Wednesday, December 31, 2014
fourteen favorites in 2014
this first one is from a blog post i wrote to accompany a lesson on using natural lighting that i shared with the photography club at my high school. i think i need to brush up on these points myself and see if i can work them into some winter photography.
one of our favorite childhood memories. i'm glad i was able to get my thoughts about it written down here. i'm not always good with the wordier essays. i like to keep it brief.
this one i am most proud of as the corn, peppers, and tomatoes were all from my own garden and the potatoes were from homer's farm. it is very satisfying to grow your own food.
this one i love because of the soft design that manages to let the little vintage photo of my brother and i shine. i also managed to write a lot of lengthy journaling and get it on the page in a way that works well with the design. this is one of my all time favorite photos. the page just has an all around sweetness and i'm glad i've gotten these stories written down.
crabbing on the intracoastal, and it always reminds me of other great memories from my childhood.
wildflower photos. i have tagged them "roadside attractions" and photographing them has become one of my favorite hobbies.
zinnias got a post all their own.
their campsite in the mountains of north carolina.
texas wildflowers and a crazy grasshopper invasion.
g's class valentine's are always a highlight of my year. i was worried this year that i wouldn't be able to come up with anything close to the coolness of last year, but i persevered and was quite happy with the way these turned out. you can never go wrong with shel silverstein, right?
six word memoir. i just wish i'd gotten more of my dad's old black and white photos documented. i need to be more diligent about it in 2015.
this was one of my favorites this year. so looking forward to more great books in 2015. this was a very worthwhile and enjoyable pursuit.
i dug up a holly bush with a hatchet, a shovel, a trowel, and my own brute strength. actually, it happened more than once. i am woman, hear me roar.
my son and i from this year. i was actually taking a solo selfie when he came and photobombed it. i always think my smile is better when he's in the picture though. and with this, let me encourage you to take more pictures WITH your child this year. you won't regret it.
i hope your last few hours of 2014 are special ones. make them so.
much happiness to you and yours,
doris (and gabriel)