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Photography: Leaning into Spring (Post #1)

Yesterday, we finally went to the gardens.  We packed a nice lunch and ate under one of the gazebos near the pond.  Yes, you heard that right, school is finally out.  So yesterday, I played hooky – no school, no computer, just sunshine and me 🙂  Okay, the kids were there too, but they kept busy taking photographs of their own.


One of my little ones sadly announced that she does not like taking photos and thought I would be disappointed.  She loves drawing though, so today when we go back to the gardens she will bring drawing implements with her.  I’m not disappointed at all, but I would love to see her grow in her artistic endeavors.


Speaking of endeavors… my oldest daughter did finally start her own photography blog.  You can find her at Chronicles of Wonder.  One of her teachers suggested that she start sharing her photography as she sees great potential in her.  If you have seen my photos, then you will see right away that her eye is trained differently than mine, which I think is a good thing.  Pretty amazing thinking we are at the gardens on the same exact day and times, yet her view is ever so different.


Anyhoo… have to get up and get ready to go to the gardens again.  Hoping to pack a nice lunch and enjoy the warmer weather – yesterday was a bit windy.  I don’t expect to necessarily find a different view than yesterday, but just want to soak in as much of the outdoors as I can.  Thank goodness spring is finally here (and school being out is icing on the cake)!  Hope all of you have beautiful weather, wherever you may be.


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28 thoughts on “Photography: Leaning into Spring (Post #1)

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! My mother and I love flowers so much and we know the same feeling! Your pictures are absolutely crisp and fresh and I love it! I also enjoyed reading about you and your daughter and it warms my heart. My mother and I are very close so this post was definitely a fun read for me! Thank you!

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    1. You’re welcome! So glad to see other mothers and daughters enjoy one another’s company. I simply adore my girls… they truly add a whole lot of beauty to my life. I’m sure your mother feels the same.


    1. Thank you Jane. Sorry I have been out and about – I’m normally on top of things at least weekly with people’s posts. I’ve been playing hooky 🙂 I will share that with her – I know it will bring a smile. She started recently taking photos and her teacher suggested she start a blog. It’s a good thing to try to help them find interests, but not always easy 🙂

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      1. Suggest she comments on other blogs, to attract their attention – if she’s not doing so already. When those who like photography see her work, I’m sure she’ll get positive input, and that’ll raise her confidence.


        1. Yes, she has started doing that and she also started doing a weekly/bi-weekly photo challenge. This way she can see what other people are doing as well. She is rather excited. It is the first time she is brave enough to share anything online 🙂

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          1. It is not easy for her. In fifth grade she learned she had Dyslexia. For years she struggled not understanding why she could not understand what came so easily to her younger sister. Once the diagnosis came – which for me was a godsend, because I could then find a way to help her, she somehow feels like she is deficient. I don’t know how to explain it, but she always worries about saying the wrong thing or making a mistake. It must be hard for her. It took years to get her to enjoy reading and then later to write poetry. She is actually a good writer even though Dyslexia should hamper her efforts. It does not. I’m hoping that she will grow more comfortable into her skin the more I encourage her to try. I think she knows she has talent – but then wavers in believing in herself. It will take time, I think…

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          2. Her confidence will grow.
            My second daughter has Dyslexia. I’m not going to tell you the whole horror story, but I managed to get her diagnosed after ten years of trying.
            The term’ Autism Spectrum Disorder’ would be laughable if it wasn’t so sad. Look at your amazing daughter, and then look at the world. She finds reading and writing difficult. Look at all the people in the world who lack compassion, whose hearts are full of hatred, who are greedy and selfish… now look again at your daughter, and mine… there’s nothing wrong with them, but there’s an awful lot wrong with a society that thinks that they’re deficient. But you know all about that.

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          3. I completely agree with you. It seems rather strange that they should decide that. I have found, through my kids, that people just think differently. It is not definicent, but different. They have a lot of good attributes and gifts that would not have been possible otherwise. The problem is, people often try to focus on what you can’t do instead of what you can. It deters a lot of people.

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    1. Thank you Pete. I know this is going to sound strange. I only started wearing glasses all the time this year (old age 🙂 but it was so warm outside that they kept fogging up. I took them off and realized I was taking better pictures with out them. When I wore my glasses, they often turned out more blurry. Now, I go and take them off immediately. Not always 100% perfect pictures, but they have improved.

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      1. You are welcome, Sumyanna 🙂 I have been wearing glasses myself for some years now, and all the time also. Mainly long distance with me, but I always use the view finder on the camera rather than the LCD screen, pushing it against my glasses which I find helps steady the camera also. But if you get fogging issues that can be a problem. So glad you can manage without the glasses. Fabulous images 🙂

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        1. I don’t use the LCD screen at all but when the camera lens pushes against my glasses, they tend to fog up. My glasses are for reading and distance with a small area in between without prescription. I’m assuming it is hard to always look through the right part of the glasses and perhaps that is what is causing the blurring. I found out that cameras do have a place to adjust if you do wear glasses, but I was worried to play with it in case it made my pictures worse 🙂

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          1. I wear varifocals, both distance and near sighted (age things also :)), but mainly distance. It isn’t always easy with glasses, and I have to look through the bottom half, but you can adjust the settings on the camera as you say, but you don’t need glasses if you are taking greay images like these without them, Sumyanna! 🙂

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        1. I am hoping to take more today. Yesterday was rather overcast, which I have found helps my pictures. Today it is going to be rather sunny. Hoping some of them turn out well 🙂 So glad I can share a bit of sunshine!

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    1. Yes, I told her not to worry about it. At one point she was interested and we bought her a camera. I guess she was just feeling guilty. I think she will enjoy her day today much better!


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