Project 365: Beginnings and Endings

by DaniGirl on April 30, 2011 · 6 comments

in Photo of the Day

Oh my goodness, was Easter really only last weekend? Surely we’ve lived three lifetimes since then. Some weeks are just like that, aren’t they?

I can hardly believe that our Good Friday wander around Manotick was a scant seven days ago. It was cool but bright, and we enjoyed wandering around the Mill and inspecting the dam in the midmorning sun.

120:365 Bench

And it really seems like a lifetime ago we were colouring these eggs (although it did seem that the egg salad sandwiches for lunch might never end!) It was only after I was playing with this one in Lightroom that I realized that I had handed Lucas the little tablets of egg dye in random order and he had dropped them into the cups in an equally random order — and yet he managed to put them in the perfect ROYGBIV order of the spectrum. He’s an artiste savant! šŸ˜‰ I was actually aiming to have the boys a little less in focus than this, but oh well.

121:365 Colouring Easter eggs

Not the shot of the day, but I rather liked this one of the tools of their trade, so I’ll slip it in here, too.

121b:365 Easter eggs

Am I taking advantage of your polite attention if I slip in just one more? Easter is so photogenic, and so much more transient than Christmas!

121c:365 Simon colouring

This is Bubba, my recently adopted fur-brother, trying to eat Papa Lou’s face for Easter dinner.

122:365 Doggy love

As if that weren’t already an incredibly photo-rich long weekend, it was Monday when lovely Baby H allowed me to point my camera in his direction. (There’s more from that shoot here.)

123:365 Toes!

There are some subjects I seem to be drawn to over and over again. Kids with books is one of them. Lucas is another one. šŸ˜‰

124:365 Reading

(You know, the whole reason I launched my own photography business is because my kids were getting so sick of me pointing my camera at them. I simply need more kids to photograph!!)

And then, on a much more sombre note, we have the results of that incredible wind storm last week. Turns out it will cost us close to $1000 to have our lovely old poplar cut up, a few hundred less if we dispose of the wood ourselves. Anyone want some free firewood? Pull up a trailer and haul away what you can! (No seriously, if you want some, I’ll hold it for you — just let me know before Tuesday.)

126:365 Goodbye tree

There’s more pictures from the wind storm on this post, if you haven’t seen it yet. Worth a click to see where the crown of the tree ended up. The good news is, I now know the species of the rest of the trees on the property. We have a handful of Manitoba maples and two silver maples and a sugar maple and a red maple. (It’s a very Canadian yard!) We have two towering Eastern white pines and an equally-towering ash. And an ex-Poplar. Sigh.

I mentioned the untimely demise of my favourite Manotick landmark in my earlier post, too, and included a picture I’d taken with my iPhone to replicate more or less the original picture I’d taken of it. I wanted to take one with my camera, too, as a proper sort of commemoration. I don’t know why I am so drawn to this silo, but I am. Erm, I was.

127:365 Goodbye old silo

I’ll be the first to admit, I really like my pictures. I think most of them are pretty good, at least the ones worth posting here. But every now and then, I really nail one. This is one of those times, and possibly one of my favourite photographs ever.

125:365 Puddle jumper

Isn’t that fun? The rubber boots, the rain coat, his relentless hair, and the reflection. It makes me smile every single time I look at it. No doubt, it was a very long week — but a lovely one, too.


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sara April 30, 2011 at 6:29 pm

OMG. Free fire wood. I’ll take some. I have a truck and we are running low on our wood supply.

Oh yeah, I absolutely love the puddle jumper.

2 Mary @ Parenthood April 30, 2011 at 8:48 pm

I would love some firewood!

Also. That puddlejumping pic? Awesome!!!

3 Peady April 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm

RT @DaniGirl: Project 365: Beginnings and Endings http://bit.ly/kERNrU

4 Rod Maides April 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm

RT @DaniGirl: Project 365: Beginnings and Endings http://bit.ly/kERNrU

5 Coco May 1, 2011 at 8:41 am

Mostly I like to blow against the wind but I must agree that Lucas the puddle jumper is your best photo ever and that is saying something.

6 Carly May 3, 2011 at 7:10 pm

The puddle jump? Amazing. I absolutely LOVE that shot – way to go! That one would be printed and up on my wall in a heartbeat. Regardless of whether it was my kid or not. šŸ™‚

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