In the afternoons when I walk to meet Ellen after school
There is this bed of Rosemary growing wild at a house that this bachelor lives in (I don't think he realizes what a treasure he has outside his door and I am terrified that one day he will think it is a weed and do something crazy like dig it up or spray Round-up on it)
and when no one is looking or even when people are looking.....
I break off a few pieces, bring them home and throw them in a vase....
(the basil come from another neighbor who gave me permission to cut it!)
I let it grow some nice roots like this.....
And I have two whole pots full of my neighbor's cuttings! Soon, my neighbors will be sneaking into my yard and breaking off pieces of MY Rosemary (I would be so proud!)
My next confession.......
I am going to miss this next year...two sisters that are awesome together!
I also confess that.....
I thought Elizabeth was breathtakingly beautiful for Prom.....what a difference a year makes ~ last year she was so sick that she barely knew Prom was going on....it was the furtherest thing from our mind....we were in the whirlwind of doctors, hospitals, and planning a trip to Johns Hopkins....she could barely get out of bed. Now she is off all medicines and is radiantly healthy!
The obligatory picture of exchanging boutineers and corsages.
I thought this shot was sweet...
And I was THRILLED that her best friend, Katie, got PROM QUEEN ~ such a great girl who is so down to earth and was so deserving of the title.
Next confession, since I am kind of bragging...OK ~ I am bragging so please forgive me!
I love these shots I took of her before Prom...I am really practicing with my camera and even
(gulp) moving the dial to M sometimes and actually setting my own aperture and shutter speed (Can you believe I know what those words mean now?)
I made her throw on a white shirt and "practiced"!
I love some of these shots....now I need to learn about editing...
so much to learn these days. Although I am not sure about the whole editing
idea..seems wrong to make people look perfect and correct all the imperfections.
I think people need to look real.
I still need to learn how to avoid shadows (like this photo) and my daughter (Sara), just taught me how to use the little "touch up"wand on the Mac....I do use the exposure and shadow tools and sometimes the auto enhance but I had never seen the that tool...and it right on the bottom of the screen and has been there for a whole year! I just found out about it this weekend!
I just have a little problem with "Perfect People". Not that I won't use it, but I will use it sparingly. It did help that little "blemish" on Elizabeth's forehead!
This is good - a little touch up but keep it REAL! I even like the shadows! It is probably a little "bright" but all in all - I am happy with it.
And for my last confession.........
At age 47, I still love FAMILY FUN and can't wait to get each months issue! Ellen is my partner in crime with Family Fun and keeps a binder of all the projects she wants to do. (Disclaimer) That picture is NOT fuzzy because of my photography skills - it is because of the plastic sleeve it is in!
Look how cool this project is...
You make a rug with T-shirts and Hoola Hoops. And since my lenten sacrifice was not only to give up Diet Coke, but also to follow Sarah on "Clover Lane" in gathering
"Forty bags in Forty Days" of clutter ~ I have a lot of T-shirts! So far, I have not had ONE Diet Coke and have collected at least twenty bags of clutter! Love that idea and it is
making me love my house now!
You cut them into strips
Stretch them over a hoola-hoop
And weave all the strips through the loops....she is not finished yet but hopefully
I will have a finished product to show you soon!
Well ~ I could go on and on with my confessions but this post has got to end and I do confess that I always feel like I am "wasting" time when I sit down to post! So....I must get on with my day....
Anything you need to get off your chest????? Tell me - inquiring minds want to know!