This puppy, Texas, can! Something about snow and Texas.... Two of the three times I have been to Texas, it has snowed. In October of 2000, I was in Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base, and well, it snowed. In 2001, I was in San Angelo Texas at Goodfellow Air Force Base, and well, it snowed again. Here, little Texas licks the ice off the deck shortly after a winter snow in Rhode Island... it is a theme for me I guess.
I took this in a shop in NYC in April and have been waiting for a chance to use it. Wrapping gifts and picking out bows and ribbons was one of my favorite things about Christmas when I was a kid. Now, people buy gift bags...or gift cards. Cherish every moment. It Flies By.
I like the street light and electric wires in the background of this shot of old lanterns. Cherish every moment. It Flies By.
I guess some may wonder why I continue to post my personal photos on this blog. Well, it is my strong belief that beauty can be found everywhere, everyday, equally among the mundane as in the exciting moments of our lives. My family is my everyday, and I find it to be spectacularly beautiful. I want to promote change in the way we approach photographing our lives, our families, and especially our children. Mine and yours. I took this photo at the B&O Railroad museum in Ellicott City. I love everything about it. Cherish every moment. It Flies By.
Melanie takes ornaments from the tree, so her brother (above) can try to eat them. Cherish every moment. It Flies By.
Sometimes we can forget to take time to show off our pets. This is Piper. She is a tween in dog years. She walks like she is not quite sure of her long legs and she is quite timid, but she can sure work the camera! Cherish every moment. It Flies by.
We do now! Thanks to a last minute run to the store on Thanksgiving Day. Cherish every moment. It Flies By.
Needless to say, we are feeling better around here! We are anxiously awaiting the holiday season, but still taking the time to enjoy each day. No--there were no Photoshop tricks used here!!!!
Today the family is resting. I will write again when we are better. Cherish every moment. It Flies By.
The slightly turned face, and the tilted head show the warmth between these two kindergarten girls. Cherish every moment. It Flies By.
If you are a mom to more than one, you can probably guess why I love this photo my husband took. Only those of us who truly know the blessings of motherhood can see the little boy wrapped around my leg in this photo. Cherish every moment. It Flies By.
My in-laws lost a dog today, Bonnie, to her battle with bone cancer. I feel for their loss, because I know the love of a dog. My dog Koda is the only other woman in my house. She loves my children and keeps a watchful eye on them when I am occupied. She plays and runs with them when my hands are full. She licks their faces to kiss or to clean, and whenever I need her, she is always there with her head in my lap to let out a deep exhale and remind me to breathe. Thank you, Koda. Cherish every moment. It Flies by.
I witnessed a baby getting baptized today. Regardless of what one chooses to believe, there is no way one could watch this and think it was anything but beautiful. Tradition, family, innocence, and devotion to something higher than oneself...wrapped in a dress that outlived any of the parish's onlookers...and that pride in her fathers face? Immeasurable. Cherish every moment. It Flies By.
I guess I started in 1986 or so. This is the first photo I remember taking, or at least the first that ever got developed. My sister and I each took one with a Canon... probably an AE-1. My grandmother showed us how to focus and press the button to take the picture, with what was clearly her back up camera. This is how we usually saw her, with a brightly woven camera strap around her neck. It was my first work with an SLR. Welcome to my blog where I will share the everyday photos that I take, and invite you into my life and the world as I see it. Cherish every moment. It Flies By.