Friday, April 14, 2006
Time to catch this up.....
I have a photo I want to post. It is of my older son, B, when he was one year old. We owned a photography studio, Holly Tree Studio, on Vashon Island in Puget Sound at that time. I took a series of photos with our Mamiya RB67 camera and this was our favorite. The following spring we entered it in the Professional Photographers of Washington annual convention competition in Children's Portraits and it was picked for 2nd place. The judges didn't like the bright red clothes, but that was one thing we did like. I guess it shows that judges do not always look at things the same way parents do. We have a 16 x 20 inch print of this hanging on our wall at home still. This is the same baby that is in the B&W photo with Annie that is in my January archives:
I took the Miata to the dealer on Tue & they were not able to determine if the 30,000 mile service had been done. At that time, after driving it home from Arizona, the car had 33,500 miles so I had them do the service. I also bought two more keys & had them programmed so I now have three keys. There was one recall that had not been done so they took care of that, too. The car sure drives nice now and, although the service and new tires added another $1,000 to my costs, it should be in good condition for quite a few miles & months.
Last night I went to a camera club meeting. They meet at a pizza place in the town of Anacortes, about 15 miles from my home. It seems to be an interesting group and I think I will probably join them. I left my email address & should soon be getting a copy of their newsletter.
The weather report sounds like spring may come back by mid-week. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival goes on all month and the fields are in bloom now. I think son & DIL M & J will be coming up Mon or Tue and we will go with cameras to the fields. I have never done that, even though I have lived here now through three festivals. The first year we were here we were not back from our Snowbird trip in time & last year we didn't want to fight the traffic. It is like a zoo down there on the weekends, especially if the weather is good, but I don't think it is too bad on weekdays. I should hopefully have some photos from there to post after that trip. In the meantime, so we can feel that summer really does exist & should return, here is a photo taken last summer in Riverfront Park in Spokane, WA, with lots of flowers:
Until next time, stay warm & dry and think SPRING!
My kids always want to pose with self conscious tight lipped grins. I have to make fart noises to get them to relax and do something real.
I don't even announce I have the camera out. It's like they can SMELL it!
Happy Easter , I am sorry to read about your cousins wife's passing , it is hard anytime to make a choice whether or not to go to services , hard choice .
I love the pic of your son , I like you ,love the red , it makes the shot!
Sounds like your ready to go with the new car all decked out and a car like that must be a treat to drive ,,,enjoy. and as much as I think spring ,,it isnt working over here , eventually I hope . Give Huggy some lovin for me and you take care in that new car, drive safe
I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin's wife, Dick.... and having been in those shoes myself, I understand what you mean by visiting him later. Right now he'll have the world around him (it will seem that way to him) but in a couple of weeks is when he's really going to feel alone. He'll appreciate your company then, and you know what? It will be good for you, too. It always helps us when we help others through....
Happy Easter Dick, and God bless you.
I am sorry about your cousin's wife ... it is a very sad time for the family.
Have lots of fon with your Miata ... it's a cool car !!
Happy (late) Easter.
Take care, Meow
I really love the pic of your grandson, he is precious. My children and grandchildren are miles and miles away from me, which is hard.
I really enjoy taking pictures, glad you like them, stop back and visit. I have more pictures on flickr.
Take care, Meow
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