October 11, 2011

what. two days in a row.....


i can do this. i can really do this. if i set my mind to it i can keep from editing my photos.
granted. it's painful and similar to when i was ten and my mom made me stop biting my fingernails.
but i can do this. 
speaking of TEN. this is my niece and she's ten TODAY.
we celebrated her birthday on sunday. and of course i made her jump for me.


and speaking of fingernails.....


after we finished eating cake we set off on a long walk around my sister's amazing and gorgeous property. acres and acres of it.


her property has old fencing everywhere


and
i couldn't get enough of it


and
the old fence posts were scrumptious 







when we finished our walk i told my niece how i really needed a great photo
representing her turning ten. she wasn't too thrilled about the idea.


but entertained me anyway



sydney was her adorable loving self and i couldn't help but shoot her, too


and
as my parents were leaving. click. i got them, too.





i'm not sure if you can read "eye language" or not
but this says
"enough aunt beth. you're driving me crazy"
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happy birthday sweet girl. you are loved and adored.

26 comments:

  1. All such beautiful faces of both the human and furry variety. Happy Birthday to your niece.

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  2. your niece is beautiful. :)

    and love me some fences and yellow labs too!!!

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  3. He, he, he, I know that look because I get it from my husband too. I suck at taking people picss so I've told him I've got to practice on him. Gorgeous pics.

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  4. i love the profile shot. what a beautiful face she has.

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  5. Hee hee, I know that look well.

    I love the doggie chewing shot, great light on his sweet face.

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  6. Just so beautiful... all of it. Ten is a lovely age and of course I adore Sydney the lab, named by someone with exquisite taste!
    I need to catch up.. why the no editing rule?

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  7. No need to edit any of these Beth...each one is a work of art on it's own. Your niece is a natural and you've captured so many facets of her in each of these photos. What a beautiful day you shared and your photographs prove that!

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  8. Um, yes... I'm kind of reading the 'enough' look in her eyes... LOL But gosh, she's sure lovely.

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  9. Such happy family fun and you have captured it beautifully Beth!

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  10. Beth, You are blessed to have your family around you as you do. Give your parents a hug for me next time you see them. And when your niece is our age, she will cherish these pictures I am sure. "Happy Birthday" beautiful young lady:).

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  11. Great pics of special people and places!!!!

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  12. So wonderful to be ten on a perfectly gorgeous day in a beautiful place with a loving family! You captured it all!

    My favorite is the profile with the hair piled up...sweet!

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  13. beautiful - i love the one with her bathed in that golden light. what a beautiful shot of #10.

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  14. A beautiful family you have. My favorite shot is the one of the fingernails.

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  15. Why edit when you have it right to begin with? The light in your photograph is just right and you captured it so well. Happy Birthday to your sweet niece...I am sure she will eventually forgive you fro adoring her so much ;-)

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  16. Lovely photos... Your family will be so grateful over the years that you chronicle with a camera.

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  17. I'm in love with Sydney, the dog!! You did such a remarkable job of capturing the love in her eyes!

    Your niece is a lovely young woman, too. She'll be glad you took so many pictures years from now.

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  18. You don't need to do a thing to your photos - they're wonderful SOOC! Happy birthday to your niece!

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  19. Little lady, I just love your photography. These photos are just fabulous. I may not always comment, but I'm always reading and staying in awe of your creativity and talent!

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  20. Cute children, beautiful farm, lovely parents, great looking dog, what more could a person want. You are blessed.

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  21. your fall season is so beautiful...
    thanks for sharing a little bit with me all the way from down here in Texas

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  22. Happy birthday to your niece! What a gorgeous piece of property to play in. Oh how I would love walking there.

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  23. Gorgeous light in that last photo, Beth. xo

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  24. lol... I love that look she gave you at the very end. It's subtle, but it's definitely there.

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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