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Monochrome Monday: October 25, 2021. Umbrellas

Happy moment together as siblings…few minutes later, squabbling ens

We’re getting a major downpour today. Rain is few and far between in CA, so when we see any kind of precipitation you’ll find us outside with umbrellas.

In this picture kids are looking up at active hummingbirds flying around from flower to flower. The other day we discovered a tree that has been by our house since we moved in has been a favorite hang-out spot for hummingbirds. We just realized this since our science study is about birds this semester. Since we’re looking for different kinds of birds, our eyes and ears are open to any chirps or sightings.

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

5 replies

  1. I really like the composition in general – umbrellas
    and up view – and the moment you costumed is one of awe and joy
    Then – your artistic choice of black and white lets us feel some balance in the photo – daughter’s shirts corifbate with her umbrella and light tone and the son has a darker umbrella coordinating with his hair and jacket
    Then the other tones –
    And glad you all had a bit of rain!


  2. I really like this picture Esther – it is as if the kids are studying the rain clouds, enjoying the novel experience of the rain, so not even using the umbrella, all while pondering life. I think that’s a clever title of a book and there is lots to ponder in nature as you well know.


    1. I was surprised that they were both looking up into that tree. That’s the spot where we observe hummingbirds. Kids are funny like that. It’s a new pot we discovered and they both run there the moment they’re out the door. Elliot didn’t think it was cool on the first day, but after seeing so many birds in that tree area, he runs there too.
      Thanks for saying that about the clever title…that’s special coming from you who is ultra clever with yours. Made my day!


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