I’m not too jazzed about either one of these pictures; however, I’m afraid it is all I have at the moment.
One shot is of the sun, believe it or not. This morning started quite foggy and gray. While stopped at a red light, I noticed the sun covered mysteriously by clouds. I stared into it, thinking I was looking at the moon. I liked the cloudy effect, combined with the wires. Shortly after I snapped the picture, the clouds were gone. Literally. Once the sun reached a certain place in the sky, the fog and clouds disappeared. It was amazing.
The second shot was just one of those, “Let’s see how this turns out” kind of shots. If I look at it for too long, my neck starts to hurt.
There are countless photographers within the blogosphere. Happily, I follow the best of the best. One such ‘best’ is Mr. Spilled Ink Guy over at Refrigerator Magnate. He paints, he photographs, he modifies paintings and photographs, he draws, he slices, he dices, and he quotes movies! Well, I’m not sure about his slicing and dicing capabilities, but I’m comfortable enough to bet he could do both brilliantly.
The ride to school yesterday morning was a wet one. With camera in hand, I thought about SIG and his ‘wet plate’ technique. I haven’t a clue what ‘wet plate’ means, but SIG and the ‘wet plate’ technique are the inspirations behind this photo. If you are not familiar with SIG and his creations, I strongly encourage you to pay him a visit. I assure you, his ‘wet plate’ technique is nothing like my ‘wet windshield’.
Fall is in the air in the Northern Hemisphere, and the leaves are slowly starting to show signs of changing.
For whatever reason, this picture reminds me of S.E. Hinton’s book, “The Outsiders”. I can hear Johnny say to Ponyboy, “Stay gold.”
Day 261, the day I combine many words (over 1,000) with the picture.
Rob was out of town last week, from Sunday through Friday. When he returned home, I milked his presence, and I let the boys soak up time with their Dad. On Sunday, after church, I took a nice long nap, while Rob did his thing, and the boys did their thing. Continue reading
This was not the picture I planned on posting today. I was going to pull from my collection of Amherst Shore pictures taken over the summer. You know, share a picture that oozes peace, beauty, and quiet. After all, today – in my world – is Sunday. This is my day of rest. And, I did rest. I took a nice and long nap.
Now? Well, now I am trying to catch up on blog posts. Alas, my youngest has other plans. He’s hoovering. He’s questioning. He’s staring. Hence, he’s the subject of the day.
Today we celebrated our friend Tessa’s 2nd birthday. Tessa is a special friend of our family, because I was her ‘nighttime nanny’ during her first few months of life.
During the nighttime hours, I tended to Tessa’s needs, while her parents tended to the needs of her older sister. Her sister didn’t have many needs, so really Tessa’s parents tended to their sleep needs.
I am getting this picture posted just under the “Day 258″ wire. After school, the boys and I went to the park with friends. Playing at the park led to an invitation to continue playing and eat supper at a friend’s house, which led to a late departure for home and a late return home. What a wonderful afternoon and evening these buddies had together.
I brought my camera with me to work, today. When I bring my camera with me, I pay more attention to the scenery that surrounds me during the ride to the boys’ school and my boss’ house. The boys will often make suggestions of scenery to photograph during the car ride, but I am unable to snap their suggestions because the car is moving.
Joe is a smart kid. Only 7yrs old, the kid already knows his strengths and weaknesses. Last night, I shared our dinner conversation with my Facebook friends.
The boys and I were talking about races, and each one thought about which races they could win. Joe said, “Oh, I could win a running race easy, if I were running against toddlers. And, I could so win a biking race against toddlers on tricycles.”
The best part about Joe’s comments (which I did not include on Facebook) is the fact the training wheels are still on his bicycle. He knows his limits, and he sets up his challenges accordingly.
May he always have a reason to look up, may hope always live in his heart, and may he find comfort and strength in faith.