Tuesday, March 9, 2010

black and white Wednesday ~ are we there yet?


the long road
"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."
~Charles Dickens

Last weekend, Grace and I went for a little walk in our neighborhood. The snow is finally starting to melt. It wasn't quite a heat wave, but it felt awfully good after this long Winter and seemingly endless snow and cold.


There is something so wonderful about being outside in the sunlight in late Winter/early Spring. Shooting in direct sun is usually not my favorite but I didn't mind this time.

11 more days until the official first day of Spring!

(By the way, Grace's adorable outfit is from the Matilda Jane new Spring Hammond Bay collection, I'm hosting an online trunk show that starts tomorrow. Look for my post about it for more info.)

And of course no walk with a child with melting snow nearby, could happen without playing in the water...a must!
Happy Wednesday!
And to see more black and white images, go to The Long Road to China.

40 kind words:

Courtney said...

Beautiful photos. I hope spring is on the way!

Kim said...

BEAUTIFUL...
Grace is breathtaking..
Have a great week..
Hugs...

redmaryjanes said...

The days are the same here. I am an English Lit major and a lover of words. I have never heard anyone describe it the way you have in this post. Love it!

Jodee Leader said...

Cute pictures! I especially love the "water" picture!

Laura L. said...

Cute pictures. :) I like the puddle photo. It shows me that I should relax more and let my girl get in the puddles. Ha.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

11 days and counting:)

Beautiful pictures of your precious girl!! I love them all, but that last one in the puddle is my fav.....love the reflection....and of course the outfit....super cute!!

xo,

Lisa

Missy said...

These are breathtaking! I love your conversion...it almost has a soft taupe hue. It's beautiful!
Grace is so sweet. I love how sometimes I look at pics of her and she looks so mature and others, she looks so little. She is an angel! Happy (almost) Wednesday!

Michelle said...

I really like how the white snow contrasts with the melted areas. The middle shot looks like a river of snow. And of course, your beautiful girl had to step into that river. lol. Beautiful pictures, Gail!!

Felicia said...

Love Grace's hair and I love the last shot with her feet in the melting snow. Awesome photography Gail!

Colleen said...

these are fabulous as always!!! You have such an incredible and creative eye....I really really love love love the last one...well I love them all but I have a thing about feet (not a fetish LOL).
You are beautiful as always Miss Grace!!!!!! Love your MJ...looking forward to your trunk show.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Gorgeous! And yes, it's been SO nice to see grass peaking up through the snow this week. Our yard is half-way clear now... I suspect the snow will be all gone by next week. Glad to see y'all are melting, too!

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Ahh....more stunning pics..
Your little girl is stunning and just a picture of grace.

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

Love that quote! I had it in my Sunday post!!!! It's just sooo fitting of March weather.

Beautiful captures! I love Grace's outfit and look forward to more pics tomorrow.

Hopefully you are feeling well. I know these past few weeks have been difficult. Hugs.

jenbusymom said...

Great post, love the pictures and I'm so glad spring is just around the corner!

Jboo said...

Ahhh yes, finally spring is nearly here too! Gorgeous photos of your beautiful girl! Love that she has a stuffed animal with her -- she and Maddy are two peas in pod, I think. Have a great day!

Janet

Amy said...

I love the last one, with the water rippling. Very cool-looking!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Almost there with the weather and already there with the mad skilz!

Love the last one too!

Shawna&Co. said...

Oh my gosh! I am going to make my girls go slash in puddles after seeing your last photo! Shouldn't be to hard to find this time of year. :)

I couldn't agree more about the warm winter/spring sun.. Almost there!!!

Great photos as always!

AIRIA ART and PHOTOGRAPHY said...

beautiful photos. i hope spring will soon be here
thanks for sharing. stopping by from lisa's bw wed
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Wanda said...

Yes....hope springs eternal (pun intended).

Great moments captures of your Grace. Love the puddle shot.

I'll check back tomorrow.
:)

Love Letters To China said...

It looks like you should be a photographer for Matilda Jane. Your photos are gorgeous! So glad you're finally getting warmer temps in your area.

Elouise82 said...

Great pictures! We've been enjoying the approaching spring, too, and my little one also can't be outside without walking through the water and mud. Oh, to be young again!

(Great quote by Dickens, too)

Super Mommy said...

Spring looks like it's in the air there for sure...11 days isn't so long, is it? Before you know it Will and Grace will be out flying kites and riding bikes!

What lovely photos. Grace looks like she could be on the road less traveled (Frost) with that bridge in the foreground. I love Grace's hair cut BTW, it's darling!

Frau said...

Wow amazing pictures I love them in the B&W. have a wonderful Wednesday!

Marla said...

Gorgeous Gail! SO happy spring is on the way for y'all, it's just arrived here too!!

Christine said...

Beautiful shots!! You do a wonderful job in the direct sunlight!

Shelly and Family said...

Can't you just smell spring in the air these days...I too am so sick of winter lol!

Beautiful B&Ws!

Sandra said...

Beautiful! I really like the puddle photo...

Donna said...

Sweet! Love the bunny and love how you stopped time in that puddle.

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

The Sanders Family said...

Love these photos! They're perfect! And her stuffed animal 'walking' with her is just precious :) Spring is definitely in the air!

Maryvel Friesen said...

Very nice pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Ellie said...

These are really pretty! I know what you mean about direct sunlight but there is a quality about these that is just magical! sometimes it just works!!!

Adele said...

Beautiful! Your daughter is gorgeous!

Kayce said...

Yes...spring needs to get here! :)
Beautiful pictures Gail! Happy Wednesday.

Serline said...

The sunlight, shadow and the puddle...what a beautiful picture. Thanks you so much for stopping by and making a comment.

Have a great week!

Dita said...

Just beautiful, Gail...Grace is the epitome of the sweetest 7 year old little girl that I've ever seen. I could just eat that child up.

Love the black and white harkening that Spring is soon upon us!

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Great pics of your sweetheart Gail!!! She looks great in MJ.

Katrina said...

What a great pictures !!!No words!

Amandalynn said...

Your photos are always flawless.

sanjeet said...

Grace is breathtaking..
Have a great week..
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