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The Makilakilaki’s

My friend Lindzee and I took a little trip to Seattle this weekend to visit one of our favorite couples in the history of couples, the Maki’s. Just look at them! They are the greatest thing since sliced bread. They are expecting their first little girl this December and Cindy was totally showing. Yay for us! She isn’t saying the name but I will put $10 down on Crissie. Fun for all. They were such troopers. We drug them out around the fields of Kent, WA for a little shoot. And knowing nothing about photography and posing, my ahem, art director, Lindzee, helped pose them.

Just look at these two. Have you ever? I really am not exaggerating when I say that they are my favorite couple ever, hands down. They just make everyone feel wonderful! That’s one lucky little bean in there!


$30 Macro Lens

Last night I took a break from making jewelry to mess around with my cheapo Opteka Macro lens for 5 minutes. It was $30 and just screws on to the end of my kit lens. I have never used a REAL macro lens so this kind of works for me right now. What doesn’t work for me are my shaky hands. One of these days I know I will just fold and start exerting the energy to get my tripod out. Anyway, here is a fun little journey through my backyard.

One day our neighbor poked his head over the fence in full bee keeper attire to let me know that he was installing another new hive. I beg your pardon? You’re WHATA? He promised we would never see them. Yeah. Ha. 40 per plant in our backyard.
Sunny grass

The staredown

Strawberry Plant


This goes without saying

Purple Sage

Lime Thyme


Living Yarrow

Some dead Yarrow