daffodils brighten the day

It’s Thanksgiving: time to state what we are thankful for.

I am very thankful for friends, new and old, for hanging out with, drinking wine, and sharing experiences.

I am thankful for my family, especially my two boys. And I’m thankful for the learning opportunities my experience volunteering at PAWS has given me.

Sailor Sillouhette

I’m thankful that I live is such a beautiful part of the world; it gives me so much opportunity to practice photography.

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And finally, I’m thankful that I live in a country that allows peaceful protests, where the citizens have the right to express their disagreements with the government. I’m thankful that people use this power, and, for the most part, use it wisely.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cheers! ~ Erin

Even kids love to talk about themselves

The bridge battle.

I have found, when taking photos of my nephews, that engaging the child creates better photos.  Even better, ask them to show you their favorite things. My nephew created a battle scene with his toy soldiers at Thanksgiving, and insisted that I photograph the scene.  I let him tell me what to shoot and where, and he wanted to be in the photos too! He was very proud of his battle scene.

Part of the carnage.