Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Photography 101 with Drizzle

Self Portrait
His Muse
Drizzle and the camera..need I say more? My son loves to bust out the camera and show off his unique photography skills. His favorite subject....His sister! He follows her around the house snapping millions of photos of her every move. Needless to say she gets pretty annoyed with him, but like any future paparazzi his is not deterred at all but any of her remarks, but continues to snap away. When he gets board with his sister he moves onto more interesting things such as all aspects of his body, the animals, nature anything that is within shooting range. My whole family up north got to experience this on Thanksgiving when we left the camera out. All I can say is be careful what you are doing or it may be captured forever by my Drake N Bake.

Now you may look at these pis and "think" he is taking photos of his mommy, but no, his sister is hiding out behind me and he is actually capturing her, not  little ol' insignificant me :(



Finally, he did get tired of hunting his sister down and moved into the self portrait phase of his expression.
He is very much into capturing the soul behind the human eye. Finding out what does lurk inside the inner most depths of the nose. And what does a pouty lip look like? He was sad he had lost his muse for the day and was not happy at all. Needless to say his sister had pity on the poor soul and let him snap away again, bringing back the joy to my little photographers life. A day in the life of the great aspiring paparazzi's of the future.








Minnesota State Capitol

State Capitol Adventures

Kids in front of capitol

Governor Jessy Ventura 1999-2008



3 generations together




Court Chambers



Thanksgiving with Family









Granpa's House

The kids were so excited to get to go up to MN to visit family. They could hardly wait. being from Texas we hardly see snow. We see lots of slush, ice, and rain, but very seldom do we get to see actual SNOW! When we first arrived the forecast showed no signs of snow and you could see the kids deflate right before your eyes. They decided they would still have fun, just not as much. They went wondering around the train tracks that run through my step-mothers 100 acres of farm land. they learned about soy beans and growing corn. The learned about the different types of vegetation that will grow up north, but not in the south (like Rhubarb)
The house and farm
Railroad tracks

Finally, the snow hit! Out of nowhere they got 6" and the kids went bonkers! The ran out side as the first flurries started hitting the ground and we barley saw them that entire day. Good thing about living in a town with a population of 412 people. You can let your kids play. Your neighbors know you and look out for you.


After a few hours,I did make them come in. They opted to play cards together, Texas Holdem, and wait out their frozen fingers, toes and noses. Then it was right back to play outside. Glad my parents keep extra snow suits, hats and gloves. We left 75-80 degree weather and wound up in -10. I love life.




Monday, November 28, 2011

Scienc Place-Minnesota Style






























I LOVE the Science Place in Minnesota. They ahd Identity, Misssippi River GAllery