I often ask the libraryÂ toÂ order photography books for meÂ through the interlibrary loan program. Â The last time I ordered some books, the librarian asked if I knew that I could take online classes for free through the library. Â So I signed up for my first photography class.
There were lessons to do and homework assignments twice a week. Â Even though the class was basic photography, I still learned a lot. Each lesson we posted a photograph of what we learned and the instructor commented on it. Â We could also ask questions and I asked a few 🙂 .
Here are the assignments I turned in. Â What we were studying is underneath along with the title of the picture.
The year started slowly, but Audrey released her first five Monarchs Tuesday. Her cages are full of different sized caterpillars and eggs and she is hoping to raise over a hundred again this summer.
My beautiful butterfly girl is growing up!
She enjoys studyingÂ Monarchs and other butterflies. Â She learns something new every year and loves to share her knowledge.
I often wonder where this fascination with butterflies will lead.
I liked the picture of Thor, but it needed something….
Just for fun, I took our family portrait at the 4-H fair parade yesterday.
Andrea and I have been having fun experimenting with still life photography. Â No one had to be asked twice to help clean up when we were finished with this project.
It is supposed to be very hot and humid today. Â I think a day on the beach or canoeing on the lake sounds like a great idea.
Today I went to watch the kids run aÂ Prediction Run. Â It was fun watching them try their best on a 5K course. Mark came in 15 seconds slower than he thought, and Audrey came in 2 seconds slower than her prediction.
I had fun pretending to be a reporter and attempting to get pictures of their great race. I do not think I will ever get a job as a news photographer, it was much more fun talking to another mom who was encouraging her children, 9 and 5, who were running the 3K. Â The oldest paid the younger $5 to run with him today and they both ran with huge smiles. Â They both made it to the finish line in just over 30 minutes.
Tigger Megan was excited to play with Tigger Jonathan today. Â She even helped put him to sleep and got to hold him while he tookÂ a nap.
Last night, we drove up to Lake Ann CampÂ to pick up the kids. We told Megan we were going camping, but not where. SheÂ enjoyed listening to the last two chapters of Paddington Bear by flashlight before she curled up in her sleeping bag for the night.