I just happened to be going through all my pumpkin patch photos last night (for this post) and came across this one from last year:
A natural unposed photo of my eager little 5 year old choosing what appears to be a.... errrr.... well, somewhat green pumpkin.
But as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder...or picker in this case.
You know those things you do every year with your family?
Those traditions you look forward to?
We have a few, and in the Fall one of them is visiting the local pumpkin patch.
Since we had the girls its been our annual pilgrimage.
Any by pilgrimage.... I mean 3 minute car ride.
So while editing the latest slew of pumpkin patch photo memorabilia I got to wondern' about all those other years we've been there..
And so it begins... a stroll down memory lane.
I was a new mother....
And like all love blind rookies I wanted to dress my new four month old up as produce.
She didn't have opinions yet so she was game.
Either she formed an opinion and refused to wear her duckie costume (moving away from food groups that year), or I had an opinion that wrestling a 1 1/2 year old into anything was a nightmare and decided to forego the ensemble.
Its a toss up.
Awww yes! A new little sister.
Our sockless wonder who is so blinded by the sun she can't even open her little peepers.
It. was. so. cold. that. year.
But nothing stopped us. We were going to that pumpkin patch come hell or high water.
(as you can see big sisters pants are 100% prepared for the high water).
I got a new camera that year, a Sony Cyber shot.. see no date in the corner?
Got my new Nikon DLSR camera that year.
What a difference!
And the time of day we went that year was perrrrfect.
No blinding sun, and no crowds either.
I think we pulled out of the parking lot just as the sun finally went down.
And of course, now 2011
With the added bonus of a straw maze.
do do do do dooooooo....
I love this shot..the sun is terrible and Im sure there are many things wrong with the composition..but she was lost and trying to find her bearings.
It just reminds me of whistle pigs when they peek up outta there holes to scope out the land.
hmm its late...I think my mind is starting to wonder....or loose itself.
A few months back someone graciously nominated me for the Top 25 Photographer Moms on Circle of Moms. I was so thrilled to be nominated and even more excited when after a slew of votes I not only made it into the top 25, but ranked in at number 17!
Since then I had to submit a photo of myself (eeeeks!) and answer some interview questions for the article on their site. Well today I saw its up!
So here is what it looks like on their site:
And if you would like to check out the actual article and all the other top 25 photographer moms click here.
A big thank you to all of you who voted!!!
And if your a visitor from Circle of Moms a big thank you for stopping by. :)
You probably won't notice, but little sisters middle finger is special.
Or as she puts it, "It got chopped off."
When she was a little over one year old, she was holding onto the back of our dining room chair and fell forward. When she landed her finger got crushed between the chair and the floor, taking the top off with it. It was a terrible ordeal, but its all healed now and it doesn't seem to effect her writing too much.
Plus, she thinks its cool.
This is my entry for Raise Your Hands (with special fingers) at I Heart Faces this week.