bythelight1973

If you wait for perfection, you'll miss life

Posts tagged “outdoors

“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…

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…

Watch those curve balls…

Posted on February 6, 2013

Greetings fellow readers and bloggers. So sorry I haven’t been posting or responding/leaving comments on people’s blogs. January started out with lots of visits with extended family which is always a great way to start the new year, but things started to take a turn when flu season and that wicked virus that’s been on the news decided to pay the Rivas household a visit and it seems it’s not letting up. Thankfully, so far (knock on wood) my magic shield has kept me at bay from these illnesses, but I can’t say the same for the rest of my boys : ( Life however has a way of balancing things out so while I haven’t fallen prey to winter’s flu season count the…

Gorgeous day for a hike

Posted on December 5, 2012

Yesterday we got a break from the cold. It was in the 50’s and when I asked my son where he would like to go he said Pinebush. It turned out to be an excellent idea. His new-found pre-school friend and mom came with us. The boys had a great time running up and down, kicking up dirt and yelling their little lungs out, but somehow I think the trees have heard it all before…

A shot of color and a prayer…

Posted on November 1, 2012

Originally I was going to post this picture up as my way of looking for color in this perpetual cloudy part of upstate NY. The clouds parted a few days ago and I finally found the motivation to go out and take a few shots of the colorful foliage. Sorry I haven’t posted much lately, but I’ve been a bit under the weather. Well back to the photo. I thought in my own small way I’d dedicate this photo to the people who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. So far many of my friends and family are without power or heat. but their homes are intact and more importantly they are safe. I am thankful for this. For the people who have been hit hard by this hurricane my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Twists and turns…

Posted on May 15, 2012

On our Red Rock Canyon trip I kept hanging my head out of the car window while I snapped away at the scenery (Henry don’t try this at home). On one of the many twists and turns I managed to capture this photo. It’s my husband and mom’s favorite shot. When I came home and viewed it on the screen I couldn’t help but concur. It’s a keeper.

All photographs © Nareen Rivas