January in my corner of the world…

The new fresh year.
I love January.
January is my most cherished month.
Life simply slllooowwwsss.
A calmness in the air filled with very few social events, the rebuilding Earth, and time simply held for enjoying my family.
The Christmas presents are placed into their new homes, the decorations carefully packaged for next year.
Our home belongs to simpleness once again.

January also commences with new projects- one of which, is a new blog circle with a few of my talented friends, from around the world,
that I have come to know in the photography community.
There are about 14 of us, women, from London, Missouri, Washington, California Bay Area, Vancouver… to name a few
Some of these beautiful women are in business while some are hobbyists that document their lives.

What is a blog circle?
On the final day of each month I will be blogging a post entitled “(Month) in my corner of the world”.
This post will show what that particular month looks like & feels like in Wilmington, Delaware.
At the end of the post will be a link – this link will take you through a journey- to another blog
with one of my friend’s adventures through the month, and at the end of her post will be another link
to the next blog post.  If you were to continue, these posts would would end up again at my blog.

I hope you will take the visual journey and follow the circle of women throughout 2013!

Here is my first post… “January” In My Corner of the World

January in Wilmington can be unpredictable – most likely cold.
Snow is not a guarantee, but welcomed when it arrives.
Abigail was excited to help me and take a few pictures in our yard- to document the snow…
We aren’t sure if the snow will be visiting again… but there are two more months of possibility ahead

Please continue the circle…. visit my sweet friend & Andrea Devisser and her ‘Corner of the World’ in January

The Story of the Acorn Fairy

Abby and I, with Owen in tow – complete with snacks- went out to Brandywine Creek State Park to take her 4 year old pictures.  She was under the assumption we were going on a fairy adventure.  I did not mention to her that the camera was coming, in fact, I didn’t even pull it out for the first 20 minutes or so.  I wanted her to feel like a fairy and really get into playing.  Play and imagine my sweet Abby did…..

Abigail has an imagination like I have never seen before.  When she’s lonely she plays with her “best friend” Emily.  Emily takes on many shapes and forms.  Abby realizes she is pretend – but “they” have so much fun.  While at the park, and in the woods, Abby didn’t need Emily.  Here is Abby’s story of the most perfect fairy adventure….   I didn’t suggest, just watched and interacted.

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“The Fairy Adventure”
by: Abigail Stottmann
Slightly Adapted by : Mommy

I was flying and turning around to wake up my piggie.  My piggie was purple and cried “wwee wee wee wee”.  I was not able to wake the piggie up.  I held the little piggie – and put it down in his nice soft bed – his bed was hard and crunchy.  Follow me sweet piggies.  I held them all at once.  On the way out of the woods, I sat under a tree to think – the animals were hiding, but were all around.  They were sitting quietly. They were so sleepy from our long journey.  I had 12 bunnies and 4 piggies.

I was hiding and peeking out from behind the tree.  I was thinking alittle about my piggies and bunnies flying to church.  They needed to ‘jump and jump and jump’.

I stopped to look over at the flowers.  I let the bunnies and piggies free to run and jump in the beautiful wildflowers.  I ran to go get them and reached up to the sky to catch some fireflies.  There were none to catch though.

I found a new green acorn in the trees that had not yet fallen. I needed to help it to grow.  I used my magical powers. My bunnies and piggies help me to get some magic by using their noises.  I call to ‘they’ and say “BUNNIES AND PIGGIES! I NEED HELP!!”.  They come over to me and sit in a circle around me and make their sounds to help the tree to grow.

When the day is over and my crown has been hurting me the piggies and bunnies make me a new crown for the next day.

Then we took the bunnies and piggies to the “House with Pancakes” (IHOP).  She requested chocolate chip baby cakes to share with them.

The Story of the Acorn Fairy

Abby and I, with Owen in tow – complete with snacks- went out to Brandywine Creek State Park to take her 4 year old pictures.  She was under the assumption we were going on a fairy adventure.  I did not mention to her that the camera was coming, in fact, I didn’t even pull it out for the first 20 minutes or so.  I wanted her to feel like a fairy and really get into playing.  Play and imagine my sweet Abby did…..

Abigail has an imagination like I have never seen before.  When she’s lonely she plays with her “best friend” Emily.  Emily takes on many shapes and forms.  Abby realizes she is pretend – but “they” have so much fun.  While at the park, and in the woods, Abby didn’t need Emily.  Here is Abby’s story of the most perfect fairy adventure….   I didn’t suggest, just watched and interacted.

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“The Fairy Adventure”
by: Abigail Stottmann
Slightly Adapted by : Mommy

I was flying and turning around to wake up my piggie.  My piggie was purple and cried “wwee wee wee wee”.  I was not able to wake the piggie up.  I held the little piggie – and put it down in his nice soft bed – his bed was hard and crunchy.  Follow me sweet piggies.  I held them all at once.  On the way out of the woods, I sat under a tree to think – the animals were hiding, but were all around.  They were sitting quietly. They were so sleepy from our long journey.  I had 12 bunnies and 4 piggies.

I was hiding and peeking out from behind the tree.  I was thinking alittle about my piggies and bunnies flying to church.  They needed to ‘jump and jump and jump’.

I stopped to look over at the flowers.  I let the bunnies and piggies free to run and jump in the beautiful wildflowers.  I ran to go get them and reached up to the sky to catch some fireflies.  There were none to catch though.

I found a new green acorn in the trees that had not yet fallen. I needed to help it to grow.  I used my magical powers. My bunnies and piggies help me to get some magic by using their noises.  I call to ‘they’ and say “BUNNIES AND PIGGIES! I NEED HELP!!”.  They come over to me and sit in a circle around me and make their sounds to help the tree to grow.

When the day is over and my crown has been hurting me the piggies and bunnies make me a new crown for the next day.

Then we took the bunnies and piggies to the “House with Pancakes” (IHOP).  She requested chocolate chip baby cakes to share with them.