While waiting for our baby back ribs to cook, we asked her to model them.
At first she was all shy.
But it didn't take her long to get into the swing of it.
Even her new PJs had a turn.
I tried to find outfits that would be appropriate for cold New Hampshire when she returns home.
Not an easy task in sunny Florida!
This will be good for Florida without the leggings but fine for NH with them and a white turtleneck.
Definitely for NH. My daughter said she needs jeans but, as you can see from her expression, she much prefers girly, frilly dresses.
This is so her!
This is actually the skirt
to this little peasant outfit.
And, finally, this ensemble was a birthday gift from her cousin Michelle last week. She wore it all day yesterday but mostly without the sweather since it was in the 80s. The hot pink (her favorite color!) camisole underneath is trimmed in lace.
I'm taking an online photography course called The Art of Composition.
This week's assignment is to shoot square pictures and Tracey Clark, our instructor, suggested we download Instagram for our phones.
So, I did.
Each day of this eleventh week of the course we have to shoot a different scene in a square.
Thursday: A Square in a Square
Yes, these are my veiny feet with the second toe longer than my big toe!
Friday: A Circle in a Square
This is kind of abstract. We were at The Home Depot and I had to wait while my husband was ordering materials so I walked around looking for circles. I liked this picture best. The yellow circle is the top of a metal bar that was holding in 2x4s.
Saturday: Negative Space in a Circle
I was hoping for a spectacular sunset since we've had one just about every night in the month and a half we've been in Florida but, of course, no luck! Instead, we ended up with this brooding sky.
Sunday: Lines in a Square
This is the reason we went to The Home Depot. We are enclosing the underneath of our new stilt house. Gary is so talented when it comes to stuff like this even though he's never been a carpenter. I'm his helper. Anyway, I deliberately blurred the edges and set the focus on the ladder. I'm not even sure why but I kind of like the result. There is just something about the lines and shape of the ladder that pleases me.
There are three more days. We have to do shadows, color, and a self-portrait. I'm not crazy about that self-portrait one! But I'll be back with my results.
I can't get enough of the sunset from our porch. When we lived in NH, the sun slipped behind Mt. Forist around 3 in the afternoon without fanfare. In Maine, there are too many trees in the way. A real sunset is such a treat.
Now that we are settling into our Florida home, I've managed to find a crafting spot
and have started journaling again.
I started this page in September just before moving to our new park model then abandoned my journal for almost two months.
When Michelle and Tori were at camp, they asked if they could do a page in my journal and I was more than happy to let them. I'd packed away most of my crafting supplies so they were pretty limited but managed to do a great job, nevertheless.
Michelle did the page on the left and I used her background to journal this week.