I’ve been doing a little summer sorting. Going through my drawers, purging those tops that have been hiding in the back corner since my last purge, picking through my daughter’s closet and holding up her too-small tops, wondering, when did she grow out of this? Setting aside items to donate – those barely used shoes that simply could not compete with the children’s growth spurts.
My photos have been getting a once over, too. Again, it’s one of those tasks I have been meaning to tackle, and avoiding, because the sheer number is daunting, but perhaps also out of anxiety of what I may see. Going back through my archives, I see some awful pictures. And then I do see some good ones.
For several months, I have been meaning to assemble a portfolio of sorts, but that task was pushed to the side. I would dodge it, perhaps because of a little fear of judgement. But I am getting too old to worry about that sort of thing, and besides, as I grow and develop in the pictures I take, I realize I should embrace what I love. You may have noticed the new linky-link in the top corner of this page. I added it this week, it is a work in progress, but putting it together really opened my eyes to what I have learned over the last several years.
My food has been a joy to capture through a lens, but so are the families who have asked me to capture their special moments. And as I went through my catalog of pictures, I realized that the more pictures I made of food and families, the less I have of my own children. I need to fix that.
I want more pictures of my daughter in that shirt before she outgrows it. And my son’s toes in those little leather flip flops. I need to bring focus back to them.
I would love to share something sweet. I made these Berry Crisp Parfaits to be featured on My Way Home for Wayfair this month. Beautiful blueberries and raspberries are layered between fluffy clouds of cream and crunchy crisp, much like a berry crisp turned inside out. But you know what I love best? Even after the sweet berry season has passed, you can still make it with frozen berries – making summer last all year long. And you know how I feel about having sweet moments last. Please find my recipe here.