We were originally going to take pictures of animals, but other than an occasional squirrel or chipmunk running across the lawn, we don't see a lot of animals around here. Taking pictures of bugs gave us the opportunity to practice taking pictures up close, zooming in with the lens, and focusing on the insect instead of the environment around it. We don't normally get to see the details in the many bugs flying around our yard, and these photographs allowed us to see the insects in greater detail.
Grasshopper, by Raina
Bee, by Jackson
Dragonflies, by me
It must be dragonfly mating season, because all the dragonflies seemed to be flying around in pairs!
My parents and sister's family stayed at Lax Lake for a mini vacation last weekend, and since they were so close by, we got to spend time with them as well. The kids like to go on Grandpa's boat and fish for sunnies.
As a stay at home mom of 4, life can often be rather mundane. I'll be posting here about our ordinary, every day life. You'll read about bargain shopping, eBay, fun family activities, recipes, the quest for healthy(er) living, and who knows what else?
My recipe blog, Jenny's Recipe File, is now up and running. Along with tried and true recipes, it features weekly menu plans.