July 5, 2010

how do you recap and delete ?

my holiday weekend
started on thursday
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i followed my niece around in her yard. laughed at her and with her. watched her pick berries and asparagus perfectly from the garden. and silently wished how i had her hair.
then i was off to photograph this sweetheart
now
that he's 6 months old
~
you probably remember him since i've been so incredibly lucky to take his photos before
~newborn, 3 months and now~

i dove deep into a book
on friday
and
with only a few pages left
all 338 of them have kept me intrigued
~
on saturday
we trespassed
on 132 acres that are for sale
and
hiking on them
made us feel like we were in the northern woods of wisconsin
or
colorado
~
with a quick google search
we found out it could be ours
for
4.5 million dollars
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it was perfect
so
i'm going to start saving for it
even the moss
that softened our steps and felt like velour
and
houses the forest fairies i believe in
was perfect
too
*
honestly, how do you recap a long weekend, where no television was watched, food was delicious, breezes were gentle as they breathed on our necks, but didn't stop the mosquitos from loving us, morning dew danced with the fog down in the cottage valley, butterflies and birds waved to us like they had known us forever, dogs on the sandbars of the wisconsin river made us laugh and hundreds and hundreds of photos were taken ?
~
a. i don't think you really can, but photos and words, help. i guess that's why we have memories
and
b. deleting those extra photos i don't really need....bite your tongue, honey
*

28 comments:

  1. i cannot delete photos. i just can't. and that moss carpet... so gorgeous, it makes me wanna go lie on it.

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  2. The moss is perfection. The perfect green for summertime.

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  3. I don't know if they sell enough memory, if I didn't delete! Sounds like you had a very relaxing weekend.

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  4. Well, your recap did the job just perfectly I think. And that moss photo ...swoon...and those kids? ...swoon... and 4.5 million... yikes!

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  5. My kinda weekend. Absolute bliss, my friend.

    (i have an entire week of this planned for the end of july)!!

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  6. so glad it all was wonderful. so glad.

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  7. yes... i am doing this too. i join you in loving him who creates...

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  8. I'm glad you enjoyed your long weekend. Your hike looked inviting. I have hiked in an enchanted forest in Northern WI and it amazing.

    Don't you have a distant relative that can buy the property for 4.5 million???

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  9. Uh I long for a brake like this. But while reading your story and watching your photo's delight came over me, and I took a deep deep breath. I'm off for my next workshop in about 30 min. so for 3 hours my head will belong just to me and my camera.
    I'll put some goodies out here soon.
    Hope you have a good week. Hugs D.

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  10. the picture of your niece and that moss are my absolute favorites here. and i rarely, if ever, delete a photo. you never know when you might like to revisit it. glad you had such a nice holiday weekend.

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  11. I was hoping you were going to tell us the name of the 338 page intriguing book... :)

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  12. Heavenly. That's what comes to my mind.

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  13. Thank you for your words and pictures ... both stunning!

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  14. Whew--that's a lotta dough for those acres! Holy smokes!
    Sounds like a heavenly time, though.

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  15. It sounds like perfection.

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  16. I'd say you recapped just fine, my friend. What book was it? You know I'm still looking for the one.

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  17. oh that little cowgirl niece of yours ...priceless! Beth...that photo is amazing! what a glorious weekend you have spent....

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  18. Those are some incredible rocks hiding among the trees ... and that little guy sure has a happy smile.

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  19. sounds like bliss... i'm not a good deleter either, we now have a big screen tv which is hooked up to the computer and uses my pics for a screensaver when we're listening to music. it's a tad embarrassing when someone comes in and catches the few, well many that should be gone!!!!

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  20. Those are a couple of very sweet faces at the top of you post :-)

    $4.5 million. Big sigh.

    Glad you had a relaxing time.

    jj

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  21. Beautiful photos!! Sounds like a fabulous time! My weekend was with wonderful friends, great food, blue blue skies, movies, fabulous wine and did I say...great food?? Ha!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  22. Right on, no television on the weekend and all these wonderful adventures and memories now. Your weekend sounds perfectly delightful to me. Hugs.

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  23. Oh I do delete.. I'm ruthless sometimes.. the ones I know I'll just never return to... but not all of them. ;)

    Sounds like you were exploring a piece of heaven.

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  24. Oh- that sounds like true perfection Beth! Glad you were able to experience it and share with us! Which book are you reading?

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  25. such fabulous images... and of course... i love the way you share them!

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  26. What a blissful weekend. Your photos captured the feeling perfectly.

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  27. I TRY to delete...honest I do...
    It is difficult for me to pick just a few photos I like the best to put on the blog or to make into a memory book...it isn't just picking the best photos but the most representative of the day...make sense?
    Love that first photo!

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  28. Isn't it glorious? Walks. Breeze. Warmth. No telly for a bit. I forgot I even had one in the house till we decided to do a good cleaning! It still isn't plugged in! Glad you had a grand time!

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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