day 66

Oh fall how I love thee!

Soups, boots, fall colors, leaves on the ground and SUNFLOWERS!  I don't know why I associate sunflowers with fall but I do!  Sunflowers are my favorite flower and just make me happy.  I picked up a bouquet and somehow my home seemed a little brighter.

day 66 thank you for the beauty a small bouquet of my favorite flowers can bring to my kitchen.

day 67

I tend to not treat the dogs with artificial flavored crummy treats.  They go crazy over fresh vegetables which they rarely get.  I have Jasper a piece of cauliflower and like all things I give him he slowly nibbles and enjoys each little piece.

day 67 thank you for a dog who does not inhale his food and who likes to enjoy every little bite.

day 68

The joy of reading!  I thought the day would never come when the wee one picked up a book and just read for fun.  This year she has really hit the ground running with reading and I am so happy!  Books are everywhere in our home.  We visit the library regularly and I never hesitate to purchase a book she is interested in.  We had our struggles with reading last year and she continues to work her but off to get to where she needs to be.

day 68 thank you for the love of reading.

day 69

For the love of music!  The wee one started ukulele lessons.  She is loving it.  Music is something that everyone needs more of.  I don't care what type of music it is.  We will break into dance whenever we hear our favorite song.  Right now we are loving "Can't Stop The Feeling" by Justin Timberlake right now.  

When the wee one said she wanted to take ukulele lessons I was 100% on board for it.

day 69 thank you for "cherry" the red ukulele that will bring a new sound of joy to our home. 

day 70

Oh happy day!

I received my first set of scans back!  Most of the images are purely for learning purposes so the composition is pretty crummy but some I really worked on and they came out ok.  It has been so much fun slowing down the process of creating an image and seeing the light a new way.  Learning how to use a light meter and trust my meter has been a struggle.  I am so use to my Canon 5D Mark III.  I am not sure how much I will shoot film because it is rather pricey.  But so far I am hooked and addicted to it.  I have a bunch of new film sitting in the freezer right now.  Plus all of that expired film in there too.  I can't wait until I am confident in my film photography.  There is something about film that just can't be captured digitally.  The presets that I have to make digital images look like film are good but there is nothing like the real thing!

I shot this roll with my Canon AE-1 Program and a roll of Kodak Tri-X 400.

day 70 thank you for the small surprise that was delivered in my scans.  I'm happy there were a handful of images that I can be proud of.

day 72

Mom take my picture!  The wee one received a new poster of the one and only #19, Jumbo Joe, Big Joe, Joe Thornton.  When daddy brought it home to her she immediately hung it up right above her bed.  She has always taken a liking to Joe Thornton.  It started when she was a wee wee one and we just happened to be at Sharks Ice while the Sharks were practicing.  We were just standing around minding our own business when the Sharks started walking by.  Joe stopped and said hi to the wee one and gave her a fist bump.  Those few moments made her a fan for life!  We have been to a couple of Sharks games and she is always screaming and yelling for Joe.

day 72 thank you for the little things that big people do in our lives.