If a picture paints a thousand words

This blog is a place for me to work on my photography. My goal is to submit a new picture every day and to get better as the moments go by. I take all pictures with my digital camera. I worked for years with a 35 mm minolta, and this is a learning experience for me. I am afraid that I got lazy and allowed the camera to choose most of the settings for me. This is my journey of learning how to shoot a camera that is not in a program mode. It is harder than I ever imagined. That makes this challenge both a new experience and a joy for me.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Look Grammy, I can swim! - Day 335

This little sweetheart has been afraid to try and swim all summer.  I did pictures just a few weeks ago where she was wearing a huge frown on her face and would not even try and have fun in the water.  I just thought it was amazing at the difference a couple of weeks can make in the life of a child.  

Believe in yourself, not only in swimming, but in life itself. You always have to have fun. You have to have an open mind. If you're not enjoying it, don't do it. Life's too short. 
Debbie Meyer 

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. 
Woodrow Wilson 

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it. 
Bill Cosby


  1. Love these pics! My kids took swimming lessons this summer, but like the slacker mom that I am, I didn't take any pictures.

  2. Swimming is such a challenge for little ones sometimes! I don't think I dared to put my face in the water until I was 8

  3. it's so great when they actually enjoy swimming. I love these shots, what a happy girl!