Saturday, June 2, 2012

I was surprised when she made the request. "You're going to make me a scrapbook, just like you made for Matthew, right?" It was in the form of a question, but said more in the form of a statement. I had been thinking that I needed to do it, but to be honest, I don't know if I would have if she didn't ask. I haven't been doing much scrapbooking over the last three years.

As I began to formulate the book in my head, I asked her a few questions about the format. That's when she told me that she wanted one with words, like I used to make, not just one with pictures, like I've been making lately. "You know, with stories". It meant a lot to me that it meant so much to her which is why my desk is such a mess.

And why I've been so absence. And why I haven't taken many pictures with anything other than my phone. It's been fun, combing through her school stuff, reading notes and papers she brought home. I wouldn't rather spend my time on anything else.

Light in the Darkness

For this weeks 52 Photos Project, the theme is Light in the Darkness.

I saw this as I drove into the office earlier this week. The sun was just rising and the building around the corner was picking up the light. I checked my rear view mirror, there was no one in sight at that hour so I picked up my phone and snapped.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Photo Heart Connection|May 2012

From the moment I saw this pink bike at the beach I knew I had to capture it. I didn't even care if the owner was around as I walked up close and saw to my delight, the rusted frame and bent basket, all the imperfections that come with age. Some might wonder why the owner didn't buff out the rust from the frame, replace the worn basket. But to others it would lose its value, it's uniqueness, it's richness. It once was young, but now it's not, kind of like what happens to us and that doesn't make it any less beautiful.

This is my photo heart connection. To learn how to participate in the monthly challenge or to see other photo heart connections, click on the link below.