Everything that could or would go wrong for this week’s assignment did. My theme had originally been “festive” as I knew we were decorating the house and going to the Christmas parade in town on Saturday. Well, my back decided to prevent me from decorating and an unexpected blast of snow prevented us from going to the parade. When life gives you lemons……you go out into the backyard and shoot a new theme.
We rarely get snow here in my little part of Maryland before January. One Christmas Eve we were blessed with snow, which was also my due date for Boo monkey ( I didn’t have her until Jan. 3rd, luckily). This is her below, outside the second time around, with hot chocolate all over her face. Notice how she is following the keep your ears covered rule.
So there was a rippling of excitement going through this house yesterday as the girls donned boots and coats, hats and scarves to get outside and play. Two pairs of wet, muddy clothes, a warm chicken lunch and some hot chocolate later, I finally got a chance to work on the photos. I definitely wanted to do some editing to bring out the chilliness of the pictures. Now throw in some camera malfunction and some computer testiness and you’ll understand why I threw in the towel at 10:00 last night and said just start fresh today!
I want to thank Carolyn and Camilla for sponsoring this project. I have enjoyed it immensely. It has brought a whole new field of vision to how I am taking pictures. To stop and THINK first about what I am going to shoot, rather than snapping the same old things. I probably would not have braved the outside yesterday and missed these gorgeous shots (okay, probably I would have). It’s also been wonderful getting to meet so many new friends doing the same thing so please if you are not already in the project take some time to see their creations as well.
If I missed anyone, please let me know, I am glad to see more of my friends are joining in! I won’t be around to comment until later this afternoon, but if I come across anyone new I will add them to the list.
We have one more assignment, and it’s a good one, so if you want to join in, gather up here.