This months blog theme was “Games”. Here is an image of youngest playing the Texas History Game her teacher set up..she gets extra credit for taking her picture at any historic Texas landmark holding her “Hi Teacher!” sign 🙂 so over Spring Break we set out to play at the Birthplace of Texas.
The Meeting Room to Draft the Declaration of Texas Independence
The Declaration of Independence from Mexico
The Tree that saw the Whole Story!
Thanks for stopping by our “game”. Check out how Keli was involved in this month’s theme!
Been a little crazy around here, however I grabbed a quick cell shot as we walked the pup… Saturday morning soccer..sure brought back some memories!
Processed with watercolor and under painting to achieve this month theme of “Out of Focus”.
Thanks for stopping by, take a minute to travel around the circle to see how these talented ladies interpreted the theme!
Texas winter is a wildcard. In the same week, and sometimes even same day, there can easily be 40 degree temperature swings! This week was no exception, and my girls never know what they’re waking up to when they walk the pup in the morning! The day before it was 70…this morning..30! So Oldest bundled up with her Packers hat, fluffy jacket, and hot cocoa to take the pup for her walk in the cold.
Thanks for stopping by! Continue around the circle to see how the talented Katie saw “Cold” this month!
The newly formed Photographer Within has come up with a truly fun way to complete a project 52 for 2014 and I am definitley going to try and jump in! Every week they will post a new song for an image inspiration! This week’s song is Brand New Day by Sting.
Here is my take for week #1:
we arrived just before dawn for our daily walk
Pup watched the sun come up….
Then she was off into the weeds..her absolute favorite thing to do!
“Turn the clock to zero honey, we’re starting up a brand new day”
Sunday we went exploring around the Bay, we found ghost shrimp, fiddler crabs, fish, clams, and bird wildlife galore….
We had a great lunch view of the pier and went back for more exploring. All good until I spotted this snake on the edge of the trail…I freaked while Oldest cheered since she loves all snakes!
It was a great family adventure 🙂
Scouting for new photographic locations:
Youngest was pretty sure that this stand should be open at 9:30 am on Sunday 🙂
There has been time for general silliness- youngest loves her prize glasses straw…the pup is trying to channel her inner Jedi skills to avoid taking a bath..all normal 🙂
More location scouting..Oldest got stung 2x by a wasp and kept going! Trooper!
Fall has yet to hit us in the South, however we’ve decided to pretend and have been cooking some of our favorite Fall foods like CHILI 🙂
Heading downtown for a Clickin’ Walk!
Sooooo between work, school, sporting events, dance rehearsals, friends, and photography we’ve been busy as you can see!
So things have been a little crazy busy here..between work for me, husband’s work & trainings, kids sporting/school/music events, and pup’s torn acl I have had limited time to get out and shoot anything at all so I am of course behind on this project 52..so today I’m catching up 🙂
Week 14 theme is “night”. While I love looking at moody night and low light photography I am actually terrible at it. Part of it is my camera can not get a high enough ISO to take a decent picture (my camera only goes to 1600), although I know that many would argue “no, it can be done!”, that is where the second part of why I am terrible at low-light/night photography comes in..I do not have the time to try and figure out how to push past my camera’s limitations to take good low-light shots and the noise @ 1600 frustrates me to no end. With that all explained you can understand why I’ve “cheated” for this weeks theme ….
This picture just reminds me of “night” since all of a sudden mass flocks of swifts start looking for places to bed down!
Week 15 theme of “woods” was fun! We went as a family to a (“new” to us at least) Nature center and preserve that was pretty cool! It had some amazing oak trees (that of course Youngest had to try and climb)!
Thanks for stopping by! Next week’s theme is bokeh..always fun to play around with 🙂
This weeks theme is “symmetry” which was posing a challenge for me..until today when I was at the National History Day competition in Austin..symmetry in abundance!
We had a nice time and the students were super excited and proud of themselves 🙂