My Dad got a cool new toy today. A full frame camera!
Also today my Mom’s headstone arrived at the monument company where I ordered it so I went to view it and it looks just as my brother and I requested. The company hopes the ground will dry out enough to install it by the end of next week.
It’s been almost 2 months since I’ve shared anything on this blog. In some ways that’s because I’m too exhausted from my work to do anything else but I know it’s also because my Mom isn’t here to comment and share with me. I suppose in some illogical way I think that by not doing my genealogy research or not taking and sharing my photos that I can keep my sadness suppressed. But enough of that.
What has been happening? Over the past few months we’ve had some snow days; Keith installed fabulous pullout basket-type drawers in our kitchen; celebrated my brother-in-law’s birthday; finalized more of Mom’s affairs; completed the extremely fun income tax return; finished 3/4 of an online genealogy class; got accepted in a week long genealogy class that I’ll take this summer; escaped another tornado; ordered a new dishwasher; a company finally started building a new house on the lot just south of us (the previous house was destroyed in the May 20, 2013 tornado); and lots of every day things.
There, a full frame view.
After hearing definitions of the elements of art (space, shape, form, value, line, color) and some principles of art (movement, unity, harmony, variety, balance, rhythm, emphasis, contrast, proportion, and pattern), each of us set out walking around the building for a few minutes to find examples and take a photo. Here are a couple of the ones I took:
My Dad and are taking a photography class together and it started this week so be prepared for more pictures as I learn.
As I sat in the swing at the lake, I looked up. Guess I’ll be getting ‘in the swing’ of things soon…I hope.
One flower standing taller than the rest in this pot on our back porch reminds me of a ballerina gracefully posed on stage.