by Stevie Smith
In the photography class I’m taking this week we are doing a series on summer. I want to challenge myself and take at least one photo a day of something that says summer to me this week.
Gardenias do it for me all the time.
The flower of June.
The flowers I held when I got married.
The flowers that remind me of my grandmother.
So, do you wanna know what I have learned so far?
To remember the rule of thirds.
For some reason I keep forgetting that one.
I started taking a photography class online this week. To be totally honest. . . I find the whole thing kind of intimidating. I mean, I have never had anyone really critique my photos before.
The assignment for the week is summer. It’s wide open.
My first thought for this homework was to take lots of shots of the kids at the pool. After all, what says summer more then a pool? But then, a South Carolina thundershower came out of nowhere, and these are what I ended up submitting for the day.
After all – What says South Carolina Summers more then a thundershower coming out of nowhere?
I gotta tell ya. I see some really nice photos from these ladies in this class and I’m feeling a little like these two look.
My top model is just doll.
Yesterday she wanted to stay with “the best Nana ever” for a little while. But, the best nana wasn’t feeling well and wanted to lie down. I told this girl of mine she had to come home with me so Nana could rest.
Well . . . if you can believe it – she was grumpy about the whole thing.
I then asked her if she wanted to blow dandelion seeds around the yard while I took her photo – she put on a little tiny smile and said, “I guess so.”
and then she blew, and blew, and blew.
Do you want to know what happened next?
She laughed, and laughed,and laughed all the way home.
I look to the sky with both of my eyes
And guess what I see, a pretty surprise
It’s yellow and black and goes buzz when it flies
After it’s stung you it curls up and dies
I look to see the bumble bee
And I see it coming straight for me
From the table I quickly fled
It won’t catch me behind the shed!