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Monday, June 9, 2014

Our 23rd Week ~ 2014

We are just one short (or long if you ask the kids) half day of school away from summer break!  The kids last day is Tuesday.  They only have a half day, but if you would ask them, it is the longest day of the year.  Those snow days were pretty cool back in January and February, but now that they are still in school on June 9th and 10th, those snow days have lost their appeal.  :)  I hate to tell them "I told you so" but ...  :)

Normally on the last day we go visit our local zoo or something but thunderstorms are in the forecast, so I'm not sure what we will do.  Something free probably since we're trying not to spend much money before vacation.  :)  Maybe a bike ride if it's not raining.  If it is raining, a movie marathon sounds good to me.  I can get some editing done while the kids chill and eat popcorn.

I decided to continue with the photo a day challenge that Fat Mum Slim hosts.  I wasn't sure I was going to continue in June, but I am going to do my best to keep up.  Here are last week's prompts and my interpretations ...

{June 1: Joy}
1. Joy
You are probably thinking - what does a picture of a little spider have to do with JOY? Well, it involves macro photography, which brings me great joy. I love capturing the tiny details that we so often overlook in our busy lives. So when this tiny spider stayed still long enough for me to capture this image - when I was only inches away - I was so excited!  I was also happy that he didn't jump on me or anything because I probably would have freaked out.  :)

{June 2: Doing}
2. Doing
A bumble bee doing what bees do best.

{June 3: Family}
3. Family
I don't know about you but my family teaches me something every day. Like patience, grace, mercy, and forgiveness. {sigh} 

{June 4: Ordinary}
4. Ordinary
Nothing great happens when you settle for ordinary.

{June 5: 11 o'clock}
5. 11 o'clock
Was running a little behind, so at 11:00 I was getting ready to run some errands.

{June 6: Adventure}
6. Adventure
As Ellie from the movie Up says ... "Adventure is out there!" 

{June 7: Pattern}
7. Pattern
The pattern on our neighbor's new foal's face looks like the letter F.  They named him Slick, but I think they should have named him F-stop.  :)

Here are a few random shots from the week ...

Keira spotted this young Robin while we were visiting her grandparents.

On Monday I visited my friend Nikki for a few hours.  We wanted to get some photos of her incredibly handsome cat, Lincoln, but it was so dark and rainy that we decided to wait until another time.  Though I did get on the floor and snap a few.  Not bad considering the lack of light and the super slow shutter speed.  :)  Isn't he gorgeous?

Azalea or rhododendron?  Either way, I loved this unusual color.  They are growing in a local park that I like to walk in occasionally.

Balloon Release
As you saw Friday's prompt was "adventure".  Well, I had a picture in my brain similar to the movie Up that required helium balloons.  Fortunately there is a little shop that can whip out some helium balloons in a few minutes as long as they aren't too busy.  After we were done with the balloons for the photos, Alex wanted to let a few go.  So we attached notes to them and set them free.  Hopefully someone found them and it brightened their day.  (Focusing on a rising balloon isn't the easiest thing to do!)  :)

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!  Hope you have a fabulous week!

Linking with Tamar.


Tamar SB said...

Happy last day of school!! These macros are amazing!!!

April said...

They are all beautiful!! Love your macro shots... especially the spider, even it does give me the heebie jeebies just a teeny bit ;)

Christine E-E said...

Oh my gosh! These are awesome! The dragonfly... Spider (ewww!)... Macro shots are so crystal clear.
I hope to buy a macro lens soon. Will have to read what to look for... What kind do you have?

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