52Photos :: today :: calm :: collection :: busy

my 52Photos capture :: today

special thanks to Marnie for removing distracting people from the background of this much loved photo

Today I went to the Pumpkin Patch on a field trip with my last baby. Believe it or not, it was the first time I had ever been with any of my three children. When Zach was in Kindergarten, for one reason or another, Oma ended up making that special trip and I missed it. Yep, working single Mom guilt, but we won't go there. Isabella's Kindergarten class did not make the trip, and she reminded Gordon and I that she had not been to the Pumpkin Patch, intimating that she was not too pleased with having not had this opportunity for a fun day with Mommy. Today has the privilege of going down in history as a perfect day. The weather was gorgeous, my Baby was happy to have me along and to be outdoors with her Kindergarten family and two other pumpkins were deemed the perfect pumpkin before settling on this one. That made the day even better. Guess what? We even have two photos together, Mommy and Victoria, one taken by her Kindergarten classmate and one by a random Mom I asked! Today, I was able to take this photo of my sweet, precious, vivacious daughter that totally captures who she is and what she's all about...fun-loving and loving fun. Perfect daugher, perfect {to}day.

my 52Photos capture :: calm

When I am out and about, usually just in our little corner of the world, I enjoy walking around with my camera and taking photos. I will practice on just about anything that doesn't move, trying to capture the best angle, capture the right light or try to represent something in new ways. Doing so calms me and I didn't really realize that until now. I actually slow down. I take time. Time to do absolutely nothing but be aware of what's around me that I need to investigate and see in a new and different way. Thank you Canon 40D, I appreciate you. {I don't have a name for my camera, do you?}

my 52Photos capture :: collection

Pictured: Our collection of toys that have not found their way back to the garage after the girls have been outside playing. It takes them about 2.5 minutes to drag the 20 items from the garage that they eventually play with for 30 minutes but then take 2.5 hours to put it all back away. I know, I know, one day I will look at this photo and weep for the little kids they once were when garden tools, empty buckets, a length of rope meant for the horses and a tricycle meant a fun afternoon.

my 52Photos capture :: busy

Yeah, I'm not usually that kind of girl that takes self-portraits, but it was for "work" - Gordon would laugh at that for sure. While I was hosting the Write.Click.Scrapbook. blog, I was creating a mini book about {my five senses} and for the sense of sight, I photographed myself to chronicle me needing my reading glasses more and more, aging and the fact that I see my babies growing up much to quickly. Seeing this makes me think I should unpack the remote timer for the camera so I can take a self-portrait without a mirror and a blank stare!

my 52Photos capture :: wild

It's always a wild adventure when Papa's hanging around. Which is quite often, since Nana and Papa live just up the driveway from The Love Shack! On this day, Papa brought the horses back down the mountain to the field by our house so that they could try to eat all the green grass in said field in one day...but that's another story. Knowing that Papa always has something up his sleeve, the girls immediately dropped their bikes once they saw that the tractor was coming down the driveway with Warrior and Eve {pictured} following behind. True to form, Papa led Eve around so that the girls could "ride" her. And he's such a good Father-in-Law, he always asks, with a twinkle in his eye that is hard to resist, if it's okay if he does that. He does love his Squirt {Isabella} and Little Bit {Victoria} more than ever. Wright Family Tidbit: Papa represents our District as County Commissioner and we are proud of him for what he does.

next week's theme


the wrap-up

I'm behind and ahead in the same post, can you believe it? Well, you can thank Lisa for that...she gently kicked me in the tush, as only a friend can do, to let me know, "Girl, you need to upload some photos!"

Ghere for an explanation, a blog button and an invitation to join our 52 week journey of discovery! We'd love to have you join us...just jump in now and see where your photos take you.


  1. Monika how sweet that you got to go to the pumpkin patch and what an adorable photo too! Great collection of photos (wish I could have joined in on the 52 project at the beginning; wonder if you would consider repeating it next year?). Looks like you live in a really beautiful place.

    I don't have a name for my camera but I've always called my laptop "lappy" (yes, I'm mad!) x

  2. Lovely photos, Monika! I adore the pumpkin patch one, as well of the one of the girls with their Papa. And I love your "calm" photo (great detail & bokeh!) and explanation! Reading that, I though, wow! It does the same for me! Just never thought of it that way before.

    I would second the wish that you do the 52 photos again next year -- I'd like to join from the beginning as well. :)

    Happy day to you, sweet one!

  3. Hello my Friend,
    It's so good to see what you have been up to
    great pictures!!



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