This is the story of our adventures -- every day and extraordinary; our dreams -- tiny and grand; our gardens -- ornamental and sustaining; this is the story of our journey.  We are a family of four living a mindful, simple life here in Los Angeles County.  We are green, conscious, and forward thinking.  We keep an eye on the past because some of the best things have already been done and bear repeating.  Walk and talk with us, have a glass of wine, taste a peach or a tomato, blow some bubbles and watch them drift up over the canyon ridge.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Life through their eyes

The last couple days I have been busy in the kitchen -- canning and baking and generally just cookin'!  I have really been enjoying it and will share some pictures of my projects in another post.  I have also been enjoying my girls entertaining themselves and freeing my hands for the food (well, Alex is now away more than half the day and during those hours Gregorie tags along but is generally helpful instead of handful).  Each of them has taken a turn with the camera.  Monday evening it was Alex who got ahold of it -- unfortunately (or fortunately perhaps) she turned the dial to a slow shutter setting.
Here she captures her sister mid-jump and her daddy grilling salmon.

This picture of the sunflowers creates a watercolor effect (at least on my computer - I think it gets lost on blogger).
And here she photographs something she sees me photograph all the time -- the famous tomato bed!

I hope the fuzzy pictures haven't given you all a headache.

Gregorie took her turn yesterday while I was making zucchini muffins and canning chow chow relish.
This is the kitchen skylight reflected in the granite countertop.  I love that you can see our oak trees.
The jars of relish filled and awaiting their lids.
The relish, up close and personal!
Water bath is coming to a boil and I'm preparing to grate zucchini.
Gregorie was thrilled with this shot - she loved how it came out red (and I have no idea how it did)!
She took about 100 pictures of the muffin pans -- this one also came out red!
Nice view out the back window here.
A rare shot of ME!
And my hands!
These are some other photos taken by Alex in the last couple weeks.   
My friend Holly keeps me company as I can tomatoes.  Gregorie wears her princess wig.
The tomatoes boil.
Flowers at the U-pick farm .

I love the world they see - it is full of color and action and happiness.  They find it exciting and interesting and brilliant.  I like to take time to reflect on their perspective -- both so I can know them better and so that I can experience more of this beautiful life.

Through a child's eyes...

1 comment:

Kinda Like a Chef said...

Love all the pictures! My favorite is the one Greggie took of your hands grating the zucchini. It's a really excellent shot!