air roots | at home snapshot

I am in love with the worn out texture of these roots! the Phal orchids I have are so funny with their old-man roots and glossy fresh leaves.

air roots | monstermonster

– KM

braided texture | at home snapshot

About 4 months ago I moved, and one of the first projects was a new light fixture with a braided cord.

braided cords | monstermonster– KM

 

bougainvillea | at home snapshot

hello! it has been too long.

bougainvillea | monstermonsterblog

bougainvillea | monstermonsterblog

thank you for stopping by.

– KM

littlest squish squash | at home snapshot

Squish squash! Or is it a pear? Either way it’s cute and made for me by my lovely sister!

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– KM

puppy cuteness | at home snapshot

November is here and snow is in the air!

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been busy helping pet-sit (more like pet-snuggle!) the very cute Sasha. Still very much a puppy, she has been excellent practice for photographing a moving target.

puppy cuteness monsteronster blog sasha on monstermonsterblog

 

– KM

mini eggs, from a quail | at home snapshot

A couple of weeks ago, my brilliant sister brought quail eggs over that she had picked up from an Asian grocer.

quail egg on monstermonsterblog

This tiny eggs have an incredible speckled pattern, and some even have a blueish tinge inside the shell. Lovely!mini egg on monstermonsterblog

– KM

just a hint of colour | at home snapshot

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have resumed learning to paint with watercolours. One of the things I love most, is the beautiful translucent tint of the water as your rinse your brushes. Too pretty!

hint of tint on monstermonster

 

– KM

watercolors | at home snapshot

This month I picked up my watercolors again, and I have been trying my hand in a formal class. It’s difficult but I am getting the hang of it and love working with this medium.

watercolors pallette on monstermonsterblog

– KM

little succulent | at home snapshot

my, how the weeks fly!

please enjoy this little succulent I snapped on my boyfriend’s windowsill. basking in one of the last warm days this year, I’m sure. *sigh*

succulent on monstermonsterblog

– KM

new air plants | at home snapshot

A trio of air plants for me!

air plant hammered bowl monstermonster

air plant monstermonster

These air plants, or formally Epiphytes, are ones I’ve had my eye on for some time. Cross your fingers that they thrive for me as well as my orchids.

air plants monstermonster

-KM

stainless steel desk fan for those hot summer days | at home snapshot

alright, this is a summer purchase that’s just too good not to share. … ta-da!

stainless steel fan monstermonsterisn’t she a beaut?

this little desk fan was an impulse buy from Home Sense that I’m extremely pleased with. The fan is made by J. Hunt & Company and cost less than $40 at Home Sense.

summer fan monstermonster

ah, stayin’ cool in style feels good.

– KM

 

 

looking at textures II | at home snapshots

on Wednesday I posted about my love of macro photography and how it can capture the details we might otherwise miss. well, I enjoyed the textures I saw in my surroundings so much I snapped up a few more. I hope you enjoy!

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do any of you love macro too? do you use a macro lens, or just play with a kit lens like me? I’d love to know!

– KM