Life in 52 – Project 52 – Week 14 – Grow

One thing I do to continue to keep learning and growing as a photographer is a Project 52. It’s also a way for me to document my family, see my environment in a new way and try new techniques before client sessions.  The premise is simple – a moderator selects a prompt for the week and members of our group post their best photos from the week. At the end of the week, the moderator selects the best of the best for feature in a blog post. One of the things I love most about the project is seeing how others interpret and execute the theme.  Each week I continue to be blown away and inspired by the artistry and creativity that is shared. 
{14|52} grow

At first glance, it looks like I perhaps missed focus on this shot. But the focus on my middle son’s little and quickly growing foot is quite deliberate. We took a little staycation and were hanging out in our hotel room after some pool time when he and my youngest snuggled up on the couch to watch a movie and share some snacks. I was sitting on the floor in front of them, trying to catch a few pictures so we could later relive all the fun. He kept sticking that little foot out and wriggling his toes. A few weeks ago, he went through this little kick where each night, after he peeled off his socks and shoes, he would stick his foot in the air and exclaim, “Look mama! My foot got bigger today!” I’d grab his foot, pretend to examine it and loudly agree, “My goodness! It sure did!” This was a nighly ritual for about 2 or 3 weeks. And then one night, as suddenly as it started, it stopped. I’m not sure what prompted it, but it still makes me smile to think about it. And that’s what I was thinking about when I took this photo. That and our family is blessed that our three sons are close to one another – both in age and emotional connection. I love that it shines through in this photo of our youngest two.

Color photo of tiger lily shoots poking up from the ground

{14|52} grow, second submission

This little patch of baby tiger lilies was in the prettiest light at sunset tonight when I snuck outside with my camera for this week’s prompt. Aside from this raggedy little cluster of perennials planted by our home’s original owners, we have zero landscaping. I’m looking forward to planting a few things this growing season to have more pretty plants to look at and photograph.

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