Wednesday, April 29, 2009

snapshots of early spring

I was reminded the other day that it's been awhile since I've taken any album-worthy snapshots of the boys. The camera on my blackberry is convenient. I've been using it a lot lately since starting this blog. But, it often doesn't capture the emotions of two little brothers at play.

So on this sunny but chilly morning, I bundled up the boys, released them into the backyard, pulled out my D70 and clicked away. This is for you, grandma and grandpa.

A kitchen with a view
A true sign of a family-friendly house is being able to send your 3 and 1 1/2-year-old boys outside and finding comfort in the fact that you have a clear view of their activities while preparing lunch or sitting at the breakfast table enjoying your tea.

It's a jungle out there
A true sign of a perfect garden for a non-gardener is discovering signs of life in early spring even after 1 1/2 years of neglect.


Bliss is ...
hearing the sounds of laughter from two young brothers,
chasing each other or their own shadows.
The older sometimes teaching the younger
on the finer points of hockey.
The younger often studying the older,
following his every move.
And then, in a sudden burst of energy,
the younger leads the older into another game of chase,
until he is distracted by his own shadow.


  1. Bliss is reading this post and enjoying your photographs with my coffee.

  2. Gorgeous pictures! The colors make me think of Spring. Bliss is kids in Spring.

  3. Until he is distracted by his own shadow, haha! Beautiful, sweet pics.

    I can't wait until my youngest is old enough to really play with his brother!

  4. Well, I sure am glad you left a comment on my blog, otherwise I couldn't have tracked you back over here! I see we have lots of friends in common :)

    Your pix are awesome. I have a D60 and I love it, although I'm still working out some of the kinks...