I took the kids on a bird watching expedition this afternoon to see the sandhill cranes that migrate through here every year. I look forward to these birds every spring. Their call sounds almost prehistoric; I always imagine that a pterodactyl would sound similar.
I was a little late getting out this year, so we didn’t get to see as many as we have in previous years.
There are a few more photos on my flickr stream if you are interested. I might go out again this weekend and see if I can catch a few more photos of them before they head north.
I haven’t had a photo of the kids together for a few years, so I decided this year it was time for a new one. And just to make things more interesting, I decided to take a photo with the kids and the pets. Trying to get 2 kids, 2 cats, and a dog to all look into the camera at the same time was a challenge to say the least. Lots of treats were involved.
I transformed our dining room into an impromptu photo studio. The cats were immediately interested in the props I set up in the dining room.
Unfortunately, they lost interest once everyone else wanted to join them.
We had to wait for my daughter to primp and find her shoes. My son chose to use that time to get a snack.
We never did find her shoes, but everyone was getting restless, so we decided to forge ahead shoeless. And after many, many practice shots….
We finally got one that will work for the Holiday cards. And I didn’t even need to Photoshop any smiles.
Wishing you peace and joy this holiday season!
I got to spend the afternoon with a few other shutter bugs shooting out in nature at a property full of old, abandoned stuff. I almost talked myself out of it, but I’m glad I went as I haven’t spent much time with my camera lately. It was good to get behind the lens again.
Here are a few of my favorites from today. You see the rest on my flickr stream.
One of my favorite signs of spring is the Sandhill Crane migration. Hundreds of them visit the fields near my house every March. I love watching them stretch their wings and fly from field to field. And I could sit and listen to their distinct voices for hours.
If you are interested, you can see more of the photos on my flickr stream.