I'm a stay at home mom of two, very active kids. One could argue "very active" because my husband and I move Heaven and Earth to keep them active. Active in the summer
sometimes often cuts into my my time. Who am I kidding? It's not just summer time! But, I'm happy to be able to do for my kids. Not really complaining!!! I'm going to be gone for the girl's Irish dance comps both this weekend and next. She's off to lacrosse camp in between those competition weekends and the boy is off to lacrosse camp the second weekend I'm gone. Right now, a flurry of laundry, supply gathering, etc. I've not packed them before for a sleep away camp (first for both of them) so there is some Mom anxiety tossed in there, too. And not just the anxiety of not packing sunscreen or bug spray.
I've not forgotten my endeavour to #findsomebeauty in each day. I've grabbed a couple of shots on my phone to find them rather gross once I looked at them! I need to make a conscious effort to start packing my camera with me each day. I would like state, though, that my cell phone has more megapixels than my first digital and is a damn good camera under the right conditions! The conditions I've shot under in the past few days, I would have been far better served to have my "real" camera with me. (See above about packing it with me each day.) So due to my technical difficulties, I'm sharing some beauty I found about this time last year.
We'd packed it up as a family and headed to Washington DC where both the kids competed in Irish dance. We took the long way home via a more Southern route that took us through Kentucky's beautiful horse country and the Bourbon Trail. This may, or may not, have been "accidentally" planned on my part. Ahem.
I took this photo at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. We didn't have a specific game plan and were hitting the distilleries on the trail in a hodge podge manner. Many were sold out. Poor planning on our part. However, we found a gem here. And are looking forward to going back again to visit. Even the kids were engaged and interested as we clambered through old, old buildings and learned a little history. This capture is a warehouse where they age the whiskey. You could smell the Angel's Cut wafting through the open windows. My kids and my husband had wandered on towards the parking lot and all turned around and gave me a heavy sigh. Mom. Again. With the camera. "Are you seriously taking a picture of a wall?" Yes, yes, I am. I hope that I can encourage them to #findsomebeauty in things like a warehouse wall. And, to their credit, when I sat down that night and started editing photos from our adventures today, I heard "okay, now the wall makes more sense."
Captured with Nikon D600, Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8. Exposure info 70mm; 1/640 sec; f/3.2; ISO 100, bright slightly overcast day.