Wednesday, July 9, 2014

~Photo-a-day~ July 2–July 8

This past week was been so full….I didn’t feel like I gave myself enough time to take each picture. Some of them where taken just before I went to bed. And this weekend was SOOOO full (the fourth of July and all) I was just fortunate to have my camera with me.

On the fourth I went canoeing. Perfect day for it, it was cool and we had a clear sky. While on the river I was thinking…Aidan Chambers explains my thoughts exactly in his book This is All. so I’ll just leave it to him=)

“I thought how lovely and how strange a river is. A river is a river, always there, and yet the water flowing through it is never the same water and is never still. It’s always changing and is always on the move. And over time the river itself changes too. It widens and deepens as it rubs and scours, gnaws and kneads, eats and bores its way through the land. Even the greatest rivers- the Nile and the Ganges, the Yangtze and he Mississippi, the Amazon and the great grey-green greasy Limpopo all set about with fever trees-must have been no more than trickles and flickering streams before they grew into mighty rivers.
Are people like that? I wondered. Am I like that? Always me, like the river itself, always flowing but always different, like the water flowing in the river, sometimes walking steadily along andante, sometimes surging over rapids furioso, sometimes meandering wit hardly any visible movement tranquilo, lento, ppp pianissimo, sometimes gurgling giacoso with pleasure, sometimes sparkling brillante in the sun, sometimes lacrimoso, sometimes appassionato, sometimes misterioso, sometimes pesante, sometimes legato, sometimes staccato, sometimes sospirando, sometimes vivace, and always, I hope, amoroso.
Do I change like a river, widening and deepening, eddying back on myself sometimes, bursting my banks sometimes when there’s too much water, too much life in me, and sometimes dried up from lack of rain? Will the I that is me grow and widen and deepen? Or will I stagnate and become an arid riverbed? Will I allow people to dam me up and confine me to wall so that I flow only where they want? Will I allow them to turn me into a canal to use for they own purposes? Or will I make sure I flow freely, coursing my way through the land and ploughing a valley of my own?”


Day 183


Day 184


I love her hair in this picture…because I did it=) hahaIMG_4055-001

Day 185


fourth of July celebration food…=) IMG_4114-001

Day 186


berry pie…like almost the only time of year we make this kind of pie. well I think we do also for Thanksgiving.IMG_4172-001

Day 187

~close up~

an avocado….but I’m sure you all would have guessed that=) I’m in love with these at the moment eat at least one every day=)IMG_4228-001

Day 188

~on my screen~IMG_4243-001

Day 189


Please let me know which photo is your favorite and don’t forget to tell me below=)

Happy Wednesday=)




  1. Great pics!! I LOVE The ones of you and Christina! Christiana's hair is so cute!