jumping over fences

i recently acquired some pretty cool photo manipulating software called photo tools. it works as a plug in within photoshop and looks like it is going to be a lot of fun to play around with. i had intended to spend part of the evening tonight testing it out, but then i went for a run, and had an hour long bath while listening to the rain out the window, and now i am much too tired for computer things.

we'll see what tomorrow brings.


bringing the court to order

cohen's room is often neglected. i have never had adequate storage for it, and having to keep both kids clothes in there has proven messy. kids clothes in general are a huge pain, i mean they are constantly growing into and out of them, i feel like i need an inventory specialist just to keep track of it all. then we acquired all these little people toys which begged for shelf space, only i didn't have any, and so they would sit lined up against the wall (on a good day) looking haphazard and cluttered. the walls had leftover mounting tape from an art project that had long since been torn down. not to mention the left over christmas decorations and faded and limp artwork scattered around. the place was chaos and i felt like it was bringing the chaos out in the kids, so something had to be done. it took a couple of days but i think i have finally finished, i wonder how many more before it is back to a mess?




singing the tune without the words

i know, i know, i said every day. old habits are hard to break. truth be told i have fallen under the spell of spring cleaning and have been spending most of my time scrubbing floorboards and rearranging furniture. i may have a cool before and after tomorrow to show you some of my handy work.

tonight i did make it out for my walk though and i had camera in hand. i got a strap for my tripod this week, so i thought i would test it out. i had some specific shots in mind and was excited to get out and shoot them, but after i set up the first one i realized that i had the 50mm lens on the camera instead of the 24mm, and that just won't do. it wasn't the first time i left the house wearing the wrong lens, i'm sure it won't be the last either. i decided to make the most of being out and continued walking anyway. i stopped into my local shoppers drug mart where i was greeted by this little fellow
stuff of nightmares
i stared at it for nearly a minute, certain it was staring back. i was so captivated that i felt compelled to buy it, going so far as to scoop it up and carry it with me around the store, but then i changed my mind, turns out that he may just be too much bunny for me i'm afraid.

a few minutes later, after i was back on the street, i came across these
strange and slightly offensive, plus they sing!
there were close to a dozen of them lined up, their cheeks illuminated by the street light. my first instinct was that they were offensive, imagining that they sing "pow wow wow wow, pow wow wow wow" when you press their buttons (?!), but then i wasn't so sure. they seemed sort of proud to be there, i am not sure they want me feeling bad for them.

i did end up setting up the tripod in the end to take one shot of the traffic. it wasn't what i wanted, but i will try and go out again tomorrow, this time with the proper gear.

oh, and because it was too cute to pass up, here is one of my little lady singing her song slightly off key



it's been going really well over here, the sharing that is, i should probably go knock on wood now.


the road less travelled

i have become somewhat obsessed with photographing alleys at night. i will spare you the dozens of shots i have already, saving them for a day when together they make something interesting. but i wanted to share this one. it's rather ordinary and not a great photo at all, and yet, there is something about it that compels me.


over the moon

it's like one of those puzzles in the back of a children's magazine, can you find the mistake?


and now for something completely different

i think i am going to shake things up over here, try something new. when i think of coming here and writing something, i sigh internally, and put it off. i don't have the words in me these days. so, for awhile anyway, i think this is going to become a photo blog, with the odd caption thrown in. i am going to try and post everyday with a photo, or few, that represent the day to me (not unlike klay's brilliant idea over at 100 days, thanks for that).

day one is easy, it was her eleven month day yesterday, and today she walked barefoot outside for the first time, so much to celebrate.