This year I plan on spending more time with a camera in my hand. And I plan to post more of the photos that I do take here on this blog.
Ideally, the photos will be accompanied with words, but not always.
I also plan on posting menus of what I ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It’s going to be EXCITING HERE in 2010, is what I’m trying to tell you.
(I was kidding about posting menus. But not kidding about photography.)
January- June’s photos.
Presidential Suite, Baby
4th of July
Born to love
first soccer practice
more from Central Park
Friends in NYC
fire in the distance
Tony Hawk, live, in person
an evening walk
leaving Las Vegas
make a wish
New York, New York (Vegas)
reading by the fire
tacky christmas lights
Photography is something that I love with a passion. Last year I sold a lens so that I could upgrade from a Canon Rebel XTI to a Canon 40D. I regret selling the lens, but it was the only way I could upgrade. (I’m currently considering selling a kidney to buy the lens that I sold. Any takers? $649! Total bargain.) I’ve been going through my images from the past year all morning on Flickr. (Well, in between waiting for phone calls from my husband, who was having various tests done on his heart due to chest pains. But don’t worry! He’s fine. Or at least the doctor thinks so. FOR NOW. Awaiting further tests.)
I have to say (and this is hard for me to say, because it’s not very often I feel this way about anything that I do) I am proud of the images I captured this year. I wanted to showcase my favorites here, all in one place. However, I think I’ll break them up into several posts.
I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them.
My very first shot with the 40D
my newborn niece
My kids, with flare
Lindsay in the Four Seasons, Houston
E returns home from 6th grade camp, Lil Sister couldn’t be happier
Kirtsy takes a bow
Inside Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse
More from Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse
Remembering Maddie. Always.
March for Maddie
flowers in her hair.
The Preschool Graduate
The Middle Child turns 12
1,2,3 my kids
“I love you, mama.” she said as we walked hand in hand.
“I love you too, baby girl.”
“And I love daddy. And my brothers. And I love myself.”
I love myself, she said.
There was no conceit behind that statement. No ego involved.
Simply her truth.
She loves others as she loves her self.
As a woman who grew up feeling shame about most every part of who I am, it was comforting to hear my daughter say those words. Those words were music to my ears, my heart, my soul.
Because it is my hope that by loving who she is, caring for herself and living to her full potential, she will always be able to fully love others in that same wonderful way.
There is a Flickr group I belong to that I love more than any other.
It’s called “Bokeh Wednesday.”
Starting today, I’m going to be posting my Wednesday submissions here. Hoping that posting here will inspire me to be more creative.
If you’re not a part of the group (I believe they closed it to new members) you’re more than welcome to play along here and post links to your bokeh photos in the comments.