Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Here they are: Calvin (with Hobbes), Stella the Cowgirl, Steve from Minecraft, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Lucy. Bridget the butterfly flew off to a weekend retreat, and I haven't seen her since early afternoon.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


I told her, "Stella, it's Thursday. I need a picture of you." What did she do? Struck a pose.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Blaze Orange

It's hunting season.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Launching by Sam

I love that impish grin in the first shot.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Dance Teacher

Things were a little strange at Stella's dance class this week, but it didn't seem to bother my girl one bit (especially since she got chocolate and a sticker before heading for home).

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I Should Have Known

Now that the driving range is closed and the mold/family room is no longer available for the Optishot, I should have known that Dennis would set the golf simulator up in the living room.

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Henry and Sam broke out the slack line today and each of them found that his balance had improved considerably since the mid-summer, when the slack line was taken down because of the renovation to the mold/family room.

On another note, when it comes to websites/blogs/photography, I seem to belong to the Ray Bradbury school of thought, which advocates jumping off the cliff and building wings on the way down. I've created a new website (with WordPress design help from my talented friend, Jessica Maleski). It's still a work in progress, but I'm hoping to confine much of my web presence there. Being scattered hither and yon, posting daily photos as I go, is taking a toll. I foresee this blog eventually being abandoned, so if you'd like to get a head start, you can sign up for posts at the new Ruff Draft.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Wind and Water

After dropping Bridget off at a friend's house, the kids and I stopped near the water for some stone skipping and photos. The wind convinced us that we didn't want to stay long.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Stella has a lot to say.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jack and Stella

These two have a fun relationship.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Two-Dollar Tuesday

The kids and I went bowling today.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Beauty Still Available

Sometimes, you just have to know where to look.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hair in Her Face

Stella's hair is almost always unkempt, and she prefers it that way.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Found It

Stella searched for nearly a minute — bent over, head close to the ground — until she found just the right leaf.

Friday, October 17, 2014


Henry and Sam are at it again, with a scaled-down catapult this time.