Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Camera, My Love, I've Missed You!

It feels like an eternity since I've picked up my camera.  I've been unpacking boxes, getting my oldest son settled in a new school, unpacking more boxes, cleaning the new house, painting the new house, wondering why I have so many boxes left to unpack still....

Yesterday I found myself craving the opportunity to pick up my camera and be creative.  So I grabbed my camera and my youngest son and set out to find some beautiful fall foliage worthy of a picture.  But it's too late.  I missed the peak of the fall colors already.  I headed back home a little bit dejected and remembering all the work I had to do.  That work included making chicken noodle soup since the kids and I have been sick for a week now.

Resigning myself to my house work for the day, I suddenly realized I didn't have to give up on my photos for the day just because I was cooking.  One look at my beautifully roasted hens quickly inspired me to not only make the best chicken soup I could, but to also photograph the beautiful ingredients.  So here you have it, two wonderfully roasted hens courtesy of my new convection oven that makes me oh-so-happy!

Some beautiful veggies sauteing in a pan waiting to be tossed into the stock pot with the chicken bones:

And my 4 year old son keeping a careful watch on everything in the pot.  He anxiously stood there watching it cook for a while until I told him it had to cook for 4 hours.  Then he abandoned his post.

At the end of the day, I remembered that I can enjoy taking pictures anywhere.  And I also realized that I don't want it to be so long before I pick up my camera again.  I truly enjoy taking pictures and I need to make time for it in my life.

1 comment:

  1. That looks delicious!
    I agree, keep picking up that camera and sharing :o)

    Hope you all feel better soon!