Monday, November 12, 2007

shadow puppets and leaf angels

There is just no telling the fun that can come from a Friday afternoon jaunt in the canyon. My attention span for just walking/hiking forever without a specific destination seems to last a little longer than Bobby's, who wants to know where we are going and how long it is going to take us to get there. But somehow when you bring in the opportunity to do crazy things and document them with a camera, the excitement increases tenfold. I think I love taking pictures more for the adventure it creates when you are taking them than for the pictures that I get to view afterward.

It turns out that we were hiking at just the perfect time of day, and Bobby discovered as he was taking pictures (again, adventures through the eye of the camera) that he had a perfect shadow of everything he was doing. And thus, the next adventure began. It started with shadow puppets and ended up with shadow bodies...
If you are wondering what in the world is sticking out the back of me in the shadows...
That would be my favorite mitten holding location.

The adventure continued when I got my turn to play with the camera.. i.e. pictures of the Bobby we all know and love. I talk him into playing for the camera, and then he usually wonders later how I got pictures of him doing silly things!

And, because I LOVE leaves, i just can't ignore playing with them this time of year. I couldn't quite convince Bobby to jump into the leaves with me, but I'm pretty sure that he was amused to be an on-looker. I would highly recommend this entertaining companion to the snow angel...
***So, apparently I'm playing around with photoshop- forgive me if this is a little crazy..

5 comments:

Annacondalisa said...

Yah, I love your adventures. Makes me wish the leaves would change color here, LOL, palm trees don't change color, darn. Linc didn't like to know the shadow bodies were kissing, but Hari said "Aunt Megggan" when he saw the cute photo of you with mittens. Love & Miss you!!

MeganandNathan said...

You guys crack me up. We live very different lives these days. You are out playing all over the county and I consider it a treat to run to Albertson's for 20 minutes. :) Hey, you need to call or email when you can. I need to hear some updates on the drama at work!!! Plus, it would be good to see you when I am not having medical/hormonal issues. Plus, Tate is so different these days!

The Meesh said...

I love it. It's... so you.

Merissa said...

Nice mittens! :)

karla said...

Love the pictures! Especially the shadow people.