Cute story: Miss J is a preschool teacher. She did not tell her students that she was pregnant. While sitting on the rug with the kids for story time the other day, a few of the students commented that she looks "different". One little girl could not keep here eyes off of Miss J's belly. Miss J asked "How do I look different?" The little girl, still staring at her belly replied...."You look taller!" Miss J asked...."How do I look taller? "Do my legs look taller? Does my belly look taller? What looks taller?" One of the litle boys raised his hand and stood up all proud saying "I know what it is. I know what it is!!!!!! Your forehead looks taller!!!!"
Out of the mouths of babes! :-)
She is just adorable....forehead and all! :-)
She is eighteen weeks pregnant this week.
Thanks Miss J for agreeing to let us follow your pregnancy here on the blog.
Last night at camera club, the winning images were chosen to be sent to compete to the Tri Club competition which we are participating in. The final competion of our club vs. the Boston Camera Club vs. the Newton Camera Club will take place on Monday April 15th. There are 12 categories in this competition, and I'm honored that 3 of my images were chosen last night to represent my club.
Here are my three images:
This first image is one that has not been seen yet here on the blog.
Category: Minimalism Black and White:
(This is my Great-Niece Rowan!!)
Category: Intimate Landscape
"The River's Chandelier"
Congratulations to the other members whose images were selected. There were so many excellent images submitted. It was a fun night of judging.
Yesterday was the first full day of Spring 2013. It sure doesn't look or feel like Spring here in SE MA. We still have snow cover on the ground (maybe 6 inches?) and last night we got clipped with another quick couple of inches. As much of a nuisance it was, it sure was pretty....especially this tree as a street light was illuminating it from behind.
A little bit of self indulgence here if I may!
Today's Boston Globe features an article about the Photographing The South Shore Workshops, led by Greg Lessard, of which I attended some of the workshops. I blogged about this recently, as some of my images from these workshops are hanging in an exhibit in Marshfield during the month of March.
There is some excellent photography at this exhibit, and I am just a lucky one who was contacted by Anne Steele of the Boston Globe for an interview. She also included my Summer Solstice image in color with the article.
This may be obnoxious self-indulgence, but here is a quote from me:
It's kind of cool to have your name given credit for an image in the Boston Globe:
And here is the original Summer Solstice image. This image means a lot to me, as this photography outing was during the time when my father was critically ill. It was my first time out with the camera in almost two months and it felt so good to be back shooting, as well as knowing that my Dad was going to be ok.
Thank you Greg for the opportunity, and thanks to those of you reading this for allowing me to indulge!
Love is in the air!!!! Spring must be here too!!! But wait a minute.....it's still pretty cold here and we are forecasted to get some more snow in a few days. I guess these two didn't get the memo. Better yet....when love calls, I guess there is no time to wait!
Here is Dad gathering some nest building materials:
Here's the proud Papa to be standing on the nest:
Look at the size of the nest. It's just about finished, but Papa was putting some last minute touches on the homestead:
I'll be following these two throughout the Spring!
I have been waiting to share this news here on the blog......and seeing as though today is Miss J's birthday, I decided that today would be a good day for the big announcement.
Miss J, Steve, (and their dog Stanley) are going to be having an addition to their little family. Miss J is 15 weeks pregnant.
We are thrilled to say the least. We are going to have a new baby to love....our first grandchild....(how exciting is that!)
The blog will be bursting with baby bump images any day now. :-)
So, happy happy birthday to Miss J. I love you and that little baby more than words can say. You are a miracle that never ceases to amaze me....full of beauty and love....loving and caring and simply amazing. You are going to be the best Mom and I couldn't be any more proud of you.
Happy Birthday. Enjoy every minute of that Hot Fudge Sundae tonight and I hope you get it super-sized! :-0)
The forecast for this 48 hour storm which is finally winding down right now was for 2-4 inches of snow along the coastal areas with heavy rain and high winds.
Hmmmmmmm......2-4 inches somehow turned into 24 inches. I understand meteorology isn't an exact Science, but Geezum Crow!!!
Yes, we got close to 24 inches here in my neighborhood.
Here is my backyard shed with a fallen tree limb. Luckily the limb wasn't too heavy and I don't think it caused any damage.
We're under the gun for another winter storm with coastal flooding here in SE MA. I really hope the damage is minimal from this one along the coast....but the forecast is for some possible major flooding and damage. Here are a few shots from Scituate this past weekend.
This fence in Marshfield partially survived the blizzard and Nor'Easter from this winter. The amount of rocks and cobblestones washed up on the beach, against this fence, and even over this fence is really remarkable.
It was soooo good to be out shooting again yesterday. I have missed it and hope to be out and posting more here on the blog.
I attended an opening reception today at the North River Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield MA, titled Photographing the Beauty of the South Shore, an exhibition featuring local photographers’ images of fourteen South Shore communities. This exhibit will be open throughout the month of March between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
The exhibition is the culmination of a yearlong project by my friend and fellow photographer Greg Lessard, who led a series of free workshops designed to teach participants how to communicate the spirit of the South Shore through photographing beloved open spaces.
The exhibition is offered in gratitude to the participating cultural councils for their generous support in making these workshops possible: Brockton, Hanover, Hanson, Hull, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Plymouth, Rockland, Scituate, Wareham, Weymouth, and Whitman.
Here's my cousin BettyAnn with her beautiful image of the Gurnet Lighthouse which was chosen to be shown in the exhibit.
Here are 3 of my images on display:
And here I am checking out another one of my images
If you are in the area, I hope you can make it to this free exhibit showcasing some beautiful photography.
This blog first began as a 365 day project. It was a lot of fun to post daily, but as life changes and evolves, so has the purpose of this blog. I hope to share with you the things that I love to photograph in and around New England, as well as an occasional glimpse into my everyday life.
I am a Mother, Wife, Daughter, Friend, and Photographer. I also work part time in a local hospital. Thank you for taking this photographic journey with me.