Tag Archives: How I view Blog Circle

Blog Circle: Broad Lighting | Cold Spring, MN Photographer

Its been a little while since I’ve been active with my blog circle.  I’ve been in a little photography funk lately, the why is a long story, but I’m hopefully moving past it.  I haven’t even picked up my camera in a long time, but last week I did for a little macro shooting for…

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  • Erika - Beautiful portraits Heidi! I love the still life images as well!ReplyCancel

  • Karthika Gupta - Wow! – these are with a flash and diffuser…they are stunning. I love the moodiness of these images. Great job Heidi…ReplyCancel

  • stefanie - this is awesome!! i especially love that 2nd shot of your daughter.ReplyCancel

How I view…Secret Santa | Cold Spring, MN photographer

Greeting and Happy New Year! A few months ago, our blog circle decided to do a secret santa project.  We all logged onto a website, registered and the site randomly assigned us a secret santa.  Our mission was to buy our person a gift, send it off and document it for our January blog circle. …

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  • Marlo - I love your gift a la New York!! And super hilarious that you took pictures of the gift you sent on the scale and with the postmasters!! LolReplyCancel

  • Camille - Thanks for organizing the secret santa activity, Heidi! This was fun and Im glad I participated. The shirt fits you perfectly! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Karthika - Love it! and love the smiling postal office employees….so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - Heidi your documenting of this is fantastic – how fun! You look gorgeous in your new shirt. Wish I was there to throw one back with you!ReplyCancel

  • julie - Hee hee so nice to see how lovely you made everything look! Merry Christmas, I hope you liked my little mish-mosh of a gift, a sliver of NYC, you were so much pressure to buy for! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • nadeen - What a perfect gift from NY! I love that you documented the shipping of yours as well.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Mak » How I View… [Secret Santa] - […] guilty about sending a not-so-serious gift to my Secret Santa gift recipient!  See what I got her here.  And at least I can say it was NOT a calendar of naked NYC taxi […]ReplyCancel

How I view…Literature Blog Circle | Cold Spring, MN Photographer

Literature.  It amazes me when I hear people say they don’t like to read.  I often ask why, what is it about reading that you don’t like?  Why don’t you like to be taken away to another time, another country, a situation that is so far removed from your own. I don’t really recall when…

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  • Brennan - oh heidi! I love love love love love love Anne of Green Gables…one of my all time favorites! The first shot is so amazing-I love it !ReplyCancel

    • HLHowarD1970 - Thanks Brennan! I love Anne of green gables too, so much!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Heidi, your images are wonderful and I so want to escape into a book right now! I was just talking today to a co-worker about how much literature provides an escape for my brain. Shame there is very little time for escaping these days!ReplyCancel

  • Deirdre - I so enjoyed this post. Thank you for mentioning it in the comment on my site, Heidi. I too don’t remember being read to (I was one of 9, there wasn’t much time for reading to kids) but both my parents were passionate readers themselves and I’ve come to believe it is just as important (if not more) for kids to see their own parents make time for books if we want our kids to be readers.

    Loved this peek into your bookshelves, both past and present. Hope you’ll continue to share when you find new books to love. Are you on goodreads?ReplyCancel

  • Karthika - Very well written Heidi! – I want to know more about the boxes with the words and what looks like herbs…seems like an interesting corner of your house 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Beth - I love you even more now! I didn’t know you were a reader. I loved Anne of Green Gables and The Bell Jar is one of my absolute favorite books! I just love that first picture, well done!ReplyCancel

  • Erika - Now I want to go curl up with a book and read! And I also loved “Judy Bloom.” You had me laughing about the snapping bras. Sounds like me and my friends at that age. Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth - This is so great! I laughed out loud when I read your line about Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret! Sooo many memories…And I see the Book Thief! LOVE that one! 🙂 Great post!ReplyCancel

  • Julie M - Heidi – what a beautiful and thoughtful post! I loved Kite Runner too. I also read the same books as you growing up – loved Little House on the Prairie, Nancy Drew and of course Judy Blume. You can tell your books are very loved! I love the different perspectives in your images. The first one of your son is my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Marlo Yoshimoto - absolutely LOVE your write up and photos. You brought me back to my teens as well!ReplyCancel

  • Brigette - We read a lot of the same books growing up! Your post is wonderful! I have one of each and haven’t pushed my daughter but I hope that she’ll grow up to love reading like the rest of us do.ReplyCancel

  • Camille - You read a lot! Good for you. I loved Nancy Drew. Beautiful photos.ReplyCancel

  • kimberly - Wow! I love your view on this topic. And you are so right about there being more to life than cooking, cleaning, and work. I think we can easily obsess over those things and not allow ourself time to do something we really enjoy. Great images and words!ReplyCancel

  • stefanie - beautifully written post!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - We have a lot of favorite titles in common! I hope my son grows up to be a reader like your kids 🙂ReplyCancel

  • carol - omgosh! You brought me back to my teens with Judy Blume! lol I love it. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Nadeen - This makes me want to sit down and dig in to a great read!ReplyCancel