Sunday, July 17, 2011

Busy Week and a Night Sky

This past week has been hectic.  I haven’t really taken many photos.  I took some for a craft post I did for No Time for Flash Cards (doesn’t really count) and then some nightscape photos of a really cool sky.  While I was getting eaten by bugs taking pictures after dark I managed to break my tripod.  Lovely.  It was a cheapy little $10 one, but it was mine.  Was being the operative word there. 

We had meetings for the baby.  I don’t feel like talking about those right now.  It seemed to be a lot of flip flopping and caring about a woman that didn’t even show up (nor did she show up for the last meeting, or her last two court dates).  Ugh, I am getting started and I am going to stop.

We finally got some definite plans for Buddy, other than reunification will happen within the next 4-6 weeks.  We had heard that for the past 3 months.  They decided to dramatically increase his mom’s visits and this is going to be Buddy’s last week with us, kind of.  He will only be with us for 3 days out of this week.  On Sunday I return him to his mom for a trial week basis and if all goes well, I do not pick him back up.  My emotions are mixed.  I will be happy for them and relieved to have three children (Buddy was quite a handful emotionally and behaviorally).  At the same time I know we are really going to miss him, especially Charley. 

 

water hose fun

On a blogging/photography note, did you guys happen to see I Heart Faces post on Saturday?  They were showcasing their favorites (it was a non-competitive challenge) for the “Summer Fun” Challenge.  Guess who had the very first photo?!  AAAAAAHHHH!  I almost screamed, but I didn’t want to wake the baby so I held it in.  Holding it in almost made me pee my pants.  I am joking, but almost too close to the truth. 

 

 

I wanted to join in Scavenger Hunt Sunday, but I didn’t take any photos.  Hopefully things will calm down and I can get some time in this week.  Not necessarily to blog about the pictures, just for my sanity.  You know what I mean.

 

So I thought I would share a shot of the night sky that I actually liked.  My hope was to get the moon, but apparently I have to read up on how to take a photo of the moon because my shots stunk!!! 

Here you go, the night sky that kept me out with the biting bugs.  Before I broke my tripod, of course. 

night sky

Any recommendations for a tripod?


16 comments:

  1. Loving your photo of the night sky. Sorry about your tripod :-(

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  2. That sky is brilliant and congrats on the I Heart Faces nod. I know the feeling...and it feels great!

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  3. My heart goes out to you with the internal struggles you are dealing with! I can't imagine.

    On a brighter note- your photo is beautiful. I just bought this tripod http://www.amazon.com/Vista-Explorer-Lightweight-Tripod-Bag/dp/B000V7AF8E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310999869&sr=8-1

    It isn't professional grade but it's light & easy- which was perfect for my use.

    Thanks for linking up & sharing- I really appreciate it!

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  4. Congrats on your photo being showcased! I pray that all goes well with Buddy for him and your family.

    I haven't been photographing much lately either. I even missed the hunt last week. At least I know I'll be taking plenty when we go to the mountains next week.

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  5. your talent truly AMAZES me...I mean for someone like me who knows less than nothing about photography , I can tell you that every picture you take, MOVES me...

    I loved each picture....I just enjoy you sharing that talent with us.

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  6. I love that you were on I Heart Faces. That's the coolest. Sorry to hear about your tripod and foster issues. I have no advice of course, but I do have hope that you'll find a good one for cheap. :) Pretty night sky shot!

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  7. I Heart Faces--That is so exciting! Congratulations!

    Great night sky! I haven't kept a single moon shot I've taken yet. Sorry your tripod broke! I don't have one so no recommendations.

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  8. I have a friend going through what sounds like a similar problem with their adoption case, the birth father now wants full custody........ Sigh.

    Sorry to hear about your camera, that stinks.

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  9. Congrats on your picture! Way cool.

    I hope everything goes well for Buddy and you all. I hope he and his mother will do great!

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  10. Congrats on being showcased, so awesome!

    Sorry about Buddy, I know it will be hard. You have such a wonderful heart. Hang in there. Even though it's a good thing, the bonds have been formed {{hugs}}

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  11. Congrats on the i heart faces shoutout! And best of luck in the coming days and weeks--I know it's not going to be easy but we're all here for you.

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  12. Yay, congratulations! I don't know about the tripod, I use my boyfriends.
    I love the night picture, it's beautiful Kim!
    I'm also sorry to hear about Buddy, everything will work out.

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  13. I did see you on i heart faces. Awesome! Congrats.

    Hugs and blessings to you and Buddy. Hope all works out for the best.

    What a gorgeous night shot! Well done ;)

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  14. Gorgeous pictures! I don't think your shots "stunk" at all!!

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  15. Will be saying lots of prayers for you.
    And your talent, well sheesh. crazy, and I loved loved that sprinkler shot, so I am not surprised at all! congrats!

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  16. Gorgeous photo!!! I have a dolicia proline 62inch tripod (ball head) and it's been a good'un. Got it on Amazon.com, and if you don't already use Swagbucks, you should!!! I earn my amazon cards on there for all my photography splurges. ;) Nothing beats free.

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