Bubbles with Breakfast

Sometimes my son will sneak into my room first thing in the morning and whisper in my ear, 'I wanna go ahh-bide' (that means he wants to go outside to you non toddler speakers).  Before breakfast, before getting a drink, changing out of his pj's, using the potty, brushing his teeth, and even...............before watching Dora.  That's huge. He means it when he says he wants to go outside.  He's aaaaaaaall business.  Usually I make him do all those boring things before going out, except the Dora watching.  This is one of the days I didn't and we had breakfast outside with the cat!


Tytia Habing

I am a self taught, natural light photographer, with sixteen years of shooting experience under my belt. Back in the day, I learned to shoot with film, developed it and printed my own photos in my darkroom. I've since moved to digital, but film holds a very dear spot in my heart that I just can't seem to shake. I was supposed to be a horticulturalist and landscape architect...at least that's what my degree's tell me. I followed that path for some time, along with a few other paths, but photography won my heart. Plants and beautiful mother nature is, and will always be, a great inspiration to me. If at all possible, I prefer to shoot outdoors and somehow incorporate nature into the scene. I'm originally from the Watson, Illinois area, but the majority of my adult life I spent living in the Cayman Islands and only moved home to Illinois with my husband and son a few short years ago. I grew up on a small working farm, with acres and acres of natural areas at my disposal. It gave me a great appreciation for the world around me. I roamed wherever I pleased, built forts in the woods, picked wildflowers in the pasture and caught craw-daddies in the crick. My son is taking over the jobs of fort building and craw-daddy hunting, but I'll never give up the picking of wildflowers.