Will he make it BIG?

Project 52 Week 17
Theme for this week “Big.”

This has been an exciting week in our home with the delivery of a new baby grand piano for Michael. He’s been playing almost three years and his Mom and Dad are very proud of him. We just wonder…will he make it big? Will we see him on stage someday?  Will he continue for years…we certainly hope so.  Mom and Dad would also love to start taking piano lessons.  However, we know it’s all about having time to practice.  Right now…my life is way to busy but I’m holding onto this dream.  I have wanted to play piano since I was a little girl trying to play by ear on my Grama’s big upright.

This piano surely is a beautiful instrument and I just know it’s going to bring many years of happiness to our home.

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linda guastamachio - April 27, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Catherine, I love this photo. Love the hat, and congratulations on the baby grand!

Irela - April 27, 2012 - 7:40 pm

This is such a wonderful capture. It is crisp, clean and nicely composed. Lots of years of beautiful music in store. Another wonderful entry Catherine.

Marge - April 27, 2012 - 9:20 pm

Love the picture! I also love the picture on the wall!

Wendy Kane - April 27, 2012 - 11:53 pm

It’s beautiful! You must be so excited.

Sharon - April 28, 2012 - 7:56 am

Catherine, What a lucky son you have. The piano is beautiful and so is the photo. I hope he makes it BIG!

Andrea - April 28, 2012 - 8:30 am

Great moment!!! Nice pic! And handsome boy!

Julie - April 30, 2012 - 9:19 am

Beautiful photo Catherine and yes Michael is one handsome lucky boy. You’re home will be filled with lovely music for years to come. So happy for you all.

It’s Good For You!

Project 52 Week 16
Theme for this week’s challenge “It’s Good For You.”

What’s better for you than a day at the beach?  Warm sunshine…playing in the water…building sandcastles…reading a good book…it’s all good for you!  The best medicine in my opinion!

This past week we were on April vacation and we actually had a day that hit 92 degrees!  That’s crazy weather for Connecticut in April but I’ll take it.   So what better way to beat the heat then to enjoy a day at the beach.  So I packed up the car and met up with my step-daughter and grandkids for a day at Amston Beach and what a day we had.   The kids even went in the water!  For me…I let my toes play in as I walked along the waters edge.

This first image is my photo of the week and it just makes me feel warmth all over just looking at it.  I’m very excited for the warm days of summer to arrive.   For my book ,”The Artist’s Way”…a good read.  It’s all about finding your creative side…check it out!

I hope you had a wonderful Spring vacation…it’s back to school tomorrow!
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Mike skim boarding…something I didn’t think would even be possible at a lake.
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Princess “Sweet Pea” enjoying the water.
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joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_ Amston Lake Beach  CT April 2012 CT photographerMike decides to go out for a swim!
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joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_ Amston Lake Beach Ct April 2012 Kids photographerMiss Marisa just enjoying the opportunity to float around in the water.  She makes it look like the water is so warm…it was not!
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joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_ Amston Lake Beach CT  April  2012 Kids Ct photographerMike being…Mike!
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joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_ Ct Amston Lake April Vacation 2012 beach dayLove this one of the boys hanging out and fishing together.
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Anastasia - April 22, 2012 - 10:55 am

Your photo of the week picture perfect postcard. I feel like I am there.

Deborah - April 22, 2012 - 5:14 pm

I love these! Makes me what to go to the beach and read a book…and I what to read your book 🙂

Sharon - April 23, 2012 - 4:14 pm

I love your photo of the week and I enjoyed the other photos of the kids playing on the beach. Great fun.

“Stackable” Wins Featured Photo This Week!

Project 52 – Week 15
Theme for this week’s challenge “Stackable.”

I can hardly believe I placed in the top ten photos of the week for the weekly challenge again!  I’m getting pretty lucky these days…or is my photography just getting better?  You be the judge.  I am surely trying to improve with each challenge pushing myself to learn something new whether it’s lighting, composition or the trick of using a piece of 12 x 12 scrap booking paper for background as I did in this image.  A technique one of the photographers in our group recommended.  That’s why I love doing these projects…it pushes you to be creative and gives you a great opportunity to learn.

I love Necco’s and haven’t had them in ages so I stopped by our local CVS and purchased some.  I thought to myself buy them…photograph them…then eat them!  That’s exactly what I did!  Eating these candies reminds me to always keep the child alive in you.  Have you had one on your favorite all time candies lately?  Indulge and give yourself a treat!

Click here to have a look at the top ten photos for this week!  Have a great weekend…enjoy the beautiful weather!  Happy Spring break!
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Irela - April 14, 2012 - 10:20 am

Congratulations Catherine! This is one amazing well composed shot. You are rocking it……. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Laura - April 14, 2012 - 4:04 pm

Well deserved – it’s a great photo!

Sharon - April 14, 2012 - 9:08 pm

Love the colors! Great shot Catherine and congrats on winning again!

Deborah - April 15, 2012 - 8:59 am

I love this candy as it has a very long HISTORY, as I’ve seen it’s documentary on the HISTORY channel 🙂 Congrats on making TOP TEN! 🙂

Terry Lynn - April 15, 2012 - 9:05 am

I used to eat these all the time. Love the soft color here. I need to use my scrapbook paper more often! Great choice for a backdrop.