Friday Photo Journal - September 25, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hey, it's Friday again! And it's officially fall. My beach sessions are winding down and I'm ready for some colorful sessions among the falling leaves. I think my favorite part of fall is the breezes. There is a month or so where the weather is just perfect. Cool, crisp mornings give way to warm sunshine-y afternoons, followed by brisk, breezy evenings. I really wish the toe-numbing winter didn't follow. But, I suppose we would't appreciate spring and summer like we do if it weren't for old man winter. Right?

The big news this week is that we have babies! This is actually our 5th or 6th round of babies - caterpillars, that is. I have watched them grow and then disappear only to return a couple of weeks later as butterfies. I have actually watched them lay eggs on my parsley plants. It's all pretty incredible if you ask me. I thought they had gone for the season.
On the last round, I tried to keep them in a butterfly habitat so that we could watch them grow and transform into beautiful Eastern Black Swallowtails. Much to my despair, they died before pupating. We had run out of parsley, as they devour it so quickly. They had eaten all 6 of my plants to nubs. I bought an organic parsley plant, washed it and put it out for them. The next day they all lay dying.
I cried. Seriously. My kids didn't cry, ha ha, but this bleeding heart of mine...oh, it's hard to suppress.  So, I was delighted when I discovered more babies in our back yard this week.

A few fun facts about them - the young larva, as pictured below are black and white to mimic bird droppings. They grow quite quickly and go through several transformations of color with older larva becoming green, black and yellow and almost the size of your pinky finger. Swallowtail larva have horn like organs behind their heads called osmeteria, which are a bright orange-yellow. When threatened, they will rear up and extrude their osmeterium attempting to smear the predator with a chemical repellent. It's rather stinky business. But fun to watch.  

Here's hoping they survive my good intentions this round.
Here are my shots from this week:








iPhone pics:

How was your week? Are you happy enjoying the arrival of fall?

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I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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Friday Photo Journal - September 18, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hey there friends! I am up to my eyeballs in wedding edits, client emails and a loooooooong list of TO DO's, so I will keep this short and sweet. It has been a nose to the grindstone kind of week. I do want to apologize again for posting last week's link up so very, very late. We had a power outage and our internet was down for a couple of days, which threw me way off schedule.

Here are the few personal pics that I have managed to edit this week:




How was your week?
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I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


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Lately Through My Lens

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Just sharing a quick post with some of my recent client images. Working full time takes me away from blogging, unfortunately, but now and then I like to share a peek of what I've been up to. It has been a very busy summer of engagement sessions, family sessions and weddings. Lots of beach sessions and of course, hours and hours of editing! Here are some of the images I have created recently:














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Friday Photo Journal, September 11, 2015

Happy weekend all! I sincerely apologize for not posting on Friday. We had a power outage for a while on Thursday. After the storm rolled out and the power was restored, we discovered that our internet connection was not working. It took a couple of days to get the repairs done, so I have been unplugged until now. I have a lot of catching up to do! So, late as it is, here is my Photo Journal Post.




iPhone Shots:





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Friday Photo Journal - September 4, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Another crazy week down. It's hard to believe summer is coming to a close. We start school here next week! Later than many, I know. I love summer and feel like I missed most of it this year. I love fall too, but never look forward to winter looming ahead. Better soak up the last warm days while I can! Shooting on the beach this evening the atmosphere felt a little quieter. A little less carefree, random and wild like those summer nights of my youth. 

What is your favorite childhood summer memory?

Here's a quick peek at our week. Little Miss was invited to a bday party at one of our favorite local museums. We all enjoyed a fun afternoon exploring.










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I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.



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