I enjoyed taking photographs just for the sake of "taking photographs" and not with the intention of making art or anything else. (I love doing that as well, but I felt very free and creative this weekend.) Besides the few I am showing here, I also took pictures of my brother and his family. This was important since I have shared before how few pictures I have taken of my family and friends since I got serious about photography.
All of these photos were shot from the window of the train.
Besides the relaxing train trip, I was able to celebrate with my brother the funding of his new project "Kaboing TV".
On Saturday I had the pleasure to meet in person,Katherine Kean and see some of her beautiful paintings. Katherine and I met last year when we were both taking Alyson Stanfield's Blog Triage Class. It truly is the beauty of the cyber world when you get to meet face to face someone you have only known through comments on each other's blogs and various emails. By the way, I love seeing her new paintings as she posts them on her blog, but seeing them in person was such a treat. Absolutely beautiful!
The most important part of the trip however, was spending time with my two young nieces, Daisy and Casey. It had been too long and part of my "slowing down" plan includes just this sort of experience. Besides going to the movies to see Shrek, we also spotted two dolphins swimming close to shore while eating dinner in Malibu!
Train travel, family, friends and dolphins................perfect way to spend a weekend. I hope to do it again soon!