Tuesday, July 15, 2008

water balloon fights!!!

i love water balloon fights!!!
i can't remember when i had the last one.
it probably goes back to when i was a kid. WOW!
i should change that soon :)


photograph by Mary Palaskonis

tonight i'm heading out to grant park for
the first outdoor film, All About Eve. i have
never seen this and i'm looking forward to it.
it's in the 90s today. a steamy day in chicago.

i now have a small digital camera so i expect
to take pictures daily, maybe join in those
challenges of a picture a day. i found the results
from this makes for some very interesting photographs.
although i have a beautiful slr, it's sometimes to
heavy to carry everyday!! there is something
beautiful to be found in everyday.

chase the summer blues away... go bike riding.
i love this poem i read:

The Rider
by Naomi Shihab Nye

A boy told me
if he roller-skated fast enough
his loneliness couldn't catch up to him,
the best reason I ever heard
for trying to be a champion.
What I wonder tonight
pedaling hard down King William Street
is if it translates to bicycles.
A victory! To leave your loneliness
panting behind you on some street corner
while you float free into a cloud of sudden azaleas,
pink petals that have never felt loneliness,
no matter how slowly they fell.

7 comments:

Vesper de Vil said...

oh yeah camera + Lorena = awesome.

looking forward to more photos and more posts!

it may inspire me to carry my little camera around with me more often.

Lorena said...

you should!! and thanks! hope you are having a happy summer :)
btw, your sweet words pushed me even more!!

{illyria} said...

i always look forward to seeing the world through your eyes.

Pecos Blue said...

Ballon fights on hot days are great.

Sandra Evertson said...

Fabulous shot!
Sandra

White Magpie said...

You should come to India in March. We have a festival called Holi in which is the festival of color. Lots of balloon fights, color and paint. Sometimes egg yolk too :)

Lorena said...

i would love to visit india!!
one of my friends, who is from india told me about this....one day i shall visit and i can drop by and say hi :)

this pretty photograph was taken by my friend-thank you all for the lovely comments- and i have yet to participate in a water balloon fight :(