Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Soaking Up the Last Days of Summer.

We went to the Dam the other day to play at the playground. The mistake I made was taking my dog with us too. She really needs the that's why I brought her with us, but she whimpered every time I tied her to a tree or told her to stay so Ella and I could play. Yes, we did get a little exercise in, but I was way distracted and probably should have stopped taking pictures and payed more attention to the pooch. Then we walked down to the river and the water was so low that there was a great big sand bar there to run and play on. I let Lulu off her leash and silly me, didn't even think about it, but there goes Lulu GALLOPING into the river. CRAP! How am I going to get this dirty and wet dog into my car to go home? Yuck! In any case, I was so flustered that I didn't even get any shots of her in her glory. O-well. Munchkin had a good time and really, that's all that matters!

Ella came twirling down the slide in this shot. I really wanted to put my hand up to my mouth and gasp in hopes that the end result was good, but considering she wasn't in any real danger, I kept shooting.

She was not too happy at the end of the ride. She hurt her elbow a little bit and whimpered.

But when I laughed and told her how silly she looked (as I often do to avoid a breakdown on the kids part), she finally gave in with a smile and a giggle and ran off to the next thing. Phew.....(I say that alot!)

I am going out of town on Friday for the holiday weekend, but have been working on textures from Christina's wonderful tutorial. I will be posting one or some before I go. You'll have to be honest with me....Sometimes its hard to get the right balance. Back to practicing I go!


  1. Beautiful shots. Looks like a fun time!

  2. Those are some GREAT shots! Looks like wonderful last few days of summer!

  3. As always, beautiful shots!!! It sounds like a good time- though I completely related to the dog-induced state of um, being frazzled! LOL! :D I LOVE the 2nd swing photo!! Absolutely beautiful. I loved that tutorial also- I'll be watching you for tips! :D

  4. I can't wait to see your texture shots. I have that tutorial on my to-do list. Have a great holiday weekend!! Oh, and I love the shots!!

  5. How fun! I would totally do that with the dog, too. Let 'er go and then say crap, now what?? ;) Love the colors you have if Fall isn't knocking on our door!

  6. Awww...that poor sad/hurt face!

    My dog would have done the same least we have an SUV which partially averts disaster!

  7. So how did you get the wet, dirty dog back into the car? Fun times!

    That blue swing is too cool, never seen one like that before.

    Poor little hurt face...Nadia's first big booboo was from flying off the sliding.