Saturday, May 29, 2010

Summertime Swingin

my little boy...lost his 1st top tooth!

he had some help from his skateboard
and our sidewalk :o)

A snaggletoothed favorite

Friday, May 28, 2010

We're fortunate to have one of the sweetest friends
and homeschooling families around
live near us..And now we look foward to welcoming
a precious new member of their family with open arms and the best of wishesYou are loved, my friend

Monday, May 24, 2010

Watercolor Resist

white watercolor paper
white wax crayon
the wax from the crayon will "resist" the watercolor

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Laughter and Bubbles

dancing in a field of clover matrix moves (a few tears)and then some worms, those too
I love this girl

52 weeks ~week 1

taking a moment each week to flip the direction of my camera and focus...

on me

Monday, May 10, 2010

My Iris Garden in the afternoon light...
makes me happy and so do weeds
when being hauled away by my little helper :o)Meg helps toosome work will have to wait
as Kobe found a rainbow to dream under...So here are some shots I took last yr
of precious robin nestlings We're tickled that mama Robin decided our porch
was a safe place to build her nest this spring
and directly above our hammock too!3 little Robin's hungrily chirping On the opposite end of the porch,
while replacing rafter boards
we found this nest tucked away
holding one single egg...
we wait for mama to come back
and we're filled with hope

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I was excited to see this shot featured over at the fabulous Shutter Sisters :o)

Thank-you for yours

Monday, May 3, 2010

It Rained...and rained

It was a dark and stormy day,
the banks, formerly known as our backyard
swirled in a muddy mass and beckoned us to set sail...There was a hint of sadness as we made these,
knowing that at that moment rescue boats
covered areas of our community that we
love and travel frequently
While our city is under 50ft of water I'm thankful the rain only brought my family extra large puddles
onto which we set sail our origami canoesthis canoe has a motor apparentlyThen they wanted a faster pace another tryit escapes the rocks!Kyle setting to sail his wooden boat

After all of our paper canoes capsized and tore apart
The boys decided to race leaf boats We also inspected a damp log teeming with life,
there we found fungi, a tiny spider hanging from it's web
a snail, pillbugs, ants, a centipede
wonderful decomposers in our backyard! and Kobe found a firefly
as Kyle broke out his
"I need an icee" face Maya splashed in puddles
Our thoughts are with those affected by this flooding