Monday, August 10, 2009

savoring summer

Well, this is it. Exactly two weeks before we all go back to school. There are things that I do love about the start to a new year, but really nothing beats all of us being home together all the time. This is my little porch tomato plant that my husband assured me would not live when I bought it from a local big chain store (it did look pretty miserable at the time) and look at it now! It probably should be bigger by now and turning red, but it looks healthy and is growing so I am holding out hope.
It has three tomatoes growing and this is papa, and there is a mama, and a teeny tiny baby. The ominous leggy character below was on the car a few days ago when we were leaving the house. His head is slightly out of focus because I was a big chicken and wouldn't get up under it to get my shot, so I had my husband do it, and really he must have been a little scared because he didn't put his face down there or anything. He just held the camera down there and clicked, but I really like this photo, good job honey.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Time Check

This past week I have been busy finishing up my application to graduate school. I am the perpetual procrastinator so I had a lot to finish including my portfolio. It was an experience that was a mixture of stress and inspiration. I love taking photographs, trying to see the details that most people don't ever notice, hidden treasures of color, form, texture....I like that when I take pictures on a regular basis my mind starts seeing pictures even when I don't have my camera. My sons football helmet lying in the daughter wearing cowboy boots to eat at

We are in the last few weeks of summer vacation here and as usual it is moving from a leisurely slow moving time to a super busy fast paced one. My little guy has begun football (oh dear), and my little lady is beginning dance and soccer. We are soaking up all the free time we can in these few weeks because once school starts I'm afraid there won't be any to be found. It is amazing how fast the summer is going, I'm afraid if I blink it will be time to bake Christmas cookies:). Hope everyone out there has a wonderful week!