Week 34/52

There was something magical about the light last night. It was a gorgeous sunset and I just had to capture it with my new middle schooler who had come from orientation earlier that day in her adorable (if I do say so myself) overalls. So I grabbed my helios and ran outside before the sun was totally gone.

She is full of emotions as she embarks on this new journey to a new and bigger school. Many of her friends are going with her but also many of her friends are headed off to a different school next week. While I am confident she will navigate this next month with ease, despite a bump or two, I am so excited for her to be taking this new and more grownup journey. And as usual I have so many shots from last night that I just love, I just couldn’t narrow them down any further. ♥

gaggle photography jessica nelson helios

gaggle photography jessica nelson helios

gaggle photography jessica nelson helios

gaggle photography jessica nelson helios

gaggle photography jessica nelson helios

gaggle photography jessica nelson helios

gaggle photography jessica nelson helios

gaggle photography jessica nelson helios

gaggle photography jessica nelson helios

gaggle photography jessica nelson helios

gaggle photography jessica nelson helios

gaggle photography jessica nelson helios

gaggle photography jessica nelson helios

gaggle photography jessica nelson helios

Macro Monday and the Night Blooming Lily

This bush has often been the subject of my macro images in the past. We thought it was called a Korean Lily but doing further research we now know it to be called a Moon Flower. We have transplanted it a few times to our different houses and it never disappoints with how well it grows here, even after being pruned back each winter, to just how beautiful the blossoms are even if they only bloom for a day or two. The unique part about this plant is the fact that it blooms at night.

I shot these just before dusk so that I would have some decent light for macro shots. Here they are still closed which is what they look like during the day.

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moon flower night lily

Then about 15 minutes later, they all opened. Of course it was dark by then so I got creative with a flashlight.

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And now please head to the super talented Iris Nelson to see her Macro Monday shots for this week.

Week 33/52

This story is called “A Farewell to the Tonsils”. Her Dr’s decided it was time to remove the insanely large tonsils that she inherited fair and square from the both of us to help her with her allergies. This was the week we decided to have it done so that she would be recovered before school started. She is making a wonderful recovery and is eating all the ice cream she wants. I look forward to less stuffy noses, no strep throat and little snoring in her future.

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Week 32/52

My final week in the series. This girl really keeps us on our toes daily. She is so strong willed and stubborn but also can be sweet cuddly at times. She never meets a person she doesn’t like, or who she won’t talk to…she never stops talking. 😀

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Macro Monday | Grey Tree Frog

This little one was making a ton of noise while I was working in my office one morning. I had a really tough time finding him until I lifted the window to get a closer look. 😉

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And now head over to the wonderful Iris Nelson to see her macro shot on this lovely August Monday.

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