Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

POTD: Week 22 - Flowers

I'm going to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the meaning of this week's theme! We went camping this past weekend and had a wonderful time exploring the waterfalls of northwest New York. It was wonderful to see my children blossom and flower while they were discovering the fruits of mother nature.

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Niagra Falls - we really enjoyed the Maid of the Mist boat ride to the falls - a must do if you ever visit the area!

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Letchworth State Park in Castile, NY is simply gorgeous - as gorgeous as any flower I've ever seen! These middle falls are lit up at night and quite a sight to see.

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The short walk to these Wolf Creek Falls at Letchworth is definately worth the time.

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Another must see at Letchworth is the amazing gorge that runs through the park. It was awesome to watch my kiddies go on this hike and NOT complain - even as their little legs hiked on the trail and up the steep 127 steps! That just makes me *flower* with happiness!

Ok, done with the far stretch on the "flower" theme! :-)

15 comments:

Kristen Wagner Penn said...

What a breathtaking place! I love all of them. Your stretch on the theme was very creative!!

Sara said...

LOL at your stretch. But totally accpetable, as your pics are so worth it! Wow, you found some real NY beauty.
The second falls are stunning.

Nicole said...

Okay I don't care that it was a stretch, those are gorgeous! How lucky that you live close enough to see that. The night one of the falls is amazing. TFS!

periwinkle eye images said...

Wow - you should sell pic #2 - the night shot - to the folks at the Park! That is an incredible shot. I loved all the others too; especially since they represent such a memorable family time for you. ML

Gypsy Girl said...

These are breath taking shots. WOW.

Mom2Drew said...

Gorgeous, love that misty water!

summerbl4ck said...

incredible shots, postcard worthy! :-)

YA said...

Um...WOW love love the second one

Mandy said...

This almost seems sureal. I just love the pictures of the water. Just out of this world shots.

Margaret said...

I am loving these! Wow! I've never been there. It is sooooo beautiful. Love the silky smooth water!

BizEMommaK said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! I would love to visit the falls someday. Beautiful shots.

Shawna (shawkrem)

Jen said...

#2 ROCKS!!! These are just beautiful!!!!

pat said...

WOW!! WOW!! I LOVE THESE!! Your shot of Niagara is wonderful; I've never seen it from that angle. The night shot with the slowed shutter is to die for. I would love to visit these waterfalls!!

Becky said...

I don't need to see flowers if I get to see these! Beautiful!

Jess said...

Wow, these are all just breathtaking! I have always wanted to go see Niagara falls and go on the boat ride! How wet did you get? :)