Not my favorite photo (the lighting seems distracting), but the hike, scramble and bushwhack it took to reach this spot overlooking Vernon lake in the BWCA, was definitely a favorite.
A finger wet with kool-aide keeps the White Admiral content while Grace takes a closer look.
It’s started already… Setting alarm clocks, packing lunches, going to bed early and listening to dad’s hurry up chant. Today was the first day of school, and the last day of our easy living summer.
Two years in training, Isabel does her first header into Grandma’s pool.
When mommy is away and you’re not feeling well, sometimes a hug is the best medicine.
Isabel wins the gold in the uneven bar (singular, it’s not level), with Grace and Clarke taking silver and bronze.
This is about as ferocious as Mr. Clarke gets.
On our walk in the woods today we found yet another bridge swept away by the flood waters of last week. A slippery, half rotten log spanning a swampy area in our backwoods. Don’t think the repair crews will make it out there this week – probably a DIY job.
Nikon D3, Nikon 24mm f/1.4, 1/250 sec @ f/2 – Ray Flash ring light (flash a ma bob)
Isabel dipping a toe into icy Lake Superior.
Nikon D3, ISO 200, Nikon 85mm f/1.4, 1/640 sec @ f/1.4
Got the dog and kids in the woods today. Sun, 70 and no bugs, couldn’t be better. Photo was taken with the Ray Flash – a ring light adapter than transforms your on camera flash into a super cool looking ring light.
It’s the last day of 1st and 3rd grade, the last day of packing school lunch, setting alarm clocks, and the morning hustle to get out the door. It’s the last stop of the school year.
This shot was taken back in 2008, but today, we finally signed the girls up for piano lessons
Apparently Clarke didn’t like the shampoo smell he had on his coat. So he took a bath… in the swamp.
Isabel – Makin’ it look easy.
After a weekend of weeding, tilling, and mowing we pulled the deck furniture from under it’s winter tarp and have officially open the deck for the summer. Today we had 70 degrees into 8pm, and Grace took full advantage.
Even with a wake up call as cuddly as Mr. Clarke, smiles tend to be few and far between before 8am around here.
Nothing better than sharing a Sunday afternoon with your two best friends.
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While trying to brush and dry Clarke after a bath, no one seems to be having much fun…
This shot is another reason why you should have a fast, fixed focal length lens in your camera bag.
“Chip” finds yet another handout from two early season Boundary Waters Canoe campers.
Sunrise ~ Sunset…
Thats it. That’s the schedule for a canoe trip. What you do and where you go in between is completely open. No phones, no internet, and no place to be. I can’t imagine a better way to take time out from the hyper connected and busy lives we lead.
An warm spring allowed us to make an exceptionally early Boundary Waters canoe trip during the girl’s spring break. With temperatures ranging from the 30′s to 50′s, it was a little chilly, but we visited one of the busiest lakes in all of the BWCA, and saw NO ONE.