leaves

Fall… a photo challenge

Joining Chelsey over at The Paper Mama with this week’s photo challenge: Fall.

We live in Miami so we don’t really get to experience Fall.

Sure the weather cools off a bit at night, the humidity is not as high but there is no changing of the leaves.

This year when we went to Portugal in October, I was so looking forward to Fall only to have record highs and the longest summer yet.

So, the only bit of Fall that we have had this year was when we were in West Virginia in September.

That’s when this picture was taken.

P.S.- For those of you who are surrounded by beautiful trees changing colors, I’m a bit envious.

More from the ground view

Ever since I can remember I have enjoyed nature photography.

However, since coming to West Virginia, my passion for nature photography has grown.

There is so much nature around here, all sorts of trees, leaves, flowers, mushrooms, frogs, grasshoppers…

Taking pictures from the ground view has become my newest obsession.

It’s like looking at nature from a whole different perspective.

I took some of these the other day and some this morning, both under a cloudy sky.

these photos were not manipulated in any way

Painted leaves

Yesterday on a little walk to the bodega, Lily and I picked up some leaves from the ground.

A few days ago, I had thought that it would be fun to paint leaves and see their prints on paper.

Well…. I was right, it was fun!

Lily had a great time picking out all the different colors, she enjoyed painting the leaves but, most of all, she really liked seeing their print on the paper.

If you enjoy doing fun art projects with your little one, you should try painting some leaves. It’s a good way to teach them colors and introduce them to different textures. 🙂

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My best shot

Thousands and thousands of pictures is what I have of Lily.

But one shot in particular always stays in my mind.

It was taken last year in West Virginia while Lily and I played on the grass in the afternoon like we did many days while we were there.

To think that Lily didn’t even walk yet…

As she heard the leaves on the trees blowing in the wind, she crawled over and attentively pointed her little finger.

It was a moment where as I watched her, I felt like her senses had been awakened.

I did no editing to this photo because I love how it was naturally captured.

Chelsey at The Paper Mama is the hostess to this challenge, go on over and check it out!

Oh, and check it out, we were a favorite last week with the self portrait challenge.

The Paper Mama

Little nature girl

Lily is truly a nature girl.

I’m not sure if I have written about this (I think I have…) but, when I was pregnant, Will and I would joke about how we would not buy Lily any toys. (and we really don’t)

That Lily would just have to entertain herself with sticks and stones. LOL

Well, sticks and stones are no problem for her.

Actually, she loves sticks and stones.

And sand.

And leaves!

At a playground full of swings and slides, Lily will just sit in the sand and play with it for a long while.

Or she will walk away and go towards the grass where she can find sticks and leaves.

She loves nature best.

I love that about her. ( I hope she stays that way)

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playing with leaves on Lincoln Rd

playing with sand at our park

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