May 29, 2009

hey there, mate...

when I get bored I like to go to sailing
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NOT
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this sailboat was propped up in just the right spot 
for me to climb in
and
for john to take a photo 
to totally fool you
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did we fool you
hee hee
did you really think I'm a sailor
?
it's a known fact that I'm a huge people watcher 
and 
this weekend at the union 
which is part of the UW Madison's campus
there were 3 weddings taking place
while we {and hundreds of others} sat at the water's edge drinking beer and slurping up melting ice cream from our cones
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anyhow
I had more people to study then I ever could have imagined
and
I was in complete awe of the beautiful and nervous brides with their beaded gowns 
and 
the fabulous printed bridesmaids dresses which I think were from j.crew 
and 
the delicate flowers 
and 
the smiles that were growing tired
and
then
I just couldn't stop myself from taking photos of the photographers taking photos of this couple
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in the first picture 
notice the idiots who weren't smart enough to get off the dock and out of the way
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I mean really people
WAKE UP
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in the second photo
I think both photographers were mumbling something about all the shadowing going on and how were they ever going to make the groom look taller
all while a momma duck and her babies 
were getting irritated that they're space had been invaded
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it just doesn't take much for me to have a good time
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15 comments:

  1. you did fool me - although i did think you were too much in a "pose" to look naturally at ease in the boat :)

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  2. loving all your great pictures Beth, especially the one of you on the sailboat....FUN....you look so happy and FREE!

    Angelica

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  3. OOhh... that was fun. I am a people watcher too. I love it!

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  4. The fact that it doesn't take much is one of the many, maybe million reasons why we love you....

    But today I love you for this phrase, "The smiles that were growing tired..." Oh, I love this, it paints for me to see so clearly.

    Love it.

    Love your work.

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  5. you didn't fool me because, seriously Beth, even on a sailboat I know YOU would be jumping.

    what a lovely day ... sigh ... water, ducks, weddings, ice cream.

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  6. "it just doesn't take much for me to have a good time" is one of the things I love most about you. It makes you exuberant, down to earth, and full of energy to be in the world.

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  7. love to watch people....and I'm a sailor without a boat. i used to have a boat but my ex got it in the divorce. i miss sailing.

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  8. She's Betheye the Sailor Photog, TootToot!!

    I would have totally bought it. I am just cool like that.

    People think it's hilarious to test me out on this. But, I always buy it. Always...

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  9. I'm with you! It doesn't take much to find fun!

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  10. i people watch too and this is an amazing out post to do it...love the written commentary too!

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  11. So notting to complaine about hey? And tell John he's a great photographer too. And I do see so very clearly what you mean by the fools not seeing the bigger nicer picture...sigh. Wish you a great weekend.

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  12. I was almost fooled but I guess the sail being down kinda spoiled things!!

    And maybe that couple knew there would be strangers mingling in their wedding snaps, it being a public place an' all. I hope the photographers managed to get the ducks in!

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  13. I saw that first picture and was SO going to write you a comment telling you how envious I was that you got to go sailing...I have always wanted to go sailing! So you totally got me too...hook line and sinker.

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  14. I do love people watching! I love that you got to see these gorgeous wedding. But, now, I need to see a picture of the bridesmaid dresses.

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  15. these are so fun! you really know how to grab life's moments when you see them and enjoy them! it's so evident in every post.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth