Today, we are going to take a picture of something that we see. Don't overthink it. Just grab your camera and take a quick peek around your house and pick something. Really. Those of you who do daily photos are so good at this already. You don't need any coaching.
I took mine yesterday. It is of a stack of leftovers. We had two families over for Sunday dinner and made both beef and pork cafe rio with all the fixings. Including three salsas, two dressings, two beans, rice, tomatoes, cheese, and tortillas. (It is my most favorite thing to make for dinner as it gives me lunches for a whole week!) (I take that back. It is my most favorite thing to make for dinner because I LOVE IT! and a welcome side benefit is that it gives me lunches for a whole week. heehee!) I couldn't resist a photo of the stacked up containers.
I cut my photo tall and thin to emphasize the height of the stack. And I posed them in front of my blackboard wall for minimal distraction. I moved my aperture to 1.8 for maximum background blur as well.
And I know it's photo day, but might we discuss journaling for just a second? Okay? Thank you!
For the journaling, I decided against journaling about Sunday night, opting instead for a discussion of what a stack of leftovers like this means generally. Here is the journaling.
This tall stack of leftovers means that it was Cafe Rio night. Which also means we had friends for dinner. Which means we stayed up too late, ate too much, yet laughed the perfect amount. Cards were played; Nigel won. This stack means the shoppping list included tomatillos and adobo chiles. That cooking began the day before. This stack means we are blessed with a lovely home, means to provide for our meals, and most importantly, friends with which to share our time and love with. One last thing. This stack also means that we ate a delicious meal. Mmm.
I like that the layout now becomes more about our moments and less about a dinner event. I would prefer to capture the particulars of the evening with a people picture, so this gave me freedom to express my thoughts about the stack and not just about the night.
Thank you for stopping by! Happy snapping!