I haven't picked up my camera much as of late. I got some shots today, but spent most of my time this evening playing in Photoshop. This image is a composite created with a number of multiple exposure photos, including one of today's (the dried hydrangea, which is hanging on out front). I also uploaded this on Flickr, where the image quality is better. You can check it out here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruffedgedesign/23437413535/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/
Another round of trick-or-treating is in the books—for the four youngest. Luke and Bridget spent the evening at a contra dance. Here's the rundown on identities/aliases: Henry is Van Gogh, Jack is Obie Wan Kenobi, Luke is a cyborg cowboy, Stella is a ninja, Bridget is Hermione from Harry Potter, and Sam is clashing.
Stella spends most of her life barefoot, but with winter coming on, she decided she needed warm slippers. These little beauties are keeping her toes toasty — for now. Knowing her like I do, I expect them to be forgotten in week.
A few months ago, Luke, Bridget, Henry, and some of their friends started going contra dancing. Sam and I tagged along to tonight's event, because my friend Chris was doing the calling. We've known each other since high school and try to stay in touch, but it's been years since we've seen one another in real life. She was very surprised to see me, and we didn't have much time to catch up, but seeing Chris was lovely. (The group shot was taken by Lorelei Tyce; she's the one in the blue sweater.)
After morning appointments, the kids and I went to Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth, then headed to Portland, where Dennis and his presales teammates were setting up for a customer event. We finally got to meet the people Dennis works with, and found them all lovely. Oh, and the kids snagged scrumptious treats at Bam Bam, a gluten-free bakery a block from the restaurant where we met Dennis and his compatriots. We're calling it a field trip day.