About Dornbrau


Amateur photographer, hunter, Geocacher, mother, wife, retailer by day, blogger by night. Coffee chugger, beer guzzler, but nothing tastes better than a glass of cool, clear water. (water!)
I stopped taking life seriously way back when life stopped taking me seriously. Its been a great ride ever since. I've been married to the same man for more than 23 years now, and I've been making his life barely bearable for 22 of those years. If I were to die tonight, my mission will have been accomplished. Why he puts up with me I don't know... probably because nobody else will put up with him, but thats okay. I love him for it.
I have 5 children and 1 grandchild. I have loved each and every one of them unconditionally since the day they were born and expect the same of them until the day that I die. (I ensure this by threatening to haunt them when I die if they don't.)
I have been piddling arournd with camera for more than 3 decades although I only just recently got serious about it when my husband presented me with a neat-o wow Nikon D70 (see, he does love me!) a couple of years ago. I've had my camera in everyone's face ever since. I have been accused of talking too much, so through my pictures I try to tell a story with a minimum of words. Try... but don't often succeed. Often times I'll post a photo with a novel typed out below it. I apologize for that, old habits die hard.
And now that I have found Aminus3 I have a new addiction. I have not yet learned to pick and choose the images I will visit. I click on each and every one. And sometimes I feel compelled to stick around and chat. Again, I apologize. I just get so inspired by the company I now find myself in. I am in awe, I am amazed. I am rambling again. Sorry. I'll go away now.

My Blog: (go ahead, click on it... it won't bite you!)


I have just recently rejoined the Aminus3 Community after a 3 year hiatus due to an unfortunate camera vs. torential downpour accident in which Mother Nature prevailed... naturally. I was offered the loan of a Nikon D80 but it was all a ruse and I rarely had the chance to take it out on my own. The solution to my problem~ divorce the jerk with the camera and get my own! Actually, he was the one who wanted the divorce and he also bought me the camera... but it works for me~ So now I am snap-happy again with a D5000. I have just relearned how to reply to your wonderful, encouraging comments so give me some time to catch up.

Photography Equipment

Sony Cybershot (2007 and earlier)
Nikon D70: 2005 - 2010
Nikon D80: 2007 - 2010
Nikon D5000: 2010 - present