I wasn’t going to include this image in the blog as in my opinion it was quite noisy and not quite good enough to make it however every time I pass it among my many files it makes me smile. I’ve mentioned before that Lola is quite the water baby and there really is no happier time of the day than bath time. The look of joy as she peered over the rim of the bath is one of my favourite parts of the day.
Archives for May 2015
I’m pretty relieved for this week to be coming to a close. I’ve had a whingy, teething, hyperemotional baby on my hands all week. The poor thing just doesn’t know whether to be happy or sad and oscillates wildly between the two emotions. This picture was taken amidst one of her overtired meltdowns. As soon as the camera came out to distract her she instantly cheered up as if all her woes were forgotten.
Who could resist this sweet kitty face begging to be let out onto the balcony? Well me, apparently, because I made her wait another few minutes while I snapped her photo. I have mentioned before that I’m a little obsessed with reflections and I noticed this crystal clear reflection as I went to let her out. But don’t worry, her patience was rewarded and she enjoyed that long afternoon nap in the sun.
On the weekend we took the kids to the local wildlife park. Of all the amazing creatures there I was most fascinated by the reptiles. The near darkness within the pavilion was a challenge to photograph but the beautiful vibrant colour in the exhibits made up for it. I especially loved the crocodile – completely still with only his eyes and the tip of his nose poking above the surface. It was hard to know who exactly was watching who.
Tim, being the Superdad that he is, is usually first up on a Sunday morning to do the morning routine with the early risers of the house (i.e. everyone but me). I came down to find this scene last Sunday. Look carefully, can you spot the game of Hide and Seek in action? I think the Seeker may have fallen asleep.
Saturdays are my always my favourite days because we get to spend it together – at least most of the time. Tim always seems energised in the children’s presence – he’s the designated ‘fun guy’ – which allows me time to recover from a long week of looking after the little people. Time spent with family is always time well spent as they say.
What better cure is there for cabin fever than a spontaneous roadtrip? We headed off on Sunday for a day trip to the very beautiful Carrington Falls and enjoyed walking through the bush while soaking up the warm Autumn sun. When we arrived the sun was pretty high in the sky filtered only by the occasional shadow from the tree cover – traditionally not great conditions for shooting but I wasn’t going to miss snapping these moments and this glorious day so I embraced the harsh sun and all it’s shadow-creating goodness.