Simple Things

A lot of times when you are a photographer you get caught up on striving for perfection. You always want the perfect light, the perfect expression, the perfect picture. Because of this need for perfection, we as photographers, sometimes forget to take shots of the every day. To help us remember these important shots of real life, a group of photographers that I am involved with have decided to start a little blog series called "The Simple Things." Each month we will shoot one of those simple moments in our lives that we have been neglecting with our cameras. At the end of the month we will make a blog post and share our stories. At the bottom of the post we will share a link to another photographer in the group so you can read her story. I was going to focus on one "simple thing" for my February post, but then I realized that for me, February is all about simple things.

There isn't usually much going on in February.  My husband is crazy busy with his coaching.  My kids are finishing up with their swim team activities.  There are many lazy evenings doing not much of anything except hanging by the wood stove.  And spring is still quite a few weeks away.  I often get a bit antsy during this time of year, looking forward to warmer weather, being outside more, VACATIONS!

But when I take the time to look within my little world, I can see how many wonderfully simple things I have.  And if you add up all those simple things you end with one pretty amazing bunch of STUFF.

There are cold, snowy weekends outdoors!

And afternoons baking [amazing] chocolatey peanut buttery cupcakes!

And even MORE lazy days by the wood stove!

And some days that we all are a bit stir crazy!

There are FREE days at the zoo!

And even an orangutan or two!

But sometimes just a simple and quiet snowy morning at the lake can feed your soul a bit..

Yup, these simple things can be pretty amazing things.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!  Now I invite you to visit Nikki and view her February post!

Until next time!  XOXO!!!