Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Outdoors again?!

Princess loved the Wildlife Refuge so much, she begged to go back again. Not that begging was necessary, but there were lots of "please, please, please". The funny thing is, when Princess was really little she loved the outdoors and cried when we came inside. It seems we may have reignited this passion.

Her favorite parts of this awesome place are the naturally occurring fairy houses...
fairy castles...
and best of all, the pink water...
that is really just this plant life floating on the surface.
Princess loved those parts, but really, she wanted to go back because last time she wore these boots and couldn't go into puddles without getting her feet soaked.
The Lizard King joined us!

Princess had the best time in her Barbie rain boots, tromping through the puddles.

I got to play with my camera a little bit too, trying this effect.

It was rainy and cold, so we only lasted a little over an hour...but it was a fun day together for the royal family.


  1. What? No matching Mom/Daughter Hello Kitty rainboots or has she outgrown those already?

    And I just LOVE the pink water! Awesome. :D

  2. Hey, nice photos, Shady Lady! You made bokeh, Woohoo! And that pink water is something else! Very cool!!!

  3. I knew you'd love it, Sherry!! =)

    Sheri, Princess outgrew and wore out her Hello Kitty boots. This year she chose Barbie over Hello Kitty. I'm so disappointed that we don't match anymore. :(

    The pink water is cool isn't it?!

    Aliceson, I'm so excited about the bokeh!! I can't wait to try it with candles. Yippee!! I'm learning...

  4. What a fun outing and great pics Shady!

  5. Wonderful pink water! That is the coolest! Beautiful close-up! You're getting this whole photography thing down really well!

  6. Thanks, Cate! I am having fun playing with my camera. :)

    Thank you, too, Sheila! It has me wondering why I didn't try this sooner!

    The 8x10 that I ordered of my favorite pic so far (the b/w one with pink of Princess) arrived in the mail today. I can't wait to frame it!!!

  7. It looks like youg uys had a ball there.I love the jumping in puddle pics, that has to be one of the best things about being a child!

  8. Puddles are the best, aren't they?! LK and I loved watching Princess play in them...and she did for quite a while!!

  9. I'd like to feature you in a post on Monday concerning Nature Connections. Would it be okay if I use one or two of your photos?

  10. Oh my, Sherry! I'm honored!!

    Yes, you are more than welcome to use my photos for that. The tree in this post http://unschoolingroyalty.blogspot.com/2011/01/project-2011-week-3.html is from our first day out, also.

    Thanks for asking!! =)