Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Has anyone seen my children?

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If you have, please tell me where they went.
All I can find are this young man

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and this young woman
where they used to stand.

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I have to say, I like these new people quite a lot.

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Also from the river…

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Photo 52, Week 22:  Photographer's Option

That's what our weekend was.
Bucket-o-F-U-N.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Like trying to drink from a fire hose

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It's that glorious season again.

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Green season…

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…and time to hurry up and reflect.

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Photo 52, Week 20:  Reflection

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Soon enough comes "summer brain"…
which is in go mode, not reflection mode.

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Resting Cats

So I've been to several of my favorite reflecting spots:

the zoo

Brown Bears

the arboretum

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and the softball field.

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Where now my whole family (excepting the photographer)
is playing on the co-ed league.

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I think it's safe to say they are having fun.

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AND…I got the Mother's Day gift I asked for!
They stood still and smiled!

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Oh for enough time to sit on that bench and reflect.
I took pictures instead.
You know what Lee says when life comes at you fast, right?
It's like drinking water from a fire hose.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

For the Record

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In case you were worried about my lack of up-to-date-ness…
I'm really only a month or so behind.
(Except for the ones I posted out of order.)
So hey.

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Photo 52, Week 14:  Hands

The hands theme happened during spring break.
As did snow.
Bethany and her friend went to feed the ducks.

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Bethany brought food that she had refused to eat for lunch.
And then ate it anyway when the ducks ignored her.

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Then there was the window theme.
I desperately wanted to get some good shots through the window.

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Week 16:  Through the Window

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I never made it to the place with the shot I had envisioned.

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Definitely planning to keep working on it.
Do you realize how creepy it seems to be out in public shooting pictures in through a window?
Yeah.

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Week 17:  Moment to Remember

You might remember Big Brother and Little Brother.
They came over to play a couple of weeks back.

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My kids were playing with them
right out there where just a couple of years ago
THEY were the little ones.

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I did all the remembering.
The kids were busy playing.

There.  I am officially caught up.
For the record.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cinco

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Photo 52, Week 19 (!!):  Cinco

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The participants in Photo 52 this year are awesome.
Last year's were great, don't get me wrong.
But this year's group just randomly sends me suggestions for themes.
Themes that make me rack my brain!
Like cinco.

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I know it comes as a surprise to you that I am not Mexican.
And while I'm sure it would be very fun to check out the Cinco de Mayo happenings,
that has never been on our radar much.

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So I settled for five nickels on 5/5.
(I had to clean them first, which was cool.)
They offered liberty.
And God.
(And I think justice for all is implied.)
Which I think honors the Mexicans in our midst.

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There you go, my five favorites.
Out of many.  All with my makeshift macro.