Thursday, July 30, 2009

You Capture: Friends

I guess I was premature this week. Yesterday's post would have been pretty perfect for "friends," but here are a couple more anyway.

The girls are cousins... and friends. I love the photo because of the colors and because it shows their colorful personalities.

These kids are cousins, too. And I like this picture because it shows their personalities pretty accurately.

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Please visit I Should Be Folding Laundry for more of this week's You Capture.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kids on the Beach

I certainly did NOT nail this photo... but I'll be working on it some more, and the sentiment is here:

We met 4 other families at Sebago lake today and had a long fairly lazy day. The kids* enjoyed one another, the sun was high and the water was just cool enough to refresh.

*one friend is missing from the photo.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

We have to...

......find ways to find time for ourselves but also time to support each other...


We were on the beach with some friends... lovely.

Friday, July 24, 2009


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Speaking of spam, my sister went to the Spam museum the other day. No lie.

I can see people are coming by, feel free to say hi. I'd love to chat.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

You Capture: Black and White

This week afforded me the opportunity to sink into something I've been putting off. It was an excellent opportunity for me to play with Photoshop (I am a complete novice). Who knew there was so much you could do with a black and white image? Oh right, you did... Please, constructive comments encouraged.

Stop by I Should be Folding Laundry for more You Capture fun.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


In the winter I often wonder why I have to live in Maine.

But in July... in July I have the honor and privilege of living in Maine.


bird in the marsh


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


It is a beautiful thing to swim with my kids. Watching them fall more and deeply in love with the water. Witnessing the memories, not small specific memories, but more a memory compilation of day after day after day of playing and swimming in the water.

With me.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


When kids first meet, and quickly assess their compatibility, and begin to build a friendship, it's beautiful.

When adults meet in effort to establish friendship and begin to know each other, it can be beautiful.

When the flowers are in bloom, it's beautiful.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

You Capture: Shapes

Oooh, you know I've been sorting through the thousand+ photos I took over our 4 day beach vacation. I had some good snaps last year, but this year was a whole new beast shooting in manual. I was very disappointed when I screwed up a shot and missed a moment, but overall I think I got some pictures that captured the spirit of the annual "reunion." The Flickr set can be found here if you missed it. Don't worry, there arent a thousand.

So, over at I Should Be Folding Laundry this week's You Capture topic is shapes. Here are my contributions. They aren't all perfect by any stretch, but I like some things about each of them. I am not great at pruning.

My niece's impression of a star:

Align CenterThe corner posts of a log cabin:

Bocce is a near constant during low tide:

beach bocce

More bocce:


Lobster traps at rest:

many traps

And a pretty neat trapezoid:

boat through dock

The moon over Damariscotta lake:

moon over Damariscotta Lake

And this little peace sign- made (literally) by the light of the moon with a longish exposure:

The moon= peace

I hope you're doing well and your summer's swell.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Vacation: Part 1

There were a lot of beautiful moments during our vacation. Here are 3 that I am happy to have captured:

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Does it really need an explanation?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Clay, Lucy and I made banana bread, banana muffins, and blueberry banana muffins this morning. They are great and it was a nice activity for us to do. Usually when I bake the boys are at school and it's just me and Luce. Clay's good to have around.

We thought the process and the product were quite lovely:

Blueberry banana muffins

And from tallasiandude on Flickr, the before picture: