Friday Photo Journal, March 16, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Helllllooooo weekend! How are you my friends? I hope you have had a great week. Winter seems to be hanging on doesn't it? I was hoping to see some spring blooms this week, but it was too dang cold. My dogwoods are budded up and I can't wait for them to open. Hoping the weather warms a bit soon.

We had another mello week, so I have not much that's newsworthy to share. I did have an engagement session last weekend, which was cold, but fun. And my calendar is beginning to fill up for spring/summer. Work will pick up here in a couple of weeks, but I am hoping to be able to take a few weekends off this summer for more family time. My kids are growing up in a blink (my oldest turns 16 in 2 weeks *gasp*), and I really want to carve out more time to make some fun memories with them while we're still all together.

So this week's random is truly random: couple shots of every day nothingness, some wild bohemian dancing from my little hippie girl, and some eggs.

How was your week? 
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Friday Photo Journal, March 9, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Happy weekend friends! I hope you've had a great week. Our week was rather bland - Girl Scout cookie sales, car repairs, work, school, cold germs - not much to write about. But that's okay by me. I'm trying to be better at being present and just enjoying what is. One day I know I will miss many of the routine tasks that sometimes feel like drudgery. The young (loud) voices, the dirty floors, the piles of laundry, the endless meal making for "starving" bellies... one day it will all settle into quiet memories.  So I will do my best to savor the todays, and enjoy all of these moments while I can.

My 10 year old has shown an interest in learning photography, so I've been teaching her the basics of shooting in manual. We've had fun practicing together. Fortunately, my youngest is usually a willing model. A few pics from this week:

And when she tires of the spotlight, my photography buddy steps in and indulges my affinity for dramatic light and dreamy blur:

What did your week look like? 
Link up your posts below and have a beautiful weekend. Thanks for visiting!


Friday Photo Journal, March 2, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy Friday friends! I am afraid I don't have much to share this week. I haven't felt very inspired to shoot, and what I did shoot ended up in the garbage because that's how I felt about it, ha ha. (Don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, some weeks are just like that. At least for me anyway.)

With the sickness around here, the rain, and being mostly house bound, I just didn't have much of a spark this week. So, the only pick is a random shot of my youngest girlie and I in the kitchen working on one of her many creations. This girl is always cooking up something - drawing, sewing, painting, knitting, baking, building...she's tried it all! I love that about her. :)

I hope to have something a little more inspired to share with you next week. What have you been up to lately? Please link up your posts below and share. 
Have a great weekend!


Friday Photo Journal, February 23, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Happy Friday my friends! Hard to believe it's February here, when it's been in the 70s most of the week. The forsythia and daffodils are blooming, and the flowering trees are budding up too. I am loving the warmer days. 

We are on the tail end of basketball season, and in the midst of cookie sales for Girl Scouts. Other than that, life has been pretty calm around here lately. Well, as calm as it gets with 4 kids and 3 Great Danes anyway.

I took the girls downtown to visit the bookstore the other day, and took a few pics on our trip:

And a few iPhone pics:
This is what its like to sit down on the couch at our house. Don't bother trying to watch TV. You won't see much. 

What was your view like this week?
 Please link up your posts below and have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping in. 

Friday Photo Journal, February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hey friends, happy Friday! This week we've seen more sick ickies passed around the family - fortunately not the flu, but a nasty cold for sure. Currently hubs is down for the count. : / 

We have also had some lovely warm days, in the 60's and low 70's, so we've enjoyed some outdoor time when we were able. We even took the kids to the beach last Sunday to enjoy the open space and warm breezes. It was overcast, and a short trip, but a treat to be by the shore nonetheless. We happened upon a beach with lots of perfectly shaped skipping stones. A fun little competition ensued. I remember my dad teaching me how to skip stones across Lake Michigan, so I love that we made this memory with our kiddos. 

What adventures have you had this week? Please link up your posts below. 
Thanks for visiting! Have a great weekend!


Friday Photo Journal, February 9, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Happy Friday friends! This week brought some sickness to our crew, and no one was much in the mood for my photography antics. So, I went about experimenting on my own. I played around a bit with some reverse macro freelensing just to see what I'd come up with.

As we were house bound, most of what I photographed around home was rather uninteresting, even in macro form, I thought. But when I shifted focus, I got some abstract images and light leaks that I kind of liked. I may even use some of the light leaks as overlays every once in a while, since they are easy enough to add to images. I've edited a few below to stand alone, just for kicks.

It's interesting how a different perspective can produce something which renders the subject unidentifiable. Can you guess what I was photographing?

The first four are a mason jar and the last two are curtains by a window.

That's pretty much all I've got this week. That and a dog face. :)

How was your week? 
Thank you for visiting!
Link up your posts below and have an awesome weekend!



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