Monday, November 19, 2012

"The sleep lottery"



The American River at North Folk


With a baby you just never know when you´re about to win the sleep lottery. If you´re getting zero sleep or a full night. Hayley had a fuzzy evening last night. I knew she was tired after a whole day in town. Imagine working with all those new impressions! She´s been sitting in her stroller looking at things quietly just watching the world for a whole day. She´s started to smile at strangers at the mall. It´s like if she´s trying hard to see if she can make them look at her and smile. If they do smile she´s in heaven. She starts laughing out loud and of course their smile just gets bigger.









 
 
 

 
Joel is showing me a beautiful piece of mineral he found at the river bed.            




However when she did fall asleep at 11pm she was out. She is still out! It´s 9am and she´s been sleeping ten hours. I´ve checked on her several times. I got a full night’s sleep, laundry and dishes done, spent time with my horses and trained the dogs. The sun is shining outside my window. I have a good cup of coffee in my hand (that I didn´t make myself!) and I´ve start to work on some pictures I´ve taken during spring and summer. Since I got my new camera in April I´ve taken between 15000 and 17000 pictures in the process of learning how it works. In the beginning I used a lot of automatic settings on the camera and now I fine tune almost every picture manually. I found some pictures this morning that I took in the beginning. The scene, The American River and the amazing light is very forgiving to my first trials with the camera.



4 comments:

  1. Wow, Lovely pics Maria! And the scenery is mind blowing. I love this post.
    Thanks for sharing your son's pics with me. Made me laugh :)
    Its funny when its not happening to me.

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    1. Thank you! It´s one of my favourite places. I do a lot of hiking around The American River.

      Have a great day :)

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  2. a full nights sleep for mom makes mom like a new person...I remember those days..and would think is this how the world lives EVERYDAY?
    your photos are breath taking!!
    I a your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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    1. You are SO right about that!! :)

      Thank you very much. I really love the area where I took them. It has a very special atmosphere.

      Have a great day!/Maria

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