Reality Check

My 16 year old daughter and I have always spent time together shopping, eating out, going to the movies, etc. for “Mother-Daughter” days.

Well, today started as one of those days until we went in different directions and she went on one of her longest journeys away from home alone.  If she weren’t a responsible and honest teen, it would have been out of the question.  My husband and I trusted her judgement enough to allow it.

That’s not to say I was calm inside.  Ha!  I was on pins and needles until she came home, although maintaining contact with her via phone was somewhat of a solace.  I knew these days would come too quickly when she was a small child and I have learned to accept that.  However, deep down, there is a part of me that never wants to let her go.  The same goes for my son, who at 19 months of age, exudes a fierce sense of independence. 

She amazes me every day and I’m so proud of the young woman she has become,

They both will always be my babies!  

Dusky Beauty

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Taking pictures of the sky is a minor hobby of mine, so you can imagine how happy I was to see this beautiful display of hues in the sky yesterday evening.

It took three tries to get what I felt was the perfect shot. 

YouTube Video: 8 Stages of Marathon Running

I found this while perusing videos on running, training, marathons, etc. on YouTube one night. Having completed two marathons, I can totally relate to everything covered in it. Hilarious truth here!

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Monochrome Madness Week 5

Great post to check out.

Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY

Can’t believe this is the 5th week, and from what I can tell lots of people are really enjoying it, me too.  So on with the post, don’t forget instructions on how to submit your own images will be featured at the end of this post.

LeanneCole-typewriter-9456I had to try using the macro lens for one of these.  We have a very old typewriter here and I set it up yesterday to see if I could get some photos of it before I had to send the Macro back.  I got some lovely images, but this was my favourite.  I liked the abstract aspect of it, and I did do quite a bit of work to it.  It was also done with Silver Efex and then I did further work to it.  I decided to make it sepia as I thought that would help with the old style feel I…

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