I had fun this month with the camera. Enjoy these…
The family Keeshond, Teddy. She is the sweetest dog ever. She follows me everywhere and just plops down by my feet and sleeps. With husband, she’s a little different. She’ll wag her tail, jump on him, and want to play with him. Another thing about her, she won’t eat unless we’re eating.
The pink orchid. This is the second time it’s bloomed. I’ve only had it for a few a years.
My daughter stepped in to help me with the 52 Week Photo Challenge I’m keeping up with. This one called for long exposure so I set the D90 with the 50mm lens to the highest F-stop possible, which was 36, and the ISO to the lowest at L1.
As you know I am working on different Project Life (PL) projects: both daughters’ individual school/extracurricular activities, the family 2013, the family 2014, and one on just me. I rotate between these depending on how I feel. That might sound like a lot but it’s really not. I only work on what I feel like working on and it keeps me motivated. I like to have fun documenting and like adding different embellishments and creativity to the albums.
Right now, besides helping daughter with her PL (she’s done, btw, so I will be sharing a post on that shortly), I just finished April 13th and 21st. In weeks, that would be week 15 and 17.
My 6-year-old started first grade. It’s been hard for me to grasp this. It feels like she was just born yesterday. My 11-year-old will be starting middle school soon. This will be her first year in middle school. I don’t want to even think about it yet.
I tried to hold tight onto summer. In the last few days before my 6-year-old started school I found ways to go to an amusement park and have a picnic up in the mountains. It was fun and kept me from thinking too much about all the changes.
The rose bush husband planted last summer was eaten by our puppy, Teddy. She ate everything that was visible. We thought for sure the bush wasn’t going to come back but it did! Teddy seems to be leaving it alone now.
There’s not much in the backyard and I’m not thrilled at taking photos of the same things every year, yet there’s something I find special in doing it. I love capturing the growth and small changes.
The thorn-less Hawthorne. It flowers a canopy of small white flowers in the spring and its berries turn red in the fall.
The fruitless cherry tree. It’s a shame this cherry tree doesn’t fruit. I’d be eating them cherries to my hearts delight right now if it did! I was surprised to find two orange red leaves on the west facing side of the tree. I have noticed the air a little chilly-er and the sun setting about an hour earlier too. This summer seems to be flying by and for some reason I’m not quite ready for fall yet.
Both these trees are still babies so they have a ways to go, which means, I will be taking lots of photos of them in years to come.
Teddy. She won’t stay still for a photo but I try anyway. She’s 8 months now.