Day 2: Daily Rituals


I awoke this morning excited for the Day 2 assignment to be revealed in my inbox, but first I had to feed the cats.  I chuckled when I finally opened the e-mail “How do you begin your day? Capture a vignette of your morning ritual.”

I grabbed my camera (which I leave on the dining room table in plain sight) and rushed back to the cat dishes just as they were licking their lips and walking away.  Hmmm?  I opted for giving them a little more food.

My lazy mornings often begin around 6:00 with two cats meowing outside our bedroom door and sending my husbands dog into a tailspin of dramatic whining that someone is going to steal her food.














As soon as the door is open I’m escorted directly to the food dish, if I detour along the way I’m scolded.  My kitties are old and spoiled, but I wouldn’t start my morning any other way.



Day 1: New Beginnings

My first love is photography…I have always been a shutterbug and remember my mom making me do chores to have my 110 film developed.  I think I still have that first camera along with a collection of others I’ve had through the years.  Two years ago my handsome prince bought me a new camera a Nikon Cool Pix L610.  It’s a point and shoot with a 14X optical zoom lens and I LOVE it!

I’m also a big fan of learning new things.  Several years ago I started following the Big Picture Classes blog and Facebook page.  On April 23rd, I responded to a contest post for a chance to win a free spot in Tracey Clarke’s self-paced class Picture Spring by leaving a comment sharing your favorite springtime flower. The next day I had a notification that I had won!  Lucky me!  I have taken several self-paced classes and found them to be a huge inspiration in my photography journey.

So for the next 30 days, I will receive an e-mail to awaken my creative spirit.  Today’s assignment “capture an image that symbolizes the beginning of something–of anything–and let’s begin together in celebration and wonder.”

As I thought about the new beginnings that I could capture and feeling somewhat sad that our new calf is not expected for another 3 weeks I thought what better a beginning than to capture the beauty of our fruit trees in bloom.  Soon these beautiful blossoms will take the shape of tiny apples and pears.