Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fleeting summer afternoons...

...make me happy.

What could be better than a Friday afternoon, Pediatrician Barbie, glorious afternoon sun, a rocky beach and bait?

Last week the kids and I, along with Pediatrician Barbie, headed out the beach after naps to see what we could find. Ava wore her hand-me-down orange fleece skirt that has a convenient front zip pocket which is perfect for collecting shells.

We watch guys fishing and checked out their tub full of little fish (no idea what kind) and we watched a father-son team turn over rocks and catch a whole lot of little crabs for bait.

Barbie got her feet all sandy as Ava buried her in the sand, and Tyson dug holes. That's what he does. Dig holes. "Mommy, will you dig a big big big hole for me?" All he wants is a hole so he can jump in it. Sigh....it's the little things....



This is my attempt at shooting flair. I am really very poor at it. Anyone got any tips???





Has anyone ever seen these before? It's a bunch of snails that have attached themselves to each other. Safety in numbers?? I found one that had like 7 shells, but I showed it to Tyson and he threw it and I lost it in the rocks.




Enjoy the last fleeting summer afternoons. Unless of course you are in Denver and you enjoyed the chance of snow yesterday with cold cold rain.

2 comments:

MaryMary said...

Ah, but a little surprise snow can be fun for the 4 minutes it lasted.

I also kind of remember a nature area on the other side of Playland--if you drive across the parking lot I think. Have you been back there?

Kristina said...

I think your flare shot has good potential! I would maybe try "soft light" in PS, and lower the opacity to where it looks good. That's usually where I start with my pp'ing, at least. Oh, and I wish summer were fleeting here...