...some magic. naturally, my most treasured subjects to capture in picture are my chilis. i never tire of seeing new shots of them and i quite simply just LOVE seeing a certain expression of theirs stopped in time. i am always conscious of the fact that my days with these two as the wee ones they are right now... are numbered. i won't always wake up to their pleas and giggles and i won't always have them filling up my days with laughter and tears and naps and nursing and dirty diapers and hugs and play and frustration and love. NO...they will grow and change and leave this home and make their own ways and i always try to keep that in perspective. especially on those days where it all just doesn't come together. those days where i feel quite insufficient and terribly uncertain of what i am doing and how to do it well. those days where i long for a different kind of reality or just find frustration in my own. whatever it may be...there are those days...and there is also that sparkling truth that these children are only children for a short time in the grand scheme of things. and i know there will come a day where my greatest hope just may be that i could have one more day with them being this small.
that is partly why i so greatly adore trying to capture some of our moments in time. my most favorite ones always seem to be ones that speak of who these little ones are right now...their own individual essence. i am drawn to pictures that speak of their character and remind me of how i feel about them...pictures that stir up some reflection of their spirit in my minds eye.
i, of course, have about a million photos of them already on this new camera. but...here are just a few that i am really loving these days.