Labor Day Hike

Castlewood Canyon State Park

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Photos taken with iPhone 5s.  Black and white photo edited in Photoshop CS6.

August Random

RANDOM082014LSKETCH0004_800At the desk sketching.

RANDOMTEDDY080920140017_800Teddy

RANDOMKYFirstDay2Gr081120140023bw_600Kylie’s first day of school.

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SWAPSENTME082520140002_800Crafting supplies from a swap.

RANDOMLB3BK082820140003_800The 3rd book of the Lightbringer series!!!!  Now I just need the author’s autograph.

The Rain

BWRAIN0912130021_640xLast night
the rain
spoke to me
slowly, saying,
what joy
to come falling
out of the brisk cloud,
to be happy again
in a new way
on the earth!
That’s what it said
as it dropped,
smelling of iron,
and vanished
like a dream of the ocean
into the branches
and the grass below.

~Mary Oliver (Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me)

Flapper Dress

FLAPPERMAT0012_640My daughter asked me to buy her a flapper dress for a school play, but instead, I decided to make one.  I’ve never sewn a full dress but I gave it a try.  It didn’t turn out too bad.

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A New Path

FWALK0039bw_640Over the weekend, the family went on a walk with our puppy, Teddy.  We normally walk around the block or will drive to a familiar park.  That day, we decided to try a new park with a nice walking/biking path.

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FWALK0025_600FWALK0026_600FWALK0028_640FWALK0031_600FWALK0020_600We stopped at the playground for a bit so the girls could use up the rest of their energy.  Kylie loves the swings and had begged me to push her but I was busy taking photos so she wasn’t too happy (photo above).  I did eventually push her.

We took some family shots using the timer.  It took 3 takes to get a decent one.

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