Archive for the ‘photography’ category

The Fabulous Thunderbirds at the Sioux Falls Jazz Fest

July 16, 2011

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New page added to Hoagyland!

June 23, 2011

I’ve been hard at work adding a page to Hoagyland that links the song title used in the post back to the photo.  Now you can search by song title.  Check it out! 

A rare photo of Tina hanging out with Hoagy.

The 44’s and Los Fabulocos

June 8, 2011

More photos from my adventures at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues FestivalThe 44’s kicked off the festival on the blues stage, where Kid Ramos sat in for a song or two, followed by Los Fabulocos featuring Kid Ramos. Here’s my version of what happened:

Photos from Simi Valley

June 6, 2011

Memorial Day weekend had me in southern California at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival.  As usual I took lots of pics.  Here’s a slideshow from the Lester Butler Tribute Band with Big Pete and the rest of the band honoring Lester Butler.  For a review of the show or to learn more about Lester, check

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Fourth of July Weekend

July 8, 2010

My husband and I — along with a new lens for the camera — decided on a last minute trip to Chicago for FitzGerald’s American Music Festival. We both wanted to see the Blasters with special guest/original member Dave Alvin.  My husband assured me that I’d enjoy the rest of the acts, and I trust him.  I rearranged my work schedule and off we went.  I was not disappointed.  Two nights of the festival, three different stages, good fun, plenty of waitresses and a Cubs game to fill the time between days.  We even had paper napkin fireworks! If you want to hear more about the festival, check out this review or this one.  Trust me, it was a great festival, and I wouldn’t hesitate to return.  My new lens served me well, too.  Take a look.  Oh, and this is just a small sample, check the reviews above or here for more pics.


June 14, 2010

If you’ve been reading this blog you know I’ve been keeping an eye on the Hoagy Carmichael statue outside the IU Auditorium.  I’ve taken so many shots of him and the various items that people have left him over the last few years that I’ve started a new blog about it.  I give you:  Hoagyland! Please feel free to check back often!

A tea rose for Hoagy.

The good pics

April 9, 2010

I thought I should share some of the better shots I took while in Hawaii, and not just the source material for new designs.  Please, to enjoy:

Poor Hoagy

February 21, 2010

I just had to post this.

New camera lens

January 10, 2010

It’s true, I’ve saved up my pennies and purchased a new lens for my camera.  I won’t bore you with the details, but will happily share pics from my first adventure out with it.  It just so happens that Bloomington — along with a big chunk of the country — is getting covered in snow.  This should be fun.

If you have any camera purchasing questions check out this guy:  Ken Rockwell.  He has yet to steer me wrong.  Thanks, Ken!

Christmas lights weathering the storm.

At Bryan Park

The children were all sledding.

The park was actually full of people.  All sledding — no sitting.

To be honest, it was very cold, and  I didn’t end up staying out very long.  I promise to take lots more in the future.

Summer pics

August 10, 2009

I’ve been outside, it being summer and all.  Just thought I’d share a few images I’ve stumbled across.

I"ve been trying to grown sunflowers for years, and finally managed to get a few.

I've been trying to grown sunflowers for years, and finally managed to get a few.

We chicken-sat for a friend this summer.

We chicken-sat for a friend.

Baby chicks are adorable!

Baby chicks are adorable!

Hoagy getting rained on.  Maybe I should rig up an umbrella for him to hold?

Hoagy getting rained on. Maybe I should rig up an umbrella for him to hold?