Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 302 Witchy Poo

Halloween is just too good for 1 night only.  She says to me for 2 weeks, "I want to be a witch for Halloween."  Be still my beating heart, how perfect is this girl!  Not a princess, not a bunny, not a Disney character, not even a faerie (she's that all the time), but a witch!  A broom riding, spell casting, fabulous witch!  So we started hunting down some witchy wear.  I made the hat and we found the rest at the store.  On the way home from getting the clothes, still in the car, she says, "I want to be a cowgirl."  A cowgirl?  Really?  What happened to my little witchy poo?  So, it's just too good for 1 night only, it needs to be a whole weekend.   Her actual Halloween costume, at this point... who knows.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 301 Autumn Red


Photo Of The Day

There's a funny thing about the photo of the day, a little thing that has always bothered me.  I take photos, go through them, narrow it down to that one that jumps out, quickly process and size it, then post.  Many times, nearly every time, after going through the photos carefully and taking the time to get the feel for them, I discover that the initial photo is hardly the favorite (especially when it is of people).  It is usually in the top 5 but not the one that breaks my heart, tells the story, or sets the mood of the day.  As I'm nearing the end of the year I'm trying to decide whether to continue on to next year and I am leaning toward it.  The one change I think I would have to make though would be posting on the day.  I think I would need a delay to find the photo or photos that speaks to me.  Yesterday for example, I love that photo, her pretty eyes, big curls, even the editing, but after going through them last night and not looking for "the one" photo I found others that tugged at my heart, others that really showed what the day was about (a little fairy playing in the sun, wind blowing her hair, and finding huge leaves) and I couldn't help thinking of that nagging problem again and I think to myself, I'm printing this after the new year.  This is the book I will look back on in many years to see this year, is this what I want to see?  Or would I rather see the story?  I think that despite having to have a delay, next year I want the story.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 299 Long Live The Queen


Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 295 ... because some days are so beautiful

because some days the light takes my breath away...

because some days every little thing they do is magic...

because sometimes the color is so amazing I stop dead in my tracks...
and because sometimes I capture the perfect image that screams frame me, frame this one, hold on to this moment, remember that expression when she saw the magic in the light and colors of Autumn.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day 292 Us


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day 286 Stars In My Eyes


Friday, October 8, 2010

Day 281

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.  ~Martin Luther

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day 278 You Can Fly

Think of the presents you've brought

Any merry little thought
Think of Christmas, think of snow
Think of sleigh bells Here we go!
Like a reindeer in the sky
You can fly! You can fly!
You can fly! You can fly!
Soon you'll zoom all around the room
All it takes is faith and trust
But the thing that's a positive must
Is a little bit of pixie dust
The dust is a positive must
You can fly! You can fly!
You can fly! You can fly!
When there's a smile in your heart
There's no better time to start
It's a very simple plan
You can do what the birdies can
At least it's worth a try
You can fly! You can fly!
You can fly! You can fly!
~lyrics by Sammy Cahn