This winter has definitely been mild, to say the least – yikes, kind of scary! I am a little bit sad for not experiencing the beauty of a snow fall, and have also missed wearing a lot of warm winter sweaters & scarves. Although, I think those of us in Georgia have, for the most part, been enjoying the sunshine & fall like weather…heck, we’ve had more than a handful of spring like weather and warmth! Today, though, is rather dismal and rainy. That being said, I thought it was a good time to follow up with a Winter Warm-up: Part II (this year’s Winter Warm-up: Part I ) – (Last year’s Winter Warm-up: Part I or Part II.)
The two beach pictures above feel very special to me. They capture my oldest who is a dancer at heart and I can ‘feel’ the movement. The latter of the two looks as though she is about to take flight…which, makes me think to the future, as well as reflect on the past & present…
The pieces that make a whole, sometimes are overlooked, and feel relatively insignificant. Truly these little pieces can bring you back to a place in time – in the blink of an eye. Little hands, feet, toes, eyes, lashes, lips, teeth, tippy toes…
Look who ALMOST fell asleep in the water! All that sun, fresh air, beach play…it had the poor girl wiped out (and denying to me she was tired)! 😛
The image below almost became a casualty of a hasty, momentary decision. My daughter’s face was speaking to me, but, it wasn’t exactly something I was ‘looking’ for. In the end, when I saw this particular picture up close for review, I saw very clearly, my mom and perhaps generations before her were there speaking through my daughter’s eyes, lips, nose…
Thank you for getting this far! 😉 That was another huge share! It was a nice long vacation though too! I wish it hadn’t been so long ago already, but, hey, photos give us the ability to relive them as often as we want!
So, I decided to ‘take the plunge.’ I went ahead and launched a website this weekend and followed it up with a facebook page. If you’ve been following my blog, I would absolutely love for you to hop on over and have a peek at the website and most certainly if you have a facebook page, then link up with me there too!
As always, thank you so much for following or stopping in!
btw, everything that was ‘tagged’ in this post can absolutely be found in my website, lots, here on this blog 😛
Last winter I posted a blog called, Winter Warm-up. This year I’m past due for posting a warm-up, although, I must say, I think most of us haven’t exactly been needing it! 😉 I have been longing for a beach visit though, alas, I have revisited our beach vacation from this past July. 🙂 We had such a great time! Waking up to the beach, the sounds of the ocean, the feel of the air, beach walks any time of day, ah *sigh* it was wonderful…we even rescued a baby shark one night, go figure it was on a night where we left camera’s behind
Anyhow, with such a variety of ages present, there was no end to the fun, exploration, wonder & amazement. Like my warm-up last year, I have already dubbed them Part 1 and Part 2 (which, will be soon to follow). Please enjoy my over share!
This one, I fondly think of as, “boy meets ocean.”
All 5 of them all doing different things, but, encompassed in one shot. Makes my heart smile. After revisiting all of these images, I’m heavily wishing I was in them too, but, am so absolutely happy to have these moments captured in time.
Some of my friends have ALL boys, one thing I have a few of, is little girls! One thing my little girls absolutely love to do is — dress up! Another thing that goes hand-in-hand with dressing up — having tea parties! So, one afternoon my dear husband and sweet boy went out together, leaving the girls to be girls. My oldest child is constantly dressing up herself, her siblings and her friends. This particular afternoon was no exception. I walked into the living room only to find all three girls, dressed as fairies, complete with wings and wands…having a tea party. They were so cute, I went to get my camera immediately. After snapping a few pictures, it occurred to me. It is so nice outside. Let them have a tea party in the forest & let them be little fairies out there. I asked, and let me just tell you, they were jumping at the opportunity, literally! Out we went. They played & I stayed far away, stalking as if they were my prey, letting them interact & behave as they would naturally. Next time, I believe I will intervene, because they were so inspiring! 🙂
Keep in mind these pictures were taken in May 2010 🙂 I wish I would’ve taken the time to edit all of them sooner, but, for me, they are a completely fond memory to revisit any time!
Their nose kisses are the sweetest…they make my heart smile and sigh…