I have been trying to get some decent six-month-old shots of Simon now for two weeks and he has been decidedly uncooperative. I took him down to the beach on Thursday with a specific vision in my mind but we got down there late and the weather was not right (it was very cloudy on the horizon). That is why I was walking on the north end of the beach. I rarely go out that far.
On Friday night we packed a picnic dinner and went back down to Golden Gardens. I wanted to attempt to take photos again but also I hoped that I might see the paddleboarder. No luck on both counts. This is the third attempt at Simon’s 6 month photos, I cannot get him to look at the camera. Myles helped me but he was still very distracted. Simon is way more interested in the sand, the people playing basket ball, the tightrope walkers and all the million other activities. All my usual tricks have failed me. So I give up. This is how we will remember Simon at age 6 months.
These are a few from my first attempt 2 weeks ago.
On Friday when were down at the beach I walked Myles out to the north end to show him where everything happened. It was sadly beautiful, there were a lot of sailboats out and the sun was setting behind them. A cool wind was kicking up off the water and the waves were splashing noisily on the beach. I took this last picture of the buoy in the daylight and I am sharing it now with every intention of being as sensitive as possible.
Puget Sound is one of the most beautiful places on earth and this photo
does not do it justice. It is not uncommon to see otters and orcas
playing in the waves, or to see jelly fish go floating by. Years ago we lived in Port Orchard and I would take the ferry across every morning for work. In the fall when the weather was right the sun would rise behind the city as the ferry approached – It was breathtakingly beautiful.
I have no further news about Brent Sweet, if there are any new developments I will be sure and post them here. I have been thinking a lot about what it is like to experience a news story from the other side. In the past I would read about event in the newspaper but have no real connection to people describe in the story. I think that we tend to forget that these are real people and real families being described. Please keep the Sweet family in your prayers.Portfolio | Contact Me | Book a Session
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