Just a little sample of a beautiful wedding I was able to shoot. It was beautiful and I loved every minute–okay–well except for the endless hours of editing. My Hero says I am too picky–but I love the way it turned out and I would do it all over again–maybe just not in 10 days time to edit almost 900 images. Live and Learn. Now that I have the feeling back in my arms and fingers-I am once again back into routine and wanting to record our lives —
We celebrated her birthday together. Family. Family has a way of remembering and adding and growing more and more into a circle. We came together to celebrate family.
…And we did have cupcakes–!
Allen had his first taste of whipped cream–and if you haven’t already guessed…
The center of attention was Allen–
and…his grandpa Leslie.
And of course–Lindsey will always be watching over him with his Grandma Sandy.
This boy will have a lot of accountability in his life–from his Aunt Sharon and Uncle Jim and Aunt Bethany–to his new cousin soon to be born. The family grows…
This boy really doesn’t stand a chance…his (not so great) Nana and Papa-and Uncle Adam and Aunt Catie–will be watching out for him too.
Adam promises to tell him about John 3:16 and to teach him some baseball.
And just because I could post a hundred and one pictures of these two–“Allen, you have a Heritage indeed!”
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
I think I am at a distinct advantage or disadvantage–depending on how you look at it–for this week’s P52 Challenge. This is my Cabin Fever this year–just waiting for the waves to come. It is winter and the sea is calm-no surfing or big waves to dive into–I know–I am sure you all feel sorry for me. My son asked me what my photo challenge was for this week-when I told him it was Cabin Fever–He said, “What’s that?”
I had some fun with this one–I have been wanting to do a color palette for a while now since seeing them on Pinterest. I love the colors of the sand and sea–and I love them even more all put together like this. I think this will be pinned to my Pinterest board.
Every year when we come here to Paradise-someone gives me Meyer Lemons. They are above lemons somewhere between ambrosia and chocolate-and there is nothing like them. Sometimes I don’t eat dinner because I drink too much lemonade–that’s what you do in Paradise. You pretend it is a carefree summer day-everyday-and you drink lemonade! Drink up!
Perfect Lemonade Recipe
Prep time: 10 minutes
1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup Meyer lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)
1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.
2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.
3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
Serve with ice, sliced lemons.
*Next weeks theme is True Love–and I am traveling to see my new Grandson and taking one million-trillion photos and I know it will be True Love!
Shadows is the theme for this weeks P52-Project. I have never examined shadows in my photos in particular. I have seen reflections and silhouettes-but shadows-
I love palm trees and I take way too many photos of them-but this was different-and I love the way the shadow was so defined against the green.
It was an interesting challenge and I will look for shadows more often.
Shadows in the sunlight are dreamy and clear.
Shadows in the dark are eerie and uncertainty abounds.
I much prefer to stay in the light-