Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mommy - Take My Picture!!

We love this little bridge at the park.  My issue is this - I want to get the bridge in the shot, but I prefer my portraits to be much more "up close" or cropped in.

Hrm... I will be revisiting this bridge often!

I love just about anything with stonework!

So here - the tree is in focus, but she is not.  *sigh*

I seem to be having focus issues....

That's better

I wonder what she was looking at...

Hope your day is filled with wonder!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Teeter-Totter with the Daughter (hehe... it rhymes!)



(at this point, I noticed the wonderful sun when she is "UP")

Hey!  Look at Mommy!!

Umm..... Not like that - a REAL smile!!
OK - Nevermind.  Just look normal.
At a Girl!!  :)

Have a great day!!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Violin Lesson

My youngest is taking violin lessons again this year.  Because her previous teacher retired, she has moved to a Suzuki teacher.  Therefore, she has not only a private lesson every week, but also a group lesson.

I enjoy the view from the back of the room while she fiddles away.  I think to myself, "If I ever get the chance to set up my own studio, I'm going to use a lot of these ideas."

I totally love the way she set up the music room!  :)

I have always loved these clocks.  I want one!  :)
She has these little vases in the windows all around the studio.
I love music too!!!
Mine is the one in the red shirt.
Amen, and Amen! 

Have you practiced today???  :)

Have a great one!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Capturing Butterflies - but NOT

Earlier this past week, I went to a park with my daughter.  The butterflies were out and it was a beautiful time of night. 

So - I tried to capture some of the butterflies.  HA!  That was a big FAIL.  I felt kinda "looser-ish"....

I have a new found respect for wildlife photographers - especially those who can capture flying creatures!

Here are my attempts.

Not that it's a particularly BAD picture, it's just difficult to see the butterfly.

At least it's in focus in this one, but hidden behind a flower....

It flew away.  I think that might be the edge of a wing on the right side.

Again, it moved.  I kinda like all the blur in the picture though.  :)

Finding the butterfly is a little like "Where's Waldo".  I'm not sure it's even there.

So, I will return sometime this next week and try again.  :)

Good luck to any of you who attempt to capture these evasive little beauties. 

Have a great week!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Summer Trip to Worlds of Fun

We went to Worlds of Fun again this year for the girls' birthdays.  Grandma and Grandpa took them and Daddy and I tagged along.

Here are a few shots we got that day.  It was a lot easier with the new lens!

Riding with Daddy

A Friend came with us this time.  They had a blast.

Getting SO tall!

Snoopy!!!  The kids area has really grown!

Grandma and Grandpa

Time to sit down for a bit.... it was a lot of walking!

Picture showing movement!!   Bumper Cars!

On the Carousel


A Quasi-self-portrait...

Have a great week everyone!