Ruth

Summer Due Date, Winter Wheat

Summer Due Date, Winter Wheat

Taken one week from Ruth's due date.

Wild Dreams of a New Beginning

Wild Dreams of a New Beginning

Ruth and Sophia were looking at a train on the railroad, half a mile away and a few hundred feet above us.

Although this image has no real bearing upon the subject of the poem, when I first looked at it on the computer I though of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Wild Dreams of a New Beginning. Here are a few lines that seems most fitting:

"...
Eyes smell flowers and become them
...
the washed land awakes again to wilderness
the only sound a vast thrumming of crickets"

and here is the full text for those with the inclination to read the entire poem:

Wild Dreams of a New Beginning

Watching the Sunset

Watching the Sunset

It was cold and the sun was down before we got there (we had to set up our tent first). But I think this shot alone made it worthwhile.

Skinny Dipping in Cold Water On a Hot Day

Skinny Dipping in Cold Water On a Hot Day

We got one of those little backyard pools for Sophia to play in, and the other day Ruth was so hot from working out in the sun that she couldn't even take time to put on her bathing suit before diving in. Which is by the way, one of the great reasons to live out in the country, bathing suits are not strictly necessary. I couldn't run to get my camera fast enough. ;)

Bad Influence

Bad Influence

Its official: Sophia is now old enough to have her parents bad habits imparted to her.

My Girls

My Girls

My Girls. One is always smiling, the other always sticking out her tongue. Which one is doing which thing varies.

All that a man can ask for.

All that a man can ask for.

I took this picture just after a friend's wedding. Of course, as fate demands at an outdoor wedding, it had gotten rainy and windy right about the time the wedding was to start. Poor Sophia got rather damp (Ruth and I were downright soaked), but we love the rain, and I don't think its ever too soon to instill that love in our daughter.

Ruth & Sophia at Two Medicine

Ruth & Sophia at Two Medicine

Taken at a picnic we had at Two Medicine in Glacier. It was windy and cold and Sophia wasn't the happiest little girl, but some of the pictures still came out awfully cute.

Beautifully Pregnant

Beautifully Pregnant

Ruth and I were having a little fun taking some pics in the light of the sunset. She's 8 1/2 months along here and we figured we'd better take some more pregnancy pictures before our time runs out. I especially like this one because I think it captures the duality of being sexy and motherly at the same time.

Breaking in the new Fish-Eye lens

Breaking in the new Fish-Eye lens

Somehow I'm not too sure Ruth is going to be very happy with me when she sees that I've posted this pic. But it is just too good not to share. [btw, this was a Fish-Eye lens, she doesn't normally look THAT goofy. ;-) ]

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