captured moments, late spring

A few moments I've captured lately.  I'm currently loving this Spring weather - sun mixed with showers almost everyday.

My favorite flower, ranunculus,  brightening my desk.  They never cease to make me smile.

There's nothing quite like freshly picked strawberries.  These are courtesy of my nephews.  I had so many, my freezer is packed for the winter as well.

The newest succulent to join our family.  Let's hope I can keep this one alive.  With a newborn on the way, I'm not so sure - but I will definitely try.

Enjoying rainy and quiet Sunday mornings....

First blooms of the peonies I planted last year!  I was so proud, I didn't have heart to clip them and bring them inside.

There is something about flowers that make a house a home.

Eggs have been in heavy rotation around here for breakfast.  My girls like them hard boiled.

Our spring garden is looking good.  So far, I've planted tomatoes, bell peppers, rosemary, parsley, and cucumbers.

More, soon.

there's something about spring

I hope you had a great Easter weekend.

This year's Spring weather was simply gorgeous.

A few photography projects that I have inspired me lately...

+ Between Girls, a passage to Womanhood - Photographer Karen Marshall captures the emotional bond between girls from age 16 and their identities as women today in their 40s.

+  The Value of a Dollar - Photographer Jonathan Blaustein captures pictures of real food - at the cost of exactly one dollar.

comparison

In the middle of a recent spring photo walk with my daughters, I finished a roll of Kodak Ektar film.  The only other roll of film at the bottom of my bag was Ilford black and white, so I decided to take some of the same shots for comparison.  As I mentioned previously, this is my first roll of black and white film, and I was pleasantly surprised by the results!  I also love the pop in color from the Kodak Ektar film - I think the colors are gorgeous.

I don't have a comparison photo in black and white, but I have share this last shot because it is just so darn pretty!

Film. Color - Kodak Ektar 100. Black and white - Ilford Delta 400.

first adventure with the instax

undefinedundefinedundefined Fuji Instax 210 | Fuji Instax Wide Instant Film A few shots from my first adventure with the Fuji Instax, which was a lot of fun!  I knew that this camera was big, but I have to admit that I was shocked by HOW big!  It's definitely bigger than my daughter's toy camera - but it feels good in my hands.  It's definitely a conversation piece - I was stopped by the lady who owns this tree because she was so curious about what I was shooting with!  We ended up talking for almost an hour....

There's nothing quite like polaroids, but it felt good to go for a photo walk and return with a stack of pictures!  I think I'm going to like this camera.....

the first blooms

undefinedundefinedundefinedundefined Kodak Ektar 100 When I saw these blooms outside my window, I smiled quietly to myself.  Spring is slowly making her way to the Northeast, even though the sky is cloudy and there is still a little chill in the air.

I love the promise that these blooms hold - Spring is a season of such renewal and awakening.

+ Thanks so much for your wonderful comments on my previous post.  It's so good to know that many of you feel the same way!

+ Also, thanks so much Astrid, who invited me to be a part of her Why do you shoot film? series.