Posted in Family, Grateful for

Grateful for dirty pants.

Earlier this year my hubby and son were rear-ended and both of them suffered back injuries (minor). I was worried for them both, but for my son who lives for his sports my heart ached a wee bit more.20160809_201541
I was thrilled when he was given the go ahead to play baseball and several weeks later he was told he can start his weight lifting again.
At baseball, like his other sports he plays hard. His pants and jersey show it at the end of every game.
I hear from the other parents, “I’m glad those pants are not getting into my car.”
In my head I’m saying, “I’m thrilled. Those dirty pants mean he’s feeling well enough to run and slide.”


What are you grateful for this week? I’d love to hear about it here or even in your own post.

Kindly visit Colline’s Blog to see what she’s grateful for this week. I know she’d be thrilled if you linked your gratitude posts to her weekly post.

Posted in Nature, Phonegraphy

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice ~ Evening Panorama

It’s been an odd week. One of those weeks where I can’t really tell you what I’ve been busy / distracted with, yet here it is Thursday and I’m just posting what should be my Monday post.

As I read Sally’s post today her comments about using the panorama setting caught my imagination. These photo both have a kind of ‘blurry’ effect that the evening just after a storm, under the lights caused. The sky was a huge blur of colour.

I took the first photo with the recommended three photos. Even though I lined up the arrows as suggested by the camera …this happened.

rainbow over field (2)

Next I tried forcing it to only use two photos to make the final photo. This time I captured what I wanted..the full rainbow over the baseball diamond..without the horrible lack of matching up of the field.  That first photo still annoys me. I liked the shades of blue and purple in the sky. It seemed the right amount of dark and light but THAT line…. ugh

rainbow over field (1)

I used my Nokia Lumia 920 with the Lumia Panorama app.

Sally captured a beautiful night photo. Kindly visit her site to enjoy it and find links to more Challenger Choice photos for this week.