On Saturday morning, Camille and I took a free photography class and birding walk at a local wildlife refuge. We saw warblers, orioles, woodpeckers, finches, a sora rail, and much more.
That dark spot high up in the tree is the porcupine eating new growth.
Camille got a much closer picture on her camera. I really need a telephoto lens!
The photography class mostly focused on macro photography, so we tried out a few shots.
Camille has taken over my old camera and I really enjoy seeing what she captures. On our way back home from the wildlife refuge we spotted some abandoned train cars and pulled over for another photo shoot.
I adore having one-on-one time with each of my girls, even if we don't always get big blocks of time together. I will often just take one along on errands or make the most out of waiting while another one is at a class or rehearsal by going to a park or getting a special snack together. It really changes the dynamics and gives us a chance to connect more deeply.
Here's a couple more pictures off of Camille's camera:
at the giant pear tree across the street from our house
I get all giddy around little babes these days and remember a little wistfully when mine were younger, but, ah, as they are growing up, the joys mellow and deepen and expand in ways that I can only be utterly grateful for.