So we continue on the odyssey of the solo camping trip with the children……. This is LuLu helping set up the tent.
Not too bad if I say so myself…..
Our first moring!
Our neighbors. We need to get that one next time!
We took in some beach time…
And a bit of putt putt…
The next night was the night of the thunderstorms. The thunder woke me about 1:00 am and by 2:00 am I had to go to the bathroom really, really, really bad. So I got up and braved the elements to pee int he woods, only to find it lightly misting, so I bolted to the bathroom. Of course, when I got back the rain and thunder had stopped, but the wind kicked in. I was sure that we were going to be blown away. I was awake until 5:30 am. We got up the next morning and it was 52 degrees out and this is what LuLu thought would be good to wear!
But the sky was blue and held the promise for an adventurous day ahead!
This past week Autumn was the theme. Autumn, Fall….Fall, Autumn….why are there two ways to call this season? Who came up with this? Is Autumn the elitist form and Fall for the vernacularly challenged? I’ll let you decide. Its an easy week. I have multiples images for this one!
Some times I feel like this gourd. Well, lots of times. On first impression the gourd is warty, funky colored, not ideal. I feel like that, too. Seems I have always been the ugly friend, the “wingman” , the less refined, the socially inept, the chubby one, the one that had a lot of dreams but fears got in the way. The B+, not the A. The too needy, like a dog begging for attention or a child wishing for affirmation. Yes, this is what I think about in the shower, during yoga, while laying in bed at night, while driving my car, while doing things with my kids-I am just not good enough. But, this gourd is. He, I will assume “he” as it is sexless, grows from a vine, and when complete, he is cut and sold. As is, for seasonal decoration, then discarded. On the brighter side of this, I took the picture because I liked his warts, his coloring, his overall funkiness. I’m not sure, but I will venture someone else does too.
It was recently said, that in order to shine a light into the world, you have to start by shining a light in yourself. So, do not think I am some self loathing individual, I am just shedding some light inside to the corners and finding things that have been living there. They seem to be blocking some major arteries of life for me and I just need to figure out how to flush the system clean.
Week 12 of the photo challenge’s theme was “spring”. I have to admit, I took 3 pics, did not like any of them, but decided to go with this one:
It was cropped and tweeked with some focal work. Like I said, its not great by any means. But I have noticed that the level of greatness is either by chance or by effort. There was no effort put in. Next weeks theme is a bit more interesting and I think I will be putting a bit more into it! Stay tuned!
Is it because of depth of field, or the depth of the field?