Day two of my weekend at Christy’s has been deliciously mellow. And tonight was one of the most spectacular nights of the summer. The weather was just so pleasant and the air was beautifully still. The perfect evening for a walk on the beach with the kids.
On the way out the door for our walk I grabbed my camera. I don’t usually use my big girl camera to take pictures of people. I really purchased it to photograph food for A Beautiful Bite. And because it was a serious financial investment, I usually don’t take it places where something could happen to it. Like the beach. Sand and water can be lethal for a camera. But I decided to live on the edge and bring it along.
I’d like to learn more about taking pictures of people. I’m much better with food. Food doesn’t blink or run away from you when you are trying to photograph it. Except ice cream. Yeah, ice cream can be a real pain in the tush to shoot. That whole melting thing and all. But other than that, food is pretty darn cooperative.
Kids? They are unpredictable little creatures. Trying to keep up with them to take natural shots left me breathless at times. In the end it was worth it because I think I caught some sweet moments…
I’m definitely bummed that we are heading home tomorrow. Just spending time in this serene setting has done me a world of good. I know that you can tell that I’ve been out of sorts lately. And it’s true, I really have been. I especially feel bad for my friends as I’ve not been my shiny self with them lately.
Stress has a way of brining out the worst in me. And when I get stressed I have a tendency to lash out at the people I care about the most. But luckily for me I have really good friends. Friends who understand that my heart is usually in the right place even if my words make me seem a little psychotic sometimes.
I guess that’s one of the downfalls about being a passionate person. The highs are really high but the lows can be pretty deep.
But as of today, I’m feeling much like my normal self again. And as they say, tomorrow is another day.