Our forecast is calling for triple digits this weekend, and my mind is on water. It will be too hot (104 degrees!) to take the kids to the beach, so I suppose we'll have to settle for splashing in Cricket's wading pool on the back deck early each morning.
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It was one of those afternoons when nothing happened as planned; naps were skipped, fussing was abundant and rain poured and poured and poured some more. By the time Jeff walked in from work, I was about to lose it. So I handed him the baby and the book I was about to read Cricket for the thirtieth time, grabbed my camera and the spent the next five glorious minutes shooting the summer blooms around our yard. The sun made its first appearance of the day just in time for my little photo break. Those few moments of creative time outside were just enough to help me reset so I could handle the evening routine of bath time and stories and feedings. Thank goodness for summer.
I haven't been able to venture out of the neighborhood much lately, so I thought I'd dig out some photos from my portfolio for the next few posts. I shot this one from the plane window as we were landing in Raleigh amidst a snow storm on our way back from a fabulous ski trip to Tahoe. Little did we know at the time that it would be our last ski trip for a while; we found out shortly after that Cricket was on the way. How our lives have changed since then!
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.
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