On Saturday, it was sunny and about 50 degrees.
As you can imagine, 50 degrees and full sun, in a house meant for rich sunlight, made us all feel ecstatically like we were racing towards spring with no detours or obstacles along the way. Look at the way the light can hit the windows and warm the insides.
It warms my insides.
When you’re in full sunshine and it’s even above 32, you can forget what the chill feels like.
I’m still a bit speechless as I write this, on a cold Sunday night. The weekend was a blur. Usually speechless means I need to either take a short break, or continue an ongoing short break. I was given an unexpected project last week and it was Photoshop only and it was HARD. I am no longer a beginner at Photoshop, but I am also not an expert. I do understand the language, though. Of course I edit my photos, mainly, because I shoot RAW and all of my files have to be sharpened, contrasted and color-corrected before I send them on their merry way. However, this project was a whole new kind of Photoshop, involving masking, magnetic lassoing and all sorts of delights. Seriously, ecstasy-inducing stuff. Not. So my photos for you today are mostly SOOC.
(That means “straight out of the camera.” I’m not only speechless. I don’t want to look at Photoshop for another 17 years.)
Cassidy threw open the door and dust flew everywhere! Just kidding. We had deep-cleaned our house right before this.
Is Des bewildered that we cleaned (or mainly that I helped Cassidy) or is he bewildered at the warm sun?
He was..hesitant to step outside into the sun. Maybe he was suspicious of the sun’s motives.
We tried so hard to coax him out..
..but he stayed put.
He also locked me out accidentally, and then got upset because he missed me.
“That warm, golden thing? Still..there?”
A bit like Tom Cruise in the 80’s, a cool breeze is made for this kid’s hair..
..and he knows it.
Scarlet did a delightful interpretive sun dance.
Des did a delightful interpretive sun gaze.
The Tardis shed didn’t comment.
Scarlet kept coaxing, to no avail.
She gave up on him for a bit. She was so happy. She said, “This sunshine..it feels like…when I was two.”
I couldn’t decide if I liked this upside down (original) or not (rotated in editing). What do you think?
This is the part of him that reminds me of..me.
Me: “Scarlet you are so beautiful that my poor camera has already seen the best!”
Scarlet: “Yeah, well tell it that it’s in trouble. I’m only going to get better.”
Meanwhile..back in Des land.
Oh! What’s this? A foot out? Two feet??
He just needed me to carry him! Finally he asked. And I answered. And he went straight for the snow..sifting it like sand.
Sunshine feels like being two. And no one in my family is two, but this guy is making his way towards two.
He’s making his way towards a lot of things.