Saturday, October 31, 2009

Theme For the Week: Imagine

What are you imagining this week?


Use your imagination and come back on Thursday to show us what you've got.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rising Star

This from a conversation on the way to soccer practice this week:

Harrison: I've decided if I don't make it as a professional basketball player, I'm going to be in a band.

Me: Oh yeah?

H: I'm going to name my band The Screaming Socks.

Me: That's a cool name! What are you going to do in the band? Play the guitar or the drums? Sing?

H: I'm going to play the lute.

I'm so proud. My son, bringing back under-utilized renaissance instruments and rocking the Billboard 100 at the same time.

Theme Thursday: Of The Season

I thought I would have snaps of the kids in their Halloween costumes...but I haven't taken them yet. This photo speaks to the season just perfectly though:

tough decisions

What photos of the season do you have to share today?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

BSM: iPhone Love

Got this one with my iPhone:

iphone photo

Here's to a happy Monday!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Theme for the Week: Of the Season

I'm leaving this one wide open this week. So many great things going on this time of year, so pick something "seasonal": Halloween, soccer, changing leaves, football, apple name it. Or, if you happen to be on the other side of the world (Arizaphale, you Southern Hemisphere gal), choose whatever suits your fancy for whatever season you happen to be in right now.

A little preview from me: I couldn't resist the siren call of these leaves in my backyard this week.


Come play on Thursday, everyone!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Birthday Gift

James surprised me with a new camera for my birthday -- beyond awesome. But then the kids made me this:


How can you beat that?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Theme Thursday: At Play...On My Birthday!


Yep, it's all about me today. I should have thought this Theme Thursday through a bit better, not realizing I could have capitalized on the day by naming the theme "Birthday Wishes" or "Gifts for Me." You know, something really subtle. Not having that foresight, I'm posting this gem from my childhood; apparently I was throwing myself a party here, too. The photo is dated July...and my birthday is obviously in October.

But hey, who needs a reason to get festive?

Show us what you've been "playing" around with this week...

Monday, October 19, 2009

BSM: Where's the Love?

brotherly love

Who knew hugs could be so painful...and forceful?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Theme for the Week: At Play

This week, let's see pictures of any kind of "play" you can drum up.


Even if it's just hanging around.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Theme Thursday: Color

There's no better place to grab some color than at the pumpkin patch.


What colors do you have to show this week?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Theme for the Week: Pick a Color

Fall is such a colorful season -- leaves, pumpkins, Halloween costumes, to name a few -- I thought it would be fun this week to focus on color. Whether it's a single color pop that draws the focus or an overall color theme in the photograph, show us your colors this week.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Theme Thursday: Bodies in Motion

I practiced my panning technique on a longboarding senior last weekend. Thought this was perfect for the theme this week:


This is one of the few where I actually got him in focus. I have a tough time with panning, but when you get a good shot, the background blur is really cool!

Panning is a lot of work, though, so I switched back to freezing motion instead:

around the bend

Action shots are always such a challenge (for me), but so worth the effort.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Theme for the Week: Bodies in Motion

The bodies in my house are always in motion. If you have kids, that's probably true at your house, too. So come play this week and show us all the jumping, running, and general craziness that happens in your world.

Here's one from two years ago that I still love:


I promise I'll have something new for Thursday :).

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Theme Thursday: Body Parts

Here's another oldie but goodie:


What do you have to share for Theme Thursday this week?