My little helper walks by my side with her pink plastic fisher price camera securely clutched between her small fingers. When I stop and gather my thoughts into a tightly bound bundle she stops too. We have a rhythm, my helper and I. We walk in unison. Step by step, side by side.
These days our mother daughter relationship couldn't be closer. From the moment we rise to the moment we rest our sleepy heads this little daughter of mine is by my side. Our actions move in a rhythmic pattern that boasts a poetic love and bond. I can't help but remember my own childhood and sharing that same bond with my own mother. There are no words for unconditional love, there are no words for the love a mother feels for her children.
I gladly walk with my daughter, every day, side by side.
On this day, we walked around the restaurant snapping photographs here and there. I held with my camera, with an extra grip, and she held her pink plastic fisher price camera. We snapped photos of each other, of the empty rooms, of rooms filled with customers and, of course, we snapped several photographs of food.
And as we finished, I snapped a few photographs of my little helper enjoying her mini peanut butter sundae.
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Jonas: His current passion; reading about the American presidents.
Joshua: Taking a moment to enjoy a quick breakfast before hitting the slopes.
Jessica: My dreamer, forever lost in her thoughts.
Thank you Jodi for hosting this series.
A few of my favorites from this past week include: the dreamy sepia feel found here, the small moments captured here, the every day found here and the bond between siblings here.
Labels: the 52 project
It seems like ages ago that we packed up our family and headed out west for summer vacation. Seven months ago to be exact. While we embraced our short time in Seattle, I couldn't help but miss the stillness of island life. Where we were surrounded by dark starry nights and the only sounds were the soft lulls of ocean waves and the occasional breaks against the barrier rocks. Yet some of the best vacations encompass both the stillness of nature and the bustle of city life.
Our time in Seattle was brief, but long enough to know that we will certainly be back. It is a city of heart and soul whose spirit is bursting into cool ocean air and dispensing over all who walk below.
by Elizbeth Jacob
In darkness hides a hint of light
down cool wet alleys, over slick shiny streets.
In silence lingers sound
distant talk muffled on corners, steel cans crashing.
A language all its own.
In calmness, beauty and brick, lurks fault
waiting patiently wrapped in movement.
I found solitude in the city
where lonely traveling souls walk,
distracted and gentle.
My city waits.
A few highlights from our time in Seattle include Pike Place Market, The Seattle Aquarium, The Seattle Great Wheel, a lunch at Place Pigalle, exploring city streets and dinner at Wild Ginger
A day in Seattle is certainly not enough. We hope to see you soon gentle city.
Jonas: Always serious, always sensitive.
Joshua: Always playful, always creative.
Jessica: Always happy, always dancing.
*These photos were taken with an old Nikon 2020 film camera.
*I have enjoyed shooting in film these past few weeks, it has REALLY tested my knowledge and weighed on my budget, but I am happy to announce my camera is back from the shop!
Thank you Jodi for hosting this series.
I may not have had my camera these past few weeks, but at least I've had my iPhone. Wouldn't the world be lost without the iPhone? I can even hear soft muffles from my children "take a picture with your iPhone" or "look it up on your iPhone."
Here are a few favorites from these past couple weeks. I've taken over the restaurant's Instagram and Twitter accounts and am excited to venture down this road. The amount of photographs that accumulate from the restaurant are endless. I can't wait to get creative and get behind the scenes.
You can follow my personal Yellow Finch account here our restaurant, Bender's Tavern, here and on twitter here.
Enjoy your weekend! Ours will be full but only in the best of ways.