Back in 2006 I did a series of photos under the title of “expression”. I found some of the images tonight, and this collage as well. Thought I would share.
I was poking around some old photo files and came across this photo of my children at the beach in Port Stanley. I probably took it seven or eight years ago. It is hard to believe so much time has passed. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was sitting in the sand watching them play. Now, both kids have grown up. This fall both will be off to university. I blinked and they became adults. Appreciate every moment that you have with your children. The time you spend together is more precious than having things. We will have many memories together as adults of course, but this time, it will never been the same and there is no going back.
Day 5 “Once in a while you have to take a break and visit yourself.”
Today is the last day of the Black & White challenge. This last photograph I have decided to share is one I took while walking on Rissers beach in Nova Scotia in 2008. It was the most unique snail trail I have ever discovered, and the best thing I could do was to leave it undisturbed. Now I am taking some time off to write a new novel in the month of November
Day 4 “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”
This photo is a few years old. My youngest has grown up now and by this time next fall will be in the midst of her first year of university. I love being a mom. My two children have taught me so much over the years. Being a single mother has not been easy, but learning early on that the three of us were a team helped us a lot. Perhaps the biggest lesson I have learned with them is that there is always time for laughter, no matter how dark it gets outside.
Day 2 “Blackbird”
From a very early age, my children and I have gone on little adventures together to the lake. We like exploring the shoreline together and have made many trips to Port Stanley, Port Burwell, Port Glasgow, Port Bruce over the years. I took this photograph on one of our early morning trips a couple of years ago. I always feel more at peace when I am near water.
I was challenged on Facebook this evening by my friend Grace to post one of my black and white photos each day for the next five days. I thought I would take the challenge out a little further and share it here as well. I am not sure where this challenge originated (or where any of them do for that matter) but I am happy to be part of it.
Desire and rage, love and gentleness. They are interesting themes. This quote by Mignon McLaughlin that accompanied my challenge made me think to this photograph which I cleverly titled “orchid in sunlight”. I used to keep orchids until my daughter’s cat discovered how much he enjoyed eating the blooms. This was my last one before he got a hold of it.