Saturday, May 01, 2010

Memphis, Tennessee

Our grandson Max celebrates his ninth birthday in Memphis. I think this is the first year we've missed being there. He and his parents are coming to Richmond toward the end of the month and there will be a second celebration then.
Photograph by guest blogger Shannon Bangham Dixon

Max, right, and his mother Shannon, left, earlier in the day decorating his birthday cake.
Photograph by guest blogger Brian Dixon

Richmond, Virginia
Byrd Park

This is sad ... not the dogs drinking water; it was an unseasonably hot day ... but we are at Arts in the Park, a spectacular annual outdoor show in Byrd Park — we usually miss it because we're in Memphis for Max's birthday — and this is the only photograph I shoot.

Short Pump, Virginia
Copperas Creek

Once again Sadie patiently waits for me to finish this blog so she can go the bed.
My photographs taken with a Canon 5D Mark II


Shannon said...

lovely one of sadie.

believe us - you were safe where you were. 6 little boys trapped inside due to crazy weather.

we are still up watching tornado warnings (midtown looks to be in the clear).

Damien Franco said...

I don't think it was sad that you were at the Arts in the Park and only took one picture.

I've done that a hundred times and beaten myself up over it.

One day, as I was snapping a bunch of pics of the family on an outing, the wife mentions she likes it sometimes when I do forget I have a camera with me (or accidentally leave it at home). She says I'm more in the moment and that I seem to enjoy "living" life instead of always "capturing" life.

She's right. She usually is.

Sometimes we need to just enjoy the moment and live our lives.