Craig’s cousin Bryan graduated from college this past May. They combined his party with the 4th of July and I brought my camera. It was a lot of fun visiting with everyone and catching the moments on “film”. Bryan and his dog Anna Val and Autumn Fun with cameras
When going through old photos last weekend, I came across this one of my mother. I had said to her when I saw it, “my god Mom your hair looks phenomenal”. Her response was “yah but it was too hard to keep up”. It turns out this was from a family wedding in the summer of 1972, in Darien, Connecticut. Long before my parents were thinking of me. My grandmother is on the left, and I believe my mom’s cousin is on the right. The original photo had faded quite a bit and I used levels, curves and contrast in Photoshop to bring back the depth of the photo. I also did some burning in of areas that had faded more than the rest of the photo.
Craig’s cousin Steven and his wife Val had twins back in December. We had a chance to visit them today. They were very tiny and cute. I love watching their eyes take in the world and process everything. Liam and Kathy Catching Autumn crack a smile
This year, after everything that we’ve been through this year, I could really appreciate this song.
While in Maine I shot two photos I think came out very well. My sister in law and mother in law. We were sitting outside trying to miss rain drops waiting for lunch to be ready.
Wednesday the weather finally let up. We all took advantage of the satellite dish getting some coverage and hopped on the internets to catch up on life. Kerry, Craig and I explored the peninsula we’re staying on via bike. The mosquitos kept us moving briskly. If I went too slow on hills, they’d be right there ready to eat me. The temp had gone up a bit too and the air was very humid. After freshening up we headed down to Ellsworth for some shopping. Cadillac Mountain sports again, to get new tires for my bike and some clothes for Kerry. We also stopped at Shirley’s Yarn and Things where I picked up some gifts for friends. It was fun driving around just the three of us, we hadn’t done that since probably around 1997.
Happy Easter to all who celebrate. Craig and I went to a family brunch a few towns over. It was nice to catch up with them and I was able to hand out the copies of a black and white photo I printed in January of Craig’s cousin and her newborn. After brunch, we headed over to Squantz Pond to take a walk. The wind had other plans, but we persevered. I took a photo of my in-laws that I really like. I’m going to get it printed and framed and give it to them. More photos from today available on Flickr.
A few weekends ago we journeyed up to Baldwinville, MA to join Kerry & Dave in their house warming party. And those lucky home owners also got to be the cooks. Well Dave manned the b-b-q and the Mom’s covered the other goodies. It was really nice to see the Testa’s again. It was fun to see Kerry & Dave’s place, and hear their ideas for what they are going to do with it. We also got to check out Dave’s new ride to work. Playing with Dr. Phibes was a highlight of the trip. On Sunday we took a hike with Marty, Kathy and Kerry. They are fortunate enough to live literally right next door to a state park in MA.