A (Sticky) Evening at the Zoo [Wordless Wednesday]

A friend and I took our boys to Lowry Park Zoo on Saturday evening (you may recognize Elliott from last week’s post – he and Evan are becoming besties). The zoo was open late and the weather kept most people away so we practically had the place to ourselves. It was awesome.

Once I was home, I started playing around with the images, giving a lot of them some black and white treatment. Photography friends, should I try to stay consistent when editing a “series” of photos? Or is it okay to vary it up like I did here? I’m learning/experimenting and appreciate tips.

And now, no more words.

Duck Derby [Wordless Wednesday]

I’m not sure why I didn’t put this together before. I like doing photo posts…there is a weekly meme called Wordless Wednesday…sounds like I should be joining in the fun.

So here is my inaugural Wordless Wednesday post. On Saturday, we took Evan (and his friends, Elliott and Zander) to the Dunedin Duck Derby. Otherwise known as the slowest race ever. Perhaps you should find a river next year, guys.

Now, no more words.







The Sunday Salon [5.19.13]

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This was not my best blogging week. But it wasn’t my best anything week really. Life just seems to busy these days. I’m hoping it settles down soon. Although I’ve not had time to read more than a few pages in print this week, I did finish Kate Atkinson’s Life after Life on audio yesterday. I think I need to discuss this with someone. Takers?

I am busy getting ready for my little baby to turn ONE next weekend, but I am still in disbelief that it has actually been a year since he was born.

But then again, he is walking every where these days…

…which has led to much more baby-proofing.

We even had to start putting shoes on our Florida baby (remember when it took us months to even put him in pants?).

But we do get a few moments of calm. Every once in awhile.

And now I am off to paint some more honey pots. Have a wonderful Sunday, readers.

A Trip to the Zoo and Evan’s First Easter

I am enjoying these photo posts and I hope you are as well. Having visitors around all month means that I am taking many more pictures than usual and this weekend was no exception.

On Saturday, we took Evan to Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa.

The penguins are his favorite.

Evan got some quality time with his grandpa.

The zoo was a success!

On Easter, Evan found a basket full of bath toys, some plush animals, and a book (I am still figuring out how to take decent photos indoors…).

And he looked dashing in the suit my mom sent him.

Hope you all had a great Easter weekend!

A Day at the Beach

So, the usual story. I don’t have a review for you today, but I do have some pictures.  All the visitors this month are cramping my review-writing style, but they’re giving me a great opportunity to play with my camera. Maybe someday I’ll get to add “photographer” to my list of titles.

Anyway, we took Evan to the beach (Honeymoon Island) for the first time yesterday while Ben’s mom was in town. He’s seen the water before, but he’s never played in it or the sand. It was a WINDY day and since it’s been cold, the water was also cold. And there was a riptide warning. And it was naptime. So we just stayed in the sand today and left after about a half an hour. But Evan had fun exploring the sand and trying to eat nature.


The ironic thing is that I totally could have written a review in the time it took me to put this post together.