This is my entry to the "Fit" photo contest at Shutter Sisters. I participated in the Regional Yoga Championships last September after completing a 30 day challenge by attending class 30 days in a row. I greatly improved my practice and accomplished much through challenging myself physically and personally. I wanna win the wii fit challenge!
Friday, May 23, 2008
We are so ready for some summer fun! We attended the annual Art Togeau in our town and had supper at the lake with the Grandparents. The water was cold but the sunshine was warm.We look forward to- a family road -trip-sleepovers-seeing cousins-movies-popsicles-swimming-potlucks-picnics-reading-taking photos-starry nights...............
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
We had our first garden salad last night and it was divine. The perfectly balanced vinaigrette along with the tender fresh greens was delicious. I also found this bright little bowl at the Social Service League, a thrift shop just a block from my house. I love the summery colors of the bowl and this card together.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
We had a great evening of music just two blocks from home. WILCO played a concert in downtown Lawrence. We have loved them for a long time and been to see them in Columbia, MO but to have them play right in our back yard was amazing! Almost every night of his first year of life, Will fell asleep to the song "California Stars" He has always known it as his song and we were able to e-mail a request for this special song for Will. They played it and it was a perfect moment for him and our family. Music is love.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I didn't know of the little controversy surrounding this photo. (see previous post) There is a heated debate as to whether or not it is real. I wondered myself but even though I wasn't sure I thought it was cool so I decided to share it here and through e-mail. Many people say it's physically impossible, some say it''s been photoshopped and others claim it as their own or a family member's. I don't know for sure but I think it's a neat image nonetheless.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
This weekend Sophie absconded with the camera and produced a few choice shots. All of my wandering around taking photos of anything and everything gave her ideas. I am so happy to see her trying out self portraits and taking walks with an eye towards observing the world in her own way.I have inspired a teenager to get behind the lens, go me! I am really looking forward to summertime with my lovies at home and on the road moving at a slower pace and taking photographs along the way.
Friday, May 2, 2008
I am finding that the most fun I am having with this blog is experimenting with photography. I like to record our happenings and projects too, but playing with the camera is really giving me a creative outlet. I am participating in The Photo Trade at Nectar and Light, and I have found it quite gratifying, not to mention the fun I've had with my co-conspirator and models. Muchas Gracias to Jen for the great idea. Whoa, I just learned how to insert these links so I went a little batty there. The point is, I am so much less self conscious about taking shots, planned and spontaneous, and while the results are not always what I intend(see above white space), I am learning so much about myself and how I see the world around me.I also love documenting bits and pieces of our lives. I owe this awakening to the inspiring women over at Shutter Sisters for a daily dose of wisdom and exploration. Their sense of adventure and zest for life with all of it's nuances and complexities, gives me hope. In a short time, I have become more aware of the heartbreaking beauty that surrounds me. For this, I am eternally grateful.