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Category: Photography

Chess

Monday. Last week was a week of highs and lows, of milestones and reality checks. There was a celebration for 60+ fifth graders, kids that parents have marveled at over the last six months as we approached the end of elementary school and realized how they’ve transformed before our very eyes. But on the day… more…

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Sunflowers.

Wednesday afternoon. These look much more like it, right? As we got ready to leave school, I told the kids about my sunflower dilemma. They have been along with me in the last few days as I’ve driven around searching for a sunflower, so I was surprised when one said, “How about the school garden?”… more…

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  I was trying to test my camera, post cleaning, and so I snapped a few of my youngest yesterday in the late afternoon light against the window. My testing raises some concerns. Still, despite the obvious flaws in the photo, this shot captures changes I’ve been noticing in him, visible signs that he is… more…

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Hunger Games shirts

Saturday. A somewhat better look at their Hunger Games T’s, (a la Rachel @avgjanecrafter). This was our first time trying a bleach stencil of any form… and we weren’t able to find black shirts when we decided to make these a few weeks ago. We didn’t go store to store looking. We just compromised on… more…

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Eggs

Tuesday. After a complete system failure, I finally have a new system up and running. Eventually I’ll see if I can figure out how to pull my old hard drive, plunk it into another system, and get to my data. Right now, I’ve got my hands full getting the new system functional with all the… more…

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Banded

Wednesday night. Late. Spring Break Week. A week at home working with the boys isn’t always easy, but we’re making the best of it. The sun peeked out today, and just before we headed out for the afternoon to roam the Exploratorium, the youngest showed me a very rubber-banded deck of Magic the Gathering cards…. more…

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zen

Monday. Tea break after a free-for-all tears break. I know it means I’m at my own brim, my own breaking point. I found myself trying to explain to an 11-year old the other day about “fate”… how sometimes you meet someone or something happens for a reason… How it might not have been the choice… more…

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Day 6 — A Monday. A busy day. Back to work for me, and one boy was home with a gnarly toe injury. Late in the afternoon, we took a quick trip to a favorite flower shop, grabbed a coffee, and then back to work on the roosters.

Amy Creative Journey | Featured | Photography | Quilting
Amy at machine

Day 4 – A Saturday. After time blocking out remaining issues with the purple quilt, rearranging, filling in, and getting it ready for the final long seams, we made another color shift. Greens came out. A bit of an experiment ensued. It’s unfinished, but it was a good diversion before the shift to another project… more…

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Reading at the Park

It’s taken more than a week since recording to edit and push this live. Much changes in a week! Even so, here it is, 169, and the first of 2012. Gonna get faster. As I type in these show notes, knowing I’ll have to come back later and fill in what’s missing, there are a… more…

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Jan13_spencerwbooks

Friday afternoon. Looking back. It’s been unusual week. Just five short days… and yet each one has had its own flavor, its own thread of reality–or un-reality, as the case may be. By “day,” I mean the span of hours between 1:50 and maybe 5:00 PM… the “day” that happens after school and before dinner…. more…

Amy Philosophical Threads | Photography
Tree

This tree caught my eye at the park the other day. What you can’t see clearly in the photo is that there is a building right behind the tree. The tree curves beautifully up and away from the building, never touching it but running straight up and then gracefully bowing outward as it parallels the… more…

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G Park

We outran the fog and chill this afternoon by driving about a mile the other way to play tennis at a park we don’t often visit.  After some touch-and-go tennis moments, we pitstopped for a few minutes at the playground. It’s been a long time since we were at this playground. I remember the slide in… more…

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Pumpkin Patch 2011

He almost cooperated with me in this moment, which was right before we left the fields. I ended up with very little in the way of photos from an early-release day trip to a pumpkin patch out in Half Moon Bay. When I looked through my photos later, I wished I’d had the camera out… more…

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