Munchkin munching on grapes. I can’t tell you where this is. I couldn’t keep Sebastian away from the forbidden fruits… I agree, they were delicious.
This is our little boy, Sebastian, one and a half years old.
Fierce thunderstorms rolled in from Lake Ontario yesterday. Sebastian and I were bathing in Port Dalhousie earlier in the evening when we were surprised by a huge thunderstorm and pretty much had to run for it. As we walked to the car we were hit by a wall of wind and just as we sat in the car, the rain came. Later, after the first storm had rolled away I went down to the beach to take pictures of another approaching storm. The light and the sky were really magical. The wind was strong, but balmy. Frequent lightning struck across the water. But I underestimated how fast it was coming! Only minutes after I took this picture, another wall of wind hit me in the face and had to run to the car for the second time in just a few hours. But it was well worth it.
I still like photographing flowers. No fuss with flowers, though it’s not easy as you might think. Composition and depth of field and focal point all have to be exactly right, and the scourge of dead petals and pests is ever-present. I’m not going to claim I hit near the mark with this one.
Sometimes you just have to step across the street to get a nice shot, like this picture of a Michigan morning in July.
Funny picture of Sebastian proudly showing me–and the camera–a pebble he found.
Looking thoughtfully across the Martindale Pond at a group of rowers. “Boat”, he says in Norwegian, “boat, boat, boat”, and points excitedly at a double sculler as it glides smoothly through the water right in front of us.
Tulips. Taken in the north-end of St Catharines a couple of weeks ago.
This munchkin is not named Marius, despite his attire. For the uninitiated, Sebastian is here wearing his awesome Marius sweater and hat, knitted by his very talented Norwegian grandmother (farmor) :) The Marius design looks like an exquisite traditional pattern but is actually not that old (50s). Wikipedia tells me that as opposed to traditional patterns, which uses the natural colours of wool (white, gray, black), the Marius design uses coloured yarn. It’s gorgeous and very popular.
First time on a swing! Almost, not quite. But the first time he’s been on one for any length of time and the first time he’s really enjoying it. In Niagara-on-the-lake today.
This is Sebastian, the cookiemonster, at 14 months. He’s a very happy little thing and developing incredibly fast. A healthy appetite for cookies he has certainly developed.
Another picture of Sebastian in the snow, this time with daddy.