As I write there is a power struggle occurring upstairs. A power struggle between two boys who both want the same pen. Nevermind that we have a cup full of other pens not one room away. Neil is on top of the unfolding saga, so rather than get involved (too many cooks spoil the broth, dontchaknow) I am just going to sit down here, in the coolest room of the house, pretending that all is serene. While I am at it, I am also going to pretend that this coming summer is not going to be the Summer of the Bickering Brothers. It just isn’t. That’s all there is to it. There. I have spoken.
Now, at the risk of turning this spot into The Food and Flowers Blog, I have to give in to the fact that I haven’t been all that productive in a creative way today or yesterday. I’ve been processing orders in the “please help me get all of this stuff off of my shelves” sale, playing Scrabble Jr. with one of the little misters, and going strawberry shopping at a local farm stand. It seems the only things I’ve been photographing are the things we eat, and the lilies that are growing in our garden.
It’s such a novelty to me to have a garden with actual blooming flowers that I have kind of gone a little silly with the camera. Add to that the fact that the camera itself is also a novelty, and, well… let’s just say I am the crazy lady on the block these days, stalking her own yard with a camera in hand on a daily basis.
And then there’s the food. What is it about the summer and photographing produce? I did this last year too, when farmers market season started. What’s funny is that I am not even a big fruit eater.
Yes, I’ll admit I can go to town on a bowl of cherries, and I do like tart apples, but I’m really lukewarm about raw strawberries and most other fruits. They make great camera fodder, but if I have to eat them, I’d rather find them in a jam, a slushy drink, or a crisp.
Oh, and lest I forget, I ought to introduce you to a new member of the family. Actually, five new members – I birthed quintuplets in my spare time yesterday. (Ok, maybe not.) They’re not the easiest little suckers to photograph, but just the same, allow me to present Squishy, Stopit, Happy, Buffalo, and Sugarhead. We’ve had them nearly 24 hours and have only forgotten to feed them once 😀