Friday, January 15, 2010

We're having a heat wave!

A tropical heat wave...
Oh, yeah!  I think the temperature reached a whoppin 51 degrees yesterday!
Practically, balmy for this time of year.
Or, well... close enough.
So I took J out for an impromptu nature walk/ photo shoot.
It was nice to get out of the house and not feel like we were fighting against Arctic gales.
And, although today was almost as warm, it was mostly gray and cloudy, so I'm doubly glad that I got myself off my backside and out into the well-lit, warm, world.

I've been meaning to do something creative with this old window since I bought it last summer.
I still plan to clean it up a bit and hang it on a wall, but in the meantime,
here's another creative use for it.

I love the vastness of this photo.  It kind of makes up for nearly breaking my ankle trying to walk out there. 


There wasn't much color to be found at the battlefield.  Just lots of browns and grays.
That is until we found this great "mini" rainbow in the clouds.
I had to boost the colors a bit for it to show up in the picture as well as it did in real life.


J was my very helpful / assistant, but it wasn't all work and no play.
She found much joy in jumping over puddles and trying to break the ice.
I'm just glad neither of us managed to fall in.
(and believe me... I tried.)
  Note to self... don't wear slip off shoes on slippery mud banks.
Yeah... not a great idea.

I think I'll add these to Lotus' photo meme, Weekly Winners.
I've been following Weekly Winners for a while, but this is my first time participating.
Go check out everyone's favorite shots from the past week here.


Grammie/Mom said...

Julia really plays to the camera. She's so cute!

Leslie said...

you brought your window on the nature walk with you? i love the one of her in the field. is that the faces picture i chose...? can't remember.

jay said...

That one with the window frame is a GREAT use for the frame! Very creative!

I love the one of the plant against the light, too. Looks like you and J had a wonderful time. Good for you for getting out there. ;)

Tara R. said...

The mini rainbow is a great capture! I really like the shot of the sun shining through the trees with your daughter. Nicely done!

Karen said...

What a beautiful area, and great for taking pictures.

Jientje said...

Welcome to Weekly Winners Colleen, you did a great job! I enjoyed walking along with you!

Severine @ Mama la Mama said...

Indeed holy heat wave! Here too (Quebec Canada), it was above 45 yesterday....
Great shots, very nice light, and your daughter is a photocopy of you!!! :)

Rachel said...

WONDERFUL shots! I love all the different angles that you used. Your daughter is darling :-)

Secret Agent Mama said...

What a sweet girl you've got there!

photomommy said...

Looks like you had fun! Thanks for the wonderful comments on my photos! =)

Denise said...

Love love love that first one!!! What great shots!

mitt vattenhål said...

great photos and what a wonderful old window. will certainly be great on your wall. One idea is to use it as photoframe for different small photos as a collage

Maria Berg said...

You did find creative use for it!!! I did the same and used one of my children doing the same as you, MB