Thursday, February 25, 2010

If you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.

Today's subject line courtesy of Mark Twain, because truer words were never spoken.

The rain's been falling steadily since late yesterday afternoon, making today the kind of raw and dreary day where all you want to do is sit at home drinking hot chocolate and watching movies. So, just a few pictures today.

I took this first one right at the edge of my parents' property as Kaylee and I headed into the woods for a walk; I really liked how the curved, dark tree looked against the straight white birches:

The redness of the branch ends on this lilac bush in my parents' yard caught my eye, especially with the added contrasts of the water droplets on the branches and the rain-darkened trees in the background:

The same photo as above, cropped to provide a more detailed view:

Finally, our daily Kaylee pic. I decided to bring her in to work with me for the morning, where she got a chance to play with both Bear and Sammy for a while. When I decided to try and take a picture of the trio, my boss did her best to help out by holding up a treat to direct their attention. Despite that incentive, though, getting them all to sit still at the same time proved to be about as easy as herding cats—especially as it seemed like every time we came close to achieving this goal Kaylee would start scooting closer and closer to make sure she didn't miss out on any food. Still, we persevered until, at long last, I got a picture with the three of them in focus and in the frame:


  1. What a gleesome threesome! :-D I really like the first photo with the curving dark trunk against the birch trees. Great composition.

  2. I love the way you cropped that bush--you can more clearly see the pattern of the water droplets. Lovely.