Friday, May 17, 2013

Saturday, April 27 2013: Chautauqua Day 2

Athenaeum Hotel

Birds in a Shop Window

Big Building, Little Guy


Merry-Go-Round 1

Merry-Go-Round 2

Friday, April 26 2013: Chautauqua

Our good friends Greg and Hilary arranged for us to use Greg's parents condo in Chautauqua, New York for a weekend in April. This was exactly what Mark, Isaac and I needed. A chance to be in a different place, time away from people and responsibilities, time to be together just the three of us. It was a wonderful weekend, and a fun opportunity for pictures.

Snail Shell


Dipping Branch

Sun Through Tree


Thursday, April 25 2013: Bath


There is nothing good about this photo, except I got to have a much needed hot bath that evening.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wednesday, April 24: Cleveland Museum of Art

Art Museum

Art Museum Atrium

Taken with my iPhone 4s. Thanks to Matt and Holly for giving Mark and me an evening out by ourselves after a very long, difficult few months.

Monday, April 22 2013: Front Window

Front Window

Sunday, April 21 2013: Lakeview Cemetery

Sunday, April 21 Mark, Isaac and I went to Lakeview Cemetery to walk around and be together. I took lots of pictures. It was somewhat therapeutic for me.

Tiffany Window, Wade Chapel, Lakeview Cemetery

Wade Chapel 1

Wade Chapel 2


Tree's Knees


Disco Ball Tree

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Saturday, April 20 2013: Bath

Saturday April 20 was the day we had to say goodbye to Ava Rose. We had the morning with her and Isaac helped give her a bath. I knew posting this picture would be difficult (it's part of the reason it's taken me so long to catch up).

I can't say more right now. We do like this picture though.

Friday, April 19 2013: Sick Little Guy

Sick Little Guy

Friday April 19 was a very difficult day. Isaac had been throwing up the whole day before, and later that evening we found out the horrible news that we would be losing our little girl. I'm able to write that now without much emotion, but that's not because I'm "over it," it's tiredness and numbness. If you follow this blog you might have followed our ordeal on our secret Facebook group or in the real world. This was our last day together as a family of four, and Isaac was just miserable. I think part of it was getting over his stomach bug, and part was sadness over losing his little sister (he is still having a hard time understanding exactly what has happened).

Thursday, April 18, 2013: Sunrise Through Trees

Sunrise Through Trees

Catching Up

It's been a difficult month, and I haven't posted in three weeks. But I have taken pictures almost every day, and I plan to catch up on posting them by sharing two or three days of photos each day till I'm back on schedule (don't want to overwhelm with all of them at once).

Sorry for getting out of the habit--I'll try to stay on track for a while.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday, April 17 2013: Supermom

I felt like a Supermom today.

The last couple months I have not had much energy for typical mom things like crafts, outings, laundry, cooking, housecleaning--I pretty much haven't had energy for much of anything (except watching Star Trek Voyager on Netflix and making sure my kids make it through the day well-fed and in one piece).

Today, I'm sure in part because of the beautiful weather here in Cleveland, I feel like I did it all. Made a Spiderman mask for Isaac out of felt and elastic I had lying around, took Isaac out for tea and to play at a park, and even did a load of laundry and cooked a pretty nice meal.

I snapped a few pictures with the iPhone during some of the fun parts (no pics of the laundry or the cooking).


Iced Tea and Coffee at Phoenix


Tuesday, April 16 2013: Sanctuary


Monday, April 15 2013: Library Window Reflection

Library Window Reflection

Sunday, April 14 2013: Relaxing


 On Sunday I debated whether I should take Sundays as a sabbath from picture taking. I ended up just shooting this one picture with my iPhone.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saturday, April 13 2013: Bedtime Story 2

I can't resist pictures of Mark reading to the kiddos.

Saturday, April 13 2013: Tendrils

I had a lot of fun taking these. I'm going to see if I can go back to the Botanical Garden some day with my tripod to take more like this. I was first struck by a spiral tendril hanging down from some leaves, and as I started looking around these little creepers were everywhere, trying to coil around anything they could find.

Saturday, April 13 2013: Daffodils Abstract

These are inspired by Freeman Patterson. Both were taken with my Nikon D40 in shutter priority mode, shutter speed 1/15 sec and aperture f/20.0

Saturday, April 13 2013: Prelude

Yesterday was a fun day for taking pictures. We stopped to see the daffodils at Lakeview Cemetery on our way to the Cleveland Museum of Art, and then decided to go over to the Botanical Garden also. Then in the evening there were some cute bed time pictures that I couldn't resist.

I originally had picked 20 pictures from our fun Saturday to post. I narrowed it down to 13, and decided to share them in several posts, because some of them go together as a series, and I wanted them to be viewed that way.

So here's a prelude.


CMA Art Wall

Spring Umbrellas

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friday, April 12 2013: Attic Ceiling

Attic Ceiling

Taken with my iPhone.

Thursday, April 11 2013: Demolition

Taken with my iPhone.

Wednesday, April 10 2013: Tea on the Front Porch

Tea on the Front Porch
Taken with my iPhone.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sunday, April 7 2013: Sunday Breakfast

Sunday Breakfast

Published out of order because this is the only picture I took Sunday, and it got lost among my other pictures.

Tuesday, April 9 2013: Front Porch Ivy

Front Porch Ivy

Monday, April 8 2013: Orchid

Taken with Konika Minolta D'Image Z6 with macro focusing