Memorial Day, one of my favorite holidays, traditionally kicks off the summer season with the first family picnic of the year. School is almost out and the kids are already planning their summer activities, no more heavy winter coats, flowers are blooming, garden seeds are being sown, and the long lawn-mowing season has begun.
Some of my favorite photographs have come when I wasn’t looking for a picture, like this one. I was sitting under a tree down by the water, enjoying a good book, while the grandkids were doing what they do best when they’re at the lake — entertaining themselves. I happened to look up to find them all on the dock looking into the water. I like the composition of this shot, but there is no detail in the girl’s shirt. That part of the photograph is overexposed (“blown out” as they say) and is somewhat distracting.
Meanwhile, the youngest of the bunch (15 months) was up on the patio doing what he does best — climbing, trying to beat the big kids to the potato chips. See picture below.
Thought for the day: The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant: It’s just that they know so much that isn’t so. Ronald Reagan