I’ve never been one for strict adherence to the rules. Rules are more like “guidelines” especially when it comes to the photo hunt around here. I’ve been known to bend, dance around and completely disregard the so-called “rules” I set forth in my photo hunts in the name of encouraging fun with photos.
This month, I was befuddled in even figuring out what the photo hunt would consist of. Then some of you fine folks chimed in with some thoughts, and this month’s hunt came to be. I set a June 30th deadline – something else I’ve never been very strict about. Then I announced it would only be fair to allow you some more time.
So now, confession time. I didn’t do very well taking pictures for my own photo hunt! Was my photo hunt in the back of my mind while I took photos over the past couple weeks? Sure. Did I, in reality, take photos specifically for my photo hunt? Uh, no, not really!
However, I do have a collection of six new-to-you photos to share for this month’s photo hunt. Some of the photos were even taken this month!
I’ve just returned from a lovely few days on Cape Cod. The weather was warm, sunny and breezy. While relaxing on the beach in South Yarmouth, I was able to gaze across Bass River to dozens of colorful para-surfers. The warmth on my face, the just-right salty breeze and these dancing rainbows made for an extremely peaceful feeling.
When we went on our cruise back in April, I told you about the wonderful experience we had swimming with a dolphin. In addition to the obvious pleasure of being able to be so close to one of this planet’s most endearing creatures, one of the best parts of this experience was seeing the absolutely pure, unadulterated joy on my daughters’ faces.
This photo is real rule-breaker because I didn’t even take this one (er, whoops, I didn’t take the last one either! Hubby took that one!). Dear friend Renae took this one at her daughter’s first communion party. But I have a lot of maternal pride in this photo. Sarah, for reasons unexplained, is a favorite person to younger children everywhere. Wherever we go to spend time with friends with children younger than ours, the little ones almost immediately glom on to her. It must be her sweet, approachable nature but I feel proud of the way accepts the children and makes them feel so very comfortable in her presence. This photo was also taken shortly after she got her braces off, and I love the pride in her new smile.
To me, dancing on pointe is the very definition of the word “aplomb.” Meghan exudes confidence with each step of her pointe dance.
For my bonuses this month, I actually did take photos specifically for the hunt!
Little flowers in the grass caught my attention one day. I wondered why they appeared to be growing in the lawn, then I realized they were the little blossoms falling from my hanging plants! Duh!
Because who needs a good reason for a margarita toast?
So my dear readers, there is my rule-breaking, almost-mine, not-really-photo-hunted-unless-you-count-hunting-in-my-archives photo hunt!
Geez, I wonder what will happen in August?