Dogwood 52 Week 5

Landscape- Black & White

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I’m participating in a Dogwood 52 photography challenge group on Facebook.  We’ll be doing a photo from Dogwood Photography’s weekly prompts, to be posted no later than Sunday.  He cycles his prompts through 3 categories (portrait, landscape, and artistic) varying his prompts so that you can develop different techniques and familiarize yourself with various camera functions.

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Dogwood 52 Week 4

Portrait- Headshot

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I prefer candids.  This is a candid of my older brother as he showed us around the university he works at- taken back in the Spring, since I’m just now getting caught up with posting my pictures and I took a break from the challenge over the summer to spend more focused time with my kids.

I’m participating in a Dogwood 52 photography challenge group on Facebook.  We’ll be doing a photo from Dogwood Photography’s weekly prompts, to be posted no later than Sunday.  He cycles his prompts through 3 categories (portrait, landscape, and artistic) varying his prompts so that you can develop different techniques and familiarize yourself with various camera functions.

Dogwood 52 Week 3

Artistic- Red

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I’m participating in a Dogwood 52 photography challenge group on Facebook.  We’ll be doing a photo from Dogwood Photography’s weekly prompts, to be posted no later than Sunday.  He cycles his prompts through 3 categories (portrait, landscape, and artistic) varying his prompts so that you can develop different techniques and familiarize yourself with various camera functions.

Friday Fave Five: Spring Break

1. Easy access to the nation’s capital

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The Cherry Blossoms are coming out in full bloom this week

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We love to visit DC. Our original plan had been to go to the National Zoo but all the parking was full by the time we got there 30 minutes after opening so we tossed out those plans and went to the International Spy Museum and had lunch along the National Mall before exploring around some of the memorials.

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Taking a rest at the WWII Memorial fountain

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We take every oppurtunity we have of climbing trees 🙂

I definitely recommend the International Spy Museum!  The kids had so much fun crawling through air ducts, learning about disguises and gadgets, and seeing James Bond’s original Aston Martin. They even got to practice decoding messages with simulated Enigma software.  Super cool.

2. Wonderful friends to share our adventures with

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Resting at the Reflecting Pool 

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Exploring around a lake near our house earlier this week

3. Good behavior… Little Warrior has been struggling a lot lately.  He’s an extreme introvert and being at school all day really exhausts him. That, and he’s bored stiff in Kindergarten since he’s quite a poppy.  So the week off for Spring Break has been amazing for his choices and attitude. ❤ Such a huge blessing!

4. Bible study  I am privileged to study the Word of God and walk through this difficult season with an amazing group of women. We each give and take according to our season, and support one another in immeasurable ways. I can’t imagine going through life without these wonderful ladies.

5. Productivity I’ve finished a bunch of projects and been working a lot on decluttering. There’s a big consignment sale coming up so I’m purging clothes the kids have out grown to sell there.  I’ve also been making sure to go to bed with my kitchen clean every night and it’s made a world of difference in my attitude when I come downstairs to start my day in the morning.

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Every week Susanne hosts Friday Fave Five to share what blessings we’ve found in our weeks.  Hop on over and join the gratitude fest. 🙂

Dogwood 52 Week 2

Week 2- Landscape: Traditional

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I liked this shot but not as a ‘traditional landscape’ like the prompt called for.  I had planned on getting out to shoot more later in the week, but ended up catching the cold that’s been going around so made do with a shot from a walk around an old, stone church on Wednesday.

I’m participating in a Dogwood 52 photography challenge group on Facebook.  We’ll be doing a photo from Dogwood Photography’s weekly prompts, to be posted no later than Sunday.  He cycles his prompts through 3 categories (portrait, landscape, and artistic) varying his prompts so that you can develop different techniques and familiarize yourself with various camera functions.

Dogwood 52 Week 1

I’m participating in a Dogwood 52 photography challenge group on Facebook.  We’ll be doing a photo from Dogwood Photography’s weekly prompts, to be posted no later than Sunday.  He cycles his prompts through 3 categories (portrait, landscape, and artistic) varying his prompts so that you can develop different techniques and familiarize yourself with various camera functions.

Week 1- Portrait: Self Portrait

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Oh hey! This is my 50th post! 🙂

Patapsco Snow

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We had a light dusting of snow yesterday.  Probably our last snow for the season. And while I’ve grown to love the winter here (no idea who I am anymore!), I’m definitely ready for Spring so we can get back to daily scooter rides and outdoor energy burning activities for the Little Warrior.

I tossed aside my really important plans to wash dishes and vacuum solve the JFK assassination conspiracy and took the pups for a hike along the river.

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It had mostly melted by the time we got back to the car, resulting in muddy paws and wagging tails.

But what a beautiful winters day it was!

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