Friday, May 30, 2008

Lady's Slipper

Pink lady's slippers are my favorite wildflower and I am always on the search for them when we go hiking in the spring and early summer. They are not easy to find which always makes it more exciting to find one. Since we have moved here I have been on the lookout hoping that somewhere on our 14 acres there must be at least one. Of course trying to find one wildflower amongst 14 acres is much akin to finding a needle in a haystack. Dom was very insistent that he had seen them 'around' but could never remember where exactly.

Armed with my camera and macro lens I was determined that I would find some to photograph. Well Mother Nature smiled on me and while sitting in the backyard over the weekend I spotted one right on the edge of the woods. I ran into the house to grab my camera. Giddy with excitement, I crawled around on my hands and knees taking shot after shot while my husband shook his head and said, "I told you I'd seen some."

I scanned the perimeter of the yard and found seven more. Each and every one has posed perfectly to have their photos taken and not one of them has run away screaming. Now my children on the other hand.....
By the way, Pink lady's slippers are the New Hampshire state wildflower, while Purple lilacs are the state flower.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Sticky Situation

We've put a little fire ring in the backyard and have been enjoying hanging out outdoors in the evenings around the fire. And if you have a campfire you gotta have s'mores, right?
Now Kenzie who is a great eater doesn't like marshmallows, but she does love to toast them over the fire and she does a great job. She even has the whole s'more technique of sliding the marshmallows off the stick between the graham crackers (I have yet to catch her on film, but trust me she has it down to a science.) Becca, on the other hand loves to eat s'mores but is not so keen on toasting the marshmallows so they make a great team. And when Kenzie is not toasting marshmallows she is entertaining everyone with her antics. Sunday was a case of you had to be there to really appreciate it but I will quote her when she got marshmallow all over her fingers and exclaimed, "Well this is a sticky situation!"

Thursday, May 08, 2008


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More First Communion pics

These were a few I took at home with my high tech paper background that was duct taped to the deck outside. I did some post processing to these in photoshop elements. I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out! I'm still working on a few more.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

First Communion

Sunday, May 4th was Becca's first communion. It was very sweet. We were very blessed to have many people join us and appreciate that several of you traveled from many hours away to join us on this special day!
Becca led the procession down the aisle and we were lucky enough to have a front row seat.

After the service we had a cookout at our house all in all in was a very nice day, despite the rainy weather!

It took me a month to convince Becca to do a little photoshoot in her dress. Tomorrow I will share the results!