Yesterday I had a preweddingshoot with a couple that is getting married in august. For some reason my navigation system send me to this tiny backroad instead of via the normal highway and I noticed it too late, but instead I got to see a lovely part of the country that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. Plus…. as a bonus I saw my first real young lamb of this spring! I always find it a real sign that spring is coming when the lamb are outside. They keep them indoors untill it is warm enough as they are still quite fragile and frost is not good for those tiny babies… Unfortunately… I was on my way to the preweddingshoot when I spotted them but since I was already running late I couldn’t stop and had to move on.
I did go back since I wanted to take a photo of little lambs jumping but by the time I got back it was the middle of the day and animals always tend to sleep around noon. Sensible animals… but not very photogenic. I waited and waited but the little babies just kept sleeping and this one here was the most awake of the bunch. I might try again this week if I have time and if I have my longer tele with me. The photo above is really a tiny part of the original as I couldn’t get close enough, but aren’t they adorable? They were still a bit wobbly on their legs.. sooooo sweet!
And the weather has been great too, although I was forced to stay indoors today. That is really hard if you work from home and the sun is shining. My office looks out over our garden and the backdoor was open, so I could see Gizmo sitting in the garden with her nose in the wind enjoying the sunshine and I was sitting in my stuffy office (really, it is an incredible mess here… I’m ashamed to admit) looking longingly out of the window, but I had too much photos to edit and finish of. Can’t have customers waiting now can I?
So while the sun was happily shining outside I was stuck inside. Boehoe…. I did have to finish though since tonight I had another appointment with a wedding customer and tomorrow it is my parents 50th anniversary! Party….!
We’re gonna have a high tea in Lage Vuursche and then we go on for dinner with just my parents, sisters, brother, the in-laws and grandchildren. Still quite a group now that I think about it… that would be 14 people in total. Well… nice little group I would say.
Anyway, today is also the day that I have decided that I am gonna lose weight again, so I started the morning with a spinning class. I haven’t done any exercise for two weeks so it was tough getting back into the routine, but also good. And for lunch I made myself a lovely feta cucumber salad.
Which brings me to my next complaint; why are salads sooooo difficult to style?? I keep messing it up and I think this looks particularly terrible. Ofcourse the colors of the salad don’t help as they are all very bland, but it was tasty nonetheless. I did wanted to add some more color to it, but the purpose of the salad was to eat it and not for it to look very pretty, so I ended up shooting it as it was. I do understand why there was no picture of this salad in the salad book!!! They’re so sneaky in that way. You can tell when it’s not a photogenic dish, by the fact that they skipped it!
Anyway; in terms of styling…. how would you have styled it?
Last but not least I want to share a photo of Gizmo who is lying in het catbasket. She had been outside for a while and just loves this basket. Her eyes were closed and it took some convincing to have her look in my direction. You can almost see her thinking; “What do you want woman?? I am sleeping. Go away with the horrible flash-thing!!”