Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Focusing On What Matters



‘Life is so much brighter when we focus on what really matters.’

My house is a mess.  I have laundry and suitcases that need to be put away.   I have weeds that need pulling.  I have no food for dinner.  My car smells like a skunk.  But today I am going to the pool with my daughter.  

I try to be super mom, have a clean house, healthy dinner, neat yard …  all in the same day.  I am driving myself crazy thinking if I was good mom/wife I could do it all.  

Today I am taking off my cape.  I am letting go of being a super mom and I will realize I am a better mom when I am not stressed out about being a better mom.     

The summer slips by so quickly every year.  I am going to enjoy spending time with my daughter today.  And I am not once going to think about the work I ‘should’ be doing, or at least try not to. 


Today I am joining Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday and also the Be Still class.  In Day 4 of the Be Still class, Kim challenges us to play with depth of field.  I staggered the bottles and used f-stop 3.2 to have different areas in focus.  It was fun to experiment.  My images were textured with Kim’s texture 0511.  
 
Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Have a great week and remember to enjoy the summer!

Michelle

 “Texture

21 comments:

  1. Yay! I hope you have a wonderful day - the housework will wait! Great work with the different depths of field on these lovely images. I adore old jars.

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  2. Love your use of the bottles, and the quote is wonderful, love the added key

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  3. Oh, I love your bottles. I really like the crop in the second one. Yes. Yes! Go to the pool with your daughter. My philosophy is that rainy days are for cleaning.

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  4. Love your photos ! Enjoy your day at the pool, the housework will be there when you're ready. I love your attitude ! :)

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  5. Love today's pictures and the message even more! Think I'll take my cape off, too! The vintage bottles are beautiful with different sizes, colors, and textures and your depth of field variations give such a creative composition. Have fun with your daughter!

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  6. So beautiful, love your bottle collection!

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  7. Enjoy the time, it goes much too quickly. I needed to read this post today to remind me to enjoy the time as well :) Thank you!

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  8. As they say..."no one will remember you for your clean house" :) Much better to be remembered for fun days at the pool....and for these beautiful photos!

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  9. Oh good for you!! You're making wonderful memories speeding time with your daughter, and those are the things in life that really count. Love your bottles and love the second image!! Have fun today Michelle!

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  10. Sounds like a wonderful day, Michelle! Summer does goes fast, so it is about seizing the moments :-)
    I love the key around the bottle - all these bottles with the different colors and forms are adorable!

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  11. You've captured those pretty bottles so beautifully, Michelle !
    Love the little key !
    Pff ... all that housework ... enjoy spending time with your daughter :-)
    Have a great week,
    Sylvia

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  12. Yes, I think you really had a wonderful day....spending time with our family is the most important thing. The picture with the bottles are one of my favorites ever! Love it!!!!
    Enjoy the time and have a great week,
    Brigitte ♥

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  13. Bravo to you Michelle. Now that I'm in the winter of my years I know that time spent with family was much more important than getting the laundry done. I know it's hard to do everything and that you find yourself swamped but it's so much more important to make those memories.

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  14. ~your quote is so true! Love the old bottles!

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  15. Love love love the bottles! Hope you had a fun day!
    (visiting from texture tuesday) http://cherylmccainphotography.com/texture-tuesday-lambs-ear/

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  16. Beautiful photos! I agree, the housework will always be there and really you are a super mom for realizing how important it is to spend time with your daughter than getting all caught up with your work. Hope you have a great time.

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  17. Really great. I like the first photo very much. I like the linearity caused by the stem and bottles. And the key in sharp focus. Beautiful.

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  18. Beautiful images. I agree with you 100%-take off the cape and just be!

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  19. Beautiful play with focusing...and the quote fits perfectly. Yup: the stuff that really matters.

    xoxo

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  20. A great quote for such a lovely image! I love that pretty bottle with the vintage key, just exquisite!

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