Hello, Beautiful Baby. {Twin Cities, Minnesota | Baby and Child Photographer}

I recently spent the most lovely afternoon with this little lady.  

Well, hello there, beautiful!

"Hello, yourself, lady with the clicky-thing on her face!"

We speak each other's language perfectly.

Simple Things.

At times a photographer forgets to take shots of the every day things.  To help us remember these important shots of real life, a group of photographers that I am involved with have decided to start a little blog series called "The Simple Things."  Every month we will photograph one of those simple moments in our lives.  (My last two posts were Curious George Reads a Book and Paczki Day.)  At the end of the month we each will make a blog post and share our stories.  At the bottom of each blog post will be a link to another photographer in the group so you can share her story, forming a complete circle of stories.  I hope you will enjoy these posts of "The Simple Things."



"It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"
-Mark Twain

This is the simple story of two heroes awaiting the arrival of the Fair Lady Spring.

The story begins in darkness, at the castle door.  Someone is waiting.

And wishing.

And longing.

Another is waiting, too.

And then -

"O, wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful!  and yet again wonderful, and after that, out of all whooping!"
-William Shakespeare

Slowly, the long and delicate fingers of Spring reach from beyond the horizon, and unlatch the door to Winter's cage.  Our heroes are released from the dungeon of darkness and into the warm glow of April.

"in Just-
spring       when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman
whistles       far       and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
when the world is puddle-wonderful..."
-e.e. cummings

It is time for the slaying of dragons and for the final, triumphant blow, delivered to (and from) the Winter Wind.

"A little Madness in the Spring 
Is wholesome even for the King." 
- Emily Dickinson

And with that, Spring is here; she is welcomed.  The trumpet fanfare sounds.

"For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory..."
2 Corinthians 4:6

Happy, wonderful spring.

For more Simple Things, click over to the fabulous  Anita Martin Photography in Sacramento, CA.  Keep on going through the whole circle until you end up back here!