Friday, March 30, 2012

Spend The Afternoon

"Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you." Annie Dillard

I really should have been back at the farm working on fleeces, web stuff, etsy shop, artwork, getting ready for the fiber festival, cleaning the house, sealing the new concrete in the barn, that stupid messy garden, trimming Betsy's hairy armpits (don't ask) and a million other things.

Tim offered to take me to the river though for a spring paddle and I justified it (why do I feel like I need to?!?) by turning it into a photo assignment. I knew we'd see some birds (Sunday Stills this week) and I still needed to take a spring river shot to add to a set at Tim's shop. I'd tried to last year, but we got so much flooding rain that the river was always muddy.

This spring has been beautiful.













I love this picture. Evening is my favorite time of day. It wasn't really that dark, just the way the exposure worked out trying to get some sunbeams shining through the cloud above.



And this is a classic example of Ed's Sunday Stills assignment to turn around and look behind you. I thought the sun had set and the photos were done for the day. Nope. As I circled around, headed to the ramp I "accidentally" saw the golden light hitting the far river bank. Much more than I was able to capture...but a golden memory I can take with me.

9 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

You outdid yourself with these shots! I'm sure you AND Tim enjoyed the outing.

Michelle said...

Ah, lovely. Love the quote, but I think I "spend" more than I should (she says with taxes still looming over her head).

Sue said...

Just beautiful!

Ed said...

Excellent shots, a nice quiet paddle makes the day..:-)

Sheepmom said...

I love how serene these pictures are. You captured a quiet spring day -and your birds!- just beautifully. And when your DH says "Let's go do this nice thing together," you must ALWAYS do it. There is no more important task than having fun with the one you love. That other stuff is just work and it will still be there later.

Terry said...

Love that golden light.

Alice said...

"Carpe diem!”... and that you did :-)

Jody said...

You live in a very beautiful place :-)

small farm girl said...

That looks like fun! Why didn't you take 20 with you? lol. He would have enjoyed the ride.

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