Just a few signs you don’t always see.
This morning it started at Halloween Storytime at the Clintonville Whetstone Library.
Charlie wore his astronaut costume and after the songs and stories the kids got treats from different stations in the library. The first was at the RETURNS slots. Stick you hand in and get a treat! I thought that was so creative. Then you had to know where to find the Shark books. There was a shark passing out festive Snoopy and Great Pumpkin pencils. There were so many cute and creative costumes but I try to not photograph children I don’t know so it looks like Charlie was on his own which was not the case.
Later Charlie wore a BumbleBee Transformer costume his Dad created from cardboard and duct tape. It was a lot of hard work but came out great. It was fully operational and folded so Charlie could transform from a car to a Bot. The neighbors had a mask Charlie could borrow. Laura passed out the treats. Their neighbors dog, Hudson sported a HOT DOG costume.
At 6:30 I got in the car for the 15 mile drive to Mark and Erika’s to photograph my four grandkids. It was dark and rainy by the time I arrived. Michael was inside the house taking a break….scary mask. And then I found Maura the unicorn her friend, a deer and and tried to capture them Trick or Treating. No flash to be had. Anna was at swimming practice and didn’t get home until after 8. Jack was a soldier and all the kids gave me their Almond Joys cause they aren’t keen on them and they know I like them!
Friday morning in Ohio. Simple sunrise on way to Michael’s school.
Granddaughter Anna-14- captured and texted me the Thanksgiving Feast Aftermath StillLife
A perfectly illustrated Transformation
Erica V. at WordPress writes about the photo challenge she created- elemental
“For this week’s challenge, explore the classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire. How do you capture something invisible like air, or the movement of water?”
Denali from the train
The wind captured by the flag in Florida
Snow and ice Highland Park Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Falls in Washington with my sister-in-law
St. George Island Sunrise
Rushing water in Alaska
Train ride to Denali
Burning Basket in Homer Alaska
Maura running across a field at the farm in Crestline, Ohio
Hard to feel the heat of the desert in a photograph- Arizona
and one of my favorite songs Fantasy by Earth Wind and Fire
I try to keep the blog in real time but these images are from the archives.
My bowl of ice cream with the fresh peach and triple ginger cookies from yesterday got me thinking about how desserts satisfy.
I photographed these desserts in Ohio.
I didn’t eat it myself but the the satisfaction factor was there for the nice woman who bought it and ate it (after she let me shoot it!)
and here is another person’s funnel cake – unadorned – well, a dusting of powdered sugar
The waning light, caught on the tops of trees in the backyard. or a study -how light affects color.
Jack tried repeatedly to dislodge the nylon parachute guy from the birch tree in the backyard. Stuck! It was a stunning winter day. Gray and white clouds, blue sky and just below freezing temp. A day for the real camera and not the phone.
His dad was going to help himtry to retrieve it later after work but I wasn’t there to find out if they succeeded.
I enjoyed this week’s challenge by Lignum Draco Water