Wow!! It’s been busy. We’ve been finishing up with school and planning camps and day trips for the summer ahead. On one hand I’m looking forward to NOT making lunches and on the other hand I’m not looking forward to the little voices in my house announcing how “board” they are every minute of the day; the sweet sounds of summer.
The pictures this week was a variety of one of my many sons and yes…flowers. What can I say? When life is busy pictures of flowers is all I can muster. I’m definitely going to have some interesting pictures for this week, so stay tuned. I’m really looking forward to the adventures I will be taking my camera on this week.
My mom and her twin sister celebrated their 60th birthday last week (June 23), it’s so hard to believe that my mom is 60. I tell my mom that she’ll always be 36 to me. I’m not sure why 36, I figure it’s probably when I became aware of her age; I was 10. So Happy Birthday to my mom and my aunt…I love you both!
My friend took her daughter to New York City this past weekend, me and a mutual friend took turns looking after her dog. His picture is above. Spencer is such a sweet dog, I would seriously keep him forever. My family and I have completely fallen in love with this adorable cuddly dog and we will be sad to have him go back home. I’m sure he misses his family though, and I still get to see him nearly everyday anyway.
Those of you who have children I hope they did well this year in school and I also hope for them that it will be a fun and exciting summer full of adventure. Happy Summer everyone!!
Happy Father’s Day!! I hope all the wonderful dads out there have a beautiful day full of love and fun with their families. The picture I have included in this blog post is of my husband and one of our sons throwing stones into the water. I truly believe that I could not have picked a better man to father my children. The relationship with my own father has been severed due to circumstances beyond my control and because of that Father’s Day has always brought up negative feelings for me, that is until I had children. I am delighted that my children have the father I always wished I had. I am forever grateful.
As you all know I have struggled with my project of “photo a day”. Recently I have received some very encouraging words from some friends of family in addition to the wonderful support I already receive from my family . This couldn’t have come at a better time really because I feel like I’ve had a some life breathed back into me to keep going. Thank you to everyone who has believed in me and encouraged me through this, I don’t think I would have lasted this long without all of you.
I’m all caught up on my pictures and ready to get back to it. I took a walk yesterday through my neighbourhood to take advantage of the beauty around me. I walked to a local cemetery and took a picture of the trees at the entrance. I took the same picture in the spring, refer to the blog from March 28, 2010. I wanted to go back and take a picture of the trees in bloom. I can not even describe the smell in there, I have no words for it; it’s something you have to experience for yourself. I wrote a caption under the picture saying “Where life and death co-exist”. I like walking through cemeteries, they are quiet and peaceful, the smell of the trees and all the flowers, it’s a wonder how the beauty of nature can exist in a field of death. Full of life and full of death, it doesn’t get more real than that.
The picture of Farm Produce For Sale is just down the street from me. The people who live there I’m guessing have roughly an acre of land. I lived on a farm for 5 years and I have no clue exactly how much an acre is. I’m guessing it’s an acre, maybe an acre and half. I’ll take my mom over the next time she’s down for a visit, she’ll know. Anyway, these people grow tomatoes, rhubarb, raspberries, just to name a few and sell the produce to the locals. A little country in the city.
I hope you all have a nice week, enjoy the weather.
Last week I took a brief hiatus from picture-taking. As I have said before I am struggling with this project and I needed a break. I did take a few pictures of my blooming roses. I wish we had smell-a-blog, they smell divine.
Now that I have taken an opportunity to reboot I’m going to hunker down for the next 6 months. Please understand that this project is more difficult that what you can imagine. Keeping up with 4 kids, 2 cats, 1 dog and a house takes up a lot of time and there are times at the end of the day I just don’t have it in me to be creative. I’m not going to complain about it since I did sign up for this but I certainly did not think it was going to be like this. Taking pictures has gone from hobby to chore for me, this attitude obviously needs to change. So I’m going to take a new approach at this and relieve some of the pressure I have put on myself. I need to get back to a place where I enjoy spending time with my camera.
The picture I have included is of one of the roses in my garden. They are absolutely beautiful.
It’s been a quiet week. We’ve had a ton of rain, everything is saturated so I’ve been either in the house or at the mall. Last weekend I took a bunch of pictures in my backyard and used them all week. The book I’ve been using for help is not really much help anymore because it’s all about processing pictures in ways I don’t care for, so I’m making up my own themes. Last week was B&W in my back yard; my husband joking said to me last night that this week should be B&W in my front yard, thank god for him because without his humour I would have gone nuts by now. The next 6 months should prove to be interesting. Stay tuned.
My mother-in-law celebrated her 60th birthday today…Happy Birthday Pat (nana)!! Hugs and kisses from all of us!!
School gets out (torture commences) in 23 days…I’m looking forward to summer days at the beach with my kids, I’ll be sure to have camera in hand. I can’t believe the school year is done already. In the fall my baby (he’s 12) will be going off to grade 7, September will be bitter-sweet.