weekend lookback, november 3

Well, we're a little late around here today, aren't we? Blame standard time, blame me finally catching Cal's cold from last week, blame the coastal storm that dropped our temps and kicked up our winds... whatever! I love fall! I just want to thank whomever scheduled the school calendar for the the year for making the Monday after the end of Daylight Savings a school holiday.

We plan all snuggles all day until a hitting lesson at 4. Sounds pretty perfect to me.

Actually, minus the hitting lesson, sounds like most of my weekend. Neighborhood fire pit for Halloween, monthly brunch with friends on Sunday, a lot of sofa rest with the beagle in between. I can't really complain.

On Friday, a member of my photo group had a birthday and that was really nice. Seriously, this meeting, twice a month is one of my favorite parts of my week. We're formalizing the format a bit (lots of forms in that sentence) since it's easy for groups like these to devolve from "photo group" into "coffee group." And last week we talked about some of the ah-ha moments we've had along our photography journey as well as some struggles we're having. If I limit it to three, I can pinpoint specific "ah-ha moments." One is a specific lens. One is discovering, with the help of one of my instructors, another photographer, and the other I'll tell you about in a little bit.

I guess the important thing is to be able to look back on your journey and see the things that have shifted perspective for you. That have made your leaps. Regardless of your medium, what ah-ha moments have changed you?

weekend lookback, august 18

Row 1: galette, curbside, pie - plated; Row 2; sand dune

Row 1: galette, curbside, pie - plated; Row 2; sand dune

Oh, it was one of those weekends where I don't have pictures of the things I should write about, and the things I'm thinking about writing about aren't really forming full thoughts in my brain. In my defense, it is early.

I made a pie.

This is a new process to me and I'm ridiculously excited about it.

Cal and I spent Saturday evening helping our friends Jackie and Terry with their new business, Bodacious Pizza. It was so much fun. And wood fired pizza! I tried to take pictures while we were working, but it was hard to do both. And then I spent all day Sunday recovering while Cal spent Sunday at Busch Gardens. We all feel like we came out winners in that little game. He had a mini reunion with some of the kids from the Page Program and got a behind-the-scenes tour of the park. And I didn't have to go on roller coasters. Win-win.

And that was the weekend. Neel worked almost all weekend (there may have been a nap), and I worked some of it. We took some walks and helped some friends. All the tiny moments that make up our days. Interesting perhaps, only to me. It's the last week of summer vacation, and of course the forecast is rainy. I'm mostly signing off here for the week, but so I can soak up every soggy minute, but I will be back here to collect my thoughts and favorite photographs from our latest run of #perception_collection on Friday. It was fun this go, wasn't it? So many beautiful photos and wonderful participants. My heart is full.