Since my last post, spring happened, and I’m so sorry to have been absent for so long! A little bit of health scare for my husband (he’s o.k.), a trip to Jupiter, Florida, family events, and one tired me later, I am back in the blogging groove. The trees are a lot greener, the sky is a lot bluer, and I’m a little thinner since I was last here a few weeks ago. (Some post gallbladder surgery diet changes have resulted in some unexpected weight loss. I’ll take it!)
So what’s been going on with me? Here we go…
My daughter will be a homeschool graduate in May, and we had to postpone her professional senior photos, because she was sick the day they were scheduled. So, along with many other preparations and deadlines, I filled in and took some shots for her yearbook senior page. The shot above is our favorite (although I do wish I had gotten more of her hands in the shot.)
Here are a couple of old pictures we’re using for her part of the graduation slideshow. How did the years go by so fast?!
On a carousel with Grandma
Speaking of my daughter, here’s a shot she took with a macro lens.
As much as I hate these pesky whirlybirds that litter my sidewalk and car, I love this picture! The simplest thing can be so pretty. (By the way, I still want to get rid of the tree that drops these whirlybirds, but then, where would our squirrels live??)
Both my daughter and son have inherited my love of photography, and both have a much better creative eye than I do. (Here’s a tip to make the subject of your photo pop out from a nice creamy, blurred background. Set your camera on aperture priority and set the aperture to a low number, like 2.8 or 4 if your camera will let you. Other things such as the distance from the background and the point of focus will factor in as well. But give the wide aperture a try.)
|Great weather for Easter|
We had a wonderful Easter at our house. The weather was gorgeous, and much of our family was here to celebrate. I’m always thrilled when the weather is good for our get togethers here, since the area outside is much bigger than the area inside. (See my previous post entitled Our House for details!) The day couldn’t have been better.
I’m always a little torn about the idea of Easter as a holiday. I mean, for Christians, shouldn’t every day be a celebration of Christ’s sacrifice for us? But the joy of the day is undeniable, and there is always a feeling of renewal and refreshment.
And finally, I have the gardening, landscaping, spring fever bug, and we need to landscape the area around our pool. The pool was here all summer last year and part of the summer before (the picture below was taken last spring), and I just don’t know what I should use to edge the rock. Big river rocks, pretty concrete border blocks?? I’ve been frozen with indecision! Help??
Well, these are some of the projects and events that have been keeping me busy. (And I hope you will accept my apology for disappearing for a while!) What have you all been up to?
Take care! Until next time…