Monday, May 25, 2009

Keeping in Touch With My Innerchild

I took this walk last week and have been so busy I couldn't get time to work on the images and write this story. As always I only want to share beautiful, inspiring images so sometimes like this when I see so many cool things on one walk it just takes a bit longer to get everything together. I really didn't want to go for a walk but Cooper was whining so I had to go. I came to this path I have walked hundreds of times but this day I noticed these beautiful white blooms hanging from the locust trees. The fragrance was awesome and as I looked close they looked like orchids and as I looked up they made a beautiful white canopy. I went back home to get my camera then spent the next half hour photographing things that just moved me.

Aren't these blossoms beautiful!

On one of the many blogs I visit someone was talking about fairies and as I was in the forest I came up on 2 different trees with what looks to me like fairie doors! Except one was pretty large hopefully it's not an ogre's house.

next I came upon these toadstools! Do you think maybe faries live here too? The clusters made me think of condos :).

I can see how one of my favorite children's authors Beatrix Potter came up with all of her clever stories while she spent so much time outdoors among the wildlife. I think Peter was visiting me this day too! I am so glad I have not lost touch with my child within! And I am thankful that Cooper needs walks so I get out and enjoy all that God has created for us to enjoy.
Hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lost in an endless tunnel

OK everyone, I need to apologize for being soooo late up dating. Have you ever felt like you are going down an endless tunnel and can't see the end? I have been so busy with work and helping friends and taking lots of photos I am dying to share but have had no time to sit and be quiet and write anything. I need quiet reflective time to put my thoughts down and that just isn't happening this week. I've also had lots of stress brought on by people around me (not bad people just circumstances) I have to confess that I was planning on getting a really nice set of images up here tonight but decided that I'd give myself a long needed pedicure. If my toenails got any longer they were going to cut through my leather Berks! So here I am now with fresh, soft feet but no good blog stuff for ya. Well here is a bit of eye candy of lovely blooms that will soon be gone but are gracing a lane I walk with Cooper. More on that hopefully in the next day or so.

Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Contemporary Portraits of Mom and Child

After visiting one of my favorite blogs The Last Door Down the hall and seeing the old images of mothers and children. I decided to share some of the images I take of babies and their Moms today. Quite a difference but the feelings are the same. Capturing the love between a parent and a child and preseriving it for generations to come.

Happy Mothers Day

Mother's Day!

My first daughter and myself. This portrait is the essence of motherhood for me after waiting so long to become a mother!
My girls today. I couldn't be more proud of who they have become!

All of my girls. They all consider me their Mom! What an honor.
My Mom
Mothers Day is interesting to me because I tend to dismiss it because I don't have a Mother anymore. I forget that I am a mother and the day is special for me. I don't know why I don't think of it as my day. I went through a lot to become a mother. For many years this day was painful for me. I would not go to church because I didn't want to hear the stories about mothers and see them get gifts. It just hurt to much. I knew children were a gift from God and I just couldn't understand why He wasn't giving me my hearts desire. After 5 long years of trying and waiting I finally realized I was not in control and it wasn't about MY plan. I guess that was the lesson I was suppose to be getting because with in 2 months we were expecting our 1st daughter. Then 2 1/2 years later we were blessed with daughter #2. I am very blessed to have my wonderful girls and as I look back I see it all came about as it was suppose to be. I am dedicating this entry and writing in Pink to honor my Mom who died of breast cancer 10 years ago. She was a great influence to me and I learned many things from her that I am only now in my later life realizing comes from her wisdom. She was a gentle guiding spirit in my life and I just hope I am continuing that with my girls. So in honor to my Mom I want to post an image I took years ago that represents who my mom was to me as I remember her. She would know this was true but wish she was more (presentable) for the picture. I have a beautiful formal portrait of her I could have posted but it isn't the true essence of who she is for me and this one is.
I hope you all have a great Mother's Day even if you don't have children of your own. You can always be one to someone who needs a mom.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Morel Magic!

I have spent the last week and a half looking for, and trying to find time to look for those precious once a year treasures, Morel Mushrooms. Yesterday the man who mowes our yard came in to ask if I liked mushrooms. I said yes and then he look disappointed. Well he had found 5 morels in my flower garden! 3 of which were very large! between 6 and 7 inches. He was hoping we wouldn’t want them but I selfishly said “no way am I shareing these beauties”.
I didn’t feel to bad since he had already told me they had found lots of them this year. I had a very nice treat before bed last night and am looking forward to having the rest tonight! It is so much fun sharing this tradition each spring and to spend time with family roaming through the woods! If you like Morels I hope you have had at least one to savor this spring.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Flower Fun

I had so much fun Friday making these cute paper cones to hold pretty flowers for some special people in my life. I didn't just ring the doorbell and run so I spent most of my day visiting and catching up with some special ladies!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day!

Since I can't physically run around to all your homes and ring the door bell and leave a basket of posies, I'll have to do it here! Ding Dong~Enjoy!