), I'll go into temporary lunar lapses and can't get a really good shot to save my life. Then I'll nail some good ones again and so on. It's a learning process, and "perfection" will never be more than a dream.

SOME PHOTOS I'M PROUD OF


Blue-Eyed Fairy
Blue-Eyed Fairy

Color Coordinated Nature
Color Coordinated Nature

Lady, you're starting to bug me!
Lady, you're starting to bug me!

Elusive Butterfly
Elusive Butterfly (1)

Waxing 97% Full - 9/24/07
Waxing 97% Full - 9/24/07

Waxing Half - March 24, 2007
Waxing Half - March 24, 2007

Awakening
Awakening

Blue Twilight
Blue Twilight

Apollo's Delight
Apollo's Delight

Blowin' In The Wind
Blowin' in the Wind...

Smoke
Smoke


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    cdglove2fish says:

    "Kathy is an amazing flickr friend, and contact. She truly inspires me with her lunar photography....she is getting better and better all the time, and she continually amazes me with the viewpoint of her work. I love how she always sees the unexpected beauty and captures it so beautifully! She is truly an inspiration to me!"

    August 5th, 2008

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    Tiffy-Lou says:

    "Kathy is first and foremost a positive and honest person. I am proud to call her a friend. Now on to the photos! If you look at her stream, you're likely to sit there now and then with your jaw open. She is a fabulous photographer, and her stream reflects the beauty in life that only the best of people have learned to see."

    July 15th, 2007

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    cyanatic says:

    "If you are at all familiar with Kathy's photographs, you know that her talent is belied by the modesty of her profile. She can show you: a beautiful Idaho sunset; a touching and unique candid moment of a child at play; and a fiery determination to capture that "perfect" shot of the moon. And, corny as it may sound in an age where cynical sophistication is the pose du jour for many, she is a genuinely good person. And I'd be remiss if I did not mention her enthusiastic generosity in commenting upon other people's photographs, or how, knowing that I was a big Hemingway fan, she took the time to visit the site of his memorial and take photographs of it for me. And this goodness and generosity comes through in the honesty of her photographs. Take a look at her photostream and you'll see what I mean."

    June 5th, 2007

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