The Photo Shoot

Word Of The Day: Cheater, Futility, Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Disposable, Mischief,  K.L Caley weekly #writephoto prompt Arrowslit, JusJoJan 19, 2023, Complaint

Walking through the ruins with my husband I was in awe of the peacefulness there. I couldn’t get enough shots of them with my camera. I was still learning how to use all of the settings. What a good time I was having with each picture I took. Hubby chuckled at me saying I was just taking the same images over and over.

Gary just thought the disposable instant camera he clung to was sufficient to record our day. I hated to say it, but I told him he was using a cheater camera that didn’t require any talent. LOL Gary was usually such an easy person to get along with, but for some reason this day he just had one complaint after another. Too many pictures, it’s dark inside of here, I am ready to leave, when is lunch?

Trying to explain how the light in each of my shots was different due to the tunnels and the reflection of the water proved to be an exercise in futility. He just didn’t get it. Have you ever wondered if someone doesn’t get it, or if they don’t want to get it? I was beginning to think I should have gone on my little photo shoot alone.

We finally rounded the last corner of the ruins. It was certainly a breathtaking site. I looked at the love of my life and he had a look of pure mischief about him. I looked back at the ruins and before I was a lovely little table set with china and crystal and the most scrumptious looking luncheon. What a wonderful surprise.

As we sat down to enjoy our meal, he confided in me that he thought that I was taking so long taking pictures that our lunch was going to be spoiled.

I miss this man every day. I lost him suddenly on August 16th, 2016. He was good and kind and…ok just a bit annoying and could drive me crazy, but we knew we had each other’s back and I thank God every day for him being in my life.

The Perfect Shot

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Today’s post is a collection of several prompts today. They are from:

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 16th, 2023-optimism

FOWC with Fandango — Meddlesome

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #202

The Word of the Day is Altitude

Your Daily Word Prompt – #Milieu- January 16, 2023

Carol grew up in an artist milieu without concern for an orderly environment. That’s not to say her place was always a mess, but she sometimes didn’t concern herself with the meddlesome chores of housework. After all, there was never enough time for all the photos she was drawn to take.

She would often jump out of bed in the wee hours of the morning to plan her daily photo shoot. She was always full of optimism then. Sitting at her little table while sipping her coffee, she would decide which side of town to stroll and maybe even settle on a theme for the day. Oh, how she loved to capture her subjects on film.

Sometimes she would venture out of town and drive to the mountains where the altitude opened up to the serenity of nature. Trees were one of her favorite subjects. They told a story for her. How wrinkled the bark looked let her know if the tree had lived a hard life being beaten by the weather or an easy one sheltered from it. If there was a caring into the bark showing all that the spot was a favorite place of two lovers. The colors and brilliance of the leaves told the story of its seasons. Oh, how she loved to capture these elements on film.

Full of optimism for catching that perfect shot, she couldn’t wait to start her day. Finishing her coffee, she hurriedly dressed, glanced over at her unmade bed, and the messy room, grabbed her camera, and she was gone off to pursue the magic her camera provided.

Officially On Baby Watch

  Well, there are only 2 days left to January.  My new granddaughter is due on the 16th of February.  I am so excited.  We are hoping to be down in Miami Beach when she arrives, so we will probably head to Florida next week.

  This is my son and daughter-in-law’s first child and my fourth grandchild.  I just wish they didn’t live so far away.  I really love new born babies.  They are so precious and I could hold one all day.

  Now before anyone tries to tell me that’s how they get spoiled.  I am here to tell you that I did it with all three of my children and they were good babies.  They never fussed about being put down as they got older.  Anyway, Karina is feeling uncomfortable.  She’s tiny and her belly is huge.  I keep telling them that it’s almost over and the reward is awesome.

Hide in Plain Sight (The Three Sisters Inn, #1)
  This is what I am reading now.  So far it’s pretty good.  Another series started.  I really do enjoy books that are in a series.  I get so invested in the characters.  Anyway, beginning February 1st, I will be starting a challenge.  The theme is history.  I’m looking forward to it.  
  Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.   
                                         -Emillie Buchwald