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Friday, March 11, 2011

Parental Duties

My oldest daughter came home from boarding school last weekend, for Spring Break - and I have so enjoyed the one-on-one time that we've been able to have together. Needless to say though, I haven't allotted much time to work on Little Pretties...but I have somehow, finagled taking plenty of pictures in the meantime.

(Snapped on 3/08/11 - using an iPhone and an Instagram filter)

I took this one at an abandoned house, just up the road from the school that my daughter attended from Kindergarten through 8th grade. I had dropped her off at her old alma mater, so she could practice lacrosse, and spend a little time with her younger friends who still go to school there.

(Snapped on 3/10/11 - using an iPhone and an Instagram filter)

A couple of days later, on my way in to town to pick her up from an orthodontist appointment - I took a quick detour, after spotting these adorable, frolicking lambs. I only got a couple of snaps though - before they scampered over the hill, and out of view.

(Snapped on 3/10/11 - using an iPhone and an Instagram filter)

I arrived at the orthodontists' office, a few minutes early - soooooo...I went across the street to these historic gardens, and killed time taking pics. in the drizzly rain.

(Snapped on 3/10/11 - using an iPhone and an Instagram filter)

Later on that day, my daughter (a dedicated athlete) diligently jogged the trails around the local arboretum...while my iPhone and I kept busy - by unearthing previously undiscovered gems.

(Snapped on 3/10/11 - using an iPhone and an Instagram filter)

Up until that rainy afternoon, I'd been unsuccessful at convincing my daughter that (like her old mother) if she just tried it - she'd quickly get hooked on Instagram. Matter of fact - I couldn't even get her to take pictures with her phone. It was like she was too embarrassed to, or something.

The poor thing was soaking wet, following her run - and assuming she'd be eager to get home and into some warm, dry clothes - I started walking towards the car. But when I didn't hear her footsteps behind me, I turned around and saw my precious firstborn - crouched down and face to face - with a brilliant green fire hydrant...she was taking its picture with her iPhone (glory be!)...and she's been steadily clicking, ever since...

And so into the world, on that dreary, rainy day - was born a budding photography buff, and Instagram enthusiast...(Way to make yer mama proud, little girl!)

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