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New phone, fun with pictures

My old phone refused to hold a charge for months. It was so bad I was permanently hooked up to an external battery. It was one of those situations where I was close enough to the end of our contract (we signed before the new no contact plans) that it didn’t seem worth it to buy an extra battery. Any way, to make a long story short, I got a new phone with a very nice camera.

Bet you can guess what comes next….flowers! And maybe a cat too because he’s cute.

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Garden Fun

Wow, two blog posts in one week!  The end of the semester must be close.  The past few days have yielded amazing weather in the pacific northwest which means that my days off have been spent outside soaking up the sun.  I have been having fun playing with my new zoom lens I got for Christmas which is great for photographing the kids, but not so much flowers.    However, I have used it on a few occasions and had some success.  I have been working on angles and lighting, but  mostly I am just enjoying the flowers.

Happy Spring!

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Garden pictures

I have been super busy trying to get my feet under me and a handle on dealing with two kids. Meal times are the worst. It always seems that while I’m trying to get a meal ready for my son, who is melting down, the baby decides to start screaming because she wants to eat. Exhausting! Also, my son, who is definitely a 2-year-old now, has developed an obstinate streak. It’s particularly difficult to deal with when the baby is also crying. I understand that it’s a tough transition for him, and I really wish I could spend more one-on-one time with him right now.  On the positive side, he is very gentle with her.

I have managed to get out in the garden in between rain storms. The garden is the one place that will keep my son happy and busy and I can wear the baby and keep her happy. So here here’s to the garden, which always brings happiness.

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Spring has sprung

The past few weeks spring has arrived! I love this time of year. I love the newness, the smell after a clean rain, the feeling of promise that spring brings and the anticipation of warm summer days. To clarify, I love all four seasons, but spring is my favorite. Some of the flowers have begun to open, which prompted me to break out the camera and take some photos of what’s blooming.

Enjoy!
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