For Father's Day I wanted to find an image of my hubby with all three of our children and I could not find one! Like a mechanic's car that does not go; a photographer, albeit a macro photographer, does not have one image of everyone in her family in one image. I had to fix that very quickly. So off we went out into the field of our home in Africa's winter sun and took some photographs. Big respect to portrait photographers since this is not my line of 'expertise' but it's not easy work, even though it was not pressured as I am sure it can get and quite frankly, not sure if I could handle a whiny child that is not my own. I just had to take some snap shots, nothing too technical or mind mindbogglingly creative.
As I sifted through the images I was editing I looked at my family and became suddenly overcome with gratitude that we are still all together. Yes, we drive each other crazy and the smiles and giggles are not always there...it's not particularly easy (or fun) living in a house with five very distinctly different characters who all want their way to be the only way. Yet here we are...a unit. Together. The Fantastic Five. In a time where human beings have become completely disposable, relationships thrown in the garbage like a shitty nappy, it's a miracle that I'm lucky enough as an adoring wife and a very proud mommy to still have my family all under one roof.
I'm very, very blessed. Exceedingly. Holding onto this for as long as I can before my nest becomes bigger and my fledglings find their wings. With a beautiful song still resounding in my thankful heart.
How I see it...
I see, speak and write in metaphors because I feel there is much we can learn from nature, people and our surroundings as depicted in my photographs and why I enjoy sharing my thoughts. Not in any attempt to convince or convert you to my way of thinking, seeing or feeling but to share how I see and experience MY mind map of the world. You at no time have to agree, all I ask is that my views and the views of others who wish to express theirs are kindly respected. So relax, get comfy and just enjoy. Happy reading!