Friday, November 29, 2013

48:52 Satisfaction

This week, satisfaction was a house full of family, feasting at our table, visiting and laughing together.
Thanksgiving was as wonderful as always because I am blessed with a large, loving family.

But I didn't get a chance to photograph that kind of satisfaction.  Or the kind that follows eating a very large, very delicious meal of turkey, candied sweet potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie, etc.

So instead, I will share one of the other sources of my satisfaction this week.

My hutch makeover project is finished!
I am quite satisfied with the end result, and with the fact that I finished it in time to fill it with my china for use on this Thanksgiving. 

I'll share more details and pictures of my hutch next week.
Enjoy your weekend, as well as Marcy's pictures!

Friday, November 22, 2013

47:52 Nature

I thought that most of my pictures were of people, and specifically my kids.

However, Project 52 has made me realize that when I go out of the house I take almost just as many nature shots as I do kid shots.

47:52 Nature

I think that is a good thing.  I don't want to be stuck shooting just one subject. 
I don't want to be limited to only two either, actually.

Hmmm, I'm wishing next week's theme was 'urban' or something similar.  At least it isn't kids or nature.
Come visit again next week to see what it is, and in the meantime enjoy viewing what kind of nature Marcy has captured and shared.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

46:52 Be Still

It was on our hike out of the Grand Canyon - when I realized how quickly our hiking boots were eating up the miles - that I felt the sudden urge to just stop.  
To stop and soak up the beauty of the place. 
To be still and listen to the wind and the birds.
To pause and let the stillness of the place seep into my being. 
To be still and absorb it all and imprint it into my memory for later recollections.

46:52 Be Still

And now our weekend hike is behind me.  It feels far behind me though in reality it was just weeks ago.
And I want to be back there, soaking it all up.

Instead, I will 'be still' here.
And appreciate this moment I have in this place, my home, with these people, my family.

Be still and find the beauty that is in today.

Friday, November 8, 2013

45:52 Texture

Even bare of their golden fall leaves, I still find the aspen tree beautiful.

I'm wondering if Leann has some fabric texture to share with us this week.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

5 Things I Learned about Hiking the Grand Canyon

#5 -  Fall is a beautiful time of year to hike the Grand Canyon.

#4 -  You develop a special kinship with your hiking partners.  You're in it together; you have to get out together.

#3 -  Going down is NOT easier than coming up!

#2 -  The Canyon is demanding and unrelenting (we did a 4,000 ft elevation change from top to bottom), but the human body is surprisingly resilient.  Your legs just keep going.

#1 -  The Grand Canyon is so vast, so rugged, and so incredibly raw in it's beauty that there is no way you can take it all in over a single weekend trip.  You will want to go back.

(I have lots more pictures to share.  In the meantime, check out my brother-in-law's blog about our hike.  He does a great job capturing the beauty of this place.)

Friday, November 1, 2013

44:52 Hands

One of the things I love
is hearing my children make music.

From the little ones, with cute chubby hands, learning to press piano keys with each finger,
to the older ones, with more dexterous fingers, who employ both their hands and their lips to make a note, then a string of notes that make a song.

I'm delighted they are interested in instruments.
I look forward to adding the violin or flute (she hasn't decided yet which) into our cacophony of noise. 

The music their little hands can make is quite wonderful.

This month I'm linking up to Marcy.  Head her way to see more.