Friday, May 28, 2010

Why I'll never make dinner again.

At least not when there is light like this. 

I certainly got a lot of mileage from that one day at Manassas battlefield.

We really didn't have to wander far from the parking lot to find stuff to do and to look at.

Markers to read.


and gravestones to consider.



Julia bounded across the field like a little puppy and threw herself into the long grass.
"Look how tall this grass is, Mom!"

and where else can you cuddle up with a canon?

(Oh! wait... I have been known to cuddle with my Canon XSi.
Loving this camera!)

I have no clue what she was doing or pretending to be, but this one makes me laugh every time.  :)

18 comments:

AlyGatr said...

Those are some stunning pics! It reminds me of seeing the battlegrounds at Lexington in Massachusetts, not far from where we lived in Boston, though it's not as isolated as that. I can see why you'd rather be out there than stuck in the house.

Leslie said...

silly girl...it is starting to look like you have only one kid...nobody else get into the pictures

Kate said...

These pictures are great - and the last one is hilarious!

MaryMary said...

Beautiful photos--and fabulous light indeed!

Yellow House said...

Cuddling with a Canon! LOL!!! I will be doing lots of that this weekend.

Julie said...

How fun! I like day trips like that. Learn a little something, take in the views...beautiful pics too! and I liked your canon joke :).

terri browne said...

Julia is very photogenic! The last picture of her cracks me up -- it reminds me of goofing around with my sisters when we were kids.

Grammie/Mom said...

My favorite picture of this bunch is Julia standing in the field. She's not looking a the camera or posing...a very nice candid shot!

countryfriedmama said...

These are so beautiful! The colors and light are just amazing.

My favorite part of You Capture by far is coming to see what everyone else is doing. Here's hoping that some of y'all's talent will rub off on me.

Jientje said...

It looks like a perfect day, and I can see why you love your camera so much! Julia is always such a perfect model for your pictures!

Evelyn said...

Hi Colleen
Great pics - what a nice day to be out, and a really nice spot too.

Brown Family Blog said...

love these pics. I remember visiting there when I was little.

alita said...

You cuddle with your camera?!? OMG...

Shhhh...

I have full on make out sessions with mine. ha!

...

Don't tell anyone mkay?

lisaschaos said...

I love her expression in that last shot! Too funny!!! And I love the energy of children! I would be too scared to run into long grass, fearing snakes, lol. But you had great lighting! Wonderful shots every one!

Shelle said...

they're an awesome bunch of photos...and great scenery...love the shadows on the grave...i have one that does the silliest things when i pull out my camera. it's hard to be at home and catchig the light at the same time ::):)

monstergirlee said...

The light in all your pics os just gorgeous! And your girl is such a cutie!
I love the one of her standing in the grass.

Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Jane said...

Oh wow, that photo of your daughter in the grass is stunning.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

That is great light. I don't blame you for not making dinner.