Friday, December 24, 2010

Holidays!

Well I have some life altering news to tell everyone. It all started when I went to get my boyfriend Karim from the airport. We went to a place we both love called Fat Straws and killed some time before heading over to Rockwall, TX to eat and walk along the lakeside. Rockwall is the place where we had our first date so we were reminiscing once we got there. I was also taking pictures with my big camera,
 and then Karim looked over at this lighthouse and said "Hmm, I wonder what those papers say..." So I zoomed in with my camera and took a picture and this is what I saw:
Then I turned around and looked at him and he got down on one knee and proposed. I was sooo excited, we both were. It was a great date. So I am now engaged to be married to the man of my dreams.
Merry Christmas to me! Happy holidays everyone! More pictures on Facebook but video will be posted to youtube by Karim later.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Patty-Cake Cats

This makes me laugh...

Flying Snakes?

The Paradise Tree Snakes of Asia are known for their graceful gliding abilities. They will actually jump from a tree and glide safely to the ground. It is quite amazing. Here is the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/science/30obflight.html?ref=science. And a link to a video of the occurrence: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/moment-of-impact/video-snake-takes-flight/5612/.

Michael Forsberg

Michael Forsberg is another photographer I look up to in wildlife photography. He started out as a seasonal ranger and ended up right where I want to be. He recently published a book that is entitled Great Plains - America's Lingering Wild. He traveled 100,000 miles in three years to capture the beauty, wildlife, and conservation challenges in the Great Plains of America. More on him here: http://www.michaelforsberg.com/.

Joel Sartore

Joel Sartore is a photographer for National Geographic. He is very dedicated to his work and goes on many trips for National Geographic. Lately, he has published a new book called Rare: Portrait's of America's Endangered Species. His website describes the book: "Some of them are likely to go extinct without people ever knowing they existed, and the goal of this book is to give them a voice. Part of a multi-year project documenting Earth's vanishing biodiversity, Rare shows what we stand to lose if we don't act now. The good news is that there is still time, and this book highlights what each of us can do to save these unique creatures -- and ultimately, ourselves." This is why I now look up to him. This is something I would love to do and would be thrilled to experience. You can find this here: http://www.joelsartore.com/

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen was a brilliant actor in many films. A legend in the comedy industry. He was one of my dad's favorites and I enjoyed watching him perform. Sadly, he passed away this past weekend to an illness. Here is an article about him.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/05/movies/05scott.html?_r=1&ref=arts