Flying Lesson

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theme – beach

I found this family of seagulls while at the beach with my family. I realized I had never seen a family of seagulls with babies before. What a treat to watch.

New Chapter

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “New.”

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Newby Kim

New year, new snow, and resolutions… all great things to photograph. After coming across this photo of my daughter who is newly twenty-one, an official adult, this had to be my choice.

It is a huge milestone as a parent watching your baby step into adulthood. I have watched her grow, through school, sports, friendships, success and struggles to see her really come into her own.

She realizes that with power comes responsibility and that is definitely a good thing to take into her next chapter of life.

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Curious and Caitlyn

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CANDID

I know this isn’t the best portrait shot with a very bright sun casting shadows on my daughter’s face but I still love it. Every time I see it, it makes me smile. As a parent, I think the photos I cherish most are not the perfectly made portraits where everyone is being forced to smile, but the ones you capture and can see just how happy your child is. – Diane

Contemplative

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CONTEMPLATIVE

Since this is a theme from last year (I’m a little behind), I thought I could use an old photo since I wasn’t entering it on Photo Friday. This is a photo of my mom probably taken by my dad in the early 1970’s. I love everything about this photo. The pose (although I believe it was just a candid shot), the style, those great sunglasses, and of course how beautiful and young my mom looks. This is one of my all time favorite photos. I’m glad I found a theme where I could share it here with you. – Diane

Sport

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PETS

This is our dog, Sport. He is a mischievous little guy. He is 8 years old and gets into everything. His favorite pastime is getting q-tips from the bathroom trash can and eating them. Gross! Another favorite of his is to catch frogs. Frogs are poisonous to dogs especially little ones. After we shove the kitchen sprayer down his throat when he gets one, he bounces off the walls. Maybe it’s his form of catnip, who knows. Speaking of cats, he thinks he is a cat. He likes to relax on top of the back of the couch like a cat would. He can even jump like a cat does. Even with all of his quirkiness, he is part of our family and we love him.  – Diane

Just a small note about the photo: It wasn’t a very sharp photo but by using the poster edges filter, I was able to mask some of the blurriness. I’m so glad I was able to save these shot of him and his little mohawk.

Mack

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NATURAL LIGHT

This is Mack. I believe he is a 4-year-old blot hound. He belongs to my in-laws.  They weren’t looking for a dog but after seeing him on the news, they knew he should be a part of their family. Mack was a rescue dog that was featured on their local news station’s adopt a pet segment. I recently spent 2 weeks on vacation with Mack, and I must say, he cracks me up. He has the personality of Eeyore. He barks twice if he needs to go out or wants food and then sits and waits for you to get it. He spends his day plopping down (with a huge sigh every time) wherever he is (although he prefers the couch or any free chair) and just watches everyone. He is content knowing he is loved. Mack is a great dog. – Diane

Shhh Baby Sleeping

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AT REST

I dug way back into my archives to find this gem. This is my son when he was 14 months old. He is now 15 (years). What I realized when I came across this photo is that he still has to sleep with something on his cheek, although now it has changed into his pillow or blanket.  This old photo is becoming one of my new favorites. Just by making it black and white, I love the peaceful quality it now has without all the bright blues and reds and greens. – Diane

A Familiar Face

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FAMILIAR FACES

Oh Sport. You really know how to make someone feel guilty. Those sad little puppy dog eyes staring at me, begging me to give some love and attention. Wait a minute… those are Cheeze-Its in that bowl. Is this just a trick to sneak over and eat my snack? Don’t look so innocent. I’m on to you now. By the way mister, you are a dog not a cat, so get off the table for the thousandth time. – Diane