I don’t have a lot to say about these pictures other than that I am realizing a few inescapable truths.
First, it is getting really hot. Taking pictures outside during the summer is no cake-walk for anyone involved. The subjects sweat through their clothes, more junk than usual gets in your camera, a backpack full of gear feels increasingly like a leaden weight. But, this is the price we pay for our mild winters, I suppose. It may be getting hot, but I don’t have to be happy about it.
Second, Quinn is really cute. I realize that I am not an objective observer in all of this, but… come on, she is just a a darn good looking kid. So much personality, such a happy and loving disposition, so guileless and so easily excited by small, shinny things. Quinn and I are pretty close; we hang out. We share a fascination with trains and the zoo. We both like sushi. And we both adore Anna, so I think the synchronicity is justified.
Lastly, I am a lucky guy. Anna and Quinn came over to my parents house on Saturday and we all played on the swing set, harassed the fish in their pond and generally soaked up that distilled joy that is being in the company of those you love. But, I know that people are not really here to read my shaggy-dog gushing about how much I value the people in my life so, without further ado, here are some pictures.