bythelight1973

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Posts tagged “children

Our Bird House

Posted on September 9, 2016

Over the summer Henry and Oliver helped me paint this birdhouse. I think they did a fine job.   We have it hanging from a tree outside our kitchen window.  I finally got around to setting up my camera on a tripod and ended up taking these photos.  According to our field guide I managed to get White-breasted Nuthatches, Titmouse, Chickadees, and Mourning Dove.  I’ve also had Blue Jays (they do like to make a big racket), American Goldfinches, Cardinals and a bonafide Hummingbird (I would love to get a picture of the Hummingbird). We’re starting to know their songs without looking out the window which I think is pretty cool and Oliver likes to imitate their song.  Happy September everyone and I dedicate…

Homemade library bags

Posted on July 6, 2016

For the longest time Henry and Oliver have been asking me to make them library bags.  We almost always end up asking for plastic bags at the front desk to take the books home in, but plastic bags can be uncomfortable for little hands, not to mention it’s not good for our planet so to kick off summer reading I surprised the boys by taking them to the fabric store. I had them pick out the fabrics for their bags and a few days later got to work sewing.  To say they were happy to see their bags is an understatement.  I knew they would be glad, but Henry especially was really touched I had sewed their bags from scratch.    The look on…

“How To Raise A Wild Child” book review

Posted on April 21, 2016

Growing up in NYC I didn’t have many opportunities to be out in nature except for going to the park nearby our home or visiting Central Park on a weekend, however ever since I could remember I have always felt drawn to nature. I still remember when the street I grew up in was all concrete and there wasn’t a tree in sight. As a young girl I didn’t know anything was missing, but then one day some people from an organization (perhaps a beautification organization) came and planted trees up and down my block. I was so excited because suddenly my block looked so pretty. That was over 25 years ago. Today those trees have grown big, strong and beautiful. Whenever I return…

Superheroes Among Us

Posted on June 16, 2013

I have a confession to make. Tomorrow is Father’s Day and I still haven’t gotten a Father’s Day card for my husband. I know, I know what kind of wife forgets to buy her terrific husband a Father’s Day card. Um, apparently me. I do hope though that having a baby three weeks ago gives me a “get out of jail” card for this year, but just because I didn’t get a card doesn’t mean Father’s Day hasn’t been on my mind. I came across the above picture a few days ago. It was taken on the day that we brought Oliver home from the hospital. As you can imagine Henry, my eldest son was feeling a bit out of it. Not only had…

March, In like a lion…

Posted on March 17, 2013

The only reason I shot this scene today was because my son informed my husband and I in no uncertain terms that he wanted to go to the park. We tried to explain to him that it was very cold outside (only going up to mid 30’s!) and that it wasn’t a good day for the park, but I guess there is only so much indoor activities a kid can take before he starts to go a little batty. So we layered him up and off we went to Tawasentha Park. Between the cold, cloudy weather and snowstorms we have been having and frankly me getting so big from the pregnancy I haven’t been able to shoot too many pictures. The sun however was shining high in the sky today despite the cold and it looked liked the perfect opportunity to take my camera along. When we got to the park my son took off towards the sandbox (did I mention he’s really tired of playing indoors) and I headed towards the stream. Relax everyone he stayed with my husband : )

It felt so good to be outdoors and feel the sun on my face and just get into a photographic zen, but alas my bliss was short-lived. Just as I was getting into the photographic zone my husband and son came looking for me. “Got cold, huh?” I asked my husband. From the look on their faces both he and my son were ready to resume indoor activities and I’d have to wait another day to continue reveling in my photographic meditation, however I did manage to capture this shot. Hope you like it. And I can’t wait to post a picture and title it March, out like a lamb…