Bikes in the Park

It’s been a real long time since I’ve blogged something here.  My brother keeps reminding me!  We’ve had a very full summer.  We did some trips to both NJ and Indiana, have spent many a day and evening pruning our fingers in the neighborhood pool and I’ve been launching a photography business.  And the next few months are shaping up to be just as busy. The boys are sick today so I’ve had some time to catch up on tasks and do some editing of our family pictures.  These are from an evening when traffic was light so we all … Read more

Clickin Mom's Blog Circle – Shallow Depth of Field

I think this month’s Clickin Mom’s challenge, shallow depth of field, is a favorite amongst photographers.  I know it is for me.  Shallow depth of field is when your focus falls on a very small portion of the photo with the fore and background falling quickly out of focus. Chasing two toddlers around, I very rarely have a chance to position them so that distractions are eliminated, opting to capture them in the natural (cluttered) environment.  I use shallow depth of field to isolate them from the background A LOT! Here are a couple of my favorite images where I … Read more

I Wish

I wish the good memories flowed as easily as the bad ones. I wish that details of the millions of conversations I had with my mom were as easy to recall as are the feeling of hitting the cold hospital floor after my mom cried that she was “going to miss the baby.” I wish I didn’t have to struggle to remember my mom’s hug or strain to hear the sound of her voice in my head. I wish I didn’t have detailed flashbacks of conversations with doctors, signing a DNR, the hospice room, or the school bus that kept … Read more

Making Sense of the Senseless

The World seems crazy right now.  This week has been a never-ending stream of terror and loss and sadness-the Boston bombings, the Texas plant explosion, a blogger losing her special needs son too soon. I continue to be grateful that my boys are too young to understand or notice any of this.  I don’t have to figure out how to explain evil and death to them, I don’t have to assure them of their safety.  Like so many others, I’m so glad I don’t have to do that yet! But maybe it’s not the kids that need reassurance – maybe … Read more