This is the time in my week when I have the opportunity to look back
at the images I've captured the week before, and choose my seven favorites.
These seven--one for each day of the week--are featured below.
A week ago, the Chicagoland area went from an almost-record "driest July" to an almost record "wettest July." This happened in just three days. Unfortunately, the blossom-end rot in my ripening tomatoes is testament to the deluge. I refuse to take any pictures of sad-looking tomatoes! The rain did give me inspiration to create a "water" theme for the photos for the week. I managed to include "water" in four--five if I'm creative--out of seven photos. Not too bad, I guess. It was harder than I thought it would be.
Here we go...
"Threat of Water" shot. One of the incoming morning storms we had. This one dumped buckets and buckets of rain on us.
 July 23 -- Incoming storm
"No Explanation Needed" water shot.
 July 24 -- Pool fun
This was the better of the two good shots I got of this guy; the other shot showed a droplet of water clinging to his back leg! So this one is not part of my "water shot" total.
 July 25 -- Grasshopper on the house
"Water on Petals" water shot. I splurged (with Fernando's blessing) at our weekly farmer's market. A local nursery was displaying their gorgeous plants and flowers. Below is my "moment of weakness" purchase, a new variety of coneflower (echinacea). This shot is pretty much SOOC (no kidding-- see all the photos of these beauties here), just after I watered it.
 July 26 -- Powwow Very Berry
"Water on Leaf" water shot. After planting my Powwow Very Berry, I watered it and got both the above shot and the below.
 July 27 -- Water drops on leaf
"Sweat = Water" water shot (my creative water shot). Almost every Friday from May through October, we get together with a huge amount of homeschool families to play/watch Ultimate Frisbee. There are usually three fields (for level/skill/age of players) of kids playing. I got the below shot close to 9pm and it was dark. ISO at 1200, widest aperture possible (probably f5.6), but I had to zoom in to 300mm to get this down-the-field shot. I added grain, since it had a lot, anyway. She looks like she's dancing! Danny (my 18yo) was chasing her down.
 July 28 -- Friday Frisbee action
The below shot is one I took at an "official" mini photo shoot. I say official because I got more than five images of this darling three-year-old who plopped down beside me, "helped" me take pictures, then consented to being photographed--though not smiling or looking anywhere near the camera lens except once. I'd say three minutes was all it took for my enchantment to be complete. Little girls = sweetness!
 July 29 -- Sweet Megan
I hope your week is filled with captured memories of this wonderful season of life!
Capturing the moments of life.
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