Thursday, October 15, 2009

Be Still

With two energetic boys, I mainly take photos of movement. Capturing a still life is something I've never tried before, so it was fun for me.

I love flowers in cut glass vases because you can see the green stems. These are probably the last fresh flowers we'll get to cut for many months.


Orange and black jellybeans! As much as I love candy, I think black licorice anything is an abomination and should be outlawed, but Shane and Luke both love them.

Last weekend, my bestie Leah came to visit and drank this delicious pina colada martini. I had a triple chocolate bliss martini and while it was SO good, it wasn't as pretty as Leah's!

I know this doesn't really count as still life, but he's pretty still when he sleeps!

24 comments:

Saj said...

I love that second shot, the close-up of the flowers. The colors are gorgeous!

And I totally agree with you on the black licorice thing. I had fennel for the first time this past weekend, and it tastes like black licorice, so stay clear! :)

Autumn said...

I loooove zinnias! They're the best for cut flower bouquets... Great shots!

Stillmary said...

Beautiful flower pictures - perfect still life photos! BUT nothing could be as beautiful and perfect as that last shot of your little Tommy. So precious!

FireMom said...

I love the flowers.

And as I said in my post, also as a mom of two boys, the picture of the sleeping buddy is a picture of "life, stilled." Good job!

truth said...

Your pina colada martini is so pretty I want one.

Cameron said...

I HATE black licorice, too!

Ashley said...

Who invented those licorice terrible things anyway?? Disgusting.

Great photos! I could REALLY use that drink right now and I luuuv flowers!

~Mendie~ said...

The flower shots are great, love the new camera!

Sweet sleeping babies are always appreciated too!

Julia Spencer said...

The jelly bean photo rocks! :)

Whimsical Creations said...

Those are beautiful shots!

bzmomma said...

Beautiful photos! Such pretty flowers...I'm going to miss seeing vibrant colors.

Am not a fan of licorice either.

Pina Colada martini? YUM! Where does one get that???

And, he's a cutie-pa-tootie :)

Such The Spot said...

The flowers are pretty, the martini looks fabulous...but that baby? Absolutely adorable!

Tina said...

Love the colors in your still life captures! Beautiful!

mommy boo of two said...

While I, too, think black licorice is the single most disgusting taste on the whole planet it made for a great picture. And that drink looks lovely :)

Leah said...

I probably ate like 15 of the orange jelly beans this past weekend. Sorry. They were just so YUMMY.

That Pina Colada was excellent!!! My favorite Pina Colada will always be the one you made me that I had to eat with a spoon while Tuco sat on my lap!

Mom of Three said...

Oh my fave is the Tommy mouthy one. Too sweet.

Not sure what this says about me, but my second fave is the martini. Yum!

Lorena said...

How beautiful are your photos! =)

jaime said...

The flowers are stunning! And the martini? Yum!

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

You know my saliva problem? Well, it increased by 100% with the image of the martini.

jerk.

But you make up for it with that last shot. Bring him over tonight for some sleep. k.

--It's Your Movie-- said...

If I tell you I like black licorice will you still be my friend? Love your shots; they are so you.

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

Of course, I love the baby photo best! But the cherry in the martini jumped out at me. I don't even like cherries to eat, but the red color sitting against the glass is so soft and lovely. And the jelly beans... they scream Halloween and Fall and all fun things during this season. Great photos!!

Elaine A. said...

I love that second one of the tops of the flowers, especially against that white background. So pretty!

And that last one is still and FULL of life so it definitely counts! ; )

Julie said...

OH Martini, how good you look! Oh fruit allergies that have taken away my ability to drink fun things!

Christy M. said...

Beautiful captures, Erin. Love them. The flowers are so beautiful and vibrant!! I hate black jelly beans too. YUCK. Can I come over to your house for one of those drinks? I could bring cupcakes and hold Tommy for hours for you. (I'm not sick anymore, promise!!)

LOVE you!