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I take pictures because I don't want to forget. Mother of three. Veterinarian turned full time mom.

“chilly” peppers ❄️🌶 . . . chili peppers in ice  #whpsquares . . . and a belated thank you for all the kind words on my last post here and on the @instagram page. I read them all and they made my day. Thank you! 😁
@mlnordan Melissa
@mlnordan
“chilly” peppers ❄️🌶 . . . chili peppers in ice #whpsquares . . . and a belated thank you for all the kind words on my last post here and on the @instagram page. i read them all and they made my day. thank you! 😁
687 13 2 weeks ago
cicada wing series🧚🏼‍♂️ : we reached into our nature box collection for inspiration for the WHP this week. Amongst our turtle shells, snake skins and bird nests we found these cicada wings to use. I lightly glued them onto a pane of glass and held it up in front of my camera as I photographed my daughter. It reminds me of summer. I can hear their “singing” as I type.  #whpscale
@mlnordan Melissa
@mlnordan
Cicada wing series🧚🏼‍♂️ : we reached into our nature box collection for inspiration for the whp this week. amongst our turtle shells, snake skins and bird nests we found these cicada wings to use. i lightly glued them onto a pane of glass and held it up in front of my camera as i photographed my daughter. it reminds me of summer. i can hear their “singing” as i type. #whpscale
2,147 102 last month
👦🏼🥛trapped in a glass - the Halloween spirit has inspired me! A spooky entry for #whpunusualportraits
@mlnordan Melissa
@mlnordan
👦🏼🥛trapped in a glass - the halloween spirit has inspired me! a spooky entry for #whpunusualportraits
1,323 61 October 2018
🍄 Mycology is the study of mushrooms (or fungi). Sometimes the best way to study is to walk right outside your front door. It’s been so rainy this month we have had a plethora of mushrooms to study.  #WHPstudy
@mlnordan Melissa
@mlnordan
🍄 mycology is the study of mushrooms (or fungi). sometimes the best way to study is to walk right outside your front door. it’s been so rainy this month we have had a plethora of mushrooms to study. #whpstudy
1,131 34 August 2018
upside down, right side up #whpcircles
@mlnordan Melissa
@mlnordan
Upside down, right side up #whpcircles
1,595 40 August 2018
light and shadows - playing with stretchy fabric  #WHPhidden
@mlnordan Melissa
@mlnordan
Light and shadows - playing with stretchy fabric #whphidden
850 22 August 2018
Fun photography experiments . . . 
Pixel - the smallest unit of a digital image. Short for “picture element”. Normally not seen by the naked eye. To photograph pixels I placed a few drops of water on my iPad screen. The water drops form a convex lens and magnify the screen behind it. I then photographed the water drops on the iPad with my iPhone and attached mobile photography macro lens.
@mlnordan Melissa
@mlnordan
Fun photography experiments . . .
pixel - the smallest unit of a digital image. short for “picture element”. normally not seen by the n***d eye. to photograph pixels i placed a few drops of water on my ipad screen. the water drops form a convex lens and magnify the screen behind it. i then photographed the water drops on the ipad with my iphone and attached mobile photography macro lens.
289 5 July 2018
Did you know you can quickly dry flowers using your microwave? We made this dried flower display this weekend and took some pictures before hanging it. 🌻 #WHPflowerpower
@mlnordan Melissa
@mlnordan
Did you know you can quickly dry flowers using your microwave? we made this dried flower display this weekend and took some pictures before hanging it. 🌻 #whpflowerpower
1,053 26 July 2018
Did you know you can quickly dry flowers using your microwave? We made this dried flower display this weekend and took some pictures before hanging it. 🌻 #WHPflowerpower
@mlnordan Melissa
@mlnordan
Did you know you can quickly dry flowers using your microwave? we made this dried flower display this weekend and took some pictures before hanging it. 🌻 #whpflowerpower
860 22 July 2018
A tad late, but here is a collection of abstract-ish 4th of July fireworks. The ones with the bokeh layered in is where I held up a magnifying glass in front of my  camera lens - it added an interesting effect.
@mlnordan Melissa
@mlnordan
A tad late, but here is a collection of abstract-ish 4th of july fireworks. the ones with the bokeh layered in is where i held up a magnifying glass in front of my camera lens - it added an interesting effect.
524 26 July 2018
While eggs can be quite fragile their dome shape also makes them quite strong. I repeated this experiment from several years ago for a photography project on science to show the relationship between shape and strength. And just like from 2 years ago all three of my kids were able to stand on the eggs without breaking them!
@mlnordan Melissa
@mlnordan
While eggs can be quite fragile their dome shape also makes them quite strong. i repeated this experiment from several years ago for a photography project on science to show the relationship between shape and strength. and just like from 2 years ago all three of my kids were able to stand on the eggs without breaking them!
1,207 23 July 2018
meditative moments of silence . . . with a spoon on your nose 🥄  #whprelax
@mlnordan Melissa
@mlnordan
Meditative moments of silence . . . with a spoon on your nose 🥄 #whprelax
885 31 June 2018