This weekend we went to the zoo to see the new lions. It was the end of the day, but not near enough the end of the day to have really good lighting… a bit harsh and bright but then not directly overhead….not *too* bad. I got these shots of the boys and initially thought I didn’t have anything "good" because the light was off, way too over-exposed, not sharp enough…etc. etc. etc. Colin in his Halloween "Funny Bones" shirt that he loves and his mardi gras beads that I have no idea where they came from…maybe Mr. Gatti’s? Benjamin in hand-me-downs and a smile. The only way to "save" them was to turn them black and white and even though the harshness of the light irks me….the pictures make me smile.
I guess it’s just because that is how life is….not perfect lighting all the time and matchy-matchy clothing and the perfect backdrop. I think sometimes I focus too much on getting the perfect shot – but then step back and rethink and realize that this moment was perfect between them. Two brothers. Having the time of their lives hugging and falling backwards in the grass. The big brother and the baby who in a few short weeks will also become a big brother. Pregnancy hormones making me weepy? Is it that obvious? I’m just so grateful to be a part of their lives – to see them grow and mature and adapt. I’m excited to watch them react to a new baby and introduce them to another sibling….how special is that?
In other (less sentimental) news, I have some fab new things going up in the shop some time in the next week. I’ve had many requests for the little felt flowers I made and so made up a batch this morning to post in sets of three. I also have some new jewelry that I’ve been meaning to post for weeks and maybe a few more odds and ends.
I’ll let you know when they’re up! 🙂