A Girl and Her Cat

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in Cat Obsession, Photography, Portraits | 38 comments

"Girl and Cat" by Caryn Caldwell

There’s a special connection between a little girl and her cat. Here Sunshine and Rosie sit side-by-side in our family room, facing away from me, leaning against a window and looking out into the backyard. Sunshine talks softly while Rosie meows in return. Their discussion is a mystery, but they are enjoying their connection and are at peace.

By the way, I finally have an iPod with a camera and I’m now on Instagram (which, yes, I signed up for the day my iPod arrived.) I’d love to be friends if you’re on there, too. Either leave your address in the comments of this post or follow me at http://instagram.com/caryncaldwell so I know how to find you.

Disclaimer: I’m still pretty new at taking photos, editing them, and posting them with Instagram, but I’m learning more every day and having a great time experimenting. Let’s have fun together!

And, for kicks, anyone who’s been on Instagram (or even Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest) lately should enjoy this Nickleback parody. I admit I’m guilty of a few of these…


Thistle in Winter

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Macro, Photography, Plants & Flowers | 13 comments

"Winter Thistle" by Caryn Caldwell


Twin Daisies

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Macro, Photography, Plants & Flowers | 12 comments

"Twin Daisies" by Caryn Caldwell

Twin daisies reach toward the summer sun. Processed with Florabella Colorplay actions.


Aspen Shroud

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Landscapes, Mountains, Plants & Flowers | 8 comments

"Aspen Shroud" by Caryn Caldwell

First of all, I posted over on my regular blog. It’s a mock tutorial on how to cook oatmeal in the microwave. (Hint: Don’t do it the way I do.) Would love to have you stop by and weigh in on things you keep doing even though you know they’re doomed to failure. (Really, it’s more fun than it sounds!)

And now some news. As it turns out, winter is brown. And it is cold. And it is dark when I’m ready to go out and take pictures. As a result, I’m having a little trouble finding my inspiration. Pair that with a book I’d like to finish revising this year and a toddler who has not been napping, and I think I’m going to cut down to a once-a-week posting schedule, at least for the next few months. I would rather do that than post photos I don’t love (which is only fair to you, the viewer, too). Starting next week, you’ll find new photos by me posted every Wednesday morning. I also hope that this new schedule will allow me to visit all of you more frequently — something I have not done as much as I would like to because of time constraints. When the lovely spring returns, with all of its flowers and green things, and even butterflies, I should be back to my Monday/Thursday posting.



Leaves in Frost

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in Macro, Photography, Plants & Flowers | 14 comments

"Frost-Tipped Leaves" by Caryn Caldwell