Month: June 2013

A Storm

We were grilling dinner outside and the storm appeared as if it was going to stay north of us.  My neighbor was outside taking photographs, she explained to me the storm that passed through earlier you could see two walls of clouds hit each other and swirl together.  I decided to go in and get my camera in case we were lucky enough to witness it happen again.



I decided to put my camera down and make sure Graham stayed inside the garage when it turned white and the hail came.  We were grilling at the time, keep in mind, so our truck was in the driveway.  I am not going to lie, I freaked out for minute expecting it to crack the windshield, it was coming down so hard.   It didn’t last long and Graham was amazed.  He was running around collecting hail  – and tossing them.  He dumped out an old plastic pot and filled it with hail.



Pre-K Grad

In his pre-school yearbook he stated he wanted to be a karate teacher and he hopes in Kindergarten he learns about rocks.

I’m sure babe, you will make it happen.


June ’13 | kids were here

I was recently invited to join a blog circle – “kids were here”.  As a photographer, I have kicked shoes out of the way, moved toys, chairs etc to get a clean shot – this allowed me to step back and embrace the mess.

“These still life images serve as a daily reminder that my days are awash in chaos, whimsy, laughter and laundry (sometimes all at once). They capture toys and spills and puddles and piles. Sentimental, solitary moments of childhood ephemera. A gentle prodding to live in the now and stop looking toward the “then.” And though sometimes I pray for clean and quiet and still, I know all too well it will come. And I will yearn for tiny shrieks of laughter in my bedroom. For toys and loveys strewn about. For signs of a daily life well lived. For traces of my babies who once were. For reminders that Kids Were Here–and they were life and light and love.” – Stephanie Beaty







Please follow our blog circle to my fellow photog, Meredith.