"A portrait of my children, once a week every week in 2013"
Sophie: We left home early on Sunday morning, meeting a group of friends and their children for a day by the river to watch the boats zipping past as part of the Avon Descent. Driving down gravel roads through a misty haze of white fog, we settled on a camp site beside the rocky water's edge where we lit a fire, enjoyed a barbecue lunch and then found a spot to sit in the winter sunshine and watch the competitors zoom past. Getting out in the fresh air and letting the little ones explore was lovely... making boats from leaves and twigs, using nets to 'fish' and skimming pebbles - all simple pleasures that beat television and toys any day. Sophie loved the creek... splashing on the edge of the river in her gumboots Peppa Pig style and eventually ending up saturated from the waist down (luckily I'd packed a spare pair of shorts!!)
I'm finding it hard keeping up with this weekly photo project lately... the end of the week rolls around and I find myself disappointed as I scroll through my photos and discover half either out of focus or unsuitable. With Grace at kindy two or three days each week, I like to spend the days she is at home enjoying her company as opposed to being behind the camera and out of the action.
I've contemplated not participating in this project on a weekly basis anymore. However, I'm not one to just give up on something I've started and with only 21 weeks left until the end of the year, I feel I should persist. I'm also conscious of not feeling as though photo taking is a burden though, and so this week, I've accepted that I am only able to share a photo of Sophie and that next week, to compensate, I will focus on just taking one shot of Grace that I'm happy with...